Hi all! I'm back from my mini vacation...I had loads of fun and was super relaxed. To say that it was much needed is an understatement. Anyway, I have a sexy, sultry and warm look for you guys to warm up your winter blues, and also a review!
I was contacted by the sweet people of Gleam by Melanie Mills and they asked me if I wanted to try out their Lip Radiance Lip Gloss and Body Radiance lotion. Of course I said yes, and was excited to try everything out after checking out their website and watching the videos! Melanie Mills is an Emmy Award winning make-up artist who used to be the head make-up artist for Dancing with the Stars, so that made me even more excited knowing and seeing how beautiful everyone on that show looks. The look I created is inspired by the beautiful bronze skin and looks that are often seen on the show:
- Make Up Forever HD Foundation in #118
- ELF HD Powder
- Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
- BFTE Eyeshadow in Whimsey (inner corners and over black liner)
- Chanel Ombre Unique Shadowlights in Nightlight Bronze (all over lid)
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half Baked
- Wet N Wild Liquid Liner in Black
- Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Pure White
- Rimmel Wow Lash Mascara in Black
- Love & Beauty Lashes
- "Contacts" provided by Photoshop ;)
- Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush in Spicy and Sweet
- NYC Bronzer in Sunny
- Gleam Body Radiance in Light Gold as cheek highlight
- Gleam Lip Radiance in With My Heels On
KEEP ON READING FOR REVIEW, SWATCHES AND PRODUCT SHOTS!
Before I begin, let me just state that all my reviews are 100% honest and un-biased. Gleam Body Radiance was Melanie's first campaign and was very successful. It's what she uses on the dancers and contestants on DWTS, and their skin glows and looks absolutely flawless! It's been used by such celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Hudson and Kristie Alley, just to name a few. It's a body makeup that she developed specifically for the show, and it can be used by anyone with any skin tone. The formula is hydrating, velvety, creamy and dries to a non-transferable finish. It diminishes blemishes and other imperfections, such as wrinkles. It is available in four shades (Light Gold, Rose Gold, Bronze Gold and Deep Gold), and are priced at $15 for 1oz, $30 for 2oz. and $40 for 3.5oz.
The shade I picked, Light Gold, cancels out the redness and/or ruddiness on my skin and makes my skin look like it's glowing from within. The smell is divine as well and isn't over-powering. Gleam Body Radiance is made with water and olive oil, jojoba seed oil, safflower seed oil, the antioxidants Japanese green tea and white tea, aloe leaf extract, and brown seaweed (a hydrating marine extract that stimulates synthesis of hyaluronic acid and increases elasticity). So not only does it make your skin look good, but it's good for it as well! You can use this on your face too (I used it as a highlight for my look). I cannot wait to wear this (especially on my legs) during the summer! I used to swear by Jergen's Soft Shimmer lotion, but it never stays on my skin for more than 2 hours. Gleam lasted practically all day for me.
Here's a quick video that explains more and demonstrates the product:
Gorgeous, right? Love this stuff! It will definitely be a spring and summer staple for me!
Gleam Lip Radiance is stunning...just, stunning. It's such a high quality product and I was so impressed.. It's smooth, creamy, highly pigmented, moisturizing and not sticky...just what I look for in a gloss. It shares many of the amazing ingredients as the body radiance (jojoba oil, sunflower oil, vitamin E), and it feels so good on my lips. It has a light and pleasant vanilla smell that reminds me of MAC lipsticks.I usually get annoyed of the feeling of lip glosses, like my lips can't breath and they start to feel heavy...but I didn't get that with these and they last forever too. I chose the shade "With My Heels On" and oh baby, it is beautiful. It's a super hot-pink, almost red shade that is incredibly pretty. It's a medium-full coverage formula and is super comfortable on my lips and I'm just so in love with it. I also adore the naughty, tongue-in-cheek names such as "Up Against the Wal" and "Pop My Cork". The packaging is chic and fancy! There are seven shades available and are priced at $24 each.
Another video, but showcasing the glosses!
Gleam Lip Radiance and Gleam Body Radiance is available to purchase at select salons and stores throughout Los Angeles, and can also be purchased online at gleambymelaniemills.com.
If you are interested in purchasing anything, enter the promo code BEMINE at check out and Melanie's glosses will be BUY 2 GET 1 FREE. Great deal! Promo ends February 29, 2012.
Disclaimer: Some products shown in this post may have been provided by the said brand(s) for potential review or use. For more information, please read my DISCLOSURE.
I hope you all had a great weekend and are doing great! I also hope you guys enjoyed this look and review as well. I know a lot of my post have been reviews lately, but this is it for a while. Love all of you, and thanks for reading!