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Monday, June 30, 2014




Milani has gone and done it again.  Consistently pushing the envelope in the nail polish industry, they have done the same with the new Bella Blue Limited Edition, which consists of a nail polish, a lipstick, and three mascaras.

Milani Gold Label Nail Lacquer in Bella Blue is a multi-chrome with a blackened base that shifts from blue to green to purple.  I used two coats for opacity and true to Milani standards, it applied flawlessly.
I was able to easily capture the blue and green color shifts, but the purple was subtle and only flickered in and out from the edges of the polish.

Milani Lip Art in Bella Blue is supposed to be a saturated lip color with a matte finish.  
The tube is different than the usual core lipsticks from Milani. This one is see through.
I swatched it on my skin. This is one swipe.
These photos are untouched, so what you see is what you get. I used several layers of Bella Blue to get it this opaque.  As you can see, it is still not opaque and it shows off every imperfection in my lips.  
While I applaud Milani on making beauty products that are out of the box, I am not sure this one lives up to the Milani name.  I do not see how this is a matte finish. To me, it is more metallic.  I also am unsure of wear time as I only wore it long enough to swatch it, but in that time, it was already settling into my lip lines.  Ordinarily, I am a huge fan of Milani's lip products as that is what I wear for my day-to-day lips; but this one missed the mark.
Milani Lash Art Colored Mascaras come in a fun clear with gold packaging.  
Mediterranean Blue is a vivid aqua blue.
I used two coats and found it to be nicely buildable.  There was no clumping and it lengthened nicely.
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Azure is a deeper blue and was also buildable.  It applied great and I was impressed with them both. 
You can hardly tell the difference in the colors, but it is there. 
My favorite was Bella Blue.  I plan on wearing this one more often and it is a deeper royal blue.
While the others built up well, this one was even better!  It was flawless and lengthened my almost non-existent eye lashes fantastically!  
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Parting Thoughts:  I think this was mostly a hit with a minor miss.  I could definitely do without the lipstick.  However, the polish was flawless and I was happily surprised but all three mascaras!  I would probably never wear blue lipstick, but if I did, I would want it to look a lot better than this one did.

Polish-$4.99   Lipstick and mascaras-$3.99


This collection is available at select Walgreens, Kmart, and Fred Meyer stores this month.


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*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*


Girly Bits said...

The nail polish looks amazing. The mascara looks fun! I think I would have to put black on first, then tip the lashes with the blue but it looks amazing on you! The lippie... well... I am not a fan, but perhaps some sort of layering would give it more depth?
Thank you for the honest review!

Briana NailACollegeDropOut said...

the mascaras and the nail polish turned out very well

Ms. Lizard said...

I really liked the polish and the mascaras. I've been looking for a nicely pigmented blue mascara. I'll try this one.

Danielle said...

I LOVE that polish... your photos of the mascara and lipstick are great. I just can't pull off those shades. But the nail polish is fab!