Gleaming with Melanie Mills

I’ve been a huge fan of her work for years and was lucky enough to receive the Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Body Radiance Sexy Sampler Set. Each of the 6 pots features her signature pink star and the name of the color.  The product can be used anywhere (face & body) and is made to work with any skin tone!
I have very fair skin and upon initial swatching (counts as cardio) was impressed with how smoothly it glided across my skin and the pigmentations (a little goes a long way). I was also curious to see how the darker colors like Deep Gold and Bronzed Gold would fare on my face.
I tried each one separately before building up enough confidence to blend the colors together.  It’s unbelievably versatile and customizable; you can create a subtle glow or go full-on glam by using it on lids, lips, cheeks, to highlight or contour. I even mixed a dab of the Opalescence with my foundation to get a dewy finish!
The product photographs well (no flashback), feels good on and it doesn’t transfer! It’s scent-free and hasn’t caused any problems for my sensitive skin. I also tried the colors on my nurse who has a deep skin tone and it looked amazing. (I 💗her but not enough to give her one of these dreamy pots😉)
⭐️I had so much fun getting my Melanie Mills on (bad pun pertaining to her being a makeup artist and applying the product itself). Hope the pictures showcase how easy it is to use and seamlessly the colors blend. You can go from daytime to date time with just a few swipes.
🍬Opalescence- Light serum-like texture. Mix with your foundation for a fresh dewy look. The opal iridescence is semi-transparent which means it will shift color points on any skin color and emphasize the area (cheeks, inner eye, under brow bone, cupids bow, forehead, chin, nose bridge etc).
🍬Peach Deluxe- Creamy texture, on the subtler side of the bunch. The rosy peach and gold color provides the perfect amount of shimmer and looks great on lid, crease, upper lash line and tear duct areas of eyes. Adds a great glow to the cheeks and adds dimension to jaw line.
🍬Rose Gold-Creamy texture and softer than the bronze. The pink and yellow hue makes it a win for all undertones. Seamlessly blends onto lids and cheeks, works great as a highlighter and also looks beautiful over lipstick.
🍬Disco Gold- Creamy texture and tons of shine.  Full of shine and sparkle without coming across as glittery. Looks great on lids, cheeks, collar bones, clavicle, and breast bone.
🍬Deep Gold- Creamy texture and darkest of the bunch. I applied it to my upper lash line, lid and crease then went over it with a lighter shade of eyeshadow (NYX Foil Play in Champagne) that had shimmer.  Works well for those with darker skin. My friend uses this body radiance to contour/transform her body by applying to legs, abdomen etc.
🍬Bronze Gold- Creamy texture and darker, pigment. Not the most flattering for my fair/cool complexion but those with darker warm tones will turn into a bronzed goddess with this body radiance.
💗Let me know what you think and how you would use the Hollywood Sexy Sampler Set to take your look to the next level💕
🎨Shades in order pictured counter clockwise: Deep Gold, Peach Deluxe, Rose Gold, Bronze Gold, Disco Gold and Opalescence.
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XOXO Serena

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  • katherine wu

    Thanks for this super detailed review! I can't wait to try these products :)

  • yona garlit

    During this quarantine, I have been wearing way less makeup. I do have days where all I do is play with my makeup and try different techniques. We start back to the office on June 8th, so I have been training myself to get up, shower and put makeup on in a timely

  • Debbie Ricards

    These are great colors. I would love to try them.

  • Jennifer Goussous

    I find im wearing less makeup during these trying times of insulation. Even though I always like to look my best& beautiful, I also feel that we should be taking advantage and not wear an exuberant amount of makeup causing clogged pores and creating greasy oily skin.

  • Christina Clark

    I love everything about this review! Especially the detailed information and suggestions for each shade. I also have fair skin and the fact that these are made to be so versatile makes me so happy! Definitely need these in my life! Thank you so much for this review. :)

  • MICHELLE weaver

    I have been wearing more makeup due to quarantine. I just like to put it on when I am not going anywhere so I can feel pretty and nice when nothing is going on. I get new stuff from Ipsy or somewhere else I bought stuff from and I like to try it out and see different looks I can make before actually wearing it out. I love following Youtube tutorials to see if I can recreate them!! So fun! Skincare is pretty much the same. I like to switch it up here and there but for the most part it's the same.

  • GauriChauhan

    Amazing review. I loved the way you explained everything. Lately during quarantine I have started using a lot of skin care products. I am started to feel like I need very minimal makeup and more of skin care. I have started to drink a lot of water. But I have started to experiment a lot when it comes to makeup. I was always a neutral baby but I have started to use colourful makeup. So my Relation with skin care and makeup and also health has become strong.

  • Tiffany

    I've been testing more skincare items lately since I'm home all the time. I've tried Tatcha luminous face mask, Sunday Riley martian toner, Tula the cult classic purifying cleanser (I'm putting y'all on it now, thank me later. ✨✨✨✨✨ rating), Sunday Riley good genes and Kate Somerville DQ wrinkle warrior just to name a bunch 🤣 My skin is bright and clear and I'm loving it ❤💯

  • Naf

    Great demonstration of the products! Very detailed reviews too! During this quarantine, my relationships with skincare, makeup and beauty has become slightly stronger. I use more products each time now. I'm moisturizing equally though, but I guess makeup has become more now.

  • Myshell

    Wowww stunning tester bag and Awesome review !! Since the quarantine my makeup and Skincare routine has tripled lol I truly have gotten so board that I'm playing with my eyeshadow palettes more and incorporating more makeup and skincare in my routine than ever before , I can honestly say that Ive spent way more money than ever before , From Sher boredom I'm sure ;)

  • Elizabeth

    These are so neat because you can use them to highlight any area. I would love to use a little on my brow bone for a small amount of sparkle. I have been experimenting with glitter looks since the quarantine.

  • PlainJane40

    I like how thorough you are in your description of the products, and everything else for that matter... you can really build a mental pic with your words. ;) I was happy to hear that these have no scent! I'm a little funny when it comes to smells and a scent can turn me off of any product really quickly. Keep on rockin', Serena!

  • Kristine

    Cool. So many ways to use these. They would be great to add just a little glow during the low makeup quarantine look.

  • Christine Czaiczynski

    I've seen these on others I am following and I like the other posts better but I do love the colors and want to try. Sorry if I'm being brutally honest but I would rather have someone be honest with me than talk behind my back.

  • Sylvia Foster

    Love these shades, so light and cute, so I would love to try these, someday. My makeup ways during this has not really changed. I still play with make up. But it really has not changed. The rose and bronze gold are my faves! I would use this as blush and eye shadow for sure. Thanks for the great review!!

  • Christian Callaway

    I love the opalescence shade and would love to try this one out as a highligter for brow bone, cupids bow, cheeks, nose and inner corners of eyes. I think the gold shades would be fun to try out for a eyeshadow, I love how easy it looks to apply on. I love the star stamp thing too, I've never seen a makeup product like that and I totally want to try it!🥰

  • Stephanie Grant

    Great review and I love the shine it gives and the colors

  • Asweta

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. You look amazing, I am in love with these tiny pods. Can’t wait to try mine. It is like wearing something luxurious which gives a dewy glow, shimmer and radiance to the skin. I hope this will last all day long on me.

  • Jessica

    The textures look and sound so good! I’ve never heard of Melanie Mills before but I’d love to try these. I like how they’re so versatile and blend-able. I haven’t put on makeup once since the quarantine started. I’ve focusing on my skincare And trying to get my hormonal breakouts under control. I think I’m going to start playing around with different makeup looks and products. Now would be the perfect time since I have a little free time on my hands. Great video and review!

  • Jenni

    I love the shimmers on this and it looks so easy to apply anywhere you need it to be.!😱😱💕

  • Jenni

    I love the shine it gives off😍😩

  • Bonita kasee

    Looks great on you, love that rose gold, and the disco gold, I could really work with these! I think I'd use the disco gold on my eyes and use the rose gold as a highlight, I've been using and playing around with makeup and skincare products since quarentined, I found alot of new products and alot of old one, lol

  • Hannah Marie

    I'm so in love with these highlighters. Here's hoping I win them! 🤞🏻 as for the daily question--quaratine hasn't really changed my view on makeup, but rather made me appreciate it better. I developed a huge love for skincare like I've never had before and cosmetics will definitely be loved much more now, especially when we get that greenlight to walk around without fears without a mask, I'm gonna beat my face like I've never beat it before. You'll gonna have to call me Michael Jackson cuz I'll BEAT IT~ lol but seriously, without makeup, this quaratine would have been so much worse. I got to play around so much and find new loves and likes! Viva La Glam!! ❤❤❤

  • Hallie

    The colors are very nice. I like that they don't transfer. Quarantine hasn't changed anything for me really. I already spend 99% of my time at home, only going out when I have to. I rarely wear makeup so I haven't worn any beyond a lipstick I was testing. My skincare hasn't changed either. I have a multi-step routine. I may switch up brands as I test more, but always use, cleanser, toner, serums, moisturizers, SPF, masks, exfoliating, and more.

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