MILK MAKEUP Holographic Highlighting Powder Mars: Review & Swatches

I’ve tried a few things here or there by MILK MAKEUP. I already posted a review of the creamy highlighting stick in Mars HERE. It was a bit too sheer for me so I was excited to see them release a powder version of Mars. The MILK MAKEUP Holographic Highlighting Powder in Mars is exactly what I was hoping the creamy version would be–a holographic peachy pink fireball. Details per Sephora:

What it is:
A talc-free powder formulation of Milk’s bestselling holographic hues.

What it does:
Put some outer-space on your face with this talc-free holographic powder, packed with high performance pigments that give you full payoff in a single swipe. Like Milk Makeup’s bestselling Holographic Sticks, Holographic Highlighting Powder is made with actual meteorite powder and twilight pearls to leave an iridescent, multi-dimensional finish for cheeks and eyes.

Mars is described as a Holographic Golden Peach. It’s a light warm peach base with a strong pink shift. This just glows. It’s like a daytime fireball. This highlighter has the strongest pink shift of any highlighter released recently. There have been a ton of these peachy base with pink shift highlighters out lately. None are as intense as this one, that I’ve played with anyway. The intensity of the pink glow depends how you look at it in the light. You can really see it best when you shift around in the light.

The packaging is a simple clear frosted matte square with the holographic MILK MAKEUP logo on it. The texture is smooth, pigmented and finely milled. It’s not dry or powdery at all. This applies like a dream and is very pigmented. Start very light and build up. I wasn’t paying attention the first time I applied it and ended up with this glowing bomb of color. It was way too strong. I like using the Wayne Goss Air-Brush to apply this. Big surprise as that’s my go to brush for any powder highlighter. It applies light and allows for buildable coverage. This powder lasts all day no issue with it fading early.

The warm peachy color blends right into my light medium warm complexion and really just gives me more of this intense pink glow. So it’s not a traditional highlighter as far as a lighter shade, it’s more of a pink glow style highlighter. If you like these kind of peachy pink shift highlighters you’ll love this one because it’s so intense. You’ll glow like a fireball.

Swatches–MILK MAKEUP Mars heavy then sheered out. You can see it’s pink glow when you shift it in the light.

Compared with Top to Bottom–Urban Decay Fireball(much pinker, deeper peach base), MILK MAKEUP Mars heavy than light, Makeup Geek Psychedelic(much lighter cream base with more orange shift versus pink shift):


-Coconut and Mango Seed Oils: Hydrate and soothe.
-Avocado Oil: Hydrates.

Octyldodecy Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Polybutene, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Hexylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Meteorite Powder, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid, Silica In/En Mars Shade. May Contain: Mica/Ci 77019, Titanium Dioxide/Ci 77891, Iron Oxides/Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Manganese Violet/Ci 77742, Ultramarines/Ci 77007

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