Milani Glowing & Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powders Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Glowing

Milani Glowing Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium copper with a warm, golden sheen. It had opaque color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin, blended out easily, and had a high-shine finish. I found it accentuated the look of my skin’s natural texture slightly when worn at nearly full coverage. The powder had a smooth consistency that was soft but not powdery in the pan. The highlighter started to fade on me after eight hours of wear.

The formula is powder highlighter that’s supposed to have a “radiant finish” and is available in seven shades (you can view swatches of all shades here). 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.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.3 oz. - $33.33 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder swatches.

Ingredients

Mica (Ci 77019), Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Talc, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).

Glowing

PPermanent. $10.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Moon Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

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. This shade was more metallic than the others in the line-up, but despite the very reflective finish, it still seemed to provide a smoother overall look to my skin and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture, even when worn heavily. It was richly pigmented, which was controllable (lighter touch to pickup less product), blendable, and long-wearing with eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.3 oz. - $33.33 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder swatches.

Ingredients

Mica (Ci 77019), Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Talc, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).

Moon Glow

PPermanent. $10.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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96%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Lancome Teint Idole Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Brown(ie) Eyeliner
On lips:
  • NARS Orgasm Lipstick
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Thank you so much for posting this review! I’ve been wondering about these highlighters and wanted to hear your opinion on them!

Moonglow looks utterly amazing! If I didn’t already have OtherEarthly and ABH Forever Young, I would definitely be buying this beauty. Funny how even though I’ve got warm leaning neutral skin, I love these cooler toned highlighters!

Christine- Out of all the Milani highlighters you’ve reviewed, which would be best suited for pale skin? I’m looking for a realistic healthy glow, not oily or too shiny. Can you recommend one shade?

Afterglow/Moon Glow are likely the lightest in color. I wouldn’t say that these are subtle, though, so you might still find them “too much”!

Same question here thanks so much for answering. I’m a cool pale cucumber myself. Lol! Thanks. Hard to choose I love them all. I already have the Physians Formula shimmer strips wondering which one would be very similar to avoid getting same color. Love those too very beautiful soft sheen/bronzer or blush!

Thank you for the reviews. These highlighters look stunning on you! The Orgasm lipstick looks great too! Do you have a different blush on your right cheek? I didn’t see any cheek color listed in your “makeup look” list below the review. Sorry if you’ve addressed this previously.

I’m loving these! This one might be too similar to Bobbi’s Pink Glow, which is one of my favorites so no surprise I’m into this one. But… over the summer when I really want a new highlighter I’ll be looking at these and the NYX liquid ones. Yay for drugstore finds!

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