Once upon a time, super early in the morning, I almost took a stick of Milk Makeup Highlighter and put it under my arms. Like deodorant! I caught myself at the last minute, so I didn’t actually do it, but if it had, my underarms would’ve been the most perfectly highlighted underarms in armpit history.
This sounds less crazy when you see Milk Makeup Highlighter next to my favorite deodorant. Check it:
Right? That’s what I get for fumbling around in the dark…
Milk Makeup is constantly surprising me. Their vibe, the marketing and their packaging cater to teens, methinks, and being a crabby 40-something-year-old lady (Just kidding! I’m not crabby…except on Tuesdays!), I didn’t think the brand would appeal to me, but that’s been sooooo far from the truth. I’ve loved their Blush Oil and Sunshine Skin Tint and have now entered into a serious relationship with Lit, their stick highlighter.
And it truly is lit.
Lit is a sheer, shimmery, peachy champagne highlighter from the Milk Makeup permanent line that you can wear sheer for a natural look, or layer for a striking, visible highlight, and while cream highlighters aren’t particularly innovative, Milk has perfected this one’s shine.
Or, rather, its dewy glow. That’s a more apt description.
You already know this, but I’d take highlighting over contouring any old day. My beef with many highlighters is that they’re too dang frosty.
Yeah, those frosty ones look amazing in still pics and video, particularly in tandem with professional-grade studio lights that are like high beams bearing directly into your soul…
My eyes bug out a little when I think about that…
In reality, though, when you see that frost in person, it isn’t always cute, and heavily frosted skin can look forced and jarring up close, like it shouldn’t be there.
Lately, I prefer my makeup on the casual side, like, “Oh, sure, I just put this highlighter on, and I’m totally glowing, aren’t I? Ain’t no thing.”
That’s the kind of glow I get from Lit. Yes, there’s shimmer, but it’s very fine, and when you blend it, ooh-la-la! So dewy. So effortless.
So, the shine is on point. Lemme put some on right now…
Ah, perfection! It almost looks like face gloss but isn’t thick or goopy.
Bottom line, Milk did it right (I was gonna say, “it does a body good,” but that was even too much pun for me).
I also loooove this highlighter’s color and tone. Milk calls this universal, and I agree. The champagne peach isn’t too warm or cool. It’s somewhere in the middle, so it should work well for all ages and skin tones.
Plus, on top of all this goodness, Lit is easy to use. Milk’s “Melt Technology” responds to your body heat when the product touches your skin, and the cream melts into something closer to a liquid, making it easier to blend.
And it really does work. Goooooo science!
No, seriously, though, I think cream highlighters get a bad rap sometimes because the drier ones can be difficult to diffuse. They’ll sit on top of your skin and leave a visible line between the product and whatever you’re wearing under them.
Not terribly flattering if you’re going for a seamless look, ya know?
But this cream feels moist and wet as you work it in, and the edges vanish into whatever products you’re already wearing.
Yeah, man. Like I said, it’s LIT. Try it sometime! I think you’ll like it.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,