Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Milani Rich Java Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Rich Java Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Baked Metallic Eyeshadow: Rich Java

Milani Rich Java Baked Metallic Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) a medium-dark chocolaty brown with subtle red undertones and a delicate bronze micro-shimmer layered on top.  It did seem to pull redder in the pan, but when swatched, it’s much less apparent.  The softer shimmer and finish of Rich Java really elevates it, too, because it has nice color coverage (though it seems less intense swatched than the color seen in the pan).  It applies nearly the same wet as it does dry, just a little smoother.

I do wish they’d ditch the sponge/brush applicator, though, because the bristles are splayed and scratchy, while the sponge is thin and surprisingly scratchy. I did like the switch to a black interior, over the champagne gold from the Runway Eyeshadows. The lid is also quite secure, and I had to pry it open with my nails.

The Glossover


Rich Java

This is a nice go-to brown for smoky brown eyes or darker crease color, particularly for warmer skin tones, as it skews a little warm.











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Milani Rich Java Baked Eyeshadow
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Milani Rich Java Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Rich Java Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Rich Java Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Rich Java Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Rich Java Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Rich Java Baked Eyeshadow (Wet/Dry)

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22 thoughts on “Milani Rich Java Baked Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Own it. Love it. If I were rich I’d buy one for everybody on Temptalia.

  2. megan

    I love that color. I don’t have anything from Milani, I may have to get this!

  3. Farida

    Beautiful brown. I might get this one since it’s nice and cheap..

  4. I just found a richer, nice brown, so I’m gonna skip this, even though it’s pretty! =D

  5. grace

    how does this compare to the discontinued milani java bean eyeshadow? it actually looks quite similar. it would be wonderful if they were comparable, since i adore java bean

  6. Ana

    Oh! I just saw this at Walgreen’s! I picked it up and was thinking how nice a brown it was, but then I put it back because I have so many browns its not even funny (especially since I went to Walgreens to find the Wet n’ Wild Color iCon palette in Comfort Zone (which I had been looking for for weeks!) But I might just have to go back and pick this guy up, after seeing the swatches!

  7. Missy

    Milani keeps impressing us, it seems! I have two of their lip products. They come in a tall black case, and it reminds me of like solid lipgloss/lipstick all rolled into one. Anyway, they are AMAZING. I’m going to definitely have to get some of these baked shadows, and their liners, and so much other stuff from them >.<

  8. Fame

    It looks comparable to the mega metal shadow Centre Stage

  9. Holy wow! I want to touch it! 😀

  10. CJ

    $7.49 for 1 shadow? When’d Milani products get so expensive o.o

  11. Meg

    That brush/sponge looks just plain awkward to use.

  12. Ana

    That stupid little brush irks me every time I see a Milani shadow.

  13. Nez

    I don’t usually like browns, but that looks yummy! Would you say it’s similar to Mulch or LE sensualize?

  14. Tia

    All these Milani posts are making me starting to make me sad that I can’t find them around me.

  15. Michelle

    Oooh, that’s a pretty brown. I have to get myself to CVS sometime to check out the Milani makeup there.. I’ll be mad if their pretty eyeshadows aren’t there!

  16. Addison

    so pretty!
    Has anybody ever ordered off of milani’s website, I want to order some stuff but I don’t know if it is safe/ other people’s experiences with them.

  17. Jenna Doll

    OMG It looks like a sexy brownie.
    It it a gorgeous color but it looks so delicious.
    Maybe because im such a fatty. But that color is to go gaga for.

  18. Pink

    That’s a gorgeous shade. I need it.

  19. Tiffani

    The applicator with Milani’s shadows is awful, but I really like these new shadows. I have this one, Purrfect Purple and the red one (which goes on a little more brick orange than red.) I looove them, and if you can ignore the awful applicator and just use a normal brush, they’re great!

  20. Claire

    pretty colour :-)
    your swatches and reviews are the best online btw
    much love