When it comes to the world of drugstore beauty, I am amazed by the influx of new products that have made their way into the beauty aisles in the last couple of years. Many brands are certainly stepping up the game when it comes to their current offerings, developing breakthrough formulas or innovative tools. One brand that I have purchased products over the years is Milani Cosmetics. My first introduction to the brand was the purchase of their Rose blushes and lipsticks, featured here and here. Today I’m excited to share with you all the details and swatches of the Gilded Desires Eye & Face Palette, * available exclusively at Ulta Beauty and Milanicosmetics.com along with a host of new summer beauty products currently in my makeup routine.
The Gilded Desires Eye & Face Palette is an opulent blend of brilliant golds, bronzes and berries. It features 12 shades in soft matte and foil shimmer finishes with 2 ultra-illuminating pearl highlighters in duo chrome white gold and shimmering golden peach. The eyeshadows are housed in a metallized gold compact with a full-sized mirror for easy on-the-go touch ups and compact enough for travel.
The shades can be used individually or in an array of combinations to create a look from day to night. There are so many combinations available. You can use it to contour, line, and define the eyes as well as illuminate the high points of your face.
Sweet as Honey
Crazy for Cocoa
Time to Un-wine
Wood you Join Me
Black Tie Affair
Most Covet Rose
Desire for Gold
Just Bronzing Around
The Olive of My Life
High Pigment Pearl Highlighters:
Brighten Up My Day (white gold)
Highlighter of the Day (shimmering golden peach)
I found the eyeshadows extremely pigmented and silky to the touch. I was really impressed with how beautifully they performed–easy to blend with a range of complementary tones to create a cohesive look. The highlighters are so beautiful and creamy! Of the two, my favorite is the shimmering golden peach tone which suits my medium golden complexion perfectly.
Now here’s the shocker—the palette is priced at $20! Such phenomenal quality at an incredible price point. I am not surprised that it is currently sold out on the Ulta Beauty website. You can get in stock notifications here. The good news is that it is still available on the Milani Cosmetics website.
The next image reflects some of the products that have made its way into my routine the past week. Summer is now in full force and I’ve been putting many new products to the test along with a mix of some tried and true favorites.
Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation Warm Olive -beautiful buildable coverage that lives up to its claim of long lasting, buildable sweat proof wear. I do quite like the coverage, however the packaging itself is something left to be desired. I find the nozzle to be messy and have to exercise great caution to ensure the cap is secured tightly before placing inside my makeup bag.
Givenchy Beauty Prisme Blush Highlight & Structure Powder Blush in 05 Spirit-It’s a duo of vibrant blush shades to highlight and create structure for an instant flush. This two in one combination makes it easy for me to sculpt and define my cheeks. I love that it contains a mirror and blush brush that is encased in a luxury compact. You can find it here.
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Sculpting Concealer*-I am obsessed with this latest launch from the TF Born This Way collection. It’s provides smooth, even coverage without creasing and the staying power is great. Swatches of all 20 shades here!
Armani Beauty Neo Nude Compact in shade 5-I love sweeping this illuminating powder to set my face. It feels weightless and nearly imperceptible, yet it leaves a delightfully glowing complexion. It’s so perfect for summer.
L to R: Born This Way Concealer in Vanilla, Dior Backstage Foundation in 2W, Urban Decay Hi Fi Shine Lip Gloss in Beso, Givenchy Prisme Libre Blush Duo, Amrezy Highlighter
What have you been loving and using in your summer makeup routine lately? Will you be picking up the Milani Desires Gilded Eye and Face Palette? Do tell.
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