Disclosure: Milani Cosmetics Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow provided for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and are honest.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Before I get into why I think the [somewhat] new Milani Cosmetics Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow, I just wanted to give you a little background history on my makeup journey. Milani eyeshadows were one of the first eyeshadows I began using. Why? they were all that I could afford on my teenager/college student budget. Plus, they were quality eyeshadows without the price tag. Now, Milani has upped their game even more with their Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows. I was able to test out the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows in shades ‘Bella Bronze’, ‘Bella Charcoal’, and ‘Bella White’.

A gel powder eyeshadow? What the heck is that?

The Bella Gel Powder Eyeshadows began as a gel, and were transformed into an amazingly smooth, color packed eyeshadow, hence me deeming it the “smooth operator.”

I love the Milani Bella Gel Powder Eyeshadows because unlike other drugstore brand or non-high end brands of eyeshadows I’ve tried, it packs on the color without too much effort. Don’t you hate when you have to constantly pack on eyeshadow, even with a base underneath, in order for it’s true color to show? With these eyeshadows, there’s no need for that. I even tried it without an eyeshadow primer, and the results were just as good as if I used it with one. Also, there’s no fallout. As I applied ‘Bella Charcoal’ to my lids, there was no tell-tale signs of shadow lingering near my under eye area, which means shorter makeup application time because I didn’t have to go back to cleanup and reapply my makeup afterward. I’m an ‘eyeshadow first’ girl anyway, but it’s good to know I will be able to apply my makeup without worrying about cleaning up afterwards.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Swatches
Of the three shades I tried, ‘Bella Bronze’ and ‘Bella Charcoal’ were my favorites. For one look, I added ‘Bella Bronze’ to my crease, and then added ‘Bella Charcoal’ to my lid, and blended it up. This look made for the perfect, day-time smoky eye. You can also make it more intense by adding black eyeliner, and falsies. For a more natural look, ‘Bella Bronze can be applied all over the lid, and blended through the crease. Add some mascara, and you’re set to go!

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Bronze
‘Bella White’ did not fair well with my skin tone, at least alone or paired with the other two shades. I’d recommend it for those with lighter skin tones.

I would definitely recommend the Milani Bella Gel Powder Eyeshadows. They’re affordable, well-pigmented, and easy to work with.

Buy it!

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow can be found at your local Walgreens, Walgreens.comDrugstore.com or on MilaniCosmetics.com for as low as $4.49 a pop! The Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows are available in 30 beautifully pigmented shades, so you’re sure to find colors that best match your style and taste. There’s bright fun shades like ‘Bella Teal’ and more neutral tones for those days you’d prefer a more natural look.

Now, I need to get my hands on the Milani Bella Eyes Eyeshadow in ‘Bella Rouge’! I’ve wanted this red metallic shade ever since I’ve seen my fellow beauty bloggers use and swatch it.

 

Have you tried the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows? Which are your favorite shades?

 

Disclosure: Milani Cosmetics Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow provided for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and are honest.

36 comments on “Smooth Operator: Milani Cosmetics Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow”

  1. I picked up a few colors, but so far have only tried Bronze and Mandarin. They are beautiful. I don't usually pair grey tones with gold tones, but it looks good on you!

    • Which other colors have you picked up. The bronze wasn't so gold that it would be harsh and overpower the gray so it worked.

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