Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Baked Metallic Eyeshadow: Melange

Milani Melange Baked Metallic Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a mix of smoldering, blackened brown, khaki gold, bronze, and silvered white. When applied, it’s very much a black gold–it has that really dark black-brown color base with khaki and bronze shimmer on top. This shade applies much sheerer when used dry, while applied wet, it has much more intense color pay off.

Milani advertises these as luminous (marketing for soft/sheerer color–more like a wash) when used dry, so it’s actually as described. (Many of the other shades were closer in payoff, though.) I did find that this shade had a faint amount of fall out when used dry; it seemed to have a lot more shimmer than some of the other shades, and the shimmer sat on top of the color more than weaved within it.

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.

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Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow

Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow
Milani Melange Baked Eyeshadow (Dry/Wet)

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Milani Melange $6.99/0.05 OZ.
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About the Reviewer


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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I love this! It looks like fool’s gold. I usually always have issues with fallout with dark colours, so I hold tissue under my eye.

Gorgeous shade…I’d put up with fallout for this colour – reminds me of Gilt by Association from MAC (which I have and really love). I’ll have to check out the Sears that seems to carry some Milani stuff and see if they have this beauty.

Why can’t I find any of these eyeshadows at any drugstore? I’ve looked at three different CVS’s, Walgreens, and Ulta…

I love colors like this, black with gold specks. I remember seeing something in either Allure, Glamour, or Marie Claire of a MAC eyeshadow that was black with gold specks in it. I can’t remember what it was! It was a limited edition. I think it was part of the Magic, Mirth & Mischief line. I’ve been regretting not saving the page of the magazine because I can’t remember what the exact product was and it’s been killing me!

This is a nice color for an eyeshadow. But if I buy it I would not use it because its so pretty lol. Does anyone feel the same way with any type of e/s, e/l, or lipstick?

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