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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Milani Amber Nectar Illuminating Face Powder

Ah, Sunday... the laziest day of the week. I've spent mine lazing about, reading, drinking milky tea, slow roasting a farm fresh chicken (one of the perks of living in a small-ish town) that is now a giant pot of matzoh ball soup. This evening, I plan on watching Practical Magic for what is likely the 867th time and maybe pop a bit of popcorn. Quite possibly a perfect day!

As busy as I've been, I even managed to edit a few photos and thought I could probably squeeze a bit of blogging in to my hectic day. Care to take a look?

I love highlighters! It's true. I never used to bother with them, but since I started hoarding collecting them I've been a complete convert. The glow they give just wakes your complexion up and give you a certain 'je ne c'est quoi'. Needless to say, when I spotted Milani's Amber Nectar Illuminating Face Powder, I didn't hesitate giving it a try.

Milani released these months ago, but I kind of forgot about them... they're available in three shades and all have a girly rose type swirl pattern to match the mosaic look of the powder. The compact, unfortunately, is the typical Milani gold, but it is quite weighty, with a very solid plastic top. For an inexpensive item, the packaging seems really durable.

Milani Amber Nectar Illuminating Face Powder

Milani Amber Nectar Illuminating Face Powder

While the name 'Illuminating Face Powder' makes me think highlight, this powder is not overly luminous. The back of the compact states that this can be used as a highlight, bronzer or blush, but I'd say most ladies are going to use this as a blush.

Amber Nectar is a peachy shade with the slightest bit of sheen.Milani recommends applying this with a kabuki brush, and I totally agree. The texture of this powder is a bit too firm to work with a fluffy blush brush. While firm, the powder does have a decent amount of pigmentation, but it isn't as pigmented as other Milani blushes I've used, and this shade likely won't work that well on darker skin tones.

Overall, this is a decent blush, but it doesn't quite give enough glow to be a highlighter on it's own. As a blush it's a great shade for light complexions as it gives some warmth and a subtle sheen. Have you tried any of Milani's Illuminating Face Powders? What did you think?

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