You know when you discover a new make up range, or website, and wonder why you’ve never bothered with it before? I feel like I’ve completely mugged myself off by overlooking the Milani Make Up Range for so long! I recently discovered a site called Just My Look, which stock SO many brands I’ve wanted to try for ages. Including L.A Girl and Olaplex(!), there’s loads of things on there that I want to try…
Anyway, I digress, let’s get back to the brand in hand.
Milani. A cruelty free make up range, which is certified by PETA and carries the bunny logo. Not only that but all the products are incredibly affordable, which is what led me to investigate the brand in the first place.
Drawn in by the reviews of the Milani 2 in 1 Foundation + Concealer, I just knew I had to try it. For weeks I’ve just felt like all my foundations were sitting awkwardly on my skin, making me look a little like an extra from the Great British Bake Off. No matter what primer I’ve been using, or technique to apply, the finish is just cakey as sin each time. I’m not quite sure where I’ve been going wrong over the last few weeks, but it’s been fairly annoying.
Then I went and tried this little beauty and oh my, where has it been all my life!?
Not only is this the perfect amount of coverage, but applying with a beauty blender makes it the most effortlessly flawless finish I’ve ever seen from a £12.95 foundation! Usually I need to cake on the concealer under my eyes each morning, but this needs no additional concealer on a good day; and a tiny touch on a bad one.
The formula is so lightweight for such a great coverage, with not a hint of cakey-ness in sight. It also lasts the entire day, with a water resistant, seamless finish.
Alongside the Milani Foundation, I’ve also been L.O.V.I.N.G the Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream. I’ve been living for my Colourpop Matte Lip Cream, but it’s starting to run low and I can’t stomach the customs charges again.
This Milani lip cream is the closest I’ve found in the UK and the shade ‘Adorable’ is a lovely, light nude which is perfect for every day wear. It doesn’t dry my lips out like some matte formulas can, but the only slight niggle is that the applicator can tend to deliver a little too much product, meaning you have to be a little more careful when you apply it.
I still have a few more Milani make up products to rifle through from my little haul, including the Prep, Set and Go Powder. Apparently you can use that before you apply your foundation as a primer, which is something that both intrigues and scares me a little. But one day I’ll get the guts to give it a go. You know, you have to do one thing every day that scares you after all…. Ha.
Have you tried anything from Milani? What else would you recommend?