Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 3)

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

Milani Bella Copper (23) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, gold sheen and copper sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry with richer, mostly opaque coverage when applied damp. The texture was dry and dusty, so it was better when used damp or over a tacky base. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading on me, but it had some fall out over time. Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P, ) is darker. LORAC Gold (P, ) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Nude #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, brighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted. Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark brown with warm, bronzy shimmer and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented both wet and dry, while the texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth. This shade was easy to use, blended out well, and wore for eight hours. MAC Twinks (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Antiqued (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Eclair (LE, $18.50) is darker. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Milani Intermix (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, more muted. Milani Intermix (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, more muted. NARS Fez (P, $24.00) is lighter. Clinique Fuller Fudge (P, $17.00) is darker. Clarins The Essentials #7 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Divine Decadence (P, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Sable Riche (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is lighter. Tarte Pretty (LE, ) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Deluxe (P, $5.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark blue with a frosted sheen and cool undertones. The texture was slightly dry, and the resulting color payoff dry was semi-opaque. When applied with a dampened brush, it was fully opaque and smoother. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Freshwater (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. CoverGirl Sapphire Flare (315) (LE, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. CoverGirl Sapphire Flare (315) (LE, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. NARS Wishful Thinking (LE, $24.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Acid #6 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Sleek MakeUP Acid #5 (P, $9.99) is cooler. MAC Indigo Blend #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever S214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Dior Atlantique #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever S214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is darker. MAC Beehive Blue (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a softened, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a soft, pearly finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff applied dry and was only slightly richer applied damp, but it was still noticeably sheer with a drier, dusty texture that was prone to sheering out. It lasted for a mere six hours. Sugarpill Birthday Girl (P, $13.00) is darker. MAC Stylishly Merry (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever I858 Flamingo (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Milani Pink Twice (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, more muted. Make Up For Ever I904 Cotton Candy (P, $21.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with a metallic sheen and warm undertones. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied dry, which intensified to opaque coverage when applied damp, and the finish became much more metallic when used damp as well. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. MAC Nylon (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE, ) is more shimmery, more muted. LORAC Unlocked (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Hourglass Color Field #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Cashmere (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. LORAC Opal (LE, ) is less shimmery. Anastasia Legend (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Canter (LE, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P, ) is lighter. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium pink with cooler undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. The texture was on the drier side so it looked dusty applied dry, where it had semi-sheer coverage. Applied damp, it was mostly opaque and smoother, so it sat better on the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Young Venus (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Joy & Laughter #1 (P, $21.00) is cooler. MAC Maribu (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC A Medley of Mauves #1 (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Pinkluxe #1 (P, ) is darker, warmer. Too Faced Marshmallow (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. theBalm Safe Bet Annette (P, $16.00) is warmer. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE, ) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, warm white with a soft, frosted finish. The texture was powdery and slightly dry, so it’s not a shade that works well dry as it is prone to sheering out. It gets brighter and slightly more opaque when you apply it with a dampened brush. It started to fade after six and a half hours of wear. Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE, ) is more shimmery. theBalm Envious Erin (P, $16.00) is warmer. NARS Flowers 1 #1 (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Terra Azzurra #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
64%
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8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
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8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
72%
Total
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Milani Bella Copper (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Copper (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

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

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

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

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

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

Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Bronze (24) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Cobalt (25) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Fuchsia (26) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Chiffon (28) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Rose (29) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Diamond (30) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Bella Bronze (24) and Bella Chiffon (28) are two it have from this batch. 😉
I really wanted Bella Copper (23) & Bella Cobalt (25) but it’s not sold locally. But I think Milani chose more core shades for their smaller displays in Canada (more vivid ones were left out. T-T)

Bella Rose is definitely a little dry but I really like it on the inner lid. Cheap option for an inner highlight. It’s very similar to Bella Pink, I can’t tell the difference when applied, so you only need one or the other.

Bronze,Cobalt,chiffon, and rose all look pretty nice! Where to you get these Christine? Is there an online website? I ordered the other ones I have from Drugstore.com. But their selection is limited. I like your dupe ist so much-my wallet does not. I just added 4 shadow to my “need ASAP” list,lol ..of course MUFE and Sugarpill! I don’t have any Sugarpill shadows yet. Those look so fun!

Sugarpill is great for bright, bold mattes! I also like their pigments, but you have to like loose eyeshadows, of course!

You can go to the Milani Cosmetics website, hit Store Locator to find a store nearby that carries it. Where I live, CVS carries Milani in stores and online. Walgreens carries in store. You can usually get BOGO 50% off.

These are pretty amazing quality for their pricepoint! Can’t believe I havent bought one yet, I pass by them all the time at Wal-Mart lol. Chiffon and Diamond look like the ultimate browbone highlighters!

I already got Bella Khaki & Bella Teal yesterday, will have to go back and get Cobalt. It such a beautiful blue, didn’t realize it was so hard to dupe. Blues are tough shades to get right, and at this price (BOGO 50% off), B is pretty darn good, and might be an A if applied damp with primer. Also eyeing Bella Chiffon, the champagne shimmer is stunning!

I love the Milani eyeshadows and bought a few when they released last year. They are my “casual shadows”, e/s I wear when I want a wash of color while schlepping around running errands or a casual Friday workday. Bronze, Cappuccino, Espresso and Sand are my faves.

Awww, Fuchsia is one of my favorites (I do use over primer, though). I adore Copper; it’s so pretty on the eyelids. Chiffon and Cobalt are lovely. I’m not impressed with Diamond. It does look pretty dry.

Although I do have Bella Rose, I was wrong about it being my favorite Milani shade. I looked it up… and Bella Rouge is the pretty “red” I love. (Which, on me, looks more like a peachy-pink fuchsia when swatched next to other red shades.)

I kept thinking… I have a color similar to Bella Fuchsia. I have swatches all over my arm now! LOL I figured it out, though. It reminds me of the pink shade in Pink Lame that Chanel released back in 2006.

2006… I don’t know that I am familiar with that one! I don’t think I was paying that much attention to Chanel then…

You didn’t miss much. Most of my makeup was Chanel back then… but only because I’d just gotten back into makeup and the lady at the Chanel counter looked the nicest and most welcoming. If the girls at the MAC counter had looked less intimidating, I’d have a huge MAC collection by now. I don’t know if SAs get commissions or bonuses but, if they do, those 20-something MAC girls blew it. Between makeup and brushes, I spent over $400 at the Chanel counter in one day.

After a few trips back to Dillard’s, I did finally get the courage up to approach the YSL counter to make a purchase, but I wasn’t brave enough for MAC until last year. I think being old enough to be the SA’s mother had A LOT to do with it. LOL

Love this range – the copper, cobalt and the chiffon colours particularly. It’s great to read that the blue is getting a really good rating, because so many don’t.
Fabulous range of colours.

Copper and Bronze are just gorgeous. I like the look of Chiffon too. Seems like it’ll make a nice highlight too. I can’t believe I haven’t really tried these yet

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