Sunday, 25 November 2012

Review: Milani Runway Eyes Palette

I picked up this Milani 'Runway Eyes' palette in 'Designer Browns' from the states a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd share a quick review with you all. I really love the shades in this palette, they seem really pretty and wearable, but with a slight twist on the 'norm' with the pinky-bronze shade, peach tones and pretty shimmer running through each colour.

The packaging is really neat. I loved the look of the raised strips of product at first, but after using it a couple of times it becomes a little bit annoying, as you have to be careful to avoid picking up the next colour when you are using one of the middle shades.
 The pigmentation is pretty average. Although you can get decent colour payoff from these shades if you build them up, the staying power is pretty bad. Without a primer these shadows pretty much dissappeared from my eyelids within a few hours.
 A couple of people online recommended using them wet for more colour payoff, but to be honest, it didn't make a huge amount of difference when I tried this.

Dry
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Overall this is a pretty palette, but I've definitely been left disappointed. I don't think I'd recommend this over my other drugstore/high street eyeshadow palettes, especially when compared to the likes of Sleek.

You can pick these up from US drugstores for $7.99

69 comments:

  1. The colours are lovely though! :)

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  2. Love these colours, so pretty :) x

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  3. How disappointing :(

    Georgina
    www.makeup-pixi3.com

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  4. Such gorgeous colours xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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  5. The colors look great but there are better drugstore eye shadows. Sorry you had to find out the hard way.

    irinalikes.blogspot.com

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  6. The only product ive tried from them are their baked blushes and they are awesome!!

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  7. It's a shame since the shades are very appealing, but nothing about an eyeshadow will kill it like poor pigmentation. Pity really, it could have been a winner!

    Lea x

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  8. The colours look absolutely stunning and if they have good staying power if used with an eyeshadow primer or base then I'd definitely invest if Milani was readily available! XO

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  9. i think the wet n wild eyeshadow trios are amazing - shame neither those or milani products are available in the uk!
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  10. Milani isnt the easiest to find around me but I have seen this online a few times. The colors look so pretty I might just have to pick it up next time I see it:)

    Sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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  11. I am also not a huge fan. :-(

    glamorousglitter.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a shame, the colours are lovely! Think I'll stick with my Naked palettes :) xx

    northernblush.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I have their blush in the colour luminous. That one is very pretty. Such a shame that this one doesn't seem so good.

    beautiesalley.blogspot.com

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  14. when will you choose the winners of you urban decay giveaway? thanks

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  15. I get what you mean about the raised parts. It does look fiddly! It is a shame cause the colours are pretty x
    britishbeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Argh. I hate it when you come back from the states because I rely on you for UK accessable products, lol :P

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  17. Disappointing as the colours are beautiful!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. it's shame they don't have it in the uk!:(

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  19. I've only ever tried one Milani eyeshadow and was a little disappointed with the color payoff as well. Not sure if I want to try anything else from the brand.

    http://skinstuffbykaty.blogspot.com/

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  20. Nice selection of colours, shame about the wear time :/ Would be a great mini palette for on the go :) xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. What a shame! Thanks for the honest review xxx

    PS I've featured one of your lovely wrap bracelets in my latest post!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  22. Oh no that is such a shame considering I have heard such great things...

    Therealsahar.blogspot.com

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  23. such a shame , those colors are gorgeous !

    xx Liyana

    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com
    ( MAC giveaway open internationally until December 5TH )

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  24. tried it an loved it too

    http://theworkette.blogspot.com/

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  25. they are so pretty xx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. these are such lovely colours! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com
    (blogsale including MAC)

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  27. Too bad it was disappointing, the colors look gorgeous!

    xx Ellie
    www.ellalogy.com 
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  28. Ive seen a few reivew of this the colours are very pretty!:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. The colors look really pretty...disappointing to hear the review!!!

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  30. Great pictures and review!
    Brittney
    http://beautybybrittney02.blogspot.ca/

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  31. wow! this pallette looks so fantastic. so many beautiful colors and for a great price. thanks for sharing the review. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  32. Hmmm looks pretty, too bad it doesn't wear the same way. Good thing I didn't pick this up!

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  33. I love the look of this eyeshadow palette! Shame it's disappointing!

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  34. This is so pretty! I never would have thought to look to Milani for such pretty colors. Definitely wish the quality was better though!

    http://willworkforlipstick.blogspot.com/

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  35. Love the colors! So pretty..

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  36. The colours look pretty, but from the first glance I could tell that it would be a nuisance using them just because of the packaging. Don't like it.

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  37. I love the packaging but don't think it would be very practical!

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  38. Gorgeous colours and packaging, too bad that they don't have much staying power!

    just-another-day1.blogspot.ca

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  39. I will probably be seen as an alien but the eyeshadows that disappear from my eyelids within a few hours ( and I do mean few) are the MAC ones. I use too faced shadow insurance right before aplying them, but the truth is that MAC eye shadows for me don't pay off. I must be the only woman in the world with this problem with MAC eyeshadows but it's sadly true.

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  40. Pretty colours :)

    New Follower love your blog fleur xxx

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  41. GORGEOUS!!! I love new finds like these! Thanks for reviewing products that arent so hyped up yet!
    Youre the best, Fleur!

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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  42. I saw this in your videos and instantly fell in love with it, I wish it was available in the UK :L <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. http://abbiesproductreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. aw, that's what i was afraid of with those milani palettes. :( if only sleek was more easily accessible in the US!

    x kate
    caitandkate.blogspot.com

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  46. I was planning on picking this up in the near future after seeing how beautiful the colors looked on one of your videos. I'm glad you did this blog post so I wouldn't waste my money. I was a little scared since most milani palettes aren't great.

    v0usetesbelle.blogspot.com

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  47. I went on holiday to Floria and was almost about to buy this! So glad I didnt though after reading this review! Thanks Fleur! xx

    http://aprilrose-xo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  48. I really like these colours and I don't think $7.99 is too bad.

    www.victoriasbeautysecretsblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. I really liked this, colours are great. But I agree with the other comment not enough colour payoff :/

    www.beabeautytime.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. Thanks for the review Fleur! I was thinking of trying this product, but I guess I won't now...

    xoxo Ava
    http://stylesassandsaving.blogspot.com/

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  51. Oooh but those colours are so nice! xx

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  52. thanks Fleur .but colours are great :(

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  53. Really nice colours to bad they weren't as good as you hoped xxx

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  54. Very beautiful colours, I was contemplating on getting this but from your review I think I'll pass!

    http://dem--dem.blogspot.com
    oxox

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  55. Love the colours :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  56. I just saw your youtube video Best & Worst Drugstore Concealers, was so close to buying the e.l.f corrective concealer! So glad I saw you're video now though, really good advice! So thought i'd follow your blog. hope you don't mind?

    http://alullabyrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  57. That's such a shame..the colours are gorgeous!

    Kimberley x

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  58. The colours look really nice but I definitely can't cope with products that disappear. I need the world of eyeshadow primer as it is! xo

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  59. love it! I definitely need to try that out! Thanks for sharing!

    http://ninanicole2384.blogspot.com

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  60. Just found your blog. Those tones are so soft and perfect, love them!

    Have a nice day, kisses Elena
    New post: A low cost Christmas Guide

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  61. I would love to try these eyeshadows it's a shame you can't get them from the UK!
    http://retrocosmetic.blogspot.co.uk/
    Nazee
    xoxo

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  62. They do look really nice:) Love you blog! Would you be able to check mine out?

    issymushroom.blogspot.com

    xx

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  63. Hi Fleur,

    Thanks for this review, I found it very useful.

    After having watched about this product on your youtube channel, I have always wanted to try it out, because the shades of this palette are all so pretty. However, pigmentation and durability of it are my questions. And I don't know if it's sold in UK or not as I want to try it before I purchase to get my questions answered. Now how amazing it is, you have tried and reviewed it for me. I think if anyone wants something similar, but with better quality and packaging, I would recommend them to the Bobbi Brown's 24 Karat Shimmer Brick.

    Thanks again. Love your youtube channel a lot.

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  64. Love the shades!!! Will be looking out for a similar palette x
    http://isharidsilva.blogspot.co.uk/

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  65. Pity it didn't live up to your expectations but still looks very pretty!

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