Name: Runway Eyes in Black Out
From Milani’s website:
A silky-smooth powder eye shadow that delivers unbelievable color with a curved double ended applicator. The innovative shape of the curved applicator was designed for easy application. Use the sponge applicator WET or use a thin brush to apply as eye liner to create a glamorous, intense effect on the eyes. Use the brush applicator DRY for blending and shading for a subtle, natural finish
What I liked:
– nice color payoff when you used with a base
– very sparkly
– blends easily
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– it may be too shimmery for some people
– it needs a primer to last all day
– the packaging
When I first picked up Milani Runway Eyes in Black Out I felt like I was holding the night sky in my hand. In the pan, this shades looks absolutely stunning: a deep, dark blue with multicolored glitter that sparkle and shine a lot. It also looks quite scary as all that glitter could easily make anyone resemble a discoball. But, thankfully, it doesn’t. It is very shimmery but I don’t find it over the top at all although if you are a fan of matte shades, you won’t like it.
Although Milani says you can use this eyeshadow both wet and dry, Black Out is pretty useless when used dry. It barely shows up on bare skin so you would need to layer, and layer and layer again, only to see the color disappear after a few hours if your lids are oily. I haven’t used this eyeshadow wet as I’m not really a fan of wetting my eyeshadows but I didn’t really need to. To make Black Out work you just need an eyeshadow primer.
If you use a base, color payoff greatly improves but the color looks different from how it looks in the pan: it is a greyish black with multicolored glitters that’s perfect for smoking eyes. A base will also bring out the glittery particles more and ensure your makeup stays put the entire day. The texture is not very soft to the touch (but I didn’t expect it to be considering it is chock full of glitters), but it isn’t powdery and blends well.
I don’t like the packaging at all. It looks really cheap, doesn’t it? But then the eyeshadow is cheap so I can’t complain too much about it. It also comes with a dual-ended curved brush: you get a sponge applicator on one side and a brush on the other. While I like the concept, the brush is pretty much useless (but if you need to touch up your makeup and this is all you got I guess it’ll do) so I just use my own brushes instead.
Milani Runway Eyes in Black Out is a pretty greyish black chock full of multicolored glitters but it needs to be used with a primer to get good color payoff that lasts all day. The texture is a bit gritty but not powdery and blends easily. The packaging however, is cheap and the brush useless.