Milani Runway Eyes Shadow Shamrock Review & Swatches

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Call me a one-trick pony if you want, but here I am with another green eyeshadow. (I’m not afraid to admit that I might have a slight addiction.) Today’s green star is Milani Runway Eyes Shadow Shamrock. It’s a dark leafy green with a sprinkle of sparkles. Sounds beautiful, right?

Well, I can’t say I’m absolutely in love with it, and it’s not my go-to green. But the shimmery finish makes it a pretty shadow to have in your collection. It fits nicely into mine, at least. Come see what I like and don’t like about Milani Shamrock!

Milani Runway Eyes Shadow Shamrock Swatches & Pictures

Claims: OK

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

Key Notes

  • Name: Milani Runway Eyes Shadow Shamrock
  • 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, Caribbean Sea, Blue Lagoon, Beach Sand, Silver Charm
  • Where to Buy: Milani website, Cherry Culture, CVS, Walgreens, some Loblaws

Milani Shamrock Eyeshadow Review

Some advice about wearing Milani Shamrock: make sure you have a good primer!

Color & Finish

On its own, Milani Shamrock eyeshadow is dull, dull, DULL. It’s a muddy and faint shade that barely shows up on the skin. Majorly lacks pigment. But with a primer, the shade’s vibrancy emerges a bit and you get a much prettier green.

I like the shimmery finish of Milani eyeshadow in Shamrock because it doesn’t make my eyes look like a disco ball. But it adds just enough of a visual effect to my makeup because the glitter is quite fine. When worn wet though, Shamrock shimmers even more brilliantly.

Even with a primer or applying it wet, the shade is still too muddy for my liking. But that’s a subjective thing. What do you think of the color?


The shadow comes with a unique dual-ended brush that Milani claims to make application easier. It doesn’t.

The brush end is for applying your shadow dry, but the bristles don’t pick up and distribute the pressed powder properly. Lots of product waste! Use your own brush instead and you get a better application. The sponge end is for wet application, but I don’t use it, either. The curvature of the brush is really odd, making it hard to hold. Toss!

As promised, the Milani Shamrock eye shadow does go on smoothly and evenly. I didn’t have any issues with that.

Staying Power

Another reason why I suggest a good primer is because this shadow does not stay on. On bare lid, the shadow will fade from where you put it… and end up in the crease of your eye. So make sure to prime it up to avoid fading and creasing!


I like how the packaging isn’t run-of-the mill. It makes me want to grab this shadow more from my collection. And I think having the shadow in a half-ball dome shape is really cute!

That aside, I don’t like how it opens. You have to basically wedge your nail in to open it. Welllllll, what about my manicure? It doesn’t damage my nails, but anything that could scratch the polish off, I’d like to avoid please!


  • Can be used wet or dry
  • Cute dome shape
  • Goes on smoothly & evenly
  • Pretty shimmery effect

  • Can fade & crease without primer
  • Not pigmented at all
  • Color can be slightly muddy

Final Verdict: 7.8/10

It’s true: I can’t say no to green eyeshadows! Milani Shamrock isn’t my favorite – I would like better color payoff and staying power from it. But a little primer fixes that right up, so I’ll allow it to stay in my collection. 😛

Do you also have a love affair with green eye shadows? Let me know so I don’t feel so crazy.


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