Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Pure Passion

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($20.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a warm-toned neutral palette that leans plum/copper with a mix of shimmers and mattes. The shimmers performed quite well–nicely pigmented, blendable, and easy to use–while the mattes were blendable, some were powdery and sheered out or needed a primer underneath to work well. I did find that most shades wore a bit shorter than average on their own, and even over primer, they showed noticeable fading/creasing after 12-14 hours of wear (I don’t normally see significantly signs of wear with primer).

Pure Passion

PPermanent. $20.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Afterglow

Afterglow is a light copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic sheen with some larger chunks of sparkle. The sparkle did not translate well on the lid; they seemed to get trapped in my brush as there wasn’t fallout during application but I didn’t see them on my lid. The underlying color was quite pigmented and easy to work with on my skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Afterglow

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Pink Sand

Pink Sand is a medium peach with strong, warm yellow undertones and pink-to-peach shifting shimmer. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that was a smidgen looser in the pan, but it didn’t have fallout during application. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me before creasing.

Pink Sand

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Lust and Luminous

Lust and Luminous is a light, pinky-coral with warm, golden shimmer and a metallic finish. The pigmentation was good, while the texture was slightly drier and dusty in the pan, but it applied fairly well and would be just fine over a primer or applied with a dampened brush to help bind the powder better. It stayed on well for seven hours before fading slightly on me.

Lust and Luminous

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Truth or Bare

Truth or Bare is a soft, yellowy beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, but it was moderately powdery and a little drier to the touch, so it had some fallout and sheered out when applied. This shade lasted for seven hours on me.

Truth or Bare

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
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Totally Fawn of You

Totally Fawn of You is a light brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque, though it was somewhat powdery, so it was prone to sheering out without a primer underneath it. The color blended out well and lasted for six and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

Totally Fawn of You

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

Always Pink of Me

Always Pink of Me is a soft, medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, but it was moderately powdery so it did sheer out a bit when I applied it on my skin. It didn’t disappear to nothing, but I’d recommend using it over a primer for less fallout and better pigmentation. The color stayed on well for seven hours before fading noticeably.

Always Pink of Me

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Biggest Flirt

Biggest Flirt is a rich, medium plum with warm, copper undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too dense or too loose in the pan. It had opaque pigmentation that wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Biggest Flirt

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Sunsets by the Beach

Sunsets by the Beach is a rich, deep copper with warm, red undertones and a metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque, which applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense but not firm or thick, and remained blendable on my lid. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading slightly.

Sunsets by the Beach

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Desert Getaway

Desert Getaway is a slightly muted, dark copper with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The consistency was soft, a smidgen powdery, but it remained blendable and adhered well to bare skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Desert Getaway

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Heat is On

Heat is On is a deep, reddish brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were slight sparkles sprinkled on top, but they did not translate to the lid (nor did I see it translate as fallout during application). The pigmentation was fantastic, while the consistency was soft, slightly powdery but blendable on my lid. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Heat is On

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Spice It Up

Spice It Up is a medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, velvety, and blendable with a touch of fallout when applied. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

Spice It Up

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Late Date

Late Date is a deep brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture was moderately powdery, so I had to be very careful with placement to avoid fallout and over-blending the shade. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

Late Date

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.99.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Pure Passion Palette | Look Details

Milani Pure Passion Palette | Look Details

Milani Afterglow Eyeshadow

Milani Afterglow Eyeshadow

Milani Pink Sand Eyeshadow

Milani Pink Sand Eyeshadow

Milani Lust and Luminous Eyeshadow

Milani Lust and Luminous Eyeshadow

Milani Truth or Bare Eyeshadow

Milani Truth or Bare Eyeshadow

Milani Totally Fawn of You Eyeshadow

Milani Totally Fawn of You Eyeshadow

Milani Always Pink of Me Eyeshadow

Milani Always Pink of Me Eyeshadow

Milani Biggest Flirt Eyeshadow

Milani Biggest Flirt Eyeshadow

Milani Sunsets by the Beach Eyeshadow

Milani Sunsets by the Beach Eyeshadow

Milani Desert Getaway Eyeshadow

Milani Desert Getaway Eyeshadow

Milani Heat is On Eyeshadow

Milani Heat is On Eyeshadow

Milani Spice It Up Eyeshadow

Milani Spice It Up Eyeshadow

Milani Late Date Eyeshadow

Milani Late Date 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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I’m looking at this as a decent enough, solid travel palette if I didn’t want to bring any of my HE warm palettes with me. This, since I’m seriously contemplating taking a trip back east to look into housing opportunities for a possible move back. Quite frankly, the thought of being all alone back there terrifies me. But, I feel like this is something I may need to do for health reasons. Both physical and emotional. Even spiritually.

These were available at a Walmart for less than $15. I bought the cool toned one, it is better than every Bobbi Brown and most of the Nars that I own. The ONLY gripe I have is that the last 2 shades in the bottom look the same. The packaging rivals high end. I hope they keep expanding on their shades, I’d love to see a neutral with wearable colors!

Wow – is this a good take on the most popular shades at the moment from a DS brand? Whilst the shades are not for me, I think this is a splendid palette for anyone who could not affort the more expensive palettes of the same hues. A few shades seem to be dupes for each other, and a couple of weak ones – which we also see in HE palettes, but this is really, really good.
Gorgeous eye look Christine.

Wow, I’m gonna have to put Milani on my radar soon. I already have all these colors but what great quality especially considering the price point! This beats out many high end palettes! Looking forward to what they come out with next. Thanks for such a great review as always. I love how critical and honest you are. Sometimes I hear other reviewers say “This is good for the price”. But I always love it when I hear a good, honest review that says whether it is objectively good or not! There are so many drugstore, mid-end, and high-end options that there should be no need to settle for “good for the price”.

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