Milani Runway Eyes Blue Lagoon Shadow Review & Swatches

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

Hi precious readers! Today, I share with you one of my favorite blue eyeshadows. It’s not by an expensive brand. In fact this little gem cost me under $6 USD! Milani Runway Eyes Blue Lagoon is one of those affordable gems that I love!

Of course, the price is nothing if the product ain’t no good. I wouldn’t pin the Best Eyeshadow blue ribbon on this for staying power, but the color is stunning.

I’ve been on a major green-shadow kick, but now I’m back to blue. It’s a color that can look ice cold or softly angelic…when done correctly. Wear it wrong, and it could totally give off a retro vibe (and not the good kind). But not with this baby – you won’t have to worry about that!

Milani Runway Eyes Blue Lagoon Shadow Swatches & Pictures


    Delivers unbelievable color
    X Curved applicator for easy application
    Can be worn wet or dry
    Silky smooth

Key Notes

  • Amount: 0.07oz. or 2.1g
  • What I Paid: $5.99USD
  • Price Per Unit: $81.57/oz. or $2.85/g
  • Other Milani Runway Eyes Shadow Colors Available: Lily White, Black Out, Bronze Doll, Coffee Shop, Girls Luv Pink, Royalty, Leaf Green, Shamrock, Caribbean Sea, Blue Lagoon, Beach Sand, Silver Charm
  • Where to Buy: Milani website, Cherry Culture, CVS, Walgreens, some Loblaws

Milani Blue Lagoon Review


You’d never look like you’re trying to single-handedly bring the 80’s back with this. Milani Blue Lagoon has a modern feel to it. Depending on my mood, I either see an electric blue that’s pulsing with energy… or it looks like I’m staring into a clean pond with the sunlight twinkling off the surface. (OK, I’m just weird.)

Either way, this color is beautiful. The shimmer is very look-at-me, while the deep electric blue complements my eyes…if I wear a primer. During the times I tested it without, the color is duller than dull. There is not vibrancy in the shade. So make sure to befriend a good primer to reap in the colorful benefits of this beautiful shadow.

Consistency & Application

Milani Blue Lagoon is finely milled so it never feels gritty on the lid. But again, make sure you put on a primer! Otherwise, the shadow doesn’t adhere to your skin well, and you’re basically just pushing the product on the lid with your brush.

Prime up first, and the shadow goes on smoothly and evenly without blotchiness or patchiness.

Lasting Power

Plus, you’ll need it to extend the wear of Blue Lagoon by Milani. I’ve had it crease and fade on me when I wore it bare – it was sad to see that blue color just disappear! Whomp whomp.


I’ve had issues opening the lid a few times. You basically have to wedge a nail underneath the lip in order to open it up. Not a huge problem, but you might feel reluctant to do so if you’re spotting a cool manicure.

It also comes with a brush, but as with most free brushes, this one can be tossed. It’s oddly curved, making it hard to apply the shadow precisely. But you didn’t really expect the free brush to be good, now did you? 🙂


  • Beautiful electric blue with pretty shimmer
  • Fine consistency
  • Can be worn wet & dry
  • Cool dome shape
  • Goes on smoothly

  • Must wear primer, or it’ll fade & crease
  • Must wear primer for the color’s vibrancy to show

Final Verdict: 8.5/10

Need a cheap blue? This is it. The color is gorgeous, and the price is right. I can’t ask for too much more… Well, except for better staying power.

Have you tried Milani eyeshadows before? Or do you have another blue shadow that out-pretties this one?


2 thoughts on “Milani Runway Eyes Blue Lagoon Shadow Review & Swatches

    1. Fiona Post author

      Ooh. I love gold shadows. They really make your eyes look more awake! 🙂 I’ve never tried the one from Milani though.


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