I love highlighters. If I had to choose my top three makeup products it’d be eyeshadow, highlighter and eyeliner and I love nothing more than trying new highlighter formulas, especially those that have been raved about by many. I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve tried from Milani thus far, but I think the Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder Highlighters have to be my star Milani product. There are seven different shades of the Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder Highlighters and they’re £12.95 each and available within the UK from Beauty Chamber. Each of the highlighter powders contain a very generous 8.5 grams of product and are packaged within large, circular compacts with clear lids.
Each of the Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder Highlighters have a stunning raised almost sunbeam design which I feel gives the powders such amazing luminosity, as I often find that pressed/flat highlighters can be lacking in ‘glow’ but these really are very radiant highlighters and I’d honestly compare them to the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters in terms of softness, luminosity and pigmentation yet the Becca highlighters are £32 and contains 7 grams of product. Sometimes with highlighters they can be pressed very firmly so you have to lightly agitate the surface to reach the full potential of the highlighter, but these powders are honestly one of the most silkiest I’ve ever tried. They’re not at all chalky or powdery, and there’s next to no kick-up in the pan when using a brush. Due to the softness of these powders, they apply beautifully with a brush but they also apply very well with your fingertips too as they almost feel like a cream to powder formulation.
01 Afterglow – Pale Pearl
02 Dayglow – Champagne Pearl
03 Sunglow – Sand Pearl
04 Glowing – Bronze Pearl
05 Rose Gold Pearl (Sunset Glow)
06 Moon Glow – Light Pink Pearl
07 Summer Glow – White Gold Pearl
After swatching the Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder Highlighters individually, I wanted to include a photo of all the swatches together so you could see how they differ from one another. These swatches are all from circling my finger around the pan twice, so you can see how pigmented and smooth they look with absolutely no glitter which I love. My favourite method of application for powder highlighters is a fan brush, and they work very well with a fan brush or a fluffier brush and I like to apply the 07 Summer Glow shade as an inner corner highlight with my little finger. As the pans are so big, you could easily use the highlighters to add radiance to your body too with a larger fluffy brush, as I imagine it’ll take a long time to get through one of these powders.
I really like that the range includes both warm and cool toned shades, and every shade really is different from one another. For my super pale skin, my best shades are 01, 03, 06 and 07 which really surprised me as I assumed I’d only be able to use one or two shades max. The weartime of these highlighters is really impressive as I don’t find that they fade very much during the day, and my highlight is still very visible when I remove my makeup in the evening. I think the Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder Highlighters deserve a lot more recognition as they’re incredible, and are well worth their £12.95 price tag.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of the Milani highlighters before? Which is your favourite shade?