I love, love, love products that multi-task. I keep a makeup bag packed all the time so that if something comes up, it takes me only a few minutes to pack. Toiletries also have a bag full of travel sizes ready to go, mostly because I’m kind of addicted to little travel sizes of things.
So I’m always looking for a product that can replace two products, or even more, which to me is like the holy grail. The Milani Brow and Eye Highlighters take two products out of my bag. First, it’s a “high glow” stick, with a touch of shimmer for places like the center of your cupid’s bow, the indentation in your chin, or the bridge of your nose. Blends like a dream and leaves only a hint of highlighting (which is a GOOD thing – we do NOT need stripes of shimmer on our face, and I’m talking to you, teenagers at the mall).
The second side is a matte highlighter. This is my jam, because if you dot a highlighter one or two shades lighter than your skin tone right into the corner of your eyes, it brightens your eyes up like you wouldn’t believe. A little trick I learned in college, where I perfected the art of not doing anything until the absolute last minute. You can also use it around your brows (please don’t do this if you don’t know what you’re doing, and have some experience and practice) and around your lips (same as above). Blends very well.
Another major plus is that it doesn’t drag against your skin. Some pencil products can be too hard, and tug at skin when you apply it. I no longer have time for that kind of negativity in my life, so pencil products get extra scrutiny from me. This one passes the tug test.
Here in my one horse town, you can find Milani only at CVS. I’m sure in other more civilized places, you can find it in many more places. If you’re like me and can’t find half of the new drugstore things, use Drugstore.com. I just keep a wish list, and when it’s finally time to save on shipping, then I place an order.
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