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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gleam By Melanie Mills - My Time to Shine.

So I was given the opportunity to try out a cool makeup product from Gleam By Melanie Mills: Body Radiance in Light Gold.

Look how cool.


 A bit of background: Melanie Mills is one of Hollywood’s leading style-makers and beauty consultants, known for her glamorous flair, supreme talent, and vivacious personality. In 2007, Melanie was selected as the Makeup Department Head for ABC television’s global phenomenon “Dancing with the Stars,” where she defined the look of the series and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Makeup Design in 2008.

So what is Body Radiance? It's defined on the website as "the go-to professional face and body makeup that transforms skin into a perfect velvet canvas, hiding imperfections and improving overall skin texture." In short, it's a lot of different coolness situations in one little tube.

I decided to start with the body makeup test. I apologize in advance for making you look at my leg. This is before...note the blotches, fine veins, and other unattractiveness.

And this is after. Pretty darned close to a "perfect velvet canvas", in my opinion. The skin texture can't be felt through a pic, but it was incredibly smooth...and we're talking dry as a bone legs here to start with...more canvas than velvet, for sure.

No photo tricks here. Same light, same background, same leg. It added a faint golden glow, too, and a little sheen. Another cool aspect? Look at this.

What the heck is that? It's the inside of my pants leg two hours later. No transfer. Body Radiance doesn't rub off at all, even though I walked, ran and sat. It came off easily with my regular body wash, though.

I also gave it a whirl on my face. Here's the before:

And after. HUGE difference. Again, same light, no photo fixing.

It feels really light, and I didn't find it irritating at all. It also made a great primer for my other makeup...I didn't have to touch it up at all. It's a moisturizer as well, so you're actually doing your skin a favor when you use it. It's not full you can see, my pimples are still visible, but it really takes care of the major issues. It matched my skin tone perfectly, and that's unusual.

Oh, and if you're worried about ingredients, don't be.  Their Facebook page clears that right up:

• NO animal testing or products
• NO sulfates
• NO parabens
• NO harsh ingredients
• NO phthalates
• NO petroleum products

I think this is a wonderful multi-use product that makes glamor easy even for everyday, and I'll be very interested in seeing what else it can do.
I received a free product from Gleam by Melanie Mills for testing and review purposes. My opinions and terrible skin tone are my own.

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