Frugal Friday: Milani Pure Passion Eyeshadow Palette

Purchased by me

Milani Cosmetics has released two new eyeshadow palettes on the heels of their highly successful Bold Obsessions (reviewed here) and Most Loved Mattes palettes. Milani is one of the best drugstore brands on the market and continues to launch hit after hit. The new Pure Passions and Soft and Sultry eyeshadow palettes are two new hits. This week I’m telling you about Pure Passion, I will do a separate review of Soft and Sultry.

When I opened the Milani Pure Passion palette I was surprised, I was expecting a purple palette. Why? I thought the cover said Purple Passion. Note to self: don’t shop with 5 hours sleep and forget your reading glasses. I was a little disappointed to see ANOTHER warm-toned eyeshadow palette, however, it was love at first swipe.

I’m happy to find Milani has named the shades and divided them into quads, so that’s how I swatched them. If you like no-brainer looks that are set up for you, just flip the palette over and these 3 looks are already set up for you!

Anywhere

  • Afterglow –  rose gold foil
  • Truth or Bare –  matte nude
  • Biggest Flirt –  sangria foil
  • Heat Is On – matte chocolate brown

Anytime

  • Pink Sand – shimmery copper with pink shift
  • Totally Fawn of You – matte fawn brown
  • Sunsets by the Beach – copper foil with pink undertone
  • Spice It Up – matte burnt sienna

Anyday

  • Lust and Luminous – shimmery rose with gold shift
  • Always Pink of Me – matte peachy pink
  • Desert Getaway – rust foil
  • Late Date – matte dark chocolate

The palette is a mix of 6 mattes and 6 shimmers ALL warm shades with some incredible shades. Of course, I love all the shimmers: Afterglow brightens eyes beautifully, Biggest Flirt is gorgeous on blue eyes, Pink Sand has the most beautiful shift, Sunsets by the Beach is stunning, Lust and Luminous is perfect for everyday, and Desert Getaway looks like crispy fallen leaves. Biggest Flirt was a bit scary for me as I’m not used to such red shades, but I tried it and got more compliments than I can count! The matte shades are nothing especially unique but they coordinate perfectly with the shimmers.

The Milani Pure Passion Eyeshadow Palette is a must-have for fall! With its warm berry and rose gold shades, it screams crisp autumn leaves, hot apple cider and pumpkin spice! I didn’t get any fallout though I did use most of the shimmers wet, which does help. The shadows are so, so nicely pigmented, blend well and the entire palette well thought out and coordinated. Though not the same, the palette does remind me of the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette in coloration.

I always use an eyeshadow primer and I used my trusty Too Faced Shadow Insurance with this and had no problems with fading. As I mentioned before, Milani has three suggested looks, but I created my own. I started with Spice It Up in the crease, Biggest Flirt on the lid, Late Date on the outer third of the eye and Truth or Bare on the brow bone. My sister who is not an observant person even complimented me on my makeup. This is someone who didn’t realize her BRA was hooked on to the back of her shoe! Don’t ask.

I’m also wearing these drugstore products: Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation in shade LN4, Milani Powder Blush in Blossomtime, CoverGirl Flourish Mascara and Burt’s Bee Liquid Lipstick in Sunrise Cruise (reviewed here).

The palette was released in August and it’s taken me this long to grab it. It retails for $20 but you can get it from Walmart for $14.97 and every time I went to purchase it, it was sold out so I ended up going to 3 Walmart stores until found it. Yes, I’m that cheap frugal. After, all it IS Frugal Friday.

Bottom Line: The Milani Pure Passion Eyeshadow Palette is a must-have for fall. The quality rivals high-end brands and the shades are stunning.  Even though I have a ton of warm eyeshadows, I’m still really glad I have this one. If you liked Bold Obsessions, you’ll love this too! Stay tuned for a review of the Milani Soft and Sultry Eyeshadow Palette soon.

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