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