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Round-up: Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powders

Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is powder highlighter that’s supposed to have a “radiant finish” and is available in seven shades. The consistency was similar to a lot of other “gelee” highlighters: smooth, soft but more firmly pressed (where there was no powderiness but was still pigmented) with semi-opaque to opaque coverage and a frosted to a metallic finish. Some shades emphasized my skin’s natural texture slightly when worn heavily. This formula will be most suitable for someone who likes an intense, more metallic highlighter and warmer-toned shades.

01

Milani Afterglow

PPermanent. $10.00/0.30 oz.

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a very light peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

02. Milani Dayglow

Milani Dayglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

03. Milani Sunset Glow

Milani Sunset Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

04. Milani Moon Glow

Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a soft, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Milani Summer Glow

Milani Summer Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a pale, yellow gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Milani Glowing

Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium copper with a warm, golden sheen. Read full review.

A

07. Milani Sunglow

Milani Sunglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

Glossover Breakdown

96%

Average Score
A
7
B
0
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
10
pigmentation
10
texture
10
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
96%
product
10
pigmentation
10
texture
10
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
96%
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Chanel Terre Brulee & Undertone Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

01/06

Chanel Terre Brulee (806) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Terre Brulee (806) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Terre Brulee (806) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Terre Brulee (806) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Terre Brulee (806) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Terre Brulee (806) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Terre Brulee (806)

Chanel Terre Brulee (806) Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark coppery brown with warm, yellow undertones and a golden shimmer with a subtle touch of gold sparkle. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to opaque coverage with just a touch more product patted on top, while it was also blendable to semi-sheer coverage if desired. The texture was smooth, thin, creamy without being too slippery, and seemed to take a bit longer to dry down than other shades in the line-up. The latter made it easier to diffuse and blend out some of the edges. Once applied, it lasted for 14 hours without any changes.

Chanel describes the formula as a “smooth-textured cream shadow [that] glides on effortlessly” and is “long-wearing.” There are eight shades (view swatches) released with one (Obscur) being limited edition. Overall, the consistency has moderate slip–emollient but not greasy or overly wet in feel–and feels more like a traditional cream eyeshadow than Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres. They go on as a thin layer but have fairly good pigmentation. The formula dried down quite quickly leaving little time for blending or diffusing edges, even when working one eye at a time, which was where I struggled. I think some of them tended to work better as lid colors and using something else for a more diffused/blended out crease color. They did, however, wear impeccably for as long as fourteen hours on me–no creasing, fading, or flaking.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow Terre Brulee (806)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Week in Review | May 20th through May 26th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂  

What was your week in review like?

  • My skin tone/coloring:
  • Most loved product of the week:
  • Most used product of the week:
  • Any new beauty discoveries?:

Week in Review

01

Colour Pop Blow Me Out

LELimited Edition. $8.00/0.15 oz.

Blow Me Out is a medium-dark gold with hints of warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was smooth, emollient without being slippery, and incredibly blendable on the skin. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

02. Anastasia Sunset

Anastasia Sunset Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A+

03. Milani Sunset Glow

Milani Sunset Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

04. Milani Summer Glow

Milani Summer Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a pale, yellow gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Anastasia Enchanted

Anastasia Enchanted Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, violet purple with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

06. Anastasia Brick

Anastasia Brick Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

07. Colour Pop Party Favors

Party Favors is a bright, light-medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a golden sheen. The color payoff was fantastic with opaque coverage that was easy to apply and blend out on the lid. Read full review.

A

08. Colour Pop Rager

Rager is a bright, white gold with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow was intensely pigmented and had a smooth, blendable texture that wasn't too firm or too soft in the pan. Read full review.

A

09. Colour Pop The Big 3

The Big 3 is a bright, greenish white with a shift from green-gold to pink paired with a metallic finish. Read full review.

A

10. Bite Beauty #046

Bite Beauty #046 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, red-orange undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
May 20, 2017 — May 26, 2017

88%

Average Score
A
39
B
22
C
6
D
4
F
0

Total Reviews (71) — Brands Reviewed (12)

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Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter

01/09

Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter

Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter

Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter

Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter

Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter

Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter

Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter

Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter

Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter

Skinny Dip

Jouer Skinny Dip Powder Highlighter ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy copper with warm undertones and fine pink, gold, and copper pearl. It had a high-shine finish that was very reflective on the skin and was just shy of pore-emphasizing territory. The consistency was incredibly smooth–almost cream-like as it was denser, creamy, forgiving, and blendable but never kicked up excess powder in the pan. The highlighter wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

Jouer Powder Highlighter Skinny Dip
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

01/07

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio

Pool Party

Anastasia Pool Party Blush Trio ($30.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes three coordinated blushes in medium-sized compact. The blush formula is supposed to be “finely-milled” and “full-pigmented” for “buildable intensity with a seamless finish.” Based on my interpretation, it seemed to say that it was buildable up to full coverage. This trio was a mixed bag of decent to good with variability in pigmentation (two were buildable, one was pretty pigmented), one was harder to blend out, and one that applied beautifully.

There are five trios available. They are presently available through Anastasia directly and will be available online at other retailers on June 13th and in stores on June 23rd.

Anastasia Blush Trio Pool Party
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Blank

Permanent
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Pageant

Permanent
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Kash

Permanent
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Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadows (x5)

01/07

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Bronze Antique (32)

Chanel Bronze Antique (32) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was smooth, soft, and blendable but was somewhat dusty in the pan and prone to sheering out a bit on the lid. There were also a few larger sparkles that seemed to spread away from the color itself and resulted in a bit of fallout. It had opaque pigmentation, though, and applied evenly to bare skin. This shade lasted for seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

The formula is described as a “richly-pigmented” and “longwearing.” There are 16 shades available, and I’ve tried eight of them and have found that most are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage with soft, blendable textures that are often on the dustier side. Some shades were prone to sheering out on the lid and applied best by layering and building up the color than trying to pack it on. They lasted between six and seven and a half hours on me, which was below average. I think Chanel’s formula in their quads is better overall, as they are not as dusty but still are blendable. I think the quad formula also sat better on the lids.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow Bronze Antique (32)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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B-

Carbone (20)

Limited Edition
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C+

Verde (18)

Limited Edition
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