Milani Everyday Eyes is more than an everyday palette

Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection (01 Must Have Naturals)

Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection (01 Must Have Naturals)

I have to tell you that finding this Milani Everyday Eyeshadow Collection palette was a total shock. I have 3 CVS stores in my stomping grounds and they never have anything new from Milani. It can be months before I see something and forget it if it’s limited edition. I was so surprised to find it that I furtively put one in my cart and ran to the cash register. I didn’t even think about taking a picture of the small display so you know I was excited.

The shadow collection does not disappoint. Of course I have dozens of neutral palettes so Must Have Naturals is nothing original for me and most likely for you. But for about $10 to have such beautiful shades that are easy to apply and blend is a pleasure.

Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection (01 Must Have Naturals)

Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection (01 Must Have Naturals)

There are 6 palettes in the collection although the Milani special display for this just had 4 (Must Have Naturals, Earthy Elements, Smokey Essentials, and Bare Necessities). I chose Must Have Naturals because I love the taupe shadow in this and only found out when doing research that it’s called Cool Neutrals – it was meant to be.

I do have to warn you that these sell for $9.99 on but for $10.49 at CVS (and $9.99 online). But this particular week there’s a $4 Extra Bucks Reward if you spend $10 on Milani so I came out $3.50 ahead.

Must Have Naturals by Milani

Must Have Naturals by Milani

The back of the palette gives you  directions on how to use each color but you know it’s up to you.

Step 1: HIGHLIGHT –  Sweep BASE color across lid from lash line to brow bone
Step 2: CONTOUR  –  Apply CONTOUR shade under the brow bone, blending from inner to outer corner
Step 3: COLOR  – Tap LID color onto center of lid, blending well
Step 4: DEPTH  – Apply CREASE color to outer corner blending through crease

The Base shade is a cool cream shade that I use on my browbone. I feel it changes the other shades if I use it over my entire eye.

The Contour shade matches my skintone just about exactly. Their description shows this shade on the inner eye crease. I haven’t used this shade yet because that’s not the way I do my eyes.

The Lid shade is my favorite shade in the palette. It’s a beautiful golden taupe with just the right amount of satin but no glitter to be seen.

The Crease shade is a dark chocolate brown that you can build up in intensity if you want.

Must Have Naturals by Milani

Must Have Naturals by Milani

Step 5: BRIGHTEN  – Tap SPECIALTY shade lightly on inner corner of eye
Step 6: DEFINE  –  Apply LINER color close to upper and lower lash lines

The Specialty shade is much pinker than it appears in my picture but it’s a soft baby pink that works well for highlighting and the inner corner of your eye. This has a small amount of shimmer to it but it doesn’t show up very shimmery.

The Liner is a matte black that is obviously meant to be used as a liner but you can use this without a problem as an eyeshadow, especially if you want to use this for a smokey eye.

The palette comes with a two sided brush that is usable but not special.

Milani Everyday Eyes palette

Milani Everyday Eyes palette

If you are a fan of the Bella Eyes Gel shadows I think you’ll like this (and the others) a lot. The texture is more powdery but still soft and easy to apply. The colors have good pigmentation and don’t fade away when used with an eyeshadow primer like Milani’s.

For $10 this was a happy discovery for me. Enough for me to see if they have any left! What do you think of this palette? Have you seen these yet?  — Marcia

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  1. This is a gorgeous neutral palette! I need to go swing into my local CVS and pick this up. I love the quality of Milani products, and who can’t use another lovely neutral palette! Thanks for the wonderful review, Marcia!

  2. What a pretty palette! I’m a huge fan of Milani… I’ll have to keep my eyes out for this.

  3. So enjoyed reading your review. I’m staring at my palette that’s sitting on my desk waiting for me to use it. Now I’m psyched! Thanks Marcia!

  4. This looks really nice! I ADORE Milani products…cruelty-free and affordable?! Just perfect!

  5. Thanks for the swatches! I didn’t know Milani made palettes like that.

  6. These are lovely, pigmented shades! I didn’t know Milani made large palette such as this one. You can never have too many neutral eyeshadows.

  7. I’m so glad that drugstore brands are getting into more palettes. I love their Bella eyeshadows but I have to make myself go look for eyeshadow singles, even if I love them. Thanks for sharing this exciting news!

  8. I love that it has a guide on the back – that’s half my problem… never knowing how to use palettes!

  9. This looks like a pretty good palette! I may have to hunt it down and give it a whirl.

  10. This palette is right up my alley. I should pick one up for when I travel.

  11. Aleya, it’s very easy to wear and can do several looks.

  12. Krystal, I rarely use the guide on anything but that’s because I’m stubborn.

  13. Nidia, I am hoping to stop on Wednesday at a different CVS to pick up another. I was thrilled to be the “first” for once.

  14. Renu, this is a new palette for Milani. I’m planning what to take on an upcoming trip and I think this is making the cut.

  15. Allison, you usually find things before me. I really rushed to review this after wearing it twice. I was so excited to find something new from Milani.

  16. Linda Magnuson says:

    This looks great! I need to go to my CVS as it it shows they are in stock. Yay!

  17. I only have one store in town that carries Milani and they never have anything new either. I wish Ulta would carry Milani. No matter how many nude palettes I have, I always want more!

  18. Omg I need to hunt these down! Yay so glad more drugstore brands are putting out palettes this year

  19. Neutral palettes are my weakness!! Great swatched and beautiful palette. I’ve never tried this brand but if I get lucky to find this, I’ll take the plunge.

  20. The packaging does little to entice me, but the shades look perfect! Milani is only sold in one store here and they never seem to update their stock. I feel your pain!

  21. Oh, I quite like this palette!

  22. Oh man, I love all those colors together. I love palettes but sometimes am overwhelmed by the choices. With this one, you get enough to make multiple looks without being huge and cumbersome! Great post 🙂

  23. Joyce Chitwood says:

    I have heard nothing but good reviews in these. First chance I get I will have to grab some or maybe order. Not a lot usually left at my small store here. But just got four of the New Milani Lip Cremes and the shadow primer. I just hadn’t heard any reviews on the palettes and wasn’t sure which ones I would want also because there r several. I never pick up Neutral pallets anymore after I have a cpl. But these look definitely worth it. I really like Milani products and I agree with above I wish Ulta would carry Milani. But don’t want to bring the price up any. Thanks so much.

  24. I’ve been eyeing this palette since they launched it on Milani website. It’s so pretty!! I already have Viseart though, so I’m sure that I probably wouldn’t reach for this one much even if it’s all sorts of fab.

  25. I have been eyeing this palette since I seen it on Milani’s site. I think it’s gorgeous. 🙂

  26. Such a sweet and simple palette. I love Milani products! <3

  27. I just got this palette and can’t wait to try it!

  28. Lisa Foster says:

    I really like this palette and the fact that it has matte shades, I’ll be on the lookout for it.