Round-up: Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powders

Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) 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.

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01. Afterglow Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $10.00/0.3 oz.

A

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a very light peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque...

Milani Afterglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a very light peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque...

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02. Dayglow Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $10.00/0.3 oz.

A

Milani Dayglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had...

Milani Dayglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had...

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03. Sunset Glow Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $10.00/0.3 oz.

A

Milani Sunset Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. ...

Milani Sunset Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. ...

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04. Moon Glow Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $10.00/0.3 oz.

A

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...

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...

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05. Summer Glow Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $10.00/0.3 oz.

A

Milani Summer Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a pale, yellow gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The...

Milani Summer Glow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a pale, yellow gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The...

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06. Glowing Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $10.00/0.3 oz.

A

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...

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...

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07. Sunglow Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $10.00/0.3 oz.

A

Milani Sunglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had...

Milani Sunglow Strobelight Instant Glow Powder ($10.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had...

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Glossover Breakdown

96%

Average Score
A
7
B
0
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
10
pigmentation
10
texture
10
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
96%
product
10
pigmentation
10
texture
10
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
96%

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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Very few formulas and releases this consistent. Good on Milani for producing such a solid line! (Now, a cool-toned shade expansion of equal quality would be great!)

I’m so happy with the one I have in Afterglow. The packaging is not luxe – but certainly better than anything else I’ve seen at the drugstore. Goes to show you don’t need to spend $40 and up on a good highlighter!

I have a question about the round ups, Christine. When I am looking at a round up, I have been assuming they are listed in order of rating (for example, your top pick/performer is #1, the second best pick/performer is #2, and so on). When I was looking over the reviews of these Milani Highlighters, I noticed that the one you recommended is actually #4, Moon Glow. If Moon Glow was your favorite of the bunch and they all got an A rating, why wasn’t it in the #1 position? Or in other words, how do you choose the ranking of products in a round-up?

Hi Tammy,

The round-up is by highest to lowest rated (which would be based on raw %). “Temptalia Recommended” has nothing to do with the rating – it’s a subjective label that means that I, personally, really loved it on *me* and recommend it.

http://www.temptalia.com/review-faq

Although I know I’m supposed to get for my cool skin the first or second range of colors I’m looking at the Glowing the darkest. Looks gorgeous! Need to see them close and know will be getting more than one. Beautiful! One more highlighter I don’t need but my heart melts for them. Lol! How can a girl resist? 😉

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