Monday, July 21, 2014

Gold & Teal with the NEW Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows (Mini Review too)

Hey, Guys!! Today I'm kicking off a week long series using the Milania Bella Eyes Gel Powder
Eyeshadows. I love these. I'm hearing mixed reviews from everyone and I think I know why. These shadows can swatch AMAZINGLY and look beautiful and bright in the pot but they can sheer out quite a bit on the eyes especially if you are using a dry eyeshadow brush. With this method you really would have to build them up or use your finger instead. BUT. (And I just wanted to add a BIG BUT in there!) If you use a makeup setting spray such as MAC's Fix Plus, Mary Kay Setting Spray by Skindinavia, or (my personal favorite for THIS particular purpose) e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set on your brush before applying the shadows you will get that vibrate, beautiful color you see in the pan. I'm not sure if this is why they are referred to as "gel" powder eyeshadows-as in you have to "wet" them for them to have that gel finish-but I really like this feature and here is why I think Milani made them this way. I think they did it because with these being a very inexpensive product you can find in any drug store they will certainly get into the hands of beginners. If a beginner who is wanting to try newer, bolder colors but is still a little afraid of them gets a hold of these shadows they are going to have a nice transition into the bolder colors because of the sheerness these shadows can provide. The more you get comfortable with the colors, get out that Makeup Spray, Baby! These shadows can pack a punch. I really do love them and have a found several of them very versatile for various looks and processes. You'll see a few of these this week and even spilling into next week. So without any further ado, here is my first of this week's tutorials featuring this great product! (Remember, if you don't have the specific products I do, just use the colors you have that are similar.)

Foundation & Primers: My Current Foundation Routine
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Base: Mary Kay Cream Eyeshadow in Beach Blonde
All Shadows below are the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow UNLESS otherwise noted. There are 2 MK shadows.
Crease: Bella Taupe (Satin Matte Finish)
Outer V: Bella Taupe
Lid: Outer to just before the inner third starts-Bella Gold (Metallic Finish): Inner Third & slightly UPWARD-Bella Teal (Metallic Finish)
Transition shade from Bella Taupe above the crease up to Brow Highlight Shade: Mary Kay Mineral Eyeshadow in Golden Vanilla (This shade has been discontinued which is a real shame! I've included a
picture of it for you. I'm sure Makeup Geek or Mac probably have a dupe for it.)
Inner Corner: I started out by putting a little layer of Mary Lou Manizer by the Balm and then I went it pretty strong yet thin with the Bella Teal
Brow Highlight: Mary Kay Mineral Eyeshadow in Honey Spice
Bottom Lid: Inner Third-Bella Teal; the rest of the bottom lid have a layer of Bella Taupe, a thin layer of Bella Gold, and then one more layer of Bella Taupe. I used a flat smudger brush.

Upper Lid: Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Black (I love this! It is very inexpensive & so easy to do the "flick" for a cat eye.)
Upper Waterline: Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye liner in Black Point
Lower Waterline: Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye liner in Aqua Stone (one of my favorites!!)
My bottom lids are tattooed Black.
Mascara: Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black
Bronzer: Mary Kay Bronzing Powder in Light-Medium
Blush: Milani Luminoso
Highlight: Mary Luminizer by the Balm

Liner: None
Lipstick: Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick in Color Me Coral
Lipgloss: None

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