Milani comes in all sizes with the Makeup Wars Team

Milani Spotlight Face & Eye Strobe palette in Candle Light

The original vision for this week’s Makeup Wars was a particular palette from Milani which some of the bloggers will be sharing with you. But we couldn’t all find the palette which is my main complaint with Milani. I love what Milani has become but finding specific products is often a problem. So some of us are just going with the flow and sharing what we love. I’m one of those people.

Milani Hypnotic Lights and Stellar Lights

I previously reviewed Milani Hypnotic Lights in Luminous Lights and 2 Stellar Lights palettes in Rose Glow and Holographic Beams. Gotta tell you that I am crazy about these and find they have made a nice impact on my cosmetic life. To see more about these read my review and see the photos since you’ll want these too if you can find them. I know that the Hypnotic Lights are still available and they make a great a great alternative to Becca highlighters at a third of the cost.

Milani Hypnotic Lights Highlighter in Luminous Light

Today though I want to share a palette I found at Walgreens and have gotten a lot of use from. There are 3 different SPOTLIGHT FACE & EYE STROBE PALETTES available. I chose Candle Light because a) it wasn’t broken or used which the others were and b) these are MY colors. Plus the fact that it can be used on face and eyes sold me ($13 on and $16 on Amazon).

Milani Spotlight Face & Eye Strobe palette in Candle Light
Milani Spotlight Face & Eye Strobe palette in Candle Light

The colors in this palette have a glow to them which is why I like using this so much. There’s a cream, bronze, and pink but they aren’t the typical cream, bronze, and pink. Instead they are light reflecting and take on a glow that I find so attractive.

Milani Spotlight Face & Eye Strobe palette in Candle Light
Milani Spotlight Face & Eye Strobe palette in Candle Light – swatches and a mix of the colors

The look I get on my eyes is radiant and soft. They are the perfect antidote to winter’s darker shades. I not only wear them as is from the palette (with an eye primer first) but I also mix them to create new shades as seen above.

When I want to wear them on my face I’ve got both a blush and a highlighter that coordinate well. The middle shade is a cool pinky rose on me and I love it. I’m sure I’ll use this up first. The bronze shade in the middle adds a warmth to use for contour or a deeper blush tone. But the best is using a fluffy brush all over and lightly powdering over my entire face. There’s glow, there’s radiance but there’s not glitter. No little piece of shimmer getting into my pores to ruin my look.

If Candle Light isn’t right for your skintone how about Sunlight which is the warmer version

Milani Spotlight Face & Eye Strobe palette in Sunlight

or Golden Light, the darker version

Milani Spotlight Face & Eye Strobe palette in Golden Light

No matter which of these Milani products you are eyeing, you just can’t go wrong. The quality, depth of pigmentation, and price make these cosmetics you’ll really enjoy owning and more important, using! —  Marcia

update  –  you can get 15% off at Milani’s site now with the code WINTER15. I don’t know how long that will last.


  1. Lola Seicento | 2nd Apr 18

    These are so gorgeous! The finishes are really lovely!

  2. Brooke | 2nd Apr 18

    I love the look of the Strobe Palette! It’s going to be one of my next buys, the design and colors are gorgeous!

  3. Cindy | 2nd Apr 18

    Your swatches really sold me on the Strobe palettes!

  4. Teresakoedyker | 2nd Apr 18

    I love the looks of these!! Will definitely be on the hunt for them!! Thank you for sharing!!

  5. Susan Gillam | 2nd Apr 18

    OMG, I need these now! The colors are stunning!!

  6. Lynne B | 3rd Apr 18

    Milani definitely has some gems! But aside from ordering online, many of their products are difficult to find in stores.

  7. kesha | 9th Apr 18

    I love the strobe palettes. I just bought the Milani Dewy Setting Spray and love it! It is refreshing and smells great too!

  8. Never Say Die Beauty | 13th Apr 18

    The Face & Eye Strobe palette in Candlelight is gorgeous! Great to know they’re a good alternative to BECCA

  9. Courtney B | 13th Apr 18

    I like the metallic finishes!

  10. Judy | 13th Apr 18

    I am a huge Milani fan!!!

  11. Jen Mathews | 13th Apr 18

    I have those but I haven’t tried them yet!

  12. Kristi V BeginNails | 13th Apr 18

    The mix of the colors in the strobe eye palette creates a gorgeous rose gold! WOW!

  13. Lulle | 13th Apr 18

    Candle Light looks beautiful! I have the same problem with Milani, none of the drugstores around me have the newest releases and I don’t really want to drive 20 minutes to find a drugstore item!

  14. Leslie | 15th Apr 18

    What beautiful finishes and the price is so awesome! The Golden Light palette really stood out to me.

  15. My Nail Polish Obsession | 15th Apr 18

    Nice colors but I don’t tend to buy Milani.

  16. 25 Sweetpeas | 15th Apr 18

    I haven’t tried anything by them but these look nice!

  17. Ehmkay nails | 15th Apr 18

    I always love Milani products. Great bang for your buck

  18. Nina | 15th Apr 18

    These are so pretty!!! I agreed on having trouble finding limited stuff, there are a few I missed out on because I couldn’t find then.

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