If you happened to take a read of my August Favourites post (here) you will know that I am a big fan of my Deborah Milano Shine Creator Lipstick. Being the lipstick lover that I am you'll have to trust me when I say its just Ah-Ma-Zing! So I wore the biggest grin ever when Deborah Milano got back in touch with me and asked if I wanted to try out one of the 24Ore Velvet Eye Shadows. Now with 22 different shades to offer, picking just one was quite the challenge, but I decided to pick the gorgeous shade 11 'Rose' which is the most gorgeous blush pink shade.
When it comes to eye shadow, I usually opt for neutral shades as they are just so wearable, but I've been meaning to pick up a pink shadow for the longest of time because if I'm being perfectly honest I've been a bit obsessed with pink makeup recently. I think pink can sometimes be a colour that can be difficult to work with on the eyes, but if you carry on reading I'll show you just how I made this pretty pink work for me at the end of this review.
The Deborah Milano 24Ore Velvet Eye Shadow is a really soft, buttery eye shadow which feels ever so silky to the touch. As the name of this shadow suggests, the texture feels really light weight and has an almost velvety feel to it. I found applying this shadow so easy as the product picked up effortlessly on my brush and its smooth feel to the shadow made blending this a dream. What really impressed me was just how pigmented this shadow was - I find sometimes with lighter shadows you have to use a lot more product to get a good colour payout. However with 'Rose' you need the lightest hand to get a colour which is very true to what you see in the pan. Like I mentioned, I found blending out this eye shadow so easy, and once it has been blended 'Rose' turns from a very opaque blush pink into a light frosty pink sheen on your lids - On its own this shadow is quite simply stunning on. The frosted finish is not too shimmery and reflects just the right amount of light to make it stand out. I love this finish as it takes this pink from 'Barbie' to something a little more sophisticated and glam.
As for lasting time, the 24Ore Velvet Eye Shadow gets top marks, I poped this on the other morning without any primer and it was still firmly on my lids by the time I had finished work with no signs of creasing at all. I love it when you find an eye shadow that has strong staying power.
As for the packaging Deborah Milano have kept the 24Ore Velvet Eye Shadow pretty simple, encased in this pan which fits perfectly into your hand. The clear lid means you can reach for this eye shadow quickly when its sat among your other shadows. You can't really tell from my pictures as I think my shadow had a few little knocks from the postman, but right in the centre you have the Deborah Milano logo indented into the actual shadow, which is a lovely added touch. The eye shadow also has a mini applicator inside, which I'm not too fussed about as I never used these - But I can see how it could be useful to someone on the go.
Overall I'm so impressed with this eye shadow, a little goes a really long way and this will last me for ages. You can pick up any of the 22 shades in the 24Ore Velvet Collection for £5.50 which is just such good value for money as you get so much product and at such a good quality If you would like to browse the collection you can find the link here. I love the way this shadow looks on and as promised earlier on I said I would show you how I made this shadow work for me.
For those of you wanting to know, I've used 'Rose' all over the lid, blended 'Buck' from the Urban Decay Naked Palette in the crease and have also used 'Toasted' also from the Naked Palette in the outer corners. I think this is a great natural everyday look and using a pretty pink such as 'Rose' just gives this look a touch of girlyness which I love!
Do you like this look? Have you tried any eye shadows from Deborah Milano? I would love to know.