MILANI Prep + Set + Glow Illuminating Transparent Face Powder

MILANI Prep + Set + Glow Illuminating Transparent Face Powder
Prep + Set + Glow Illuminating Transparent Face Powder


11 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals


Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Mica (Ci 77019) , Silica, Nylon-12, Water (Aqua), Isononyl Isononanoate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1Dimethicone, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethiconol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Hexyl Laurate, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Palmitic Acid, Tin Oxide, Xanthan Gum, Lauric Acid, Lecithin. /- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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on 5/20/2018 10:07:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

i dont like it :(

i used shade '02 transparent' and tried it with a big fluffy brush... used it to set foundation and also tried it as a finishing powder (not at the same time).

it seems to go on fine but when i look at myself in different lighting (or take selfies), it looks flat, dry and powdery. i can really see it on my skin even if i use a light application. it provides a barely detectable amount of glow/radiance for me.

this is despite using multiple applications of mac fix+ (right after application of the powder and also at the end of the rest of my makeup because it still looks powdery)

i thought maybe i would hit on a drugstore gem but the milani powder simply cannot compete with the powders that i already have (hourglass, mac, winky lux, too faced, stellar, chanel, laura mercier, rcma). at the drugstore, however, i will say that the milani powder is better for me than elf.

the milani powder cost around $11 (cdn).. so the damage is not significant but it is still annoying. this powder will be relegated to setting eyelid primer, which is what i do with all powders that i dont like on my face. yes, it will join the powder graveyard with tarte, elf, marcelle, MUFE and benefit.

darn. oh well, sometimes he have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the prince... im sorry that i cheated on my prince(s) for this frog.

(of course i mean absolutely no offense to people who enjoy this powder! it is just not for me personally)

5 of 6 people found this helpful.

on 4/1/2018 9:11:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Very much comparable to the hourglass ambient lighting powders. The glow/ micro glitter is right on par with the more expensive hourglass ones. Complete dupe. Although, milani only offers one shade. But just like the ambient lighting powders, this eventuates texture. I need looking older with these sort of powders. Total pass. Doesn’t keep makeup matte long term either. Sorry milani, still a fan of the brand though! Worth a try.

3 of 5 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This powder is amazing. If you are loooking for a drugstore transluscent setting powder that doesn't flashback, look pasty on dark skin tones, or look completely flat, try this. I stopped using it because it unfortunately doesn't work with my foundation, but I highly recommend it. Lasts a long time too. Be warned it does have a bit of shimmer to it, but it's the most finely ground shimmer you've ever seen in powder form. I assume it's the "glow" portion.

7 of 8 people found this helpful.

on 2/21/2018 12:24:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love this for setting my face and under eye concealer. I had been using the Essence all about Matt powder, which is a great setting powder, but I prefer the less matte finish of this one. It sets my foundation and concealer perfectly, and helps my concealer not crease too much. I used to use elf undereye loose powder but this is better and now I don’t need to use two products.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is so good. Gives soft focus effect, with a subtle sheen. It's finely milled and perfectly pressed, very satiny. No grit or glitter. I like this and it's hard for me to use powder because I have dry skin and at age 36 my pores seem to show more and emphasize fine lines. Not with this one! THIS powder dusted lightly does blur imperfections very nicely and doesn't look dry at all! It's translucent and has a shade in the pan but I can't tell if it put any color on my nc15 face. It does look a lot like my skin but with a glow. I would guess its meant to be like the hourglass ambient powders or the LM candlelit powders, ive not tried those yet, but their descriptions match the way this performs. It's even great for setting concealer. The packaging is sleek and simple, similar to mac but flatter. I dont notice any scent to it. Hasnt affected my skin in any negative ways. The price was very reasonable, can't remember exactly but it was less than $10. Very nice...

11 of 11 people found this helpful.

on 11/13/2017 7:46:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Silver, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I had not been using much powder for a long time, found it made me look dry and cakey. But I've changed my skincare routine and it's better hydrated than before, so I can use some powder when I need it.

I heard this is a dupe for the Hourglass blurring finishing powders; haven't tried those, so can't speak to that, just something to keep in mind. Since I don't use much powder, unwilling to drop that much money on it. I do have a small size of the Laura Mercier translucent and like that, but this is for a different purpose: to create a subtle blurring effect on the skin, as a final step.

I'm pretty fair, and given the "color" of this, was a little worried it'd be dark on me; I don't even do bronzer, so.... But no, this doesn't give a discernible color, it works just fine for me. I apply very sparingly, using a duofiber stippling brush.

10 of 14 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really love this powder. I usually use the elf hd powder to set my face but I've grown tired of the way it mattifies my face (not really into matte complexions) and if I look closely I can see the powder on my under eye area so I saw this new product and immediately had to try it. It looks so natural and really sets the face, I love it's satiny finish and it doesn't make my face look really matte. I get a tad oily on my nose throughout the day but not with this powder. I will definitely be repurchasing

11 of 11 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I wish I loved this as much as I did when I first bought it. This gives the skin such a pretty glowy finish while still making your skin matte. I was using this everyday, and I didn't need a finishing spray to make my face feel good. But as I kept using this, I noticed I was having problems with the powder products I would put on top of the powder. It wasn't til I used my Maybelline better skin when I noticed it. My blush and highlight would not show up when I used this! It didn't matter what brush, what blush, what amount, I couldn't get blush to show up. Also, if you use a more natural highlight, it doesn't show up as well since this is already a glowy powder. If you don't like doing the intense makeup look and don't mind working on the products on top, this will probably be for you. The only other complaint is the color. I'm pretty pale, and it made me a little more pale, so I don't know how it would work on deeper skin

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

on 8/23/2017 2:57:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love this. Not quite as good as hourglass but it's definitely close, and for the price difference? Sign me up. Already bought backups.
I have dry skin but for some reason, makeup wears off my face quite easily. So i'm on a mission to find a setting powder that sets my face well but doesn't make it look super dry or powdery. This stuff looks amazing on my skin. It doesn't add any coverage, but it sets everything in place and leaves a very subtle glowy veil so my skin never looks powdery. I think it helps set my makeup, but it doesnt lock everything in place quite as well as some of my other higher end powders. Still a great find and will continue to use it for daily makeup.

10 of 10 people found this helpful.

on 7/12/2017 9:49:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love this! I apply it pre-foundation (I wear Physician's Formula CC cream and apply that with my fingers) and then top off my foundation/CC cream with this. I use a powder puff to buff it into my skin and it does an awesome job at covering up my ginormous pores on my nose. I have superbly oily skin, especially in my t-zone and this powder surprisingly lasts all day. My skin glows all day and still looks fresh 12 hours after I have applied it. I will definitely repurchase. I don't think I've ever been more pleased with a setting powder!

7 of 7 people found this helpful.

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