Okay so I never order things when they come out but this was a lust and it was my birthday sooooo... Milk is a great company and I love their branding. This is a long one as A: I had trouble finding reviews and B: it's really expensive and limited
In the palette there are 4 shades. Top left is the pink shade...it has kind of a creamy pink base that shifts pink/red and a bit yellow/green depending on the light. Top right is white, the most boring shade and easiest to dupe IMO: a creamy white base, with white shift that leans a little pink in some light. Bottom left is Mars which is their permanent shade, sort of an orange red base with a red/pink shift. Bottom right is blue which is I would say a creamy base but mostly transluscent with a heavy blue shift, leaning red in some lights. The pink and blue have the most translucent bases, which means from the front you may not see much glow and then when you turn BAM its got colour payoff. White and pink are the most...strong...or metallic with a slightly creamier consistency and the ability to build up more and be more intense. Mars is the darkest with a quite strong red colour visible at all angles.
These are pretty light, however because they are shifting I think they would work on all skin tones depending on what you want. I am light so they tend to blend in and be very noticeable as a pop on an angle, but mars is more noticeable from all angles because I am lighter than it. On dark skintones the colours with be more noticeable but mars wont be as contrasting...but white definitely will (possibly ashy but I am light so cannot confirm!). This should be considered before you buy! What kind of look do you want? These have an alien...coloured highlight look, and the shift in the light is very eye catching (and right now very trendy!)
Technically each individual powder is not holo, it's only really possible right now for cosmetics powders to shift 1 or 2 colours, not all, but I love that the 4 shifting colours together really do have those rainbow shift vibes and you can get that by using them all.
Formula is very buttery and soft...I feel like it would be powdery if it didn't have the butters in it to keep it together if that makes sense? They keep it creamy and not dry and thats good because the formula does give a lot with a brush or finger. A little does go a long way and my swatches are heavy but to get the look in person you just need the liiiightest touch. They are not shimmery...it is finely milled and smooth so with a very light touch can look pretty subtle...especially the white shade. In the shift you can see very small particles, but they are not at all glittery, definitely more metallic. They are also not as strong as some of the crazy chrome highlighters around, if they didn't have the shift I think they could be classified as a medium intensity, however that shift does mean they look intense...just in a colour shifting and not metallic or glittery way.
They lasted 8ish hours for me, with pink and blue lasting the longest with strong shift and white fading the most...I found after 12 the pink and blue were still pretty astonishingly strong. They lasted longer than other highlighters I own. I tried them without foundation as well and they didn't last as long but they looked less textured on my skin. Not a lot of texture...I have highlighters that do more, and I also have highlighters that do less.
My next positive is that the pans are huge! They are just under a full size, which here goes for 36$, and this quad is 59$, so if you bought four powders it would be 144$. I love that its full size because these kinds of powders are beautiful all over the body, but the reality is if they are small I'm not going to be able to use them all over....this gives me the ability to do that.
Now is it worth it? 59 dollars is a lot for...a highlighter. Yes it is multi use, with eyes and lids and body use...but normally I would spend that on an eye palette with tons of shades. I checked and it has nearly the same amount of product as a palette like MR or the TF Chocolate bar, it's not a bad deal by any means and you are getting a great deal and a good amount of high quality product.
But. The white shade is entirely dupeable, and given the popularity of these types of shades if you have any of the recent pastel highlight palettes (abh, the alchemy palette), honestly I wouldn't purchase. Because if you own 2/3 similar shades then this is not as good a deal. In canada if you want two of the shades, it is still about a 12 dollar savings from buying full size and in the us it is 10, but thats not as much as the impressive 80$ from initial calculations. So say if you have the KVD alchemy...you have the pink, blue, and white...and same with the abh. If you have one shade (say the white), then again, more worth it. But if you have a pink and blue shift highlighter but love the milk formula, just buy mars (which is definitely the most unique) or the other permanent shade (a silver red shifting purple). You don't really need the white. Yes it's beautiful, but the most boring IMO. I actually didn't have any shades like any of these colours (even the white?) because I was unhappy with the size/cost of the KVD Alchemist and other singles (drugstore dupes are still not out in canada)...if you are deciding between the two I believe this one to be the better choice for more product with the same effect. I was waiting for the perfect product with the right price because I specifically wanted colour shifting highlighters with a light base, with at least a pink and blue shift, and I do not have anything like mars or a strong white in my collection. So it was the right choice for me.
I would also add if you are unsure, go to a store and swatch the singles, that's what sold me because they really are so strong and stunning with that first swatch. They look like a flat colour in pan and when you swatch it it's really really gorgeous...and will help you see if the shift is what you want and the powder is a formula you like!
Overall: I'm very happy with it and excited to use it! Formula is great and surprisingly long lasting. Decide first however it is right for you and your collection.
I first got a sample, and now have been using the full size for almost a year after getting it for christmas! I have genetic undereye circles, so it is a top concern for me. I noticed as soon as I tried the sample that it actually works. Now plenty of eye creams have ginseng and caffeine which create a temporary depuffing, but generally they all don't last longer than 20 minutes...and the most important part is the moisturization to keep aging at bay...however with this cream the depuffing actually lasts most of the day...even being noticeable the morning after I apply or all day if I don't want to wear makeup but am running errands I will just use this. Which I have yet to find in another cream! It also applies great under makeup (let it dry a bit), keeping my undereyes nice and moisturized, and has no scent and what seem to be good ingredients which is important to me for my skin health. The full size honestly isn't even half empty after a year, although I am stingy because of the cost...I don't think I need more...and I also don't use it every single day.
I take a star off because it is so. Expensive. There are high end eye creams half the price so this one is like...precious gold to me... I don't honestly know if I can afford to buy it again and that makes it hard to recommend as a long term perfrct eye cream...but it works like no other for making my circles less bad....but when in doubt moisture is most key for anti aging under your eyes...not cost...
I honestly love this thing..especially for the price. I find it hard to find drugstore color correctors so this does the trick. I have very pale dry skin with big undereye circles. I use the yellow just where my darkness is (using a small brush for accuracy as any product outside the darkness will accentuate instead of hide), then I use a very very small amount of purple over the yellow to neutralize it...because i am so pale the yellow is too bright for me to use by itself. I also use the green to spot conceal redness, but I barely ever use the highlighter.
It is super pigmented and bright, which for me means slightly more work and a learning curve...too much and I'm green and yellow. I would love to see an addition of a pale one with more pastel hues and a dark one with even more intense orange and brightness.
Its fairly creamy...I cannot use it alone but have to conceal and set it, and I rarely use the highlighter because I feel after all the work needed to make it stay and not bring up my foundation its not the most visible...but its nice as a singular no makeup cream highlight.
All in all its not perfect but soooo useful and for the price i would recommend, especially if you have the kind of purple under eye circles that don't respond to under eye concealors with just an orange tone.
I got a bunch of these when they were new, including some black, greys, and pastels, as well as a few of the jumbo pens. They have become a go to in combination with marker pens for studies and quick drawings on the go.
I quite like them. They are like a water based version of those alcohol based markers that come a billion colours...so they aren't really blendable like alcohol based markers, instead working better if you layer them and quickly do washes while the ink is wet. They are very smooth and sort of a tint...so you can layer them to optically mix some colours and expand your range without buying the whole line. The range of greys, in tons of strengths in both cool and warm is really nice as you can get a nice shaded base drawing and then colour in over it is very nice.
The white ones are more of an inky colour, so a solid white that has more of a paint consistency, although still not fully opaque as it dries down to a lighter tone.
I find they dry fairly quickly, especially the lighter colours which got used up/dry very very quickly...the big grey pens and black though are still going!
I love these! I use them for art; I think for young kids they have a learning curve because you have to pump the tip to start the flow, as well as shake them before use. And if it isn't dry, the ink will smudge itself if you go over it again AND, they dry slowly.
But for art I love them...the effect is this almost metallic, shimmery glittery pop that is great for accents and colouring in areas, and I love them for going over top of a colour I already have put down, to just push it further and make it super glittery!!
I use glitter crayons in my art, and I love these! I feel like you can never find good ones besides crayola, and they have tons of colours and they are soooo cheap. PLUS they are nontoxic and stuff because they are for kids, which makes them great for use in art.
Now with these, the glitter is chunky which looks great but it can clump up on the crayon and make it stop working...so it's important to have a sharpener or xacto knife to sharpen it manually.
This is a good hair oil! I kind of bought it because it looked fancy in the gold packaging. It is a bit expensive, but again look for a sale and the size is quite large for a hair oil. I have waist length hair and slather it on, and it's not empty soon. It has Argan oil which is nice, and I like it for overnight instead of pure oil because it also has silicone in it. The silicone helps the oil penetrate more and also stay longer, so it is great for an overnight treatment, before shower, and before dyeing. That said, silicone creates a barrier so when dying hair it's important to wash it out right before or it will mess up the dye.
I gave it 3 stars because I don't really need it and kind of forgot about it for a long time...it's moisturizing but so is my shampoo and all my other pure oils...which because they are pure I can use them on face and body too whereas this can only be used on the hair. If you need an overnight treatment that lasts then this would be good, because of the silicone, but if you just want an everyday oil you can use pure Argan, or really any oil like coconut.
So I have been using this for my tattoos all summer; it is a high SPF and claims to be sheer. Mostly I like that it is a stick; it is bigger than the other sticks but still compact so I can take it with me and rub on to re-apply, which is really important to remember to keep my art looking fresh! Now it is pretty sheer, with a kind of dry finish which I also like, however I still get a bit of grease buildup after using it every day. It's better than most but not completely sheer. It also seems clear although I am very pale, it doesn't cause any ash on my black tattoos so it might be good for those with darker skin tones. It also seems to be unscented...it just has a light...lotion/sunscreen scent which I also appreciate as wearing a strong fragrance as every day sunscreen is a no no.
I feel comfortable using it a lot because it's neutrogena, so I know it won't be terrible for my skin.
As for cost, it is expensive...at 20 for the little stick. For the same cost you could get 3 bottles of liquid sunscreen, but for me it is worth it because I know I will not carry liquids with me and use them and I need to maintain my tattoos! I got mine on sale, and it's lasted me all summer and I use it every day on my tattoos, sometimes multiple times. I find with it, there is residue that gets on the lid and wastes product/makes it hard to properly close the lid, so make sure to retract the product before putting the lid on to prevent this.....
I like this mask a lot; fresh is always natural ingredients, however I don't feel it's worth the price...it's just too expensive! It kind of feels jelly and a tad cool going on, with a slimy texture. You can see actual rose petals in it which is really nice. It feels luxurious and a treat. It is hydrating and refreshing, my skin feels fairly plump after, but I just think for the price there are better masks that do more. But if you see a sample or a mini it could be worth it for a spa night...I love the luxury of a rose mask.
Also for smell, it doesn't seem to have any fake fragrance, it smells just like ...rose petals in lotion would...kind of earthy and sweet with a bit of musk.
SO I just got these, in Sep. of 2016, in Canada. It looks like they have re-released these and the other brushes from this collection in slightly changed colours/packaging. The set I have is this one, but is a cream beige colour instead of the irridescent white. They were around 50$ CAD, and I bought them to replace my old travel set. They are obviously bigger than travel size, but the case is very flat and compact enough I can bring it in my bag easily. They feel nice in the hand, although they are clearly made from either a very lightweight synthetic or balsa wood or something. Very smooth and clean look to them that I really enjoy.
I bought them because it has regular shaders, and a blending brush which I have really been wanting. It works out to 10$ a brush and then the case, which has exactly enough spots for the brushes, as well as a little tutorial which is helpful if you do not use brushes a lot or are new.
They are really big! Especially compared to my old brushes. However the big shader is great for applying base shadow and the blender is exactly what I wanted. I can get a really blended and gradient everyday look with these which is exactly what I wanted.
Overall I think they are fairly soft, with varied 'stiffness'...the blender is very very soft whereas the blenders are stiffer as needed. I wish instead of a liner there was an even smaller shader/application brush...as I need something else for my inner corner and every product in the world comes with a liner brush...I just don't need it! I think for the price for a beginner, if you need all the brushes it's really good and will last me a long time!