A Dupe for Milani’s Java Bean Eye Shadow

by Bionic Beauty on 29.Dec.2009 · 2 comments

Quite a few Bionic Beauties have written me with their horrible troubles in locating my absolute favorite brown eyeshadow, Milani’s Java Bean.

As I was digging through my makeup case this weekend, I happened upon a darn-close duplicate! Hot Topic’s makes a eye palette of 5 shadows- brown, gunmetal gray, silver, forest green, and deep purple. The brown shadow is very similar to Java Bean, with just a bit more of a warm tone.

Milani eye shadow in Java Bean and it's dupe from Hot Topic

Dupe eyeshadow discovery: Milani's Java Bean and Hot Topic brown

I picked up two palette’s from Hot Topic on a whim earlier this year. The colors were pretty, the price was cheap, and I really wanted to test out their pigmentation (here’s an “Under the Sea” makeup look I created using Hot Topic eyeshadows). They wear perfectly- no creasing, barely any fallout, the colors are true. In summary, they are certainly a great buy!

The Neutral Shimmer Eye Palette is $4.99 at Hot Topic stores or at their online website. I can’t find the exact one I have with the purple and green on their website, but I still see it in all the physical Hot Topic stores.


1 Stacy December 29, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I have noticed that some of the stores have stopped carrying the Milani brand… If I need a good brown I know where to go. Thanks!

2 joycey couture December 29, 2009 at 7:15 pm

LOVE THESE SHADES! 🙂 Thanks so much BB!!

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