I think Vincent Longo is sitting at his desk and being uber pissed at the fact that Milani turned around and snatched his formula for their new Runway Eyes Wet/Dry Eyeshadow! They not only duped the eyeshadow, formula, and part of the name but I think they actually, if it's possible, did it better then Vinny!
"Grrr! Damn Milani! Who do they think they are stealing muh eyeshadow formula! Get my lightsaber! This means war!"
Last week I was wandering around my favorite Drugstore Queen's blog, Vanessa
, when I noticed she was pimping out Milani's newest eyeshadows. We bow to you Vanessa
and your awesome, artful application with mere drugstore brands! How does she do it!? She's actually Wonder Woman in disguise! Able to leap tall buildings, race faster then the speed of light, and apply $2.99 eyeshadow like it's Chanel! Seriously, have you seen the art she creates with really cheap cosmetics? I honestly can't believe my eyes! This is talent people! TALENT!
Behold Milani's New Eyeshadows! Pretty!
Swatches from Left to Right Milani Lily White, Vincent Longo Sparkle White, Milani Shamrock, Vincent Longo Verite, Milani Blue Lagoon, and Vincent Longo Mermaid Blu
Shamrock vs Verite
Blue Lagoon vs Mermaid Blu
Lily White vs Sparkling White
Somehow whenever I visit with Vanessa
I get these strange urges to purchase drugstore brands! I'm slightly disgusted by these urges but I must say I have them none the less! She makes everything looks so appealing! Suddenly Covergirl sounds like the call of MAC to my ears!
I'm a snob. I admit that while blushing. I just don't have any true feelings for drugstore brands stateside and I just can't put any love or money into inexpensive brands but the more I read 'Nessa's blog the more I struggle with my intense lemmings to go to CVS and Walgreens! Lord!
Last week I gave into my temptations and wandered over to CVS to purchase Milani's Runway Eyes Wet/Dry Eyeshadow! And I'm actually glad I did. This is my first drugstore purchase in....years...! I rarely touch drugstore brands stateside and you'll never catch me setting foot into a CVS, Walgreens, or Harmons!
My Haul of Yum!
Strangely enough as I entered CVS last week I thought maybe the building would fall down around me and crumble because it was such an epiphany to have me enter it's realm! I think I heard angels sing as I entered through the sliding glass doors and perhaps a single ray of pure sunlight touched my face in welcome! I could have made that all up but you'll never know for sure because you weren't there so nanner nanner on you!
Now I'd never admit to you that I actually had to visit three freaking CVS stores before I found these eyeshadows! They were sold out everywhere but I'd never admit that I went to three separate stores to find them because that's just not the case...not me...no way...I'd never do anything THAT extreme!
I gathered up eight compacts in my arms and frantically searched and proceeded to panic when I couldn't locate the light blue shade and pink shade that I had seen on 'Nessa's blog! My god the horror! They sold out of these essential colors! Didn't they realize the Muse was in their presence?!!?
Now the shadows are $5.49 USD but last week they were on sale so you'd buy one at the price of $5.49 and proceed to get the second at 50% off which brought it down to $2.75 for the 2nd shadow. I had the audacity to turn to the cashier and ask for a rain check after I brought the 8 colors! Hells here I am shelling $350 some odd dollars out for the MAC Fafi Collection last week yet I was worried about missing out on the buy one get one 50% off sale at CVS! Lord!
Anyway I guess you wanna here my review on these bad boys after all that long babbling dontcha?
The review is easy. Ready?
Get them now.
Run, Fast, Quick now and get yourself some of these! They are GOOD...no..sorry..they are GREAT!
Milani did a most fabulous job with these. If you like sparkle, if you like glitter and shimmer and shine you want these. I'm literally keeling over that these only cost $5.49 USD regularly! Who'd have freaking thought!??!?!?
The quality is excellent! Pigmentation is actually BETTER then the Vincent Longo Diamond Wet/Dry Eyeshadow. Shimmer? BETTER then Vincent Longo's! These go on smooth, silky, and light your eye up with gorgeous glimmer and twinkle! Dry they are stunning and wet they are bold and vibrant!
The applicator these come with is a dual end. One end is a sponge and one end is a brush. It's rubbish in my opinion. It's twisted in such a way that you can't really make too good a use out of it. Garbage for me. But aside from that very minor flaw these shadows have knocked my socks off!
I'm utterly devastated I wasn't able to lay my hands on the other colors (I believe I'm missing two now! The pink and lighter blue shades.)
All the colors available in my humble opinion are sincerely workable with any coloring! The shades range from black, to white, to beautiful golds, browns, and greens!
I can't begin to explain how shocked I am how good these are! They contain much more shimmer then the Vincent Longo ones and I find they go on better as well! I get alot of fall out with Vincent Longo's while these aren't nearly as bad and clean up is a bit easier! I've noticed that these contain a very fine shimmer of golds and silvers where as the Vincent Longo shadows only contain silver which I guess accounts for the intensity of the sparkle you get in these and why they are so much more brighter and eye popping then the Vincent Longo ones!
Overall, these are a freaking steal! If Milani puts out more items like this in the future they'll have a fan for life!
These come with the Muse's highest seal of approval! I haven't been this excited about a product in a very long time!
Get you to your local drugstore and pick them up now!
Tell the Muse! I definately want to discuss these with you!
By the way, Iris, if you're reading this, I got you some! YOU NEED TO TRY THESE! I think you're going love 'em!
Labels: Beauty on a Budget, Hauls, Milani, Reviews