Hello everyone! I’m here to review the Milani Bold Obsessions palette I picked up about two weeks ago. I had seen the previews of this palette when they released the sneak peeks on Instagram however I was severely put off by the price. $20 for a drugstore palette that would be released on their website before it hit stores; a palette we would buy blindly without knowing its performance?! I wasn’t there for it.
And then fast forward some time: I was at Wal-Mart with my mom one day and ended up finding both palettes: Bold Obsessions and Most Loved Mattes – their price tag at $14.97! I couldn’t believe it! I had only seen a few posts with swatches and I decided to try them for myself so I picked up both. I will review Most Loved Mattes in a future post.
The Bold Obsessions palette houses 6 mattes and 6 metallic/jewel tone shadows. The palette itself looks and feels like a high end palette (Still and Tarte). It also comes with a mirror which is a bonus since many drugstore palettes do not. Milani describes this eyeshadow palette as:
“Go bold or go subtle with the Bold Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette. Complete with an eye-catching collection of 12 high pigment matte and metallic eyeshadows, this palette features universal neutrals, and rich jewel-tones designed with a velvet-like feel for flawless blending, and endless makeup looks.”
I have to say that as far as the matte shades go: the black was the most creamy of the bunch. It swatched nicely and although I’ve only used it as an eyeliner, I don’t think it would provide issues if you wanted to create a smoky eye. The rest of the shades swatched okay, but having used all of them already, I know they apply nicely and blend beautifully.
The metallic shades swatched very pigmented and applied well. There are two standout shades in this palette: Gold-Getter and Blazing Hot. These shades are far better than the other metallic shades in here. They are extremely pigmented and although they do kick up some powder, they apply beautifully on the skin. I prefer to apply these with fingers because of how soft they are.
I have created three looks with this palette: a warm-toned look using all of the shades in the middle column, an all-matte look, and a cool-toned look. I applied my trusty NARS shadow primer because I have oily eyelids. The shadows lasted all day and I had no issues with fading or fallout. I really enjoyed the fact that this little palette can create different looks!
Bold Obsessions is beautiful and I would highly recommend it! I do have to say that if you can hold out and wait for it to hit Wal-Mart, I would recommend that. It is $5 cheaper, although after having it would say that if you ended up paying $20 for it, it wouldn’t disappoint.
Will you be picking up Milani’s Bold Obsessions palette? What do you think of it? If you own it, how have you enjoyed it and what looks have you created with it?
Thank you so much for reading! Until next time…