Today I’m swatching and reviewing the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in shade 16 Bella Champagne (shimmering champagne pink) that my mother gave to me on our recent mini vacation because she thought it was too shimmery for her.
Here’s what it says on the Milani website:
Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow glides on in a single stroke, delivering a multidimensional finish. The formula starts as a gel and transforms into a stunning powder eyeshadow once applied. Use dry for a beautiful wash of color or wet for a more vivid look.
When I read the description, it seemed to me that these eyeshadows would have a bouncy texture, similar to that of the ones from ColourPop. Instead it just feels like a silky smooth, finely milled shadow – which surprises me, because shimmery shades are not always super smooth.
As for the colour description being a shimmering champagne pink, I would have to disagree somewhat, it is a shimmering champagne, but it doesn’t read pink on my skin at all unless I apply it heavily or wet.
This shadow works well as an eye highlight or as a topper, but there are other shadows out there that work better for a metallic look. I like it, but I don’t LOVE it.
Have you tried any of the Bella Eyes Shadows from Milani? What did you think of them?
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤
Disclosure: My mom gave me this!