Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/03

Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette
Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette
Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette
Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette
Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette
Milani Holographic Beams Stellar Lights Highlighter Palette
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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01/04

Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Unicorn Dreams Stellar Lights Highlighter

Unicorn Dreams

Unicorn Dreams is a pale beige base with pink-to-violet shifting pearl. The texture was drier and somewhat powdery, though it seemed to apply rather well to my skin and did not appear chalky in practice. It had a more luminous finish that wasn’t as metallic as the other two shades in the palette. The pigmentation was medium, somewhat buildable, and stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to be a "micro-milled, buildable powder that blend[s] seamlessly and leaves a luminous finish" that is also "richly pigmented," so based on their description, it seems that they're likely referring to the finish being buildable (more and more shimmery) while the color itself is more pigmented. The texture of the powders was generally soft, a little dry but not dusty or chalky, and they were blendable and left behind a finish from luminous to metallic, depending on the shade. Some of them felt more sparkly and looser while others felt smoother and had finer shimmer particles. The pigmentation ranged from medium to mostly opaque, and I didn't have any issues blending out any of the shades. The formula lasted for seven to eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Milani Stellar Lights Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica (CI 77019), Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide -/+May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) Red 40 AL Lake (CI 16035), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
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01/04

Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Make Believe Stellar Lights Highlighter

Make Believe

Make Believe is a pale, bluish-white with iridescent pearl and subtle sparkle. It worked particularly well to layer over other blushes, as it gave them a cooler, violet sheen. The highlighter had medium pigmentation that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with two to three layers. The powder was soft, blendable, and just a touch dry to the touch, but it looked flattering on my skin as it was glowing but not emphasizing. This shade started to fade noticeably after eight hours of wear.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to be a "micro-milled, buildable powder that blend[s] seamlessly and leaves a luminous finish" that is also "richly pigmented," so based on their description, it seems that they're likely referring to the finish being buildable (more and more shimmery) while the color itself is more pigmented. The texture of the powders was generally soft, a little dry but not dusty or chalky, and they were blendable and left behind a finish from luminous to metallic, depending on the shade. Some of them felt more sparkly and looser while others felt smoother and had finer shimmer particles. The pigmentation ranged from medium to mostly opaque, and I didn't have any issues blending out any of the shades. The formula lasted for seven to eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Milani Stellar Lights Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica (CI 77019), Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide -/+May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) Red 40 AL Lake (CI 16035), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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01/04

Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter
Milani Otherworldly Stellar Lights Highlighter

Otherworldly

Otherworldly is a rich, medium orange with warm undertones and a golden, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented and had a soft, lightly dusty texture that was blendable and easy to work with on my cheekbones. It yielded a nice, luminous glow that was shiny but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to be a "micro-milled, buildable powder that blend[s] seamlessly and leaves a luminous finish" that is also "richly pigmented," so based on their description, it seems that they're likely referring to the finish being buildable (more and more shimmery) while the color itself is more pigmented. The texture of the powders was generally soft, a little dry but not dusty or chalky, and they were blendable and left behind a finish from luminous to metallic, depending on the shade. Some of them felt more sparkly and looser while others felt smoother and had finer shimmer particles. The pigmentation ranged from medium to mostly opaque, and I didn't have any issues blending out any of the shades. The formula lasted for seven to eight hours on me.

Browse all of our Milani Stellar Lights Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica (CI 77019), Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphogopite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide -/+May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) Red 40 AL Lake (CI 16035), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes
  • Stila Perlina Glitter & Glow
  • ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow
  • Urban Decay Scorch 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil
  • NARS Tonic Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • Givenchy Neo Nude Le Rouge Mat

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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My favorite shade in the trio is Otherworldly, no surprise there! But since I fully intend on buying Nars Coucher de Soleil, and that has a super close dupe, I’ll skip this trio.

The orange is beautiful, but it does seem like an odd choice with the pink and blue. I agree with you that a lavender would have made a much better choice. A white, pale gold, or light green would have all worked, too.

I bought this from my local Walmart a little while ago it was the last one on the shelf and after a week of owning and using it once the pink Unicorn Dreams and purple Make Believe powders started breaking apart. I think they are beautiful highlighters but the consistency of the powder is very soft so it is very fragile and prone to shattering. I tried to put them back together with alcohol but they are so soft they keep falling apart. Just wanted to let anyone that was interested know that I had this problem.

When I bought it the palette was not in the section that is was supposed to be in. It was sitting at the bottom of the shelf so I don’t know if someone has dropped it before I purchased but it looked like it was in good condition when I paid for it and when I got it home. I saw both palettes at a different Walmart yesterday so if I can find my receipt I may exchange the broken one and see if I still have issues because I think it’s an impressive drugstore highlighting set.

If it weren’t for the Nars Coucher, think i’d be in on this one. A cool shade might indeed have been more appropriate, but orange def rules, and no dupes in stash. I like the no gold! Orange would offset some of my blush faves perfectly. Maybe if it gets to Ulta.

I probably already have covered the bluish to purple/lilac highliters with my Royal Calyx and Lilac to Reality WetnWild shades and they are beautiful! So instead of Milani I would go for NARS. I often wonder how good these shades look on me being pale but they are so much fun to play with and do love them and use them from time to time with a matching top usually but I’m more into the pinkish or coral shades more suitable to my skin. I’m afraid of the blues and lilacs looking as if I got beat up so I wear very slightly but they are pretty! Lol! Oh! Stila has some gorgeous lilac ones but all I got from swatching was plenty of glitter and barely visible color. So again, 👍🏻 to my beloved WetnWild! 😍

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