I’m twenty something days away from our first family vacation to Walt Disney World. I have been doing an inventory of all of the things I would need for the trip. Do I have enough medication, plenty of socks, and lots of sunscreen? Yes to all of those. What about my make-up? You know, the stuff that is going to make me look like a nice mom having fun with her family and not like a tired old hag who should have stayed in bed? Yep, that stuff. Well, that was not up to snuff and was in need of a serious refresher before those Photopass photographers started snapping my Memory Maker photos!
Little did I know that my broken make-up would lead me to discover a really fun line called Gleam by Melanie Mills. That would be THE Melanie Mills who has worked her magic on the performers on TV’s Dancing with the Stars and is a leading beauty consultant in Hollywood. With 15 years of that level of experience, I figure she might know a thing or two about make-up, so I’d give it a whirl. I was given the opportunity to try the Body Radiance, Radiant Dust, and Lip Radiance.
There are four different shades of Body Radiance — Light Gold, Rose Gold, Bronze Gold, and Deep Gold. I tried the Light Gold and was a little scared at first since it appears to be quite a shiny yellow. Pleasantly surprised that when massaged in, the gentle glimmer just added a little highlight to this mama’s usually very tired looking skin. It also didn’t feel caked on at all, but actually really moisturized my dry skin. I then managed to drop my shirt onto the leg I was testing it on. Of course. Another shirt stained? Nope. The make up won’t transfer and it won’t stain. Awesome, because I am the messiest person on the planet and will stain everything I own if given the chance.
Radiant Dust is available in Light Gold, Rose Gold, Bronze Gold, and Deep Gold. I used Light Gold Radiant Dust. Here is where I got tricky. I used the Body Radiance as a base on my eyelid so that my Radiant Dust wouldn’t even be tempted to rub off later in the day. It was great alone on my eyelid for a little color and then I added a little bit of a copper colored eye shadow later in the evening for some night fun. I didn’t even have to refresh the Radiant Dust at all! This is perfect for a day in the parks when you don’t want to have to worry about reapplying make-up!
Lip Radiance is moisturizing, hydrating lip color that won’t bleed. It’s available in seven colors — Naked, Pop My Cork, Uncontrollable, Unforgettable, Unstoppable, Up Against the Wall, and With My Heels On. You may not know if by the incredibly memorable names of those colors, but cross my heart, this is a rated “G” blog. I used the Naked color and really liked the color. Even if you aren’t a fan of the “glossy” lip look, you can blot it a little bit and you’re left with a lip stain that lasts for hours!
And voila! The finished product. All in all, I was really impressed by this line’s versatility and the overall ease with which you can liven up your look. I’m looking forward to using Gleam by Melanie Mills on my trip so that I can get pictures of me with my family that I will actually want to display.
If you’d like to know more about Gleam by Melanie Mills, visit the website or follow them on Facebook or Twitter. There will be a Twitter Party complete with prizes on September 10, 2014, at 9:00PM EST. You could win the entire Gleam product line, gift cards, and more! So join in the fun with the hashtags #GleamGirl and #Gleamalicious!
Disclosure: I received complimentary product for this review. As always, all opinions are my own.