Milani • Runway Eyes Single Shadows • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This eyeshadow is beautiful and glittery. I have the shadow Blackout, which is a black with different colored sparkles. It is matte with a lot of sparkle added to it, texture-wise. It isn't the most pigmented using a dry brush, but its true pigmentation comes out using either a wet brush or a sponge applicator to pack on more shadow. I haven't experienced the glitter overspray as others have. I've used it a few times, and it's still very glittery. It's a Ke$ha level of glitter. However, it can also be used more naturally, as a liner or a light wash over the lids. The packaging isn't that great and the applicator leaves much to be desired. I can see this lasting quite a long time since you get a generous amount of eyeshadow. I love the texture, and would probably buy a different color if it was on sale. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have the color shamrock and I love it. it's a really pretty green. I apply it wet for a dramatic look. the glitter is only on top of the shadow, but its still very well pigmented. Happy with my purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Grey
I bought the gold one since at the time I had golden highlights/honey colored contacts ect so when I saw the gold glittery one I thought this would complete my golden theme .I have to admit i thought this was glittery through out, but its just a layer of glitter on top, and the rest is shimmery but no glitter after that. I would not buy again since the shade that I saw was not what I ended up with since what I like was only on the very outside.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought these while browsing through CVS. I was sucked in by all the pretty glitteriness! The good ends there...When I got them home, I learned that the glitter was only the top layer of the shadow. Fine...I could deal with that. But when I put them on, I realized just how much of a cheap drugstore buy this really was - not pigmented at all and went on very streaky. I would say this shadow is good for preteens who are looking for a cheap way to experiment with makeup. And honestly, I don't even think they were that cheap...I think I payed like $6.99 for each one! Not worth it at all!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The price is just right and the quality is fab. My sensitive eyes do not get irritated by these shadows at all. The colors are vibrant and the lighter shadows can be used as highlighters. Highly recommended.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I own the sparkly, light pink colour and have had it forever.
Since I can remember (since I started wearing make-up) I have always worn a faint, light pink eyeshadow all over my lid when I'm in a rush. I find it just gives a brightest to your face and a little pop of sparkle.
I'm going to admit that the packing isn't great (it's hard to open and the brush is just... well, it just sucks) and it doesn't have the greatest pigmentation, but I like the subtlety of it. I imagine that if this was super pigmented, it'd look like I had swollen pink, sparkly eyelids.
I may try to use it wet, but I like it just the way it is.
I also love how much product you get for the decent price - I haven't hit pan and the shadow is dome-shaped, and I imagine the pan is flat.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love these shadows. I have bought the Lily white over and over again--it's my favorite eye shadow ever!
Other people have complained about the fact that it isn't as glittery throughout as it is on top. That's actually fine by me. If it were actually that glittery, I wouldn't like it as much. I do agree, however that the glitter you see on top in the store can be a little bit misleading, so for someone looking for that much glitter, it could potentially be disappointing.
This works great wet or dry and doesn't wear off super fast. The Lily White is great for a little pop in the corner of your eye--really gives you a wide-awake look.
The packaging is nice. It stays shut in my makeup bag and it looks very attractive.
The only beef I have with it is the little curved sponge and brush applicator. It's kind of hard to use, so I usually just toss it out right away and use a different makeup brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this eyeshadow! The only one I've purchased is Lily White and I love it! I actually like that the extra glitter is only a top layer and not throughout. It's very pretty and I use it as a subtle shimmer dry. I haven't used it wet yet but I'm sure it'll be just as pretty. And hardly any fallout!! I would definitely buy this again or a different shade. Highly recommended!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This review is for Runway Eyes #03 - Bronze Doll.
It's a pearly shadow. It might appear glittery, but the glitter is only on the top layer of the shadow. Once you swipe that first layer, the glitter is removed. I have no clue why Milani does that as you obviously aren't getting what you think you're getting, but nevertheless, I prefer the non glittery shadows so this is a good thing for me.
It can be used wet or dry and I found that it gave off a pretty strong color when dry so I haven't even used it wet.
There was zero fallout when I applied this which is HUGE for me. My biggest gripe with drugstore eyeshadow is that you wind up with a powdery mess all over your face or counter when you're trying to work with it.
Honestly I can't think of anything other than the packaging. Seriously Milani wtf is up with that curved brush? Totally pointless and more of a hassle than it's worth.
I'm excited to try more of their eyeshadows as this was my first one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Yeah really, what's the deal with the bad reviews?? Use these wet!! They are beautiful colors, and while they have an overspray, there is still HEAVY shimmer that goes all the way throughout the product!! I LOVE Milani runway singles. I have the dark green, Shamrock, and the taupe color, Beach Sand.
The only thing I can find wrong with it is that when de-potting, it's not metal, it's on a clay/porcelain base. So I have to add a magnet. Seriously, I love this stuff. If you hate your shades that you bought, contact me and send them to me!! I'll take them all!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product looks so pretty sitting on the drugstore shelf. With it shimmery shine, you think you can not go wrong. WELL, the shadow barely goes on when dry. If using wet, then it applies just fine. The shimmer does fall onto your face, and is mostly just on the top layer of the shadow as other reviewers have also commented. Nonetheless, it still sparkles. I won't purchase this product again, but do like it enough to keep. It was worth the price. Also, the predominant sparkle color is silver. It does have some purples and pinks to it, but you have to get it in the right lighting to notice. It wasn't until I got home that I noticed that this product is mostly a black carbon color with silver sparkles.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I am very disappointed in Milani's eyeshadows these days. They used to be highly pigmented and easy to use. However, since the new packaging, I think they may have changed their formulas as well. I could barely get any color out of the pot, even after wetting the brush down, and the glitter was next to non-existant. From the outside, it looks like the shadows are a highly pigmented shimmery shadow but looks can be deceiving, as in this case. I don't think I will be getting these again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Have this is Black Out, it's a rather nice black color with enough shimmer to look classy without looking dragish/cheap. Nice pay off, not ashen like some drugstore black shadows.
Packaging is sorta cheap, the brush is average for drugstore brand stuff. Case can sorta get messy if you use a lot of shadow at once.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I love Love LOVE Bronze Doll & coffee shop!!!
I use bronze doll all over on lid, as well as a bronzer for my face! Coffee shop is a rich brown I use on my crease and sometimes for light contouring on my cheeks as well. For about $5.99 its worth it. Of course its not going to be as great as M.A.C. or Lorac's bronzers, but its a drugstore make up item. These two items are my staples in my make-up collection, and probably always will be!
I am medium-brown complexion with golden undertones, so these products have a natural finish to them. My only qualm is the packaging could be a little better, and its somewhat glittery at first but after a few swipes its much more toned down. Seems like the extra sparkle is only for packaging, and getting your attention at first. The pigment is fair for the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Don't buy these eyeshadows. These shadows are not pigmented. There are far better eyeshadows that you can put your money towards.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I bought two of these, Beach Sand and Bronze Doll, and right now I'm obsessed with them! I absolutely love these two colors together! They are super flattering on my NW20 skin and hazel eyes. I use Beach Sand all over the lid, and Bronze Doll in the crease. It gives me a super fun, bronze goddess type look. I will definitely be rocking these shades a lot this summer!
As other reviewers have mentioned, the glitter is only on the top layer, and once you get past it the shade is matte. So if you are looking for a super glittery shadow, best to steer clear of these. I personally don't care, because I think that these shades are just as lovely without the glitter. And in a way, it's kind of like having two products in one: a matte and glitter version of the same shade. Though I do agree it is false advertising, and I can understand how people expecting a shimmery shade might feel disappointed once they realize the glitter isn't throughout the whole product.
I think these work best when paired with an eye shadow primer (I use Urban Decay's Primer Potion). These shadows are labeled as wet/dry, and I personally feel they work better when used wet. Using them wet and in combination with a primer will help intensify the color payoff significantly. I found that these shadows are easy to apply and blend as well.
I did not experience any problems with creasing or smudging either. However, this is most likely due to the primer, so I really can't speak for how well this product lasts on its own, as I have never used these shadows without a primer.
I have extremely sensitive eyes, and so far these shadows have not aggravated my allergies.
Not the best shadows ever made, but a great product at a low price. I would love to try the other shades in the collection!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Bought the black e/s (MAC Black Tied dupe) and the white singles. As everyone else has confirmed, the shimmer is just over the surface of the product. One swipe and the color underneath is blah.... I tried it wet and it got nice and creamy, but it wasn't intense enough. Tried it dry and it was just ok. Don't waste your money on these... I should've showed restraint and NOT purchase these as all the in-store testers were crumbled and a shattered mess. Since I have no shame whatsoever, I'm returning these tomorrow. Will pick up a Loreal HIP e/s duo instead.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product wasn't worth the space on the counter that it occupied. I grabbed it because I loved the sparkle and thought it would be a great color. I was wrong. I couldn't even get this stuff out of the package. I'd push down as hard a could and still nothing would come off on the brush. When I thought maybe I had enough color to work with I brush it across my eyelid and all I got were sparkles ... sparkles EVERYWHERE, on my cheeks on my nose, on my clothes. Positively everywhere, but no color. I gave up and threw them in the trash and vowed never to use another Milani eyeshadow again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I think the secret to using these eyeshadows is to use them wet. When used dry they appear very sheer and hardly there at all. I used Blackout this morning, using the tried and true Urban Decay e/s method: put a drop of visine on the back of my hand, swirl an e/s brush in it, pick up the shadow and apply. When used wet, I was surprised at the intense color and major sparkle. As an added bonus, the visine keeps most of the glitter from falling on your face. I really like Blackout, it made this awesome smoky eye for me. It's a dark graphite, with tons of multicolored glitter. Very nice.
EDIT: Just wanted to add that I forgot to put on UDPP today, and I wore the pink shade by itself. It's lasted all day with only minimal creasing! Nice.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I just bought the Milani Runway Eyes in Lily White yesterday. I am pleased to say that it lasted all day long. I used it on the brow bone and in the inner corner of my eyes and tear ducts to open them up. The white lasted all day as well as the shimmer. In comparison to Cover Girl's Snow Blossom 1-Kit Eye Enhancers, Milani's Lily White is much longer lasting. I have heard rumors that the Milani Runway eyeshadows only contain shimmer on the top and once you have used it, the rest of the eyeshadow no longer contains the shimmer. I haven't experienced this yet since I have only used it one time. If it is true, I would still buy this eyeshadow because of its long lasting wear.