Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gleam Makeup by Melanie Mills

Every time I get to try an new make up I get excited. I love discovering makeup that I never would have used if it was not for doing reviews. Recently I was chosen to review Gleam by Melanie Mills for y'all. I never heard of them but when I looked at the website I was intrigued by all of the makeup. I was chosen to review the Body Radiance, Radiance Dust, and Lip Radiance. So I will tell you a little bit about all of them.

The Body Radiance is a cream that can be used on face or body and it does so much. It is a wrinkle filler and skin tightener that makes skin look like velvet perfection. It creates an instant tan that last all night but it also perfectly compliments a spray tan to enhance,  even out skin, and add depth and extend the life of the tan.

It can also be used to highlight, create a subtle glow, enhance natural skin tones or tans. Plus it diminishes flaws like varicose veins, small stretch marks and discolorations. There is a shade for every skin tone and every skin tone can wear all shades. You can choose sheer coverage with a healthy glow finish or a deepened skin tone and create a natural sun kissed glow. Available in three sizes so you can work it into any budget as well.

Body Radiance is what stood out most when I looked at the site. I always have a tan during the summer and often I have 2 or more shades of foundation to accommodate my color variations. But during the winter I turn white as sheet. Now there is nothing wrong with being white during the winter but come the first few days of summer I'm embarrassed to wear shorts because of my overly white legs.

I am not one for tanning beds or spray tans so That is where this product would be wonderful.  Just rub a little Body Radiance on my legs and wham natural looking tan. Nobody needs to know the difference. The color I got is Bronzed Gold and I tried it on my arm first. It looked extremely natural on my arms and went on smooth.  It looked like I had a beautiful tan and my arms looked flawless. In fact you didn't even notice my dark hair. I asked my husband what he thought of it on my arm and he said "I don't see anything"  But when I put it on my face this color was way too dark. My husband said I looked like I had been in a tanning bed or spray booth too long.

I also think I may have put to much on my face. It is a very think cream so a little goes a long way. It easily applies and dries in seconds. It is very hard to remove without makeup remover so it does not rub off onto your clothes (or anyone else's for that matter)  You can also have fun and mix two shades together to create your own magical glow. Application hint treat it like paint and squirt some in on a plate or other surface instead of your skin. That way you can control the amount you apply.

The next thing I tried was the Radiance Dust in Bronzed Gold which is a powder. Which I loved because it is a shimmer powder. There is nothing like a little shimmer to make a women feel sexy. I remember when I was younger wearing glitter to the clubs. I LOVED my glitter and never went out without it. This is a way to give my self a little sparkle without actual glitter.

As you probably guessed Radiance Dust is a loose powder that can be used on your face or body with or without Body Radiance. But what you probably didn't guess is it is versatile enough to use as an eyeshadow, blush, or bronzer as well.  So on those winter days when I'm too light for this to be my face powder, I don't have to retire it until next summer.

It is hydrating and great for your body in high humidity areas when you don't want to wear a lotion. Hello I live in south Louisiana. We're pretty humid out here, I can feel my lotion melting off some days. Just as with the Body Radiance the Radiance Dust signature Gleam shades are blended to work with all skin tones.

Wearing With my Heels on 
The last thing I have to tell you about it the Lip Radiance. When I chose the color I wanted I chose With my Heels On which is a dark fuchsia. Honestly I was not expecting it to be so dark so when I pulled it out I was a little scared. It looked almost red. But when I put it on I thought it was beautiful.  But I do love the name because when you have heels on you feel super confident. Most women feel more confident with lip color and I am no different. This color pops so it is a great color for a night time look with or without heels.

It goes on super smooth with absolutely no stickiness and wears for a long time that way. It never got tacky on me nor did I see those little caked up balls like I have with some lipgloss. It is super long lasting and did not come off on my straw or fork when I ate or drank.

I am very pleased with Gleam by Melanie Mills I think everything is great and will be useful to me. They have lots of other make up so go check them out.

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I received these products complimentary in exchange for an honest uncompensated review but the opinion expressed is all mine. Rest assured I only recommend products I feel are good for my readers. 


  1. I've been wanting to pick up something shimmery. I'll have to check these out! :)

  2. I've never heard of this brand but it looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow, I am loving the gold shimmer on your skin! I want some!!