I am a fan of Milani cosmetics. They are a great deal and are usually packed full of pigment. I’m not a huge fan of loose shadows because they don’t pack the pigment that I want. I like MAC pigments, but I don’t know if I would classify those as loose shadows. Anyways, Milani Loose Eye Shadows have a little brush built into the handle, they are kind of like those by Bourjois. This does keep the shadow from being too messy. It doesn’t spill out because of the shape of the container. Actually, the brush isn’t too bad. It doesn’t shed and is easy to use. I have Mint Sugar which is a pale lime shimmer. It is pretty sheer but packs a shimmery punch. These can be used wet or dry. I haven’t tried it wet because I thought it would make the brush messy. When used dry, I find that the shadow stays in place and wears fine. I’m not wild about the color but I don’t hate it either. It looks wonderful mixed with other greens like MAC Swimming and Urban Decay Mildew, it looks great with plums and roses such as NYX Hot Pink. I just don’t like the color by itself. It has a tendency to wash me out. These retail for $4.99 which I think this is worth it. You get lots of shadow. There are 7 other colors ranging from gilded bronzes to dollish pinks. These are sold at most drugstores and drugstore.com.

I bought this brush over two years ago and it still looks as good as the first day I used it. This has been one great investment. This brush has survived daily use and weekly washes. I love it. It rarely ever sheds. It is dense and the bristles are soft. It is the perfect size and it distributes bronzer perfectly. I typically use it with Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil, NARS Bronzer, and Clarins Bronzer. All of them work so well with this brush. I swipe it on and buff it out. With bronzer,  I apply everything in four big strokes: forehead, both cheek bones, and down the nose. The handle is thick and isn’t too stubby. It’s sturdy. It sells for $25 which isn’t a horrible price, especially for something used daily that is great quality. I keep it clean by washing it weekly with a gentle soap such as my shampoo or face wash. Sometimes I use a hand soap because it is antibacterial. I’m really impressed with how well this brush has held up. I think it should be in everyone’s brush collection.