10 September 2013

Deborah Milano 'Dark Violet'

One of my favourite products when it comes to the world of make up has to be eye shadow. From the neutral tones of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette to the bright wonders of the Illamasqua Paranormal Palette there has been a craving inside of me to try different looks with eye shadows and the vast array of colours available.

A few weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to try one of the Deborah Milano 24Ore Velvet Eye Shadows which are available in 22 different shades, I chose shade 9 'Deep Violet' as I like purple eye shadows in general and thought that it would be a nice colour to use as we head into autumn.

Deborah Milano 24 Ore Velvet Eye Shadow in Deep Violet'*
















To me this is a dark grape kind of colour which is true to the colour shown in the pan once applied to the lid. I do find that a lot of eye shadows can often be lighter once applied than they initially look, particularly with darker colours. As you can see here the packaging is a simple plastic case with a clear see through lid allowing you to see what colour you have. I really like the raised detail of the eye shadow itself; it's a nice touch and looks rather pretty. The only thing I'm not overly fussed about is the little eye shadow brush that comes with it as I never use these with anything, the same rings true with other products I own as the brushes that come with them nine times out of ten never get used.

This eye shadow is really soft and easy to apply I found with it being very pigmented leaving me having to use only a bit on my brush each time. I've so far only used these with a primer therefore on me they do last up pretty well throughout the day, particularly when used upon a cream eye base. I put mine on top of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold as it was the only colour I had suitable.
























I must confess I struggle with eye shadow in general; I just cannot seem to grasp the fundamental technique. This is somewhat a bizarre photograph but my oh my I struggled to get anything half decent; it is high time I got a new lens or something. I do hate being too self critical as it's no good for moral therefore here above is my attempt at a purple toned look, using deep violet from Deborah Milano along with a hint of white eye shadow from MUA on top of Pink Gold as a base from Maybelline.

These can be used as a wet formula too which I should imagine would provide a more intense colour pay off, I may just have to try that next!

These are individually priced at £5.50 which is pretty much on the same level as many products in Boots and Superdrug.


From what I understand Deborah Milano are a cruelty free brand. 

*PR Sample, this products was kindly sent to me for my consideration
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45 comments

  1. Lovely colour! It looks great on you :)

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. purple is on eof my fave colours but I just cant carry it off, I don't know why, but this looks lush! x

    Kirsty Rockit Style, Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I wasn't too sure if I would be able to or not, but from all the nice comments maybe it looks ok :) xx

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  3. Its a lovely colour and the packaging really appeals to me, I've not seen these in boots but I'l have a look next time

    Roshni’s Journey

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    1. I don't think they're in Boots, it would be nice if they were :) xx

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  4. Such a pretty colour, its so unique !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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    1. It's certainly unique to my collection as I have hardly any purple shades xx

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  5. This looks gorgeous and I love it on you too! :)

    Layla xx


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  6. This is such a pretty shade. I love dark purples for autumn time. This really suits your skin tone, I think it looks lovely on you!

    Jordan-Alice

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    1. Oh thank you :) I'm so glad you like it, purple is a great colour for this time of year xx

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  7. This colour looks gorgeous and such a rich tone for autumn x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you :) it's a great colour isn't it xx

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  8. These go on very well & are very pretty! I just came across your blog & I am very happy that I did. You've earned a new follower & I can't wait to see lots more!

    x leah symonne x

    itsleli.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much Leah, I'm glad you liked my blog enough to follow :) that means a lot! xx

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  9. I can never pull off colored eye shadows but this one looks good on you!! It's a perfect color for autumn too :)

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    1. Thank you so much :) I'm not too sure if I can but I'm going to keep working on it xx

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  10. What a gorgeous color. This color would take some getting used to for me after years of using light neutral shades..How boring lol:) xx

    Sara
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    1. Oh no not at all, I use neutral shades all of the time :) xx

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  11. You look lovely here! This is such a pretty shade and it really suits you :)

    Jess xo

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  12. This eyeshadow looks really pretty on you, when I first saw the picture I thought it's an Estee Lauder product :) xx

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  13. seriously gorgeous!
    That color looks amazing.

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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  14. It's such a beautiful colour for autumn! Don't worry, you applied it very nicely! :) x

    Beauty from the Fjord

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    1. Thank you vey much, I'm always worried about pictures like this as I'm no pro or anything at all, just little old me xx

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  15. Gorgeous colour! & I think you shouldn't be so harsh on your techniques either, you look really pretty!

    Deborah Milano have such fab colours in this eyeshadow range, think Im going to have a little nosey now :)

    Latasha xx |Today I Adore

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    1. Thank you Latasha, I really appreciate that :) Definitely have a look as there are some nice shades available xx

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  16. I love Deborah Milano! Their eyeshadows are so beautiful, and such good quality :D xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I agree, I was pretty impressed :) xx

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  17. you look gorgeous hun! the colour really suits you - i wish i could pull off colour on my eyes :) xx

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  18. This is such a gorgeous shade x

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