I was bewitched by the gorgeous appearance of the Milani Illuminating Face Powder. There’s nothing special about the packaging itself—the cover is plastic and clear, and the casing is gold but relatively simple. The surface of the powder though is embossed with more than a dozen blooming roses. So pretty, that after I saw it, I ordered it on the spot.
An ultra-smooth blush, bronzer and/or highlighter gives skin a hint of color with a lit-from-within radiant healthy glow. It is suitable for all skin types and tones.
There are three variants for the Illuminating Face Powder. There’s Hermosa Rose, the bronzey one, Amber Nectar, a peach pink, and finally, Beauty’s Touch, a cool pink. These retail at $9.49 each at the Milani website, and locally are sold by Digital Traincase for PhP 490. My first choice was Amber Nectar, but it was unavailable, so I went with Beauty’s Touch, whose shades of white and pink I found rather appropriate for the rose design.
I was anticipating the possibility of Beauty’s Touch looking too cool on my warm skin tone, but that didn’t turn out to be an issue. This is a soft color, a light, wispy pink that doesn’t stand out on my skin. When swatched, it does look pink, and shimmery too, but buffed in using a kabuki brush, as Milani suggests, the pink looks very soft and not entirely obvious. Same with the shimmers, I only see them when I look at my face real closely in the mirror, and a few at that, but from a normal distance, I just see a soft, glowy sheen.
Photos taken in natural light
The Illuminating Face Powders are meant to be used as highlighter, bronzer, and blush, but in the case of Beauty’s Touch, I can only use it as a highlighter. This particular variant has no bronzey tones so it can’t be used as bronzer, and on medium to dark skin tones I think this would be too light to be used as blush. On me it doesn’t really show up when I try to use it as a blush, though on pale complexions this would probably make for a nice, very subtle blush.
I like to that later in the day when my skin gets more sweaty and oily, the shimmers don’t scatter or make my face look like a disco ball. I find that it lasts quite long, pretty much ’til the end of the day I still see it on my cheekbones.
Milani Illuminating Face Powder – Beauty’s Touch – Likes:
- Gives a soft, natural-looking rosy glow when used as highlighter.
- The color’s not too cool for me.
- It’s not chalky or too shimmery.
- The powder looks gorgeous. Doesn’t look like a drugstore product to me.
- The embossed roses are raised quite a bit so the design hasn’t faded despite my having used it a bunch of times.
- Doesn’t cause any irritation or break me out.
- I find it to be long-lasting.
Milani Illuminating Face Powder – Beauty’s Touch – Dislikes:
- It’s kinda expensive.
- I have to order it online.
This is actually the first ever product I’ve tried from Milani and I’m quite happy with it. I’ve been wearing it often with my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and the combo makes my skin look healthy and naturally glowy. A highlighter worth looking into.
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