Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Forgotten Gem: Milani Intermix Baked e/s

The "forgotten gem" series will showcase products that I've owned for a while but I have recently rediscovered and now love. Today I'll review Milani Baked Eyeshadow in Intermix.


(Warning: I am horrible at describing colors so I'll give it a shot and let the photos do the rest of the talking) The individual vein colors are shimmery cream white, medium bronze, and dark brown. The veining is much more beautiful than in the pic above, where for some reason I decided to smoosh the product and mess up the veining T_T.

They combine to create this beautiful warm, slightly taupey brown with gold/champagne colored shimmer. It is such an easy all-over the lid shade, though if you want to darken the crease I'd go with a matte shade to avoid becoming too shimmery.

Swatched in one layer dry/wet, in indirect natural light
Now I do not understand AT ALL what the point of baked powder products are. I know it is produced in a different way but I don't really understand what the point is. I do know that baked formulas tend to be more powdery than regular ones, which is a quality I usually don't like.

The baked formula makes for a powdery texture like most baked products but I find that it has less fallout than other products I've tried. It applies really smoothly and evenly and blends really well. The shimmer does tend to be blended away easily, which could be a good or a bad thing. Applied wet, the shimmer intensifies and forms more of a sheen.

Swatched in one layer dry/wet in direct light to show the sparkles
This lasts a good while on me over primer and works really well over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy and similar products.

Overall I think these Milani baked eyeshadows are really great quality for the drugstore price (and compared to higher end baked products as well). They are made in Italy, just like MAC mineralize products are.


Have you tried these Milani Baked eyeshadows before? What are some of your favorite makeup rediscoveries recently?

10 comments:

  1. I like this new series you will be doing! And I have never tried Milani baked eyeshadows but this one is so beautiful :)

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    1. I like the idea of using products I haven't touched in ages! This is the only one I've tried and it's lovely :)

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  2. never tried, but this looks beautiful!

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    1. It looks so much better in real life too! :)

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  3. This is such a pretty color ! :)

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    1. I know right! It's a really unique neutral... if that's possible :)

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  4. I wish they sold Milani in the UK. This eyeshadow seems really pigmented

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    1. I wish they sold sleek here! :) It is for a baked eyeshadow, I was really suprised!

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