Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow
Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow

Shadow Like an Olympian

Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.11 oz.) is a rich medium blue with a matte finish. MAC Blue Candy is lighter. MAC Electric Eel is comparable. MAC Freshwater is a smidgen darker and frosted. Inglot #371 is a touch lighter. Inglot #322 is similar. Make Up For Ever #72 is also comparable.  This is one shade that has a lot of dupes–this, of course, is the most affordable!

Olympian Blue is highly pigmented, just as described, with an ultra-finely milled, silky soft texture that’s easy to blend.  I love that it’s not so soft that it’s powdery, and it doesn’t disappear once applied. You don’t have to pack this color on at all–it’s very intense and stays that way, even as you blend around the edges.  When I tried it out, it wore for a full eight hours without primer and there was no apparent fading or creasing.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow
Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow

Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow
Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow

Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow
Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow

Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow
Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow

Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow
Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow

Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow
Milani Olympian Blue Eyeshadow

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About the Reviewer

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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aw, i was hoping this would be more similar to the illamasqua shadow in burst… this is still a pretty shade though, i’ll probably pick it up sometime soon lol.

I love this shade, looks have strong turquoise undertone, especially at the edge of swatch. Can you do a look with this shade? The color is so bold, I usually only use bold color as liner.

Amazing colour! Every time I read a good Milani review and I see the great price, I think by myself: sounds like a great product I’d love to have it and then I realize they don’t sell Milani in The Netherlands. I don’t have access to many great brands, I should really go to America.

I bought this about a week ago for my Manila Luzon All Stars makeup recreation. It looks nothing like it does in the pan. Swatches horribly. Applies horribly. Makes me itch.

I’m not keen on going to the other side of town though to return it to the CVS I bought it from. Anybody know if I can return it to the one closer to me? The CVS closer to me didn’t sell these eyeshadows and still don’t, so I’m not very sure.

I have been dying to try all these Milani shadows after you’ve given them such good reviews. I can only ever find just 2 or 3 colors in-stores though–it’s a bummer. I do have the black and purple ones but I haven’t had a chance to try them yet. I would love to play with this blue one though–that is crazy pigmented!

Hnn, I thought it was similar to UD’s Chaos, but now I see there’s more violet in Chaos. It’s still a great, bold blue. One of my favorites from the collection. 😀

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