Hello, fellow makeup junkies! How was your weekend? Did you celebrate Father’s Day?
I never know which Father’s Day to celebrate. I bet that when August 8 comes around, I’ll forget I already gave my dad a present, and buy him another one. Oh well, works out better for him that way!
Every year, I buy my dad a car pillow, but this year I ran out of pillow shapes. So instead, I bought him a book about the economic history of the world. I wrapped it up in printer paper, wrote Happy Father’s Day on the front, and decorated the exclamation mark with glitter polish:
Speaking of pretty, sparkly things (like the nail polish pictured above), have you seen the Milani Marbleized Baked Eyeshadows?
The shade I have is called Mix It Up, and the swirling shades remind me of a planet viewed from a rocket ship. Are there any planets out there that resemble a mass of shimmering coal and teal?
Milani Marbleized Baked Eyeshadow in Mix It Up
When I swatch the color straight from its pan, it’s slightly disappointing. I except to see drama galore, but all I get is a sheer, shimmery streak of charcoal. Of course, this is where I dip my brush in water, and try again.
Take 2 produces a gorgeous, shimmery graphite with a strong teal flash.
I think the color speaks for itself:
(Look at me! Aren’t I gorgeous? Don’t you want to take me home and paint me all over your eyelids?)
left: wet, right: dry
I haven’t tried a lot of baked shadows in the past, but this one has a harder texture than the shadows I’m used to handling (probably has something to do with the baking process). There’s a tiny bit of fallout when I apply this dry, but nothing extreme. It doesn’t matter, of course, since I always use this wet to coax out that gorgeous teal overlay. Speaking of application, remember that it’s difficult to blend out colors when you foil them. I wouldn’t recommend wearing this in your crease, but it does make a gorgeous lid color, as well as an eye-catching, smudgy liner.
The pan is generously sized, and retails at $7.49. That’s not exactly cheap for a single shadow from the drugstore, but keep in mind that you can always clip coupons or take advantage of a sale. In my experience, CVS has periodic BOGO 1/2 off sales on Milani, which shaves off a couple of dollars from the price. Not bad at all. Plus, next time you’re stalking the Milani display, you could check out their glitter polishes. And their lipsticks, which I bought ages ago and absolutely love, but never got around to reviewing. Must do that soon…
I hope your week is off to a good start!
My rating: A-
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