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Milani Just Perfect Eyeshadow

Milani Just Perfect Eyeshadow
Milani Just Perfect Eyeshadow

Not Quite Perfect

Milani Just Perfect Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.11 oz.) is described as smoky, muted bluish-teal with a gray cast and a frosted finish. It’s one of those fun colors to review, because it’s blue, it’s teal, it’s green, it’s gray! MAC Rain Drop is more teal colored, less gray. Urban Decay Hijack has a blacker base color, so it appears darker. MAC Emerald Dusk is darker and bluer. L’Oreal Endless Sea is a smidgen bluer. MAC Sky has gold shimmer. Urban Decay Shattered is very similar, but it also has gold shimmer.

Milani describes their latest powder eyeshadow formula as “super pigmented, easily blendable, crease-proof, [and] silk-like.”  I’ve been loving their new powder eyeshadows lately, but Just Perfect is a little less than that.  The texture is on the drier, stiffer side, so the color payoff is decent to good, but it’s definitely not super pigmented.  I worried it was going to be difficult to apply and blend, but it performed better on the lid.I did have to build up the color, but I did not have trouble blending the color and softening the edges.  It wore for eight hours without creasing both over a primer and just on bare lids–there was a smidgen of fading.

Gold Dust
Gold Dust
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total

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I thought it might be fun to recount our moments hunting for an elusive discontinued item. MAC Marisheeno lipstick is a lovely coral-ish kind of shade, and it was somehow available here in the states at one point (I bought it randomly), but never again could I find it. I was able to get someone who purchased three of them for me from Southeast Asia, where it was permanent!

— Christine

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Beautiful Beginnings with Laura Mercier

Beautiful Beginnings with Laura Mercier

What was the first Laura Mercier product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: The first product I remember trying was an eyeshadow quad called Tuxedo, which was basically a smoky gray/black smoky eye kind of palette. I really liked her Shimmer Blocs, though – pretty to look at and full of shimmer! Now, I’m a huge fan of her lip products, which seem to fly under the radar a bit, but they can pack some pigment!

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I remember standing in line for a Barbie Loves MAC doll–I got up crazy early to do so! I’m not sure if that really counts, since it’s a doll, but it was part of the beauty launch!  Next would be Giorgio Armani #14, which was limited edition here, but not so in France, and a lovely reader helped do a custom purchase for that. I think I paid over double! Yeah, it was worth it 🙂

— Christine

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