Monday, August 24, 2020

Festival Week with Milani Ludicrous Lights Collection: Peach-Ella

 Greetings, dear readers! It feels like it has been quite some time since I posted, but my body really needed the time to heal. If you've been following me on Instagram, I had shared that I was infected with COVID-19 in March, and ever since, my body has been in a tailspin as multiple organs and systems continued to go haywire long after the virus left my system. I initially kept pushing to work on my blog in spite of the constant fatigue and symptoms that changed each day, but I made the difficult decision to put it all aside and focus on my health for a little while. At this time I still have more testing ahead of me, but my energy level has skyrocketed as symptoms have either disappeared on their own or medications have brought me into healthier levels again. I have sustained damage to my heart, but only time will tell if this is permanent or if I'll make a complete recovery. Until then, I'm taking care of myself and living my life as best as I can. That includes getting back to my blog! Here goes!

Prior to the pandemic declaration and everything shutting down, I had picked up the Milani Cosmetics Ludicrous Lights Duo Chrome highlighters from my local Walgreens. I had planned for a week of festival looks using these highlighters, but as we already know, all of our plans from 2020 were thrown out the window. Spring may have come and gone and summer is two thirds of the way over, but I need something fun to enjoy during the hot days here in Arizona. Rather than letting the idea go to waste, I'm just shifting my Festival Week to this week!

This is what each of the duo chrome highlighters look like swatched on my arm. 

Today's blog post features the look I created using Peach-Ella. I wanted to start this week off with a simple, more "work friendly" look to show that you can turn these into something wearable for day to day looks in the office if needed. This is the final look:

Peach-Ella is a pretty shade that is lovely for every day looks, but I did find it had some larger flakes that I'm personally not crazy about for my every day type of look. That being said, I could still apply it was a lighter hand to get the highlight effect that I wanted without adding too much extra texture to my skin.

The pink reflects in this peach highlighter is quite lovely! The peach blends in a bit with my base makeup, but you can really appreciate the flashes of pink when light hits my face at the right angles!

I really enjoy the shade of this highlighter, although I'm not crazy about the larger flakes in it. Going in with a lighter hand keeps it wearable for me and I do enjoy the flashes of pink. I would have preferred if Milani changed the formula to avoid the flaking in general as I don't find the added texture to be particularly flattering, even if you are going for a wilder look for a festival. Obviously this is my personal opinion, so if you get Peach-Ella to work for you with the added texture, rock on!

Other products used:

GlōGirl Cosmetics: Goddess Eye Shadow Palette

Smashbox Cosmetics: The Cali Contour Palette

Makeup Obsession: Isn't It Peachy Blush Palette

Finding Ferdinand: custom lipstick shade

Have you tried Peach-Ella or any of the other Milani Cosmetics Ludicrous Lights highlighters? If so, which is your favorite? Would you wear Peach-Ella in your daily life and not just during festival season? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!


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  1. That's a beautiful color and the one I'm most attracted to. Color cosmetics are slowly working their way back into my life now.

  2. You look fabulous as always! I’m happy to know you have somehow recovered. It’s a huge step towards recovery. Stay safe and take care

  3. Wow I love that pink color on you! Those were great colors. Hope you’re feeling better!

  4. Love love Melani I find their shadows to be ultra pigmented and great quality. The pink is stunning on you


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