Monday, May 13, 2013

Review: Madame Milly Eye Shadow Duo #6

The kit this is from was purchased for me by my husband a few months ago. I am not sure if the same kit is still available; this series of reviews is intended to help with deciding whether future purchases from this brand is worthwhile.





Eyeshadow:    Madame Milly Eye Shadow Duo #6 - Lighter shade


From Left to right:

With Primer/Applied with brush
No Primer/Applied with brush
With Primer/Applied with finger
No Primer/Applied with finger

Applied At:    7:00 PM

Cost: (Without any discounts)    Kits at Kohl's range from $20 to $40.  Kohl's does run regular sales so I always recommend waiting for one of those when considering makeup there.

Shimmer: Yes, but it didn't really transfer to the lid.

Crease time without primer:   

11:30 pm, two hours and 30 minutes, crease line is showing.

Crease time with e.l.f. eyeshadow primer:   

3:30 am and there is a crease line.  I will be retesting this one just to make sure eight hours and 30 minutes is the average crease time with the e.l.f. eyeshadow primer.  Second testing started at 4:15 pm.  This one creased at 1:45 am, so nine hours and 30 minutes.  Averaging the two would be nine hours.

Fade time without primer:   

11:30 pm, two hours and 30 minutes, fading because it is all going into the crease.

Fade time with e.l.f. eyeshadow primer:   

3:30 am and the eye shadow is fading because the product is all moving into the crease.

Fallout on to the rest of the face:   

I didn't really notice any.

Can I actually see the color on the lid:   

Yes, sort of, this is another wash of color kind of eye shadow.

Day or Night makeup:   

Day makeup; eight hours will probably be long enough for most of the time I leave the house and I did like the way the eye shadow looked on the lid.  I will say that because this shadow is so light on me (I am Mac NW 10) and really only serves to lighten the color of my eye lid and make it the slightest bit gray, the crease line barely shows so I could probably get away with wearing it for the full 11 hours and I don't think anyone would notice.

Tips:   

Might make for a good highlight depending on the look you are going for.


Eyeshadow:    Madame Milly Eye Shadow Duo #6 - Darker shade


From Left to right:

With Primer/Applied with brush
No Primer/Applied with brush
With Primer/Applied with finger
No Primer/Applied with finger

Applied At:    3:30 PM

Shimmer: Yes, and a lot of it.

Crease time without primer:   

6:30 pm, three hours and the crease is starting to show.

Crease time with e.l.f. eyeshadow primer:   

Midnight, so eight hours and 30 minutes as well on the first go.  The crease is light and just at the inner part of the eyelid.  I will be retesting this one as well just to make sure the time is the average crease time and I didn't do something wrong when applying.  Second testing started at 4:15 pm.  At seven hours there is the tiniest hint of a line that I can only see if my nose is touching the mirror so I am going to keep waiting until it is more obvious.  At 1:15 am the line is starting to become noticeable enough I am going to call this one.  It isn't bad and I don't imagine my husband would be able to see it unless I closed my eye and he got within a foot of my face.  So we have nine hours this time, which is close enough to the eight hours and 30 minutes of last time I am going to say that it probably was not a problem with my testing.

Fade time without primer:   

8:45 pm, five hours and 15 minutes.  It creased before this, but it took this long for the fading to be really noticeable and by this point it was obviously all in the crease.

Fade time with e.l.f. eyeshadow primer:   

Midnight and it still looks like the color in the pan.  After nine hours during the second test, even though it has creased there still isn't really any fading, although that may be because enough of the shadow has not yet moved to the crease line.

Fallout on to the rest of the face:   

Yes, light shimmer while applying found on the cheeks and wiped aways.  I have been finding more light shimmer on the cheeks starting shortly after the one hour mark.

Can two colors from the same brand be blended together:   

I would say if you are using the darker gray, yes, it blended out and smoothed out very nicely.  The light gray, didn't really do anything, but because it is so light I am not sure I would have been able to tell even if it did so it might have.

Can I actually see the color on the lid:   

Yes, this color only took one swipe of the brush in the pan and then patted on the lid to be the same color as the gray in the pan.  A little bit more patted on and the shimmer level was also achieved.

Day or Night makeup:   

Day makeup, I really liked the way this looked and it made me feel quite daring.

Website for brand:   

http://www.madamemilly.com/
http://www.pacificsales.co.uk/madame-milly.html