Gel to Powder Finish
It wouldn’t be a trip to the States without stopping in at a few Walgreens to see what’s new and exciting with Milani. A few months ago, they released Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows, a new (and permanent) collection of 30 different shadows that feature a gel powder formula that’s truly unique. This innovated formula starts off as a gel, but is instantly transformed, using a special process, into a stunning powder once on contact with the skin. It’s crease-resistant, can be used both wet and dry and has a rich, vibrant colour with a stunning multi-dimensional effect. It comes in satin matte, shimmer and iridescent metallic finishes in 5 different shade ranges, including nudes and brown, smoky and sky, purples and greens and metallic and brights and lights.
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow comes in a small, round, reflective gold compact with a clear, see-through, snap shut lid, so you’re able to see the shade within. It has an incredibly weightless, super soft texture that can be a little powdery depending on the shade, but is easy to apply, glides onto the skin in a single stroke and blends onto the lid beautifully. When applied wet, it does reduce the powderiness and really brings out the shimmer in the finish. It has excellent colour payoff, though slightly more pigmented and more opaque when applied wet. It wears throughout the day without fading or creasing. The lighter shades can be worn as a highlighter, the mid-tones all over the lid and the deeper shades for contouring. The darker shades are also perfect for using wet as a liner to create intense colour or add definition to the lid.
Bella Ivory (01) is a light, warm-toned white with a pearly, slightly shimmery, satin matte finish.
Bella Sand (02) is a soft gold with finely milled iridescent shimmer that gives it a slightly metallic finish.
Bella Cappuccino (03) is a rich, creamy brown with warm undertones with gold satin shimmer throughout with a satin matte finish.
Bella Caffe (04) is a light, cool toned taupe with a satin matte finish.
Bella Taupe (05) is a deep cool taupe with a satin matte finish.
Bella Espresso (06) is a medium chocolate brown with golden undertone and a satin matte finish.
Bella White (07) is a frosty, bright white with very subtle shimmer and a satin matte finish.
Bella Sky (08) is a pale, slightly shimmery, sky blue with a finely milled blue shimmer finish.
Bella Navy (09) is a rich, shimmering, navy blue with a turquoise satin matte finish.
Bella Gray (10) is a translucent, slightly shimmering grey with satin matte finish.
Bella Charcoal (11) is a cool steel, grey with a silver shimmer finish.
Bella Black (12) is a midnight black with a satin matte finish.
Bella Pink (13) is a light, icy pink with cool undertones and a frosted, metallic, shimmer finish.
Bella Violet (14) is a medium purple with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly shimmer finish.
Bella Champagne (16) is a frosty nude champagne with a gold shimmer finish.
Bella Khaki (17) is an olive green with a gold sheen, shimmer finish.
Bella Emerald (18) is a dark emerald green with a milled golden shimmer finish.
Bella Rouge (19) is a shimmery cranberry-strawberry with a metallic finish.
Bella Silver (20) is a shimmering grey-silver with a metallic finish.
Bella Teal (21) is a shimmering, almost duo-chrome teal with a metallic finish.
Bella Gold (22) is a shimmering yellow gold with a gold/ bronze metallic finish.
Bella Copper (23) is a frosty copper with a metallic finish.
Bella Bronze (24) is a shimmering milk chocolate bronze with a metallic finish.
Bella Cobalt (25) is a bright cobalt blue with a silver shimmer throughout it and a turquoise satin matte finish.
Bella Fuchsia (26) is a soft shimmering fuchsia with a satin matte finish.
Bella Mandarin (27) is a muted mandarin orange with a satin matte finish.
Bella Chiffon (28) is a frosty white with a yellow tone and a shimmer finish.
Bella Rose (29) is a very frosty pink with a silver shimmer finish.
Bella Diamond (30) is a sheer white with a shimmer finish.
I’m kinda in love with all these Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows. It offers a wide variety of shades and finishes for those who look for a more neutral eye to bold pops of colour. Most shades are fairly pigmented with a velvety smooth, extremely blendable formula that stays put the entire day without fading. When used with a primer these shadows look smooth, colourful and crease-free from the moment you apply them. A few of the lighter satin-matte shades are on the sheerer side, but are perfect for blending and as a highlight shade. I love using my finger to apply these for the most opaque, true colour payoff, but they do apply (and blend) pretty effortlessly using a brush too. It retails for $3.99 USD.