Milani Cosmetics

Milani Cosmetics

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  • I purchased Milani Minerals Eye Shadow Compacts for $3.49 each at Walgreens. I picked up Shock, Illusion, Atlantis and Storm. Out of all the colors, I find myself using Shock, a vibrant sparkly purple, more than the other three. W... I purchased Milani Minerals Eye Shadow Compacts for $3.49 each at Walgreens. I picked up Shock, Illusion, Atlantis and Storm. Out of all the colors, I find myself using Shock, a vibrant sparkly purple, more than the other three. Why? Because it's really pigmented and a total dupe for M.A.C.'s Stars N Rockets. The others? Not so much to my surprise! I was disappointed because Atlantis (a sparkly ocean blue) wasn't as pigmented as I has hoped. Illusion (a sparkly pale pink with flecks of gold) is a great highlighting color for the brow bone or all over the lid. I've read that Java Bean is a nice pigmented grown for a brown smokey eye but I have yet to try it myself. Btw, the sparkles are only on the top layer, not throughout the eyeshadow. If you were hoping for sparkles thru and thru, this will disappoint. If you have a limited budget, you might want to consider these colors: Milani Illusion: Bare Escentuals Cupcake Glimpse, Clinique Strawberry Fudge (pink), MAC Little Madame Milani Java Bean: Bare Escentuals Queen Tiffany, L'Oreal HIP Saucy, MAC Mulch, MAC Sable Milani Clover: Bare Escentuals Socialite glimmer, MAC Dementhe, MAC Humid Milani Flare: Cargo Nepal Milani Spice: Laura Mercier Cognac, MAC Banshee Milani Sun Goddess/Milani Desert Sun: L'Oreal HIP Saucy, MAC Amber Lights Milani Shock: MAC Nocturnelle Milani Storm: MAC Black Tied Milani Almondine: MAC Brule Milani Atlantis: MAC Electric Eel Milani Limbo Lime: MAC Guacamole Milani Peachy Peach: MAC Jest Milani Garden Mist: MAC Juxt Milani Classic Beige: MAC Nylon Milani Enchantment: MAC Parfait Amour Milani Silver Bullet: MAC Perverted Pearl Milani Taffy: MAC Pink Freeze, MAC Pink Source, MAC Pink Venus Milani Icy Plum: MAC Shale Here are some dupes but you can find the rest here: http://inexpensivebeauty.weebly.com/drugstore-and-etailer-dupes.html