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Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette

01/03

Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette

Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette

Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette

Holographic Beams

Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette ($13.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes a beige with a pink-to-violet duochrome sheen, iridescent bluish-white, and a rich orange. I wish they had opted for a cooler plum or lavender instead of the orange, as it would have made it a cool-toned complement to the Rosy Glow trio (which is definitely all warm-toned!). I liked the trio, and all three shades were easy to apply and blend out, but two of the three shades weren’t “richly pigmented” as described.

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Milani Rose Glow Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette

01/03

Milani Rose Glow Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette

Milani Rose Glow Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette

Milani Rose Glow Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette

Rose Glow

Milani Rose Glow Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette ($13.00 for 0.42 oz.) contains a light, white gold, rich gold, and coppery orange with shiny to metallic finishes. As long as a bit of mess in the palette isn’t a deal-breaker, it’s decent. Where it shines (ha, ha) is in how blendable the powders were on my skin, but they could have been a bit more pigmented (per the brand’s description) and had smoother, less dry textures.

Rose Glow
Rose Glow
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Milani Flashing Lights Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

01/07

Milani Flashing Lights Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Flashing Lights Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Flashing Lights Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Flashing Lights Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Flashing Lights Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Flashing Lights Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Flashing Lights Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Flashing Lights

Milani Flashing Lights Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter ($12.99 for 0.30 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a gold-to-orange shifting shimmer. It had a luminous finish on my skin–glowing but not overtly shimmery or metallic–so it was easy to apply and never have to worry about emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation. On my complexion, it was a subtle highlighter and blusher. The powder was smooth, soft without being powdery, and blendable. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$12.99/0.30 oz. - $43.30 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "silky-smooth" and have a "subtle, iridescent glow." Subtle is right on the money; they have an ethereal glow that's there but not blaring, and there's really a sea of intense, metallic highlighters on the market, so seeing something on the subtle end of the spectrum was refreshing. The powders had a soft, smooth, slightly dense consistency, but they did not feel stiff nor were they difficult to pickup with a brush. They blended out easily on the skin, sat well, and yielded a lit-from-within kind of glow. On me, they lasted for eight hours.

Browse all of our Milani Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica (CI 77019), Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Talc, Dimethicone, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid. +/- May Contain:Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Magnesium Violet (CI 77742).

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Milani Luster Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

01/07

Milani Luster Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luster Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luster Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luster Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luster Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luster Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luster Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Luster Light

Milani Luster Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter ($12.99 for 0.30 oz.) is a soft beige with a subtle, pink-to-peach shift and satin finish. The key with this highlighter is subtle; this is one for those who have longed for a shift but without a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but it could easily be applied with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage if desired. The powder was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too firmly or too loosely pressed in the pan, so it was easy to apply and blend out on my cheeks. Despite having less shimmer, it was still glowing on the skin and never looked powdery or too flat/dry. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$12.99/0.30 oz. - $43.30 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "silky-smooth" and have a "subtle, iridescent glow." Subtle is right on the money; they have an ethereal glow that's there but not blaring, and there's really a sea of intense, metallic highlighters on the market, so seeing something on the subtle end of the spectrum was refreshing. The powders had a soft, smooth, slightly dense consistency, but they did not feel stiff nor were they difficult to pickup with a brush. They blended out easily on the skin, sat well, and yielded a lit-from-within kind of glow. On me, they lasted for eight hours.

Browse all of our Milani Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica (CI 77019), Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Talc, Dimethicone, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Magnesium Violet (CI 77742).

9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Milani Luminous Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

01/07

Milani Luminous Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luminous Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luminous Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luminous Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luminous Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luminous Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Milani Luminous Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter

Luminous Light

Milani Luminous Light Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter ($12.99 for 0.30 oz.) is a light pink with pink-to-lavender shifting, ultra-fine pearl paired with a satin finish. I found it looked cooler-toned and more lavender applied and blended out on my cheekbones than it appeared in the pan. It had good pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage with half of layer more, but it was also easy to sheer out if preferred. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too firmly or too losely pressed in the pan. The powder applied easily and sat well on my skin. It wore for eight hours before I noticed signs of fading.

Formula Overview

$12.99/0.30 oz. - $43.30 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "silky-smooth" and have a "subtle, iridescent glow." Subtle is right on the money; they have an ethereal glow that's there but not blaring, and there's really a sea of intense, metallic highlighters on the market, so seeing something on the subtle end of the spectrum was refreshing. The powders had a soft, smooth, slightly dense consistency, but they did not feel stiff nor were they difficult to pickup with a brush. They blended out easily on the skin, sat well, and yielded a lit-from-within kind of glow. On me, they lasted for eight hours.

Browse all of our Milani Hypnotic Lights Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica (CI 77019), Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Talc, Dimethicone, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Magnesium Violet (CI 77742).

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

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Pink Play

Milani Pink Play Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together to create a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. The consistency was slightly dusty to the touch but sat well on my skin. The blush lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.”

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Pink Play
Pink Play
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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