I recently got a few of the Milani Runway Eyes Wet/Dry eye shadows from CVS and absolutely adore them. They can be applied as a soft wash or deep color. In the package it looks much too glittery for day wear, but once you rub the top layer off, it’s not nearly as shimmery! I highly recommend these shadows (and you can’t beat the price).
I grabbed a few of my other favorite cosmetics and created a makeup look around Milani’s Blue Lagoon.
The makeup I used:
- Purely Cosmetics cream-to-powder eye shadow in Nude ($12.95 for a very large pan from PurelyCosmetics.com)
- Milani Runway Eyes Wet/Dry shadow in Blue Lagoon ($5.24 at AmericaRx.com)
- Pencil Me In healthy eyeliner in Indigo ($6.99 at PencilMeInCosmetics.com) I’ve had this pencil for over a year now and am still loving it!
- Coastal Scents loose eye shadow in Hi Light Violet ($7.95 from CoastalScents.com)
- Flirt Lash-a-delic mascara in Groovy Blue (here’s my review in case you missed it), available at Kohl’s stores
Even though that’s quite a list of products, this eye makeup look is rather easy to duplicate. First apply Purely’s Nude cream shadow across your entire upper eyelid. Nude is perfect as a shadow primer- helping color adhere, allowing blendability and keeping the color application even.
Next apply Milani’s Blue Lagoon across your entire eyelid. Blend it up into the crease a bit.
Dip a small eyeshadow brush in a bit of water and pick up some of the Blue Lagoon shadow. Apply the color on the outer third of your eyelid. I find it best to “press” the damp brush against your lid rather than dragging and dusting like you would with dry shadow. The goal here is to create a deeper blue on the outer corner to add depth, interest and dimension to the look.
Using the Indigo eyeliner, line your lower lash line and your lower water line.
Using a fluffy eye shadow brush (or the tip of your middle or ring finger), dab a bit of the Hi Light Violet shadow in the inner corner of your eye (next to your nose). This helps bounce light out of that commonly dark area.
Finally apply mascara. Here I used Flirt’s Groovy Blue mascara to keep with the blue theme. However, a black mascara would look just as pretty!
I’ve been on a real color kick lately with my eye makeup. This seemed like a good transition from the brights of summer to the darks of fall. I’ll be breaking out all my mid-tones for the next few weeks to cover the “transition season”.
Have you tried Milani’s Wet/Dry shadows? I know I’ve got a few Milani fans out there!