18 November, 2015 Giving Good Glow With Milani Luminoso
Strobing has become the beauty buzzword of 2015, and I think this year will be remembered as the time when everyone went highlighter-crazy. Although I’ve definitely jumped on the #highlightonfleek bandwagon, due to my oily complexion I’m cautious not go overboard with shimmer and sheen. I recently ordered the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso (£4.27 here) as it receives consistently high praise from vloggers and bloggers for its pigmentation, universally flattering shade, and wearability.
I was nervous when I saw the pan in person as it does look incredibly glittery, however when applied, it becomes clear that this is essentially a souped-up brightening powder. The shade is a warm, creamy peach with a hint of rosy pink, and the shimmer flecks are minuscule enough to blend out seamlessly without settling into fine lines. So many highlighters I’ve tried in Boots and Space can emphasise large pores and blemishes, but this seems to blur over problem areas and add a healthy glow.
You can use this powder to lightly strobe and accent the cupid’s bow, cheekbones and the bridge of the nose, or simply apply to the apples of the cheeks for a youthful, radiant look that’s appropriate for both day and night.
The shimmer in Luminoso is subtle and finely milled, and it’s definitely the kind of shade that can be built up to your exact specifications. With regards to it being suitable for all skin tones, I definitely think this is true – it would be a great accent highlight on deep skin tones, and as an all-over strobing powder for those with my skin tone or lighter (MAC NC30).
What are your thoughts on Milani’s Luminoso? How do you like to wear it? Share your tips, tricks and comments below!
Have a great rest of your week.