Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is deepened, medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage applied dry and richer coverage applied damp, but the texture was a smidgen powdery, so dry application could be messy, yet it was a little harder to blend when used damp. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Roulette (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is lighter. Chanel Jardin Zen #4 (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Fashion Legend (LE, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm #9 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. MAC Smokeluxe #5 (P, ) is darker. NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $24.00) is warmer. MAC Bleuluxe #5 (P, ) is darker. MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium coppery peach with warm undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic finish. The texture was soft, fairly smooth, and easily blended on the skin. It had semi-sheer pigmentation applied dry and mostly opaque pigmentation when applied damp. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. MAC All That Glitters (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC All That Glitters (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Sweet Heat (P, $20.00) is cooler. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Marzipan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Too Faced Marzipan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Kat Von D Killing Jar (P, ) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Future (P, ) is lighter. MAC Lorelei (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a frosted, golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had good color payoff both wet and dry, though dry came together more smoothly, as the texture was a little on the drier/powdery side. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading. bareMinerals Eureka (P, ) is darker, warmer. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Mildew (P, $18.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Spectacular (P, ) is more pigmented, warmer. Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Stash (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $6.99) is warmer. Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (LE, ) is warmer. Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Hourglass Color Field #4 (P, ) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a darkened forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, and the color leaned warmer when applied dry. When applied damp, it was much more intense and metallic. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading. Fyrinnae Are You My Mummy? (P, $6.80) is cooler. Inglot #418 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer. Sugarpill Junebug (P, $13.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (P, ) is warmer. Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Christmas Tree (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Sephora Collection Walk on the Wild Side (08) (P, $13.00) is cooler. Sephora Collection Rolling in the Grass (10) (P, $13.00) is more shimmery. NARS Night Porter (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery. L’Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium silver with a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. The dry application yielded semi-opaque color payoff, but the drier, lightly powdery texture made it prone to sheering out and fading more quickly. Damp application was more intense and easier to work with, as the color smoothed out. This shade started to fade after seven hours of wear. Le Metier de Beaute Graphic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Le Metier de Beaute Platinum (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter. Urban Decay Shellshock (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Guise (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Evening Grey (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #3 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Moonshine (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME116 Silver (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Dior Trompe L’Oeil (011) (LE, $31.00) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is lighter, less pigmented. Urban Decay Crystal (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Too Faced Jailbird (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented. Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #6 (P, ) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is medium-dark, bluish-teal with a warmer, golden-green frosted sheen that gives it a mostly metallic finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with no powderiness. It had good color payoff applied dry, though it was slightly truer-to-pan and more opaque when applied damp. It wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Shimmermoss (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Glass Slipper (P, $5.99) is lighter. Hello Kitty Kawaii (LE, ) is lighter. Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is warmer. Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Bella Black (12)

PPermanent. $4.49.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Bella Champagne (16)

PPermanent. $4.49.
B
B
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

Bella Khaki (17)

PPermanent. $4.49.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Bella Emerald (18)

PPermanent. $4.49.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Bella Silver (20)

PPermanent. $4.49.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Bella Teal (21)

PPermanent. $4.49.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Black (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Champagne (16) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Khaki (17) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Emerald (18) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Silver (20) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Teal (21) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

83%

Average

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Thanks for reminding me to use these! Even though they’re in a glass jar on my vanity, I forget about shadow singles. Maybe I’ll use champagne and khaki tonight!

OMG, I NEEEED Bella Khaki! I’ve been eyeing this one forever in the drugstore. I love the Hourglass Modernist #4 and TF Raw Jade but couldn’t bring myself to spend that much money. And I have to get Bella Teal, too. If I pop that on top of my TF Spring 2015 cream shadow, I have a dupe for Midnight Sea ! I’m running out to get them today. Thanks for the reviews

I have a few Milani shadows that I hunted down online and hardly ever use. I wish they could be depotted. Right after I type this, I am going to put them with my ColourPop shadows until I find a better solution. At least then, they will get used hopefully. I like this Khaki and teal. Now, the question becomes if I could find them, would it be worth the hassle because they may sit unused..ugh.

I just organized all my ColourPops into drawers yesterday! They are so pretty when you can actually see them.

I did! I used the larger 2-drawer Muji for the blushes, though that was more “because I need to find something to do with this” but it doesn’t really fit them as effectively as I’d like (I’d probably go for another 5-drawer, since I have maybe 8 slots for more eyeshadows, haha).

I have Champagne, Khaki and Emerald. I just love them. Khaki and Emerald are wonderful for bringing out the green in my eyes. The teal is really pretty: I’m glad it rated well. I’ll have to grab that one sometime.

No surprise, I love the greens and the teal. Thank you for the swatches / reviews! I can get these here, but only buying blind online, which I prefer not to do without some idea of what the product actually looks like.

Milani shadows are beautiful and perform remarkably well. I have eight of them but, because they aren’t readily accessible, I rarely use them. Maybe I need to shuffle things around a bit and dip into them more frequently. My favorite is the red one, I think it’s called Bella Rose?? I depotted them and now I can’t remember the names.

Ha, ha! Thanks! I lost about 1/5 of one of the shadows and two of the others have a faint crack in them but they are holding up well. If I had done my research beforehand and had known they were on terracotta discs, I probably wouldn’t have attempted it. After I depotted the first three without incident, I became a little overconfident and that’s when the cobalt blue sustained an injury. ;-(

As usual, the greens really catch my eye here. The teal doesn’t look all that teal to me, but it’s pretty. The price sure is right on these, too.

Love all of these colours – especially the Emerald, Khaki and Teal. So gorgeous and YAY – the teal was an A. I even love the Champagne colour. For the price – I think these are fantastic!

It’s interesting that I seem to have only picked up the good great preforming eye shadows out of this line. From this batch I have Bella Champagne (16), Bella Emerald (18) and Bella Teal (21).

I’ll have to see if khaki is available now locally.

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