Sun Light (01)
Milani Sun Light (01) Silky Matte Bronzing Powder ($9.99 for 0.34 oz.) is a light brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which wasn’t as it was intended–it was supposed to be a buildable product, but I had to work to make it buildable by using the lightest touch and a feathery brush.
It had a smooth, velvety consistency that was finely-milled and slightly denser without being heavy or too powdery on my skin. This shade blended out better than the other two that I tried in the formula when it came to blendability over bare skin (or liquid foundation that wasn’t set or matte on its own). It stayed on well for eight hours on me before it started to show signs of fading.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Sephora Los Cabos (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
- Fenty Beauty Inda Sun (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $70.00) is cooler (90% similar).
- MAC Canyon Dreamin' (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Wet 'n' Wild Queen's Land (LE, $4.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Physicians Formula Light Bronze (P, $14.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Hourglass Eternal Bronze Light (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
- Colour Pop Bon Voyage (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar).
- Fenty Beauty Butta Biscuit (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
- NABLA Cosmetics Ambra (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
$9.99/0.34 oz. - $29.38 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "buildable" color that "blends seamlessly" and has "long-wear." The powders have a velvety, finely-milled texture that was denser, so there wasn't a lot of powderiness in the pan, but it was fairly blendable. The denser, more matte powder aspect of this product made it easiest to apply over powder foundation, drier skin, or just-set foundation. If my liquid foundation was still drying down or didn't dry down (dewy finishes!), it could stick too strongly to certain areas without diffusing or spreading as readily elsewhere. They were quite pigmented, too, and to build them up more gradually required using a very light hand and a less-dense brush (like a highlighting or fan brush) instead of a more typical, large-sized bronzing brush. The formula lasted eight hours on average on me.
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Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Mica, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Hexylene Glycol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Lauroyl Lysine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Taitensis Flower, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Flavor. May Contain: Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).