My favorite bronzer- I'm now going through my second one. I have rather pale skin, and this gives me the perfect natural tanned look. The color is a slightly reddish brown. I think this is more natural looking than a neutral brown, as natural tans typically have a reddish cast to them. There is shimmer, but it is very subtle and gives me a glow. You get quite a lot of product for the price. My only gripe is that the packaging could be a bit sturdier- the lid of mine broke eventually, but I was almost out of it anyway. I would definitely repurchase.
My go to bronzer. Works well and makes me look healthy. I always repurchase although it lasts a long timr. Better than expensive blushers.
This is my favorite bronzer of the ones I've tried (Hard Candy, NYC, Jane). The color is very "believable" on my fair skin and gives a healthy look to my cheeks. You get a large amount of product for a cheap price.
UPDATE: Now using Clinique's "Sunkissed" pressed bronzer. Milani's is still a good option, however.
HG bronzing powder for me!!! I have tried dozens and this is the best one by far for my fair skin. It gives me a natural sun kissed glow without being too orange, too dark, or too sparkly. I got this on clearance for about $2 at my local walgreens. I hope this doesn't mean they are discontinuing it!!
I WANTED to love this..with all my heart, I really did. The color worked well on my very fair cool toned skin. It didn't turn orange or muddy looking. The shimmer was non-existant once this went on my skin, it applied very matte. The size of the pan was decent for the price. Its easily accessible to me, I bought mine at CVS. BUT, and yes, there is a BUT....it BROKE ME OUT! I couldn't believe it, I tried to deny it. I kept telling myself that it had to be something else, sadly tho, it wasn't. Honestly, I was surprised that a powder broke my skin out, and clogged my pores, but I have to face the facts. This is not my HG bronzer, the quest continues.
If you want a sheer, shimmery, fool-proof bronzer, this is for you. I would recommend this to lighter folks who have tried bronzers and made them them muddy looking. Remember though that after lotions/liquid foundations, etc, let that dry out, put powder on top, and then put on blush or bronzer for smoother, blendable application. My second pan of this stuff. I love it, makes me look healthy, and I can even do light contour with this even if it's shimmery.
EDIT: I recently started to notice this has pinkish tint to it. It might have always been like that except I just didn't really notice it. It may also be due to the fact that I tried NYC Sunny and compared to that one, Sunny was pinkish.
I wouldn't buy this particular shade again because of the shimmer in it and the color's not quite right for me, but the product quality is very good. Four stars for the shade, five stars for the product line.
Ok....I have tried many of the bronzers out there, NARS, Guerlain, Tarte, BE, EL, and they either have too much sparkle, or are too dark....and turn muddy or orange. The Milani Radiant Bronzer, I must say is shockingly perfect on my skin! I am a NW 15-20....no sun on my face, with pink undertones, and this is amazing! Looks like sun kissed, lightly bronzed/tan skin, with NO glitter or sparkle....and not to mention, the price...5.00......how good is that?? I am thrilled that this was recommended to me :))
If you find most bronzers too dark, orange and unnatural, give Radiant a try. This a a neutral brown with a touch of pink, a close match to my discontinued favorite, Clinique Nude Nude, although Nude Nude is matte and Radiant has subtle gold shimmer. Great product.
I was at Duane Reade the other day looking for an inexpensive bronzer and was trying to decide between Milani Radiant and NYC Sunny -- Radiant is a light reddish brown with gold shimmer (not as deep red or terracotta-y as Milani Sunset Beach) and Sunny was a matte light tan -- and I finally decided on Milani Radiant based on all the good reviews on MUA and because Sunny looked kind of "blah" next to Radiant. It comes in a palm-sized compact (like a larger version of the packaging of the old Milani blushes), and the bronzer has a floral design embossed/quilted on it. I was told Radiant was matte through a recommendation but the bronzer under the store lights definitely flashed gold, and swatched on my hand the gold shimmer is visible. However, it's an extremely subtle shimmer; it isn't loaded with shimmer particles so the bronzer gives me a very natural "glowy" look and I don't look like a disco ball. Pigmentation of the Radiant Bronzer is a lot more sheer compared to the Milani blushes but very blendable and buildable. The bronzer was $4.99 at Duane Reade.