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Gleam by Melanie Mills Review

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Testing out new makeup is always such a treat, but when you find one that you are thrilled to add to your makeup bag – well, that’s a winning day!

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I was thrilled to test the Body Radiance, Body Dust, and Lip Radiance products.  The Lip Radiance, in Pop My Cork color, was a light pink, perfect for the light skin tones on the makeup wearers in our house.  It’s creamy and offers great lip coverage that was long lasting.  The color was subtle, great for any skin tone, and doesn’t bleed – I LOVE that!

Lip Radiance by Melanie Mills

Body Radiance, which I tested in light gold, added a beautiful glow – like you would see on your cheeks after a breezy day on the beach.  You can really use this on any part of your body, and the color it adds to your shoulders and chest with a tank top or sundress looks amazing.

Body Radiance by Melanie Mills

To cap off this beauty trio, I was also able to sample Radiant Dust.  This light gold loose powder added the perfect look to cheeks, nose and forehead – again, a sun kissed delicate glow.

Body Dust by Melanie Mills

The Body Radiance and Radiant Dust are so versatile!  You could easily replace your blush or use it to highlight your brows in place of eye shadow.  The Body Radiance would be perfect – even going into the warmer fall weather – in place of wearing panty hose.

After seeing it on me, my daughter immediately wanted to try the Gleam by Melanie Mills products.  She is an occasional makeup wearer, and the light feel really appealed to her.  We’ve decided this will be our go to line for her upcoming role as Alice in her school production of Alice in Wonderland.  It will be gorgeous under the lights!

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Learn more about this great line – and possibly win some of your own!  Drop in on the upcoming Gleam by Melanie Mills Twitter Party – October 8th at 9 PM Eastern.  There will be prizes and gift cards!  #GleamGirl and #Gleamalicious  You can also visit http://www.gleambymelaniemills.com/

*Disclosure:  I received sample sizes of this product for free for the purposes of this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.  

Don’t Go To the Cosmetics Counter – With My Husband

Today, before I had to pick the kids up from school, I wanted to run into the mall and pick up a couple of new bras.  The ones I have aren’t working with my repositioned “girls”, and I wanted to get something more comfortable than what I’m wearing.  Oh, and I needed a new mascara.  That’s five minutes at the Lancome counter for a Definicils mascara in black, then off to get undergarments.

Except I took Jim with me.  The fabulous lady at Lancome asked what I needed, and I said, “Definicils in black, please.”  Then Jim said, “Don’t you need something else?” to me, then to Rose, the person at Lancome, he said, “She probably needs some of everything, do you want her to sit down?”

This isn’t going anywhere good.  I have kids to pick up in an hour and a half, and it will take me that long to realize that they don’t make a bra in any store in the mall that is going to be comfortable beyond a doubt.  And now Rose wants to do a makeover.

But, my typical method of purchasing makeup has been to just walk up to the counter with my list, let them fill it, and move on.  Maybe I need a makeover.

Rose told me I had great skin, which is always nice to hear, especially when you’re old.  I made the comment that I don’t buy Lancome moisturizer, because it’s too heavy, and she tells me that she doesn’t work for Macy’s, she actually works for Lancome, and the moisturizer they’ve been trying to sell me is not what I need.  She uses the product that she thinks will work better.  I LOVE it.

She takes the time to teach me a few techniques that I can use not only with my favorite eye shadows, but also with the ones I don’t love that I got for Christmas last year to blend them in and make them less bold.

I was really happy with the things she did – I don’t think you can see a dramatic difference in the way I do my makeup myself, but there were definitely subtle differences that I could see and I liked.  You be the judge –


Oh – and the best part about a makeover at the makeup counter as opposed to grabbing your stuff at the drugstore – the free samples!  It wasn’t a free gift day today, but Rose gave me a cutie bag with a bunch of free stuff.

The Silver Boxes Were Not Free

Bras?  Yeah, I didn’t have time.  I barely made it to school in time to pick the kids up.  But I was the best made over mom there!