Gleam by Melanie Mills
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(Brought to you from the Gleam website)
“Gleam Body Radiance has long been a sexy industry secret: the go-to professional face and body makeup that transforms skin into a perfect velvet canvas, hiding imperfections and improving overall skin texture. Gleam Body Radiance was the first creation of Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Melanie Mills, who invented Gleam Body Radiance out of necessity to even out blotchy spray tans or instantly bronze skin without a spray tan, all while deeply moisturizing and making skin glow for the cameras on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”In February 2012, Melanie expanded the Gleam beauty collection with the launch of Gleam Lip Radiance. Everyone needs a little fun in their life, and Gleam Lip Radiance glosses are perfect for choosing just how bright and fun you want your look to be, with seven couture shades, ranging from the perfect nude with peach undertones to a jewel-tone purple. The newest addition to the Gleam family, Radiant Dust is a shimmery loose powder in beautiful shades that mimic and complement the four shades of Gleam Body Radiance. Radiant Dust is gorgeous as a blush, bronzer, highlighter, eye shadow, and all over the body.”
I may be a mother of three children, one being only a month old, but that does not stop me from making time to enjoy one of my favorite things… makeup! I have always loved applying makeup and trying out new looks, there is just something about it that gives you confidence and creativity. I don’t care how late I am running, I will always find time to put a little make up on and that is just something about me that will never change! However, I tend to get comfortable using the same products and rarely explore other options. So when I was presented with the opportunity to try out one of the trendiest lines of makeup right now, I knew it was time for me to step out of my comfort zone and see what Gleam by Melanie Mills was all about!
Because I have oily skin, I am always applying powder to my face which in turn makes it so my face isn’t getting much sun exposure. By the time summer is almost over, my face is always significantly lighter than the rest of my body. I am not into going to the tanning booth or applying that dreaded self tanner, so I was really excited to try out a makeup that would help with this! A makeup that I could use anywhere on my body to give it a natural and exotic glow! The body radiance was so easy to apply and I had no problem rubbing it into my skin. I tested it on my face for the day, putting it on prior to leaving the house where I would be running errands for the day. I live in Georgia where the humidity melts your makeup off by simply walking to your car, so this truly was the ultimate test. I was very pleased with how I looked when I returned home that day, as my skin was still radiant and glowing!
I am a huge fan of any form of makeup that is in a powder form, so I was already greatly looking forward to trying the radiant dust. Gleam did not disappoint and went well beyond my expectations when it comes to the radiant dust. This stuff is absolutely amazing and by far my favorite of the three products! You can utilize it in so many different ways, which is what makes me love it so much. I can put it on as a blush for a simple look, or if I want to glam things up a bit, I can apply it to my body. You can even apply it as eye shadow and I am very impressed with how much longer it lasts compared to traditional eye shadows. This is the perfect way to add a more unique and fun look, turning a simple look into something fabulous!
I am a simple girl when it comes to my lips and prefer more natural and calm shades. I am not brave or extravagant whatsoever when it comes to using lip gloss or lipstick. I was so pleased with the lip radiance and the way it gave my lips a natural and glamorous look, all at the same time! My favorite featuring being that it last for a significant amount of time and there was no need to reapply it constantly throughout the day. I love that I can wear this for any occasion and that it provides such a elegant look.
Overall I am really impressed with the three products I reviewed from the Gleam product line and have not a single negative word to utter. If you are looking for a way to glam up your look without it being to overpowering, then I highly recommend you try these products out for yourself!