Yes, dear readers, that’s the sight of my brand spanking new Milani shadow palette just mere minutes after bringing it home from a CVS located less than a mile away from my house.
No, I didn’t drop it, that’s just what happened on account of the regular jostling that happens when you carry things home in bags after buying them from the drugstore. Sigh.
For this and this reason only I have to label this a product: fail, just because I don’t think it’s fair to recommend something that may very well fall apart mere moments after purchasing. For the price tag on this palette – a steep $8.99 – I would expect it to be a little more sturdy. True, they have a disclaimer on the website about the fragility of the colors, but still!
The kicker to all of this? Right after I’d finished taking photos and closed the palette, another shadow bar was unexpectedly crushed to smithereens because the enclosed sponge tip applicator was unfortunately out of its place.
However, there is more to talk about than failures when it comes to this set of six colors. The fact of the matter is that the shadows are a fantastic quality and I was extremely impressed with their blendability and buildability when placed on top of a shadow primer. In my case, I used the MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study and was amazed by the effortless shadow application.
So, here’s the quick and dirty on the palette – Great value, great colors, but horrid packaging. Come on, Milani, you can do better than this!