Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows

I’ts about time I try something from Milani Cosmetics.  Milani Cosmetics can be purchased at most CVS and Walgreens locations.  Unfortunately, everyone LOVES Milani eyeshadows so there was a limited selection at my local CVS.


The Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows is a collection of 30 shades with three finishes; shimmer, satin matte and iridescent metallic.

Each eyeshadow has a net weight of 0.05 oz and are individually packaged in a golden pot, reminiscent to MAC shadows.

 Each shadow retails for $4.45, but fear not, you can often find them on sale.


From Left to right: 19-Metallic Bella Rouge, 03-Satin Matte Cappuccino, 24-Metallic Bella Bronze and 16-Metallic Bella Champagne.

As you can see these eyeshadows truly are vibrant.  For being a drugstore brand, Milani has mastered the art of creating a pigmented shadow.

 Upon one’s touch, these babies feel buttery and far from chalky.  The gel formula provides a vibrant pigment, allowing for great color transfer; they are eyeshadows that swatch as well as they appear on the pan.



From Left to right: 19-Metallic Bella rouge, 03-Satin Matte Cappuccino, 16-Metallic Bella Champagne and 24 metallic Bella Bronze.

The only con’s I found  while using the Milani eyeshadows are the following: they do have a slight amount of fall-out.  I would recommend tapping off excess shadow from one’s brush or applying foundation after completing an eye look.  Yet for the price tag, the amount of fallout isn’t too horrible.

These shadows are long wearing and do not crease.  They do lean on the shiny shimmery side, so keep that in mind when making your purchase.

The gel formula allows for creaseless results that blend incredibly well.  These shadows apply evenly and do not appear blotchy allowing you create looks that have dimension without appearing harsh.

These shadows also have the duality to be used wet for an added intensity.

Overall, I am very pleased with my results.

What are your favorite Milani shadows?


  1. Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    April 7, 2015 / 10:51 am

    Bella Rouge looks gorgeous!

    • Avenue50
      April 7, 2015 / 5:19 pm

      Yea, it really is. . . I must say I was really pleased for it being a drugstore brand. I only wish Milani included matte shades to their collection.

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