Baked, Cheeks, Milani

Milani Baked Blush | Rougir Cuites Milani

Last week I revealed to you one of my favouritest bronzers evar and now would like to introduce you to its blushing counterpart – Milani’s Baked Blush.

For $7.99 you can radiate a warm glow and smile confidently with all of these beautiful shades. My favourite so far is Corallina – a colour that can be pulled off by any skin tone. A few quick strokes of a brush and my cheeks reflect light with ardour.

PROs:

  • lasts all day
  • smooth application
  • tons of shades to choose from
  • excellent for darker complexions

CONs:

  • though there are a lot of different varieties of colours – the lightest are too dark for me and I’m concerned about those with alabaster skins
  • the brush it comes with streaks when used to apply with

TIPs:

  • using a blush brush apply to cheek bones and temples
  • double up as an eye shadow
  • use atop the Baked Bronzer for gorgeous results

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Baked, Bronzer, Milani

Milani Baked Bronzer | Milani Bronzant au Four

This has to be, by far, my most favourite favourite product by Milani: Baked Bronzer.

A-hem, $8.99 for a giant compact with Italian terracotta? Yeah, I’ll take all three, please!

My current weapon of choice is Glow, but after my Peru trip – I’m sure I’ll be using Golden with Soleil in between.

PROs:

  • impeccable distribution
  • doesn’t streak [unless you use it wet]
  • reflects the perfect amount of light
  • the shades vary just enough to compliment any skin tone

CONs:

  • not the biggest fan of the brush it comes with – I’m a fan of big brushes for bronzer

TIPs:

  • my biggest suggestion is using this atop your cheek bones, nose/chin/forehead might make you look oily
  • apply in downward motions with your brush – think of the way rays of the sun hit your face from above
  • dust lightly on your décolleté to accentuate the girls

Find more about this awesomeness here.

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Makeup, Milani, Powder

Milani Powder | Milani Poudre

Next up is Milani Multitasker Face Powder, naturally…we have to set our concealer and foundation somehow, right?

This compact runs a cool $6.99 and lasts for-e-vur. Through my years of using Milani – their powders are extremely durable, meaning they won’t break and crumble on you which ever way the wind blows. They do an excellent job with coverage and wearability.

I used #1: Light around my eyes, nose and chin and #2: Light Medium everywhere else.

PROs:

  • texture is so velvety it glides [that’s what she said]
  • blends very well with any skin texture
  • feels very light but is closer to medium in coverage

CONs:

  • creates a lot of dust residue on the packaging = wasteful

TIPs:

  • though it comes with its own puff – feel free to use a powder brush for a more translucent finish
  • if your skin texture needs a little help, try a colour a few shades darker to apply as a matte bronzer [shimmers tend to accentuate bumps]

Find it here.

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Foundation, Makeup, Milani

Milani Foundation | Milani Fond de Teint

Today’s mission is to hide imperfections and even your complexion. My accomplice is Milani Glow Natual Brush-on Liquid Foundation.

For $8.49 you can brighten your skin with this yummy-things-that-are-good-for-you infused foundation. I mean really, cucumber, ginseng, grape seed oil? AND Vitamin E? C’mon.

I used #1: Fair to Light and though it comes out of the tube a bit yellow – it faded naturally into my skin tone.

PROs:

  • silky medium coverage
  • blends very well
  • long lasting
  • doesn’t crease
  • brightens skin

CONs:

  • not the best pore coverage without a primer
  • the name is, personally, illusive as I was hoping for illuminating qualities
  • same as the concealer with the clicking and brush – great for personal use, not so much for makeup artists
  • also same as the concealer and my bacteria issue

TIPs:

  • brush on the most colour starting with the nose [center] and blend outward
  • blend into the concealer around the eyes by dabbing with your ring finger
  • double it up as a concealer if one is not available

Find it here.

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Concealer, Makeup, Milani

Milani Concealer | Milani Correcteur

Let us begin the week with a concealer. Milani HD Advanced Concealer, that is…

Allow me to launch this review by saying that this tube is only $6.99! I did research to find HD makeup for under $10 and found nothing! Nada. Zilch. If you can prove me wrong, please leave vulgar comments in their allotted space below.

These dispensers are numbered instead of named and, being the ghastly pale [and loving it] that I currently am, I jumped on #1: Light. This colour was a bit too bright for me, so I mixed in a spot of #4: Medium Honey.

PROs:

  • very light weight
  • blend very well and have a velvety feel
  • lasts all day
  • doesn’t crease or smudge
  • comes with a very soft, fine bristled, synthetic brush

CONs:

  • the tube’s clicking [like a pen] dispenser requires a couple of dozen pumps for the initial application
  • as much as I like the brush, it limits makeup artists in the use of this product because I wouldn’t be able to utilize the brush to apply on my clients and if I dispensed the concealer onto my mixing tray – I feel like I’d be wasting product from over-dispensing
  • brush irks me a bit even for personal use – can become bacteria nesting ground

TIPs:

  • if you pump a little too much product, wipe off on the back of your hand and use the rest by dipping the brush into the excess
  • just as I did, feel free to mix two shades together to achieve the right match for your complexion – don’t want to look like a raccoon, do ‘ya?
  • if you feel as though you’ve applied too much – dab a wet sponge on the said area

You can find this concealer at your local CVS and Sears stores or here.

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