Review & Swatches: Milani Illuminating Face Powder in “Hermosa Rose”

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose

Availability: Drugstores & ULTA Beauty
Price: $9.49

Company’s Description

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

Milani’s newest Illuminating Face Powders for Spring 2012 come in 3 shades. The shade Hermosa Rose is reviewed, below.


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Packaging: 9.25/10

Milani’s Illuminating Face Powders come in large, plastic compacts with snap-shut lids that allow you to see the product inside.

The pan is embossed with little rose-shaped circles in various colors.

Quality: 8.75/10

Hermosa Rose consists of 5 different colors, all of which are in the beige family, ranging from light cream to rosy-beige. You can use the colors individually, but you will more likely be mixing them together, which will give you a slightly copper-toned brown.

The pan has very finely-milled shimmers that correspond to each of the 5 colors, giving the product its luminizing effect.

The formula has medium softness and is slightly dusty.

For an illuminator, Hermosa Rose has good pigmentation. It can double as an illuminator for medium-dark skin or a cheek color for lighter skin. You’ll get medium-strength illumination with a bronzing effect.

Ease of Use: 8.75/10

The colors mix easily and the product transfers onto the skin well without needing to do much layering. You can use the colors individually, but you’ll need to be very careful with a normal-sized eye shadow brush or use a smaller brush.

Price: 9.25/10

For around $10 you get 10 grams (0.35 fl oz) of product. Compared to other drugstore powder illuminators, Milani’s gives you more product for the price you pay.

Final Grade

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose: Individual Swatches

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose: Swatches Blended


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One Response to Review & Swatches: Milani Illuminating Face Powder in “Hermosa Rose”

  1. I love the color but I think I’ll pass, this will make me look much more burnt!

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