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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  • Mary

    Lovely colors for a neutral look especially if you have tanned skin

  • Tia kitchens

    I can’t wait to give the highlighters a try. My makeup routine and skincare has changed a lot during quarantine. I have played a lot more with cosmetics creating looks and I have amped up my skincare a ton. Skincare is so important and I have been so dedicated to skincare.

  • Brandy

    I Loved your video and and the way you applied the highlighters beautiful!I would love to have the Melanie Mills Gleam set so many possibilities I would have! My makeup and skincare routine has not really changed much since this epidemic,only thing really is since most everything is closed I don't really have to do my makeup as much, BUT my skincare regimen has not changed at all that to me is important the older you get the more you want to keep your skin especially healthy as possible. I'm 40 so believe me my skincare comes first and what's happening will not affect me taking care of myself.

  • Nicole Trevisan

    i would love to try the bronze gold for this summer!

  • Kristal

    Love cream highlighters & these look great!

  • Heather

    Love them colors and the look very pretty and those products are really great love to try that

  • Cheryl Drouin

    Love how these work! I will have to try some highlights like these very soon!

  • Jennifer Henning

    That's pretty sweet. Love the look. 💕👍

  • Reenah

    Wow that was an excellent review Serena! 👍🏻👍🏻

  • Katie

    Loved this! Great video! Those shades looked really good on you! Very pretty!

  • sally peabody

    This is beautifully done ! Wow I can see how easy they are to apply and blend. The variety of colors is perfect. You have a model face for...your cheek bones are incredible. I really enjoyed this thank you !

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