Deborah Milano | Review & FOTD


Hi everyone! Today I’m reviewing some products from Deborah Milano which I’ve been trying out since the past few days. Its been some time since I tried any new products from this brand. I’ve really liked using their lipsticks and nail polishes in the past and you might remember some of my previous reviews.

This time, I decided to go for their Milano Red lipsticks along with the Smoky Eye Palette in Bronze, all very classic colors. And here’s my review –


Deborah Milano - Milano Red Lipstick

Deborah Milano – Milano Red Lipstick


Deborah Milano - Milano Red Lipstick

Deborah Milano – Milano Red Lipstick


Deborah Milano : Milano Red Lipstick (Rs 695 each)

These lipsticks come in an elegant gold colored tube and the lipstick bullet has the brand logo engraved on the side. These lipsticks are very creamy, glide with ease on the lips and have a slightly glimmering, glossy finish. The color pay off is quite good and you get about medium opaque coverage in one swipe. These are enriched with oils and waxes from Jojoba, Mimosa and Sunflower which is evident in the very emollient and nourishing feel of these lipsticks. The formula is also enriched with micronized Ruby powder which adds a soft pearly sheen to all these colors. If you have dry lips, you would really like the texture and feel of these lipsticks. I tried out two nude shades from the range, hoping to find a shade that worked for me. Sadly, shade #1 was very pale for me but #17 didn’t wash me out too much. I think both these colors are best suited for light skin tones. Shade #13 is a creamy rich red which is quite nice for party wear and would work across skin tones. I also like this shade used as a stain for everyday wear and it gives a very nice pinkish red tint to the lips.

The lipsticks are very moisturizing but because of their very creamy texture, they might slip and slide around if you’re not very careful with the application and wear. Also, the staying power is a bit on the lower side as compared to matte or satin finish lipsticks. But if that is not an issue for you and you prefer more nourishing textures, you should give these a try!


Deborah Milano - Milano Red Lipstick

Deborah Milano – Milano Red Lipstick


Deborah Milano - Milano Red Lipstick Swatches - 01, 17, 13

Deborah Milano – Milano Red Lipstick Swatches – 01, 17, 13


Deborah Milano Bronze Smoky Eye Palette (Rs 850)

The Bronze Smoky Eye palette was a real surprise as I had not expected it to be so good! Most 3-5 eye shadow palettes among mid-range brands are somewhat disappointing and don’t have a very good texture and pigmentation but this palette scores in both aspects. The eye shadows are super soft, buttery smooth and have incredible color pay-off. The swatches below have been taken with just a single finger swipe and you can clearly see how well pigmented and smooth they are. What is even more amazing is that there are no duds in this palette. Each of the 5 colors are equally soft & pigmented and blend without any difficulty.

The color combination and the pearly/satin finishes are very flattering for Indian skin tones and you can do several different looks using these colors. They fared reasonably well on the eyes with no creasing up to 6 hours. For longer wear time, a primer would help. Overall, this is a fantastic palette for Indian complexions and my only criticism is that the long thin strips of color can make it a little difficult to pick up individual shades, unless you’re using really small brushes. Perhaps round or square pans would have been a little easier to use. Apart from this little glitch with the packaging, I’m really pleased with the quality of these eye shadows and would definitely recommend this palette!


Deborah Milano Bronze Smoky Eye Palette

Deborah Milano Bronze Smoky Eye Palette


Deborah Milano Bronze Smoky Eye Palette

Deborah Milano Bronze Smoky Eye Palette


Deborah Milano Bronze Smoky Eye Palette Swatches

Deborah Milano Bronze Smoky Eye Palette Swatches


I’m wearing shades from the Bronze Smoky Eye Palette with the Milano Red lipstick #13 below.


FOTD - Deborah Milano

FOTD – Deborah Milano


Have you tried Deborah Milano makeup?

Share your comments below!




  1. July 24, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    I used to love using their makeup a few years ago! Will try out this eyeshadow palette <3 Seems lovely!

  2. July 25, 2016 / 1:38 am

    I have seen this brand online so many times..will give it a try once…lovely pics and look…

  3. July 25, 2016 / 1:58 am

    Wow! I see what you mean about the eyeshadow palette. Paired with that bold red lip, the bronze looks especially stunning.

  4. July 25, 2016 / 7:30 am

    I have tried only one lipstick from Deborah Milano and the way it burned my lips!!! They were red and so sore for days. Perhaps it was a defective batch but I decided not to use this brand.

  5. July 25, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    There eyeshadow palettes are just super pigmented. I have used there eyebrow kit and it works pretty well..

  6. July 25, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Its a perfect palette for creating party makeup look… and i also liked the nude lipshades from the brand

  7. July 25, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I love the eye shadows. Your FOTD looks really pretty…

  8. July 25, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    The eyeshadow shades are so pigmented …..loved your FOTD

  9. July 25, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    The eyeshadow look super pigmented. Loving your FOTD.

  10. July 25, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Wow! It’s about time I buy some good eye palettes. Thanks for the lovely review and swatches.

  11. Ankita
    July 25, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    hey..ankita..ur eye makeup always look stuning no matter which brand u used.. pls take some makeup sessions in mumbai..especily eye makeup.. or with high end brands helps ur subscriber to find their perfect shades of foundation n clarins will help a looooot

  12. July 25, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Eyeshadows are beautiful. I have one of the Deborah Milano lipstick and I love the quality of it. You look beautiful 🙂

  13. July 25, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    the eyeshadows look great and the packaging is so beautiful! i’m a matte lipstick girl so i’m not sure the lipsticks are for me but that is one gorgeous red!

  14. July 26, 2016 / 3:04 am

    I have used the eyeshadow and loved it. The lipstick looks so good, but so far lip products what I have tried from deborah milano has been disappointing.

  15. July 26, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Loved 01 shade… it is such a daily wearable shade <3

  16. July 26, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Lovely Fotd! I quite like the eyeshadow palette 🙂 Beautiful packaging with some great shades!

  17. July 26, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    the shadows look really great 😀

  18. Anshul
    July 26, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    Really loved the classic eye makeup which can be worn easily anywhere.

    I might be drifting away from the topic but I have been searching for a good face highlighter from quite some time now,and is unable to find any.
    I red lots of blogs already to look for the best one but many bloggers shy using the products on their face and showing them on camera so can’t actually figure out only with the swatches.
    I have NYX liquid highlighter which I am not liking it much and find uneasy to use it. Can you please suggest few.

  19. July 26, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Oh my good Lord, such gorgeous stuff. I hate myself for neglecting this brand. U look super like always

  20. July 26, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    Lovely FOTD. The eyeshadow shades are similar to the eyeshadow quad launched a few years back.. gladly I have it so can skip this one..

  21. July 28, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    The shade 17 is so gorgeous. Loving the pigmentation of the eyeshadow palette too.

  22. Ritika
    August 24, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Hi Ankita, could u pls also share the names of the other two lipsticks ( pink shades) mentioned in your post above.
    Thx for the lovely review.. I love reading ur reviews and watching ur videos.

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