Milani Peach-ella Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.24 oz.) has more of a translucent base that’s packed full of iridescent pink and warmer pink shimmer and sparkle that gave it a shiny, glittering finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage, which seemed in line with the formula’s claims. The texture was surprisingly smooth for as glittery as the finish was, though I could definitely tell it had some sparkle to it.
It wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan, so it picked up readily with a brush but wasn’t prone to powderiness in the pan. The color applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well, but there were a few sparkles that dispersed more readily along with some that migrated/dropped during wear. It stayed on well for eight hours, aside from the migration, which was enough to be noticeable.
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$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.
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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).