New Year’s beauty with Milani

Makeup Wars chose the topic of last minute gifts today but as I was perusing websites I realized that it’s almost too late for items to be shipped in time for Christmas. So I’m talking about New Year’s Eve instead and the pretties you can get in time for that special occasion.

Milani Hypnotic Lights and Stellar Lights

If there’s ever a time to glitter and glow it’s now. With Christmas and New Year’s Eve in a 7 day period you get to pull out all the stops Go for gorgeousness with cosmetics that won’t break the bank – MILANI.

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Ever since I first discovered Milani it’s been a favorite brand and one that I can rely on. I’m insanely attracted to highlighters but I don’t use them enough to spend a fortune on them. When Milani sent these highlighters my way I was sitting on Cloud 9. Testing and wearing them has been delightful and will continue to be for the holiday events coming up.

HYPNOTIC LIGHTS Powder Highlighter is available in 4 gorgeous shades ($13). They remind me of Becca highlighters which are more than 3x the cost. A similar intoxicating design, soft holographic colors and a wonderful glow.

Milani Hypnotic Lights Highlighter in Luminous Light

This powder is infused with light reflecting pearls that illuminate and give a soft almost imperceptible glow yet move your head and the pink iridescence shows to its best advantage. The highlighter is so soft to the touch, you want to pet it! Wear it over blush or eyeshadow for a look that will bring out the Cinderella in you. I have Luminous Light, a soft pink, and there’s also Beaming Light (light lavender), Luster Light (light peach), and Flashing Light (golden tones). To boost the color more spray your setting spray (Milani Make It Dewy) on your blending brush first. You can find Luminous Light and Luster Light at Ulta and all 4 at Milani.com.

Milani Hypnotic Lights Highlighter in Luminous Light

For a little more razzle dazzle you’ll want to give STELLAR LIGHTS Highlighting Palettes a whirl. These powders have some glitter in them but it’s not glitter you’ll find all over your face or clothes when you wear them. There are two palettes that contain 3 shades in them ($13) which you can wear separately or mix/match.

Milani Stellar Lights Highlighting Palettes

Holographic Beam is a cool toned dream with its soft iridescent blue, pink and peachy gold.

Milani Stellar Dreams in Holographic Beam

Milani Stellar Dreams in Holographic Beam

The shades  in both of these Stellar Lights palettes are micro-milled and buildable so it can be used by the young adventurous lovelies and the older stylish ladies alike. The shades are very richly pigmented and give a multi-dimensional highlighting effect.

Milani Stellar Dreams in Rose Glow

Milani Stellar Dreams in Rose Glow

Milani Stellar Dreams in Rose Glow is a warmer palette with a beautiful white, fabulous gold, and terrific rose gold. The shades can be used in several ways. Apply them where sunlight or candlelight hit your face using either a blush brush or your fingers. Use your finger to gently dab the colors onto the inner corners of your eyes and on the Cupid’s Bow. Use your brush to apply a shade along the bridge of your nose and cheekbones and blend. While you probably don’t need both palettes, you wouldn’t be sorry if you bought both!

Milani Amore Shine and Stellar Lights

Milani is known for their lip products for good reason. You’ve more than likely seen their lipsticks and liquid lips touted online and that’s because they have a wide variety of colors for every woman’s taste and they are so well priced at $9 each.

AMORE LIGHTS Liquid Lip Color is available in 12 shades. Unlike most liquid lip colors available these days these are shiny and not matte. In my opinion they are so much easier to wear than a matte lip. The applicator tip makes them a breeze to apply since it hugs your lips while dispensing the color evenly. “Designed with a weightless texture and non-sticky feel for hours of non-feathering, comfortable wear. Contains a pout-loving blend of emollients and collagen microspheres, so lips appear full and voluminous.”

Milani Amour Shine Liquid Lip Color in Crush and Seduction

Milani Amour Shine Liquid Lip Color in Crush

One swipe really gives me enough color to do my lips. I like to put some on my bottom lip, rub my lips lightly together and then use the tip of the brush to even it out. When I wear Crush I find it lasts well and leaves a light stain behind. It doesn’t feather on me at all. I am very happy to report too that I don’t notice any fragrance with Amore Shine.

Milani Amour Shine Liquid Lip Color in Crush and Stellar Lights in Prismatic Pink

Now for true holiday fun you’ve got to try STELLAR LIGHTS Holographic Lip Gloss. These are the shiniest glosses in town. There’s some contained micro-glitter in the color and if you aren’t careful you’ll find some glitter travels but it’s worth it when you want to sparkle.

Just look at these colors. To die for. There are 6 in all (Opalescent, Iridescent Blue, Luminous Peach, Prismatic Pink, Flourescent Fuchsia, and Kaleidoscopic Purple, $9). These are lightweight and have holographic light reflective pearls in them giving you that prismatic shine. These do have a light cocoa fragrance to them but all you’ll notice is how enticing they make your lips look. Wear these alone or put them over your lip color of the day.

Milani Stellar Lights Holographic Lip Gloss in 01 Opalescent and 04 Prismatic Pink

MILANI Cosmetics are found in many mass market stores along with some at Ulta and lots of special items like these Holographic ones on their website. As a cruelty free company that strives to produce products to complement all ethnicities, skin tones, and ages I think they’ve done a fabulous job. Party makeup doesn’t have to be expensive but it needs to be as beautiful as these products. Have a fantastic holiday. —  Marcia


Comments

  1. Oh Marcia, these are absolutely stunning picks! Those highlighting palettes are GORGEOUS!!!!!!

  2. Love Milani and love the gloss!

  3. Such glittery and shiny pretties! Milani rocks!

  4. these are really pretty. I always forget about Milani

  5. The highlighters look like a lot of fun!

  6. I will have to check out the latest from Milani – I haven’t bought anything from them in a while but those highlighters look awesome!

  7. I need to check out the highlighting palette from Milani, I think it’s so pretty

  8. I want everything! Miliani isn’t the easiest to find here.

  9. Shilpa Shetty says:

    Milani highlighters are my favorite

  10. Gladys parker says:

    Oh, I really like the Milani Stellar Lights Highlighter. The blue is just so Look At Me blue! The Milani Stellar Lights Lip Gloss is Prismatic Pink is gorgeous also. I must find somewhere to go on NYE!

  11. It’s all about the glitter this season and it’s evident in most make-up collections for the holidays! I think this is really awesome and I’m sure you’re going to have a fun time trying to decide what colors to use for your look!

  12. OMG the pattern on that Hypnotic Lights Highlighter! I would never manage to take a brush near that compact LOL.

  13. I love that lipgloss – and the eyeshadow colors they are all gorgeous. I need to pick some of these up this weekend.

  14. Your blog is the first place I’ve seen the Milani. Ours still stickers older than

  15. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I have not tried this brand of make up yet but it does look like it is of good quality. I love that it is highly pigmented so I don’t have to use a lot to achieve the results I want. Thank you so much for your review.

  16. Those highlighters look fantastic! I love Milani but havent tried those. Great ideas!!!

  17. 25 Sweetpeas says:

    I’ve yet to try anything by them but the lippies look nice!

  18. I kinda like that bluey shimmer!

  19. I like the eyeshadow colors. They look like colors I would actually wear! I’m trying to wear more make-up these days. I think my age is finally showing. Ha!

  20. Ehmkay Nails says:

    Oh I definitely want those highliters!!

  21. Both highlighter palettes are super pretty! I must try them!

  22. That highlighter looks great. My daughter asked for some for Christmas, and I totally forgot until you put up this post!

  23. I love all of the shimmer! These colors look perfect for any holiday gathering!

  24. I haven’t tried anything from Milani in so long but those highlight powders are gorgeous. I’m a highlight junkie, so I just might need to pick some of them up.

  25. I always love Milani products! I’ll have to check out that Holographic Beam palette!!!

  26. You should do a video tutorial on youtube. Also great photos. Having visuals is a great idea.

  27. Teresakoedyker says:

    I love all those products they look stunning!! The colors are my favorite too !

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