26 March 2013

Introducing Deborah Milano...

Deborah Milano Makeup

Deborah Milano Makeup Eyeshadow Quad
Deborah Milano Makeup Eyeshadow Quad
Deborah Milano Makeup Bronzer

Who loves hearing about new cosmetic brands? I know I do and that's why I was filled with excitement when I seen that Deborah Milano were looking for 'beauty bloggers' on Twitter to try out some of their stuff. You see, this brand is pretty big time over in Italy, and is said to be a leading name in cosmetics and skin care over there. This year they've decided to reach out to... guess who? THE UK! As I've got a forever growing make-up collection, I welcomed the products they sent out to me with open arms and here's what I think of them...

Eye Design Quad* - How nifty is this packaging please? This is the 'Each & Every Rose' Quad, which is one of nine amazingly coloured quads to choose from. I chose this particular one purely for my love of neutrals and it gives me the ability to great both a gentle and fierce brown smokey eye. On the reverse of the quad it shows what each of the colours can be used for - The pearl colour in the top left is your highlighter, the dusty pink is your main colour, the golden brown is your intensifier and the deep brown is your contour. Obviously this is a guideline but you can mix them up as you please. The colours are fairly pigmented (as you can see in the pictures below) but you do need a good primer and couple of applications to get the colour to really show. I've been wearing the golden bronze mixed with a tiny bit of the pearl dusted all over my lid to brighten my eyes and can't wait to use the quad to create a smoky bronze evening look.

Luminature Bronzing Powder* - I honestly can't remember the last time I used a bronzer in my make-up routine, I've been hooked on using my Sleek Contour Kit ever since I got it. As I haven't been abroad in what seems like forever, I'm a lot more on the paler side of life recently so bronzers kinda scare me. Unfortunately, I haven't got on with this product. As you can't really tell the shades from the website, I had to 'guess' which one I would need and boy, I picked an orange shade! Even at first glance I knew this shade wasn't right for me, nevertheless I applied it to my face and proved myself right. At the moment bronzers really don't work well with my complexion, but perhaps with a tan I might be able to pull it off.

So there we have it folks. I'll definitely be keeping these products in my make-up stash, but I won't be using them everyday - especially not the bronzer! Have you tried any Deborah Milano products? Or had a bad experience with a bronzer? Let me know, thanks for reading!

Megan. xo
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  1. I looks good but I hate compacts with a range of shades I like them to be septate as I find the pallet gets messy!


  2. I’ve never heard of this brand- the packaging is cute! The bronzers looks quite orangey and powdery but perhaps that’s just because it’s a lighter shade xx

  3. Oh the eyeshadow looks really handy. I travel up and down from college and every week so quads are really handy. As for bronzers, I'd never dare trying them because I'm soo pale! Particularly ones like this which are really orange based.

    Good, honest review!


    1. Yeah, it's really travel friendly! Me too. xx

  4. I've never tried any Deborah Milano products but the palette looks nice! Such a shame about the bronzer - I hate when the colours are different online!

    Christina | Passion Obsession

  5. I've never tried anything from Deborah Milano (except maybe a lipstick but I'm not sure). The eye shadows look lovely but the bronzer seems to be too orange for me! Lovely post hun! <3

    I am having an International Giveaway on my blog and I'd love it if you enter! :))


  6. The bronzer looks such a good shade! Might have to check it out :) xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

  7. Thanks for the review - I've never heard of this brand. Maybe one day they will make it over to Canada ;)

    xo, alison*elle

  8. ooooh these look gorgeous - really pigmented!! :)

  9. Great post :) The bronzer looks like a lovely colour and very pigmented!

    Love your blog so happy I found it! :) If you have a minute, maybe check out mine if you'd like and we can follow each other. Alara x x


  10. Just want to say I love your blue velvet dress in your profile pic super pretty!! love your style xx


  11. Great post, I've never heard of Deborah Milano but looks lovely!xx http://lifebeingrosie.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. Thanks! It's fairly new to the UK xx

  12. Oohh never heard of the brand but the eyeshadow quad looks good!
    My blog – Cosmetics, clothes and cute things (:

  13. that palette has really pretty shades in but such a shame about the bronzer! nothing worse than the wotsit look ;) x



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