Milani Bronze Splendore Baked Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.28 oz.) is a darker gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which wasn’t true to the “buildable” claim the brand made about this formula. The texture was smooth enough, but it was thin and firmer in the pan, so it required a heavier hand or a denser brush to pick up product evenly.
The powder applied fairly evenly and blended out without too much work, though it could have been more blendable overall. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.
- Marc Jacobs Beauty Gilty (LE, $49.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
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Mica, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Octyldodecanol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Polyisoprene, Tin Oxide, Silica, Talc, BHT, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491)
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