Milani Soft & Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/09

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft & Sultry Palette | Look Details
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft & Sultry Palette | Look Details
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Soft and Sultry

Milani Soft and Sultry 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($20.00 for 0.48 oz.) contains a mix of neutrals, taupes, and deep gray/black hues. It has “smoky eye” written all over it. For someone who regularly uses eyeshadow primer and prefers to build up some of their mid-tone shades, I think it would work just fine, but my experience was that several of the matte shades were a little too powdery to remain pigmented in practice, had some fallout, and overall, the formula used in the palette was shorter-wearing than average. Used over primer, they lasted longer (12 hours), but they did show fading/creasing sooner than better formulas, even over primer.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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01/02

Milani Bare It All Eyeshadow
Milani Bare It All Eyeshadow
Milani Bare It All Eyeshadow
Milani Bare It All Eyeshadow
Milani Bare It All Eyeshadow
Milani Bare It All Eyeshadow

Bare It All

Bare It All is a light, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was soft and silky to the touch with some powderiness in the pan, but it applied fairly well to bare skin with minimal fallout and good adhesion. It had opaque pigmentation that wore well for seven hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Carmine (CI 75470).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Milani Diamonds and Pearls Eyeshadow
Milani Diamonds and Pearls Eyeshadow
Milani Diamonds and Pearls Eyeshadow
Milani Diamonds and Pearls Eyeshadow
Milani Diamonds and Pearls Eyeshadow
Milani Diamonds and Pearls Eyeshadow

Diamonds and Pearls

Diamonds and Pearls is a glittery beige with soft, warm undertones. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was somewhat buildable but there was moderate fallout when I blended out this shade on my skin. The texture was chunkier to the touch but firmer in the pan, which may have been part of why it did not have a lot of pigmentation. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me but had slight fallout over time.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Carmine (CI 75470).

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
69%
Total
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01/02

Milani In the Buff Eyeshadow
Milani In the Buff Eyeshadow
Milani In the Buff Eyeshadow
Milani In the Buff Eyeshadow
Milani In the Buff Eyeshadow
Milani In the Buff Eyeshadow

In the Buff

In the Buff is a pale yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, though it was somewhat dusty and more prone to sheering out in practice. The texture was soft and finely-milled, but it was bordering on chalky on my skin due to the whiter base. It lasted well for six and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

01/02

Milani Tan-tation Eyeshadow
Milani Tan-tation Eyeshadow
Milani Tan-tation Eyeshadow
Milani Tan-tation Eyeshadow
Milani Tan-tation Eyeshadow
Milani Tan-tation Eyeshadow

Tan-tation

Tan-tation is a light, peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without sheering out too readily, though there was a bit of fallout if I didn’t use an eyeshadow primer to help it hold better. It wore well for seven hours on me before it started to fade noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Zinc Sterate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Poloxamer 338, Silica. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total
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01/02

Milani Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Milani Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Milani Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Milani Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Milani Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Milani Soft Touch Eyeshadow

Soft Touch

Soft Touch is a light brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had medium, buildable pigmentation, though it needed a primer to get to semi-opaque or better coverage. The texture was somewhat powdery in the pan but blendable on my skin without too much fallout. It lasted for seven hours on me before I noticed fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Poloxamer 338, Silica. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491).

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

01/02

Milani Smokin' Hot Eyeshadow
Milani Smokin' Hot Eyeshadow
Milani Smokin' Hot Eyeshadow
Milani Smokin' Hot Eyeshadow
Milani Smokin' Hot Eyeshadow
Milani Smokin' Hot Eyeshadow

Smokin' Hot

Smokin’ Hot is a medium, golden taupe with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, lightly powdery texture that was very smooth and blendable with minimal fallout during application. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

Milani Foxy Lady Eyeshadow
Milani Foxy Lady Eyeshadow
Milani Foxy Lady Eyeshadow
Milani Foxy Lady Eyeshadow
Milani Foxy Lady Eyeshadow
Milani Foxy Lady Eyeshadow

Foxy Lady

Foxy Lady is a rich, golden bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy with a nice density–substantial but not thick or too firmly-pressed in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me before starting to fade.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/02

Milani Come-Hither Eyeshadow
Milani Come-Hither Eyeshadow
Milani Come-Hither Eyeshadow
Milani Come-Hither Eyeshadow
Milani Come-Hither Eyeshadow
Milani Come-Hither Eyeshadow

Come-Hither

Come-Hither is a medium taupe with soft, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy texture that wasn’t too dense nor too soft in the pan, which made it easy to work with as the color applied evenly to bare skin but still blended out with ease. It lasted well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ferrocyamide (CI 77510).

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

01/02

Milani Sweeter Than Chocolate Eyeshadow
Milani Sweeter Than Chocolate Eyeshadow
Milani Sweeter Than Chocolate Eyeshadow
Milani Sweeter Than Chocolate Eyeshadow
Milani Sweeter Than Chocolate Eyeshadow
Milani Sweeter Than Chocolate Eyeshadow

Sweeter Than Chocolate

Sweeter Than Chocolate is a dark brown with soft, warm yellow undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had good color coverage in a single layer, while the texture felt a bit drier to the touch but applied evenly and blended out easily. The color stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before it started to fade.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Boron Nitride, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Carmine (CI 75470).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Milani After Hours Eyeshadow
Milani After Hours Eyeshadow
Milani After Hours Eyeshadow
Milani After Hours Eyeshadow
Milani After Hours Eyeshadow
Milani After Hours Eyeshadow

After Hours

After Hours is a deep taupe-brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, slightly powdery texture that was blendable but had some fallout during application. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

01/02

Milani Untamed Eyeshadow
Milani Untamed Eyeshadow
Milani Untamed Eyeshadow
Milani Untamed Eyeshadow
Milani Untamed Eyeshadow
Milani Untamed Eyeshadow

Untamed

Untamed is a grayish-black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It was a few shades lighter than true black, but in practice, this shade and Naughty-Night were harder to distinguish unless really packed on. The texture of this shade was smoother and softer with minimal powderiness in the pan, which helped it apply more easily as it did not have fallout and blended out well. It was richly pigmented and lasted for seven and a half hours on me before I started to see it wear down.

Ingredients

Mica, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Talc, Zinc Sterate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Poloxamer 338, Silica. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499).

Untamed
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Milani Naughty-Night Eyeshadow
Milani Naughty-Night Eyeshadow
Milani Naughty-Night Eyeshadow
Milani Naughty-Night Eyeshadow
Milani Naughty-Night Eyeshadow
Milani Naughty-Night Eyeshadow

Naughty-Night

Naughty-Night is a deep black with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The color coverage was opaque in a single layer, while the consistency was denser and firmer compared to the other shades in the palette–definitely a little drier and stiffer to work with. This yielded more intense pigmentation on the lid but could have been more blendable. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492).

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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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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Looks like another inexpensive option for a decent travel palette…as long as one mostly wants to go with a very smokey eye. And may not feel like bringing something more coveted (and therefore, more likely to be stolen) like Viseart Chroma. As for me, I actually like this for that purpose!

I was really excited for this because it seemed that at last, we were getting a cool-toned palette (and by cool-toned I mean silvery and/or grey colors). I looked up as many swatches and photos as I could find and noticed that it either looked more taupe or more grey depending on the lighting. Well, I bought it, and it’s definitely more brownish-taupe to me, especially on my eyes. A little warmer than I’d hoped, and I expected more from the diamonds and pearls color. I’ll definitely still use it, just missed the mark a bit for me.

Whilst there are a few shades that are quite similar to each other and a couple of semi duds, this is still a beautiful neutral palette of gorgeous shades. Milani has captured the essence of the neutral tone really well and their mix of finishes is really pleasing.
Love it.

I got this yesterday at Walmart and used it for the first time today. I like it – but I did have a hard time getting Diamonds and Pearls to stick to my lid over another shadow. i didn’t try it right on top of primer so maybe that would work better or else applied with a damped brush. Overall I think it is a good palette, maybe not outstanding, but pretty good.

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