If you haven’t yet heard of Melanie Mills Hollywood, you should listen up. This brand, started by Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Melanie Mills, is one of the most glamorous, artistically centered lines that exist right now.
In the midst of a neutral makeup boom, Melanie Mills Hollywood distinguishes itself by daring to go the extra mile with makeup. The brand is light-hearted and centered around the notion that makeup should be fun: break the rules, use glitter, go there, be different, and own it! In conjunction with the brand’s positive vibe is a collection of high-performance, truly amazing products that light up the eyes, face, and lips.
Radiant Dust is a shimmering loose powder and also the latest addition to Melanie Mills Hollywood. This – simply put – is an absolute must-have. It’s so, so much more than a highlighting powder – its formula is truly magical. Radiant Dust is made with jojoba oil and aloe vera, so it’s hydrating on the skin. Some highlighting formulas, whether loose or pressed, have a tendency to emphasize fine lines or pores. Thanks to the inclusion of these skin-loving ingredients, this one simply glides over the face and never settles into problem areas. That’s not where it ends, though; Radiant Dust can be mixed with a glycerin-infused product (like MAC Fix +) and applied to the eyes as a shadow, or even pair with liquid foundation for an overall glow. It’s completely safe for use anywhere on the face or body and does not irritate sensitive skin or eyes. The product lasts all day and can be built up with multiple layers (and colors!) for an intense, strobed glow. Radiant Dust is the best product on the market for the strobe effect.
Shades available are –
- Light Gold Dust: Similar to the cult classic Whisper of Gilt highlighter, minus the exorbitant price tag. Looks especially stunning on medium to slightly tanned skin.
- Rose Gold Dust: The most popular and universally flattering, this shade compliments the fairest of fair to the deepest skin tones.
- Bronze Gold Dust: Makes a perfect glowing all-over bronzer. Looks pretty as a blush as well as an eyeshadow! You can master the monochromatic look with this product over eyes, cheeks, face, and lips (mix with clear gloss for this technique).
- Deep Gold Dust: The ideal highlight for dark skin tones while still looking natural due to its slightly reddish undertone.
Use your Radiant Dust with the Face and Body Brush. It’s made of natural hair and gives you flawless application every time – just make sure to tap off any excess powder. The brush is extremely soft and feels luxe even simply holding it. Its large size makes it ideal for other products in your collection too, like pressed setting powder or bronzer. It holds up nicely after multiple washes with no shedding (seriously – not even one hair).
Lip Radiance is a lipstick/lipgloss hybrid and totally well named. They add a very shiny, vinyl-type effect to the lips and smell delicious – like vanilla! There is a color available for everyone, from the trendy brown-based nude to a bold purple and warm, vibrant fuchsia. This is a product for the girl who wants full coverage on first swipe and minimal touchups throughout the day. No, these are not liquid lipsticks – but they provide the same type of opacity. Lip Radiance is fun, glossy, and generally sexy – even the names are naughty in all the right ways (Naked, Up Against The Wall, With My Heels On – just to name a few!)
Melanie Mills Hollywood makes some pretty outstanding products, but where the sparkle is really found may surprise you. Glitter and Glam, an original book by Melanie Mills herself, shares her journey and inspiration throughout her remarkable career. It allows you to marvel at the tremendously talented work that lead Melanie to where she is today. If you’re a makeup artist – aspiring or professional – this book is guaranteed inspiration. Not only are the photos beautiful, but her simply laid out written tutorials make it easy to follow along and recreate the looks she has mastered. It has a Kevyn Aucoin feel to it, which is fitting since he was her career inspiration. Glitter and Glam is so uplifting and motivating for anyone with an open mind and a creative side. It’s an encouraging look into the colorful passion of a remarkable makeup artist and enthusiast.
It’s so very refreshing to have such a unique and special line out there. The beauty industry needed a brand like this, with a vision of positivity, fun, and a little shimmer to go along with it. Discover Melanie Mills Hollywood for yourself here. Send any feedback, questions, and makeup look photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.