Sunday, May 4, 2014

Review: Madame Milly Eye Shadow Quad #1





Eyeshadow:    Madame Milly Eye Shadow Quad #1, Top Left 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:    10:00 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/No    Yes, shows as a shimmery cream on the lid.

Crease time without primer:   

3:00 am, five hours

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

8:30 am, faint crease line confirmed by husband because it was so hard to see.  10 hours and 30 minutes.

Fade time without primer:   

3:00 am, five hours

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

Was removed at 9 am; never noticed fading.

Fallout on to the rest of the face:   

Didn't really notice any when applying or during wear.

Can two colors from the same brand be blended together:   

They don't necessarily blend, but the lines can be soften with a blending brush.

Can I actually see the color on the lid:   

Sort of, it is almost my skin tone color so the lighting influences how well I can see it.

Day or Night makeup:   

Day makeup, it lasted long enough and this would be good for leaving the house and looking polished.

Eyeshadow:    Madame Milly Eye Shadow Quad #1, Top Right 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:    8:00 AM

Shimmer: Yes/No    Yes, very shimmery.

Crease time without primer:   

Noon, four hours, light but noticeable crease.

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

1:15 pm, light crease line that I could barely see.  Five hours and 15 minutes, retested because of short time to make sure it was accurate and came up with a similar time.

Fade time without primer:   

Never really faded before removed from creasing.

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

Never really faded before removed from creasing.

Fallout on to the rest of the face:   

Yes, light fallout during application.

Can two colors from the same brand be blended together:   

The orange shade is very overpowering when used with the other shades in this quad.  When I tried to blend it just above the crease it ended up all over the lid up to the brow bone and none of the other shades survived.

Can I actually see the color on the lid:   

Yes, it isn't quite a true to the orange color of the pan, but it is an orange and it is bright.  This color also had an odd quality of I could only see it on my lid under cool toned lights, when I was under warm toned lights it just disappeared so you might want to consider what kind of lighting you will be under when using an orange shadow.

Day or Night makeup:   

Night makeup, this didn't last very long during its longest wear and the first few times I tried it, it only lasted an hour so I don't have enough confidence in this shade that would last even with the e.l.f. eyelid primer.

Followup Note: The majority of the eye shadow fell out of the pan one day during testing. I was able to press it back in, but it is a very soft shadow so that is something to be aware of when storing and traveling with this. Basically I will never travel with this quad.

Tips:

Use a very light hand with this shadow as it is very strongly pigmented.

Eyeshadow:    Madame Milly Eye Shadow Quad #1, Bottom Left 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:    10:00 AM

Shimmer: Yes/No    No, I couldn't see any.

Crease time without primer:   

Didn't really crease, just completely faded away to nothing.

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

Didn't really crease, just completely faded away to nothing.

Fade time without primer:   

4 hours, complete fade, no color left behind.

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

4 hours, complete fade, no color left behind.

Fallout on to the rest of the face:   

No noticeable fallout.

Can two colors from the same brand be blended together:   

They don't necessarily blend, but the lines can be soften with a blending brush.

Can I actually see the color on the lid:   

It is only a couple of shades darker than my own skin tone when applied so this is not an easy color to see.

Day or Night makeup:   

Night makeup, if I could find a way to make it last long it would switch to day makeup, but four hours generally isn't something I would think was long enough.

Eyeshadow:    Madame Milly Eye Shadow Quad #1, Bottom Right 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:    8:30 AM

Shimmer: Yes/No    Yes, light shimmer.

Crease time without primer:   

5:00 pm, so 8 hours and 30 minutes.  Which is remarkable considering there was no primer.

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

Never actually creased during the 14 hours I wore this.

Fade time without primer:   

11:45 am it started fading slightly in the center of the lid, so 2 hours

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

If it faded at all I couldn't really tell, still visible 14 hours later.

Fallout on to the rest of the face:   

Yes, lots of fallout with this shadow.

Can two colors from the same brand be blended together:   

They don't necessarily blend, but the lines can be soften with a blending brush.

Can I actually see the color on the lid:   

Yes, though how it is used would depend on what other shadows where being used as well.  It is not a very dark crease color, but if used with the lighter shade next to it in the quad it would work as a crease color.

Day or Night makeup:   

Day makeup, with the e.l.f. primer this stuff did not appear to want to budge at all and that is always the most important thing when picking eye shadows that work for leaving the house for the day.

Website for brand:   

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