Review & Swatches: Milani Metallic Baked Eyeshadow in “Rich Java”

Milani Metallic Baked Eyeshadow in “Rich Java”

This is a review for Milani’s Metallic Baked Eyeshadow in the color “Rich Java.” These shadows cost approximately $7.00 at your local drugstore, Target, or WalMart.

Company’s Description

Captivating eyeshadow powder that features multiple infusions of colors baked on Italian terracotta tiles. Metallic eyeshadows contain richly refined color intense metallic pigments. All of these gorgeous combinations are designed to be used Wet or Dry.

Packaging: 8.75/10

Milani’s shadows come in plastic, domed compacts with snap-shut lids. The packaging is lightweight, but more bulky than necessary, given the size of the pan.

Quality: 9.75/10

Rich Java is a deep brown color with tiny, silver and gold shimmers.

Even when used dry, the shadow is very pigmented; when used wet, the color is even more intense. This is a beautiful color that you can use for both a smokey look or as an eye liner.

The formula glides on evenly and smoothly and is long-wearing over a primer.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

Like Milani claims, you can use this shadow wet or dry. The pigment glides on smoothly and evenly.

Price: 8.75/10

These shadows are 1.5 g and cost around $7.00. For comparison, Palladio baked shadows are of similar size, quality, and price.

Final Grade


Toss if: you want a completely matte color
Try if: you’ve never tried Milani shadows before–these are a great place to start
Buy if: you want an intensely pigmented, versatile brown shadow you can use wet and dry

Milani Metallic Baked Eyeshadow Packaging

Milani Metallic Baked Eyeshadow in “Rich Java”

Milani Metallic Baked Eyeshadow in “Rich Java”

Rich Java Swatched: Dry (Left) & Wet (Right)

Rich Java Applied

Rich Java Applied
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6 Responses to Review & Swatches: Milani Metallic Baked Eyeshadow in “Rich Java”

  1. Wendy M. says:

    Awesome review! BTW, what liner are you wearing? It looks so good with Rich Java.<3

  2. Lisa B. says:

    Oh, that’s a gorgeous color! Does the shimmer cling well? Do you get much fallout? I usually have that problem with baked eyeshadows of all kinds…even with primer/serum…

  3. Tina Lane says:

    The eyeshadow looks so pretty especially when it’s wet. The brush that comes with it is so awesome. I have the milani blush, so I know that they have good products. But $7 for each eyeshadow. I am a bargain shopper.

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