Deborah Milano 2 in 1 Long lasting Eyeshadow with PRIMER #2 : Review/FOTD

Posted on Apr 24 2013 - 1:48pm by agnibanya

Hi all,
Today I’m going to review a great product from Deborah Milano, the 2 in 1 Long Lasting eyeshadow with PRIMER in the shade #2.

The Deborah Milano 2 in 1 Long Lasting Eyeshadow with PRIMER (INR 450) in shade #2 is a gorgeous Taupe-y Brown Shade with frosted finish. Its the kind of color you can wear everywhere in various combinations and yet can never go wrong with it. The Eyeshadow claims to have primer in it so you don’t necessarily need to prime your eye lids prior to application. It has a soft cushion like texture like a blend of mousse and cream. It has become all the more softer in consistency in the hot weather here. It blends easily on the eyelids without being patchy. Unlike many other cream eyeshadows that I’ve tried earlier, (Read MAC Paintpots, Shiseido Cream Color for eyes or the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows), this one takes a bit of time to dry, so you get sufficient time to blend it before it sets on the lids. But even though it takes a while to dry, it doesn’t crease on me at any stage before or after application. I have worn these for hours at a stretch and I typically got 7 hours of wear with this 2 in 1 eyeshadow with PRIMER. (The staying power actually is inconsistent with different shades! ) There was no creasing or fading even without primer but in extreme conditions like the summers we have over here, there is minor fading after the 7 hr duration mentioned. It can be used either on its own or under a similar color eyeshadow for a more defined color on the lids.

The only con that I can think of is that the pigmentation is something that could have been better. I had to layer the product a couple of times to get the exact shade as in the pot . The packaging is simple transparent plastic pot with a screw on lid with the color of the product showing through from the pot and the color indicator on the lid, so either you store it upside down or straight, you can always easily locate it in your makeup stash. Its simple, easy to use and very travel friendly.

The complete ingredients list is mentioned on the bottom peel up label of the pot, and the shelf life is 12 months (too less IMO!)

Here’s a simple FOTD that I did using the Deborah Milano 2 in 1 long Lasting Eyeshadow with PRIMER #2 on my lids, I have Inglot Matte 338 (A matte Turquoise Blue) in the crease and a tiny bit on the lower lashline. Hope you like the look!

And here are the products I used for the look:

  1. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel
  2. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun SPF 100 PA+++ Sunblock
  3. MAC Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation
  4. Inglot Face Blush Refill #30
  5. Deborah Milano 2 in 1 Long Lasting Eyeshadow with PRIMER #2 on lids
  6. Inglot Matte 338 on crease
  7. Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil Solid Black
  8. L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara
  9. Deborah Milano ROSSETTO Shine Creator SPF 15 lipstick in shade #12

Overall, a great product for everyday use and I surely love these. It is creamy and definitely Long Lasting and acts as an excellent base for other similar colored eyeshadows. It does not crinkle the thin eyelid skin like many other cream shadows, and so gives a more supple and young feel. Do check out if you’re looking for affordable cream eyeshadows for everyday wear! 

I recommend!

Till next time..See ya..

P.S. Possible Dupe : Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad to the Bronze, this one is a touch more Taupe and far more sheer as compared to the Color Tattoo
P.P.S: This or that? Depends on your usage, this one acts as a better base to similar colored eyeshadows while Bad to the Bronze does not provide a good base for powder eyeshadows. If you want to wear on its own, then Bad to the Bronze is better in terms of the pigmentation and quick drying ability.

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  • Parita

    I was waiting for this review since you posted it in your haul :) the shade is similar to bad to the bronze color tattoo na? lovely eotd!

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Hey Parita,I think a bit too long to post a review on this, btw, this was not pictured in that Haul pic, I got this one later, after I liked the previous two 😀
    yes, the shade is very similar to the Bad to The Bronze Color Tattoo , just a touch more taupe and way too sheer as compared to the Color Tattoo…If you have Bad to the Bronze, you can skip this :)

  • Parita

    LOL honestly i did not see the colors but just wanted to know if these cream shadows are good or not :) pls review the order two also na..thanks! btw you got these online or any store?

  • Bhumika

    This looks nicee..Waiting for the other shades..


    Lovely look :)
    I really like such cream +primer shadows.
    mera bad to the bronze all dried up :(

    Deborah milano has some really awesome products naa!

  • Dipti Ch

    It looks lovely on you Agni.. and the 3rd pic is amazing.. which cam do you use?

  • Poo Jain

    Hey agni.. i liked the shade but as I already have Bad To bronze I will skip this shade…
    BTW i liked you looks loved the face pics.. lip color really suits u :) :)

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Ya Parita, I know I should..That'd be a wise thing to do since these are fairly new in the market..I got these from New U..They hadn't put it on display and these were lying in a small basket on one of the racks and I asked them to be pulled out..can you imagine I bought even without seeing a tester…those people had got the stocks only the day before so there weren't any testers available :)

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Sure Bhumika, I'll try to review them as soon as I can :)

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Bee…. I'm quite sure this wouldn't dry up as soon as Bad to the Bronze..even onthe lids its quite easy to work with..
    And you bet, I'm a fan of Deborah Milano..their lipsticks and Nail Polishes are too good…and now these new eyeshadows and there are some new glosses as well all of which I like….I'm going to post a lot of DM product reviews in the days to come :)

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks so much Dipti..I've a very primitive Sony Digital Camera, T3o or so, its more than 6 yrs old, I now strongly feel the need for a DSLR for some high res pics.. I hope I can get one soon, but for now, I am happy with the one I have 😀 :)

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Poornima, yup you can skip if you have the Bad to the Bronze one..But I'll review two more shades from this range, and there are about 7 or 8 shades in all, you can surely find one that you like :0

  • Sukanya

    Love love the eotd !!1 time to explore deborah now … :)

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    for sure Sukanya..they've got a good range of products for a drugstore brand..I'm so in love with their BB Cream :) Try that as well, you'll love it!


    very nice product :) and you look lovely…I loved the 2 in 1 concept of primer with Es..

  • Dipti Ch

    are you serious? wow ur photography skills are super then.. Oh I want a DSLR too.. :( I hope you get one for yourself soon.. :))

  • Nids

    great shade n good revu…n pretty EOTD 😉
    hope these are available here tooo 😐

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    haha..Thank you, I've learnt a few tricks, thanks to beauty blogging 😉

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Thanks Tanmayee…Yup, its a nice product, do give it a shot if you see them at a store :)

  • Agnibanya Das Poddar

    Hey Nids, you may not find these online but you can try at a store which stocks Deborah Milano..I had got this from New U :)