Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Milani Runway Eyeshadow
Milani Blue Lagoon Runway Eyeshadow

Milani Runway Eyeshadow: Blue Lagoon

Milani Blue Lagoon Runway Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.07 oz.) looks so full of beautiful blue promise, but it really falls flat.  This was the worst shade that I tried out of the six (there are twelve in total, so I don’t know how it compares against the six I haven’t tried)–it’s just so sheer.  It’s even ridiculously sheer when used wet.  The color practically disappears, and instead of a brightened medium blue, you get this sheered navy blue with flashes of lighter blue sheen.  I think the swatches speak for themselves, to be honest!

Check out my original review for my thoughts on the packaging.

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  • Product: 14/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

RECOMMENDATION: Pass. Skip.  Run away!

AVAILABILITY: Cherry Culture

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Milani Runway Eyeshadow
Milani Blue Lagoon Runway Eyeshadow

Milani Runway Eyeshadow
Milani Blue Lagoon Runway Eyeshadow

Milani Runway Eyeshadow
Milani Blue Lagoon Runway Eyeshadow (Dry/Wet)

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40 thoughts on “Milani Blue Lagoon Runway Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. min

    noooooooo that’s SUCH a pretty colour in pan.

  2. its just funny as heck to me when I read your reviews and scroll down to see a big fat juicy F and “pass skip run away do not pass go, do not collect $200. I literally laughed out loud. Christine you are hilarious ROFL!

  3. Michi

    Hi, can u tell me where to find Milani Cosmetics in London? I’m from Italy but i have to came in Uk next mounth :)

  4. To be honest, I actually like your swatches! I see how sheer they are, but I love sheer and especially the wet swatch looks quite pretty to me.
    I might be the only one to like it, but I do think its nice. :)

  5. Such a shame, looks so wonderful in the packaging :(

  6. marley

    i’m not a huge fan of milani eyeshadows because they have a lot of fall out

  7. Petra

    Aww, lol at “Run away!” :) It looks so pretty in the pan. :(

  8. Maeve

    This is so disappointing because I have other milani products that are great. I’m glad I didn’t buy these though!

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa (divinem)

    I’d be embarrassed to market such a product! You certainly can’t judge a book by its cover in this case!

  10. Such a shame, it looks so beautiful in the pan. :(

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sherri Sherri

    there’s no color at all, for such a pretty shade.

  12. roberta

    hi dear, I have been looking for à good définition of sheer, mat, frost etc textures, I cannot really find It, did you do something like that?I went throughout thé blog but cannot find It!Thank you in advance

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Vero Veronica

    Yuck. I think I found better quality eyeshadow in those old makeup palettes my parents gave me when I was a kid (the ones that come with 80 or so eyeshadows, nail polish and lipstick that sell for $10 at Walmart…).

  14. Iratxe Martinez

    I think it would be a great idea if we could browse the reviews by rating. for example, being able to see all the products rated F, like its possible with other tags. I havent seen this option thou maybe you have it already???

  15. JoElla

    I guess I am becoming an old fart, because I like the sheer colors better than the pan color.

  16. Lora

    Makes me think of the UD stardust shadows. Maybe it wouldn’t be such a let down if it was marketed as being sheer?

    • Definitely – if it’s supposed to be sheer, then I rate with that in mind! I wouldn’t grade a product down if it was supposed to be sheer – even if I personally wanted it pigmented!

  17. Such a pretty colour, what a shame, they should change its formulation perhaps

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Manna Amanda

    HAHAHAHAHAH! What is that? Ewww, Milani, get your head on strait! GAH I’ll stick with my gorgeous M.A.C Bell Bottom Blue Pigment!!!!!!

  19. Katie

    I actually like the color!! I don’t mind it’s sheerness. My question is, does it stay put or is there a lot of fallout?

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Heather Heather

    This actually reminds of a blue that was in one of MAC’s holiday palettes. I thought it was more pigmented then it turned out to be. Bummer. It was accompanied by an even less pigmented mint color.

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laura Laura

    Ah, what a shame – the colour looks so beautiful in the pan!

  22. Such a shame because the shadow is gorgeous in the pan.

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of m mirta

    I must be one of the rare ones who likes it more on hand than in packaging.

  24. Halo

    i want this eyeshadow i know what your htinking but when it comes to bright color the sheerer the better

  25. Caitlin

    the packaging is SO cheap! if I had this in my collection, i would probably through it away because it’s so ugly. lol.

  26. That just show you can’t judge the color from the pan!

  27. Carolynn

    honestly everyone says drugstores sell the same stuff as department stores, thats complete bull, spend the 8 extra dollars and buy the same shade by mac.

  28. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Deb Deb

    What a shame! I want to take a vegetable peeler to it and just put a thick layer on my lids!

  29. Mirna

    I would hate to buy this e/s and think I was getting exactly what is in the pan. How deceitful! Is it marketed as sheer at all? I expect to get what I see!

  30. TLC

    Wow, that swatch is VERY disappointing. o_o