Milani Lolla-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter Review & Swatches

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Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter
Milani Lollapa-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter

Lollapa-Blue-Za

Milani Lolla-Blue-Za Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.24 oz.) has a translucent base with iridescent shimmer and sparkle that twinkled between lighter and more mid-tone blue that ran slightly warmer-toned in its base and cooler-toned when reflecting light. It had sheer to semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to semi-opaque), which was in line with how it was marketed.

The texture was soft, blendable, and had good adhesion to bare skin while still spreading out without too much effort, but there were definitely sparkles that had migrated during application and during wear, so for someone who would side-eye random glitter above their lip, this might not be the right formula. The majority of the (faint) color and glittering finish lasted for a good eight hours on me.

If the idea of blue highlighter doesn’t immediately resonate with you, consider this: The translucent base makes this product work particularly well for layering and transforming shades on it, often by giving things a cooler sheen, so it naturally pairs well with lavender, pink, and plum blushes to give them an unexpected twist.

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

Formula Overview

$10.99/0.24 oz. - $45.79 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have buildable coverage that "blends and builds seamlessly" with a "silky, ultra-smooth" consistency. The texture was soft without being powdery, smooth (but noticeably sparkly), and blendable on my skin. There was a mix of finer shimmer and smaller flecks of sparkle throughout that gave it a very iridescent, smooth sheen to skin.

The coverage ranged from semi-sheer to mostly opaque, buildable in most instances, and was fairly blendable. There were some stray sparkles that dusted away during application and some that moved during wear, though most of the color wore well for eight hours.

Browse all of our Milani Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dimethicone, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Lollapa-Blue-Za

PPermanent. $10.99.
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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).

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Due to the fact that I already have two blue(ish) highlighters, I think I’m good in that department! That said, this is a really pretty one for the more adventurous.

I have the blue Ofra highlighter. I was reluctant to wear blue highlighter at first since I am so pale and in my 40’s. I was afraid I would either look like I never left the 80’s or like I was trying too hard. But, I was pleasantly surprised that it actually does add a nice brightness and coolness to my face. It has quickly become a favorite! I may have to check out this version, too.

I usually wear it over a more neutral and understated blush. For instance, I think it looks great paired with Surratt’s La Vie en Rose or with Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy. I don’t usually go for bright cheeks as I am so pale and I find that the blue is just fun to play with.

This doesn’t seem very flattering – almost like an unintentional smudge of something on the face or like a healing bruise that someone tried to cover with makeup. To my eye, it just seems a strange choice.

Yeah the base looks dark to me and it does look like a bruise to me as well. I thought I was seeing things.

This would look pretty on ABM (Anyone But Me). As a result of aging, the skin on my face has thinned so that underlying blue veining shows through my skin in places; on my cheek, I’ve got a patch of blue right where blush would be applied. As it is, I’ve got to be careful even wearing blue or blue-purple eye shadows. Wearing this particular Milani blue highlighter would look awful!

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