Eyeliner -Milani -Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner

on 2/17/2018 2:39:00 PM

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I give this eyeliner an overall "4" rating because I think it is a good product, but missing a very necessary BLENDER on the other end of the pencil (hence a "3" rating for packaging!). This eyeliner goes on very defined, and I absolutely love how it wears and the saturation of color the "hooked on expresso" liner gives--but I need to blend it after application or it always looks unfinished and a bit sloppy...I see a lot of reviews online about complaints with sharpening this one, but I have never had trouble with mine. I don't know how waterproof this really is either...I like some of Milani's other products, which is why I bought this. It doesn't seem too drastically different in wear from other liners I use that aren't waterproof.


Lipstick -Milani -Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color

on 2/17/2018 8:20:00 AM

Absolutely amazing, high end quality product. I've finally given up on unflattering matte products, but am struggling with the lasting power of liquid lipsticks. I thought I would give this a try, since their eyelid primer is better than any luxury one I tried at a fraction of the price. This is no different!

I bought Addiction, which is a revelation. It's a gorgeous, brownish pinkish shade that is ultra-flattering with my dark hair and pale yellow-toned skin. It can be applied in a thin layer for a subtle shade or easily deepened with extra.

Pros
-Very moisturizing. Even more so than most of my balms
-Layer easily for lighter or deeper shade
-Long-lasting
-Flattering satin finish
-Fades to a slight stain
-Makes lips look fuller and less lined
-Excellent neutral shades

Cons
-Not really shiny as advertised

Give these a try! It's a $40, high-performing product you can buy at the drugstore for under $20.

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Lipstick -Milani -Color Statement Lipstick (All Colors)

on 2/15/2018 10:59:00 PM

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I have two of these in Nude Creme and Matte Kiss. The Nude Creme isn't "nude" anything on my lips- it's straight up baby pink. This is fine, but was a letdown as it wasn't what I expected or wanted. The Matte Kiss is red, and is highly pigmented but a little on the dry side.

Overall, they're decent quality but not exactly consistent from one lipstick to another. For this reason it will not be a repurchase, but is otherwise a good product if you don't mind the element of surprise and flexibility in shade range from one lipstick tube to the next.


Liquid -Milani -Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

on 2/13/2018 7:07:00 PM

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I'm really enjoying this foundation. I've been a dedicated user of L'Oreal True Match Lumi for a long time, and I will continue to use it. This, however, is another new favorite. It's a full-coverage foundation but it doesn't settle into my lines or pores (I do use a blurring primer with it). I have slightly oily skin, mostly normal. It gives me a very natural finish, not dewy or matte, just normal. It blends easily and applies smoothly with a damp beauty sponge. I'm really impressed with this foundation! I did get a shade that's a touch too dark for me, but it's nothing a little white L.A. Girl mixer can't fix. I highly recommend this foundation! (I also pretty much refuse to buy high-end foundation since the drugstore has so many good options. If you're a drugstore foundation person like me, check this out.)

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Blush -Milani -Baked Blush - Luminoso

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I love this blush. Read the reviews here a few years ago and bought it and used it up. I decided to try a couple different brands of blushes in case there was something else out there and threw them both away. When I bought this again and reached for I cooed ‘hello lover’ at it. It just works for my coloring so well. I don’t have any problems with it being too glittery and am usually not a fan of glittery makeup. I can’t recommend this blush enough, try it, you might adore it too.

One thing I’ve noticed, which I notice with any highly pigmented products-it will stain my silver hair so I hold one hand over my temple hair to make sure I don’t brush it into my hair. This is something I noticed with one of the blushes I threw away also and more due to my silver temples rather than the product.

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Blush -Milani -Baked Blush - Luminoso

on 2/12/2018 3:54:00 PM

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I first bought this 5 years ago, and did not like it back then. I could not figure out why, and, after trying it again, I still can not figure out why this shade can not work for me. When I wore NC42, this shade would barely show up, but its glitters had me looking like a disco ball. Now that I discovered that I am a C6, it still does not show up on me. I tried this shade again when I experienced my first east coast winter, which saw me going down to the intensity of an NC42, even when applied with a clean brush, this shade looked GRAY on me! After these attempts, I gave up on trying to make this blush work on my super-olive skin.


Eyeliner -Milani -Eye Tech Extreme

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Im a make up artist and i have used a lot of different eyeliners, this is very easy to use. Long lasting, very black, and it last all day long.. the ONLY THING THAT I DONT LIKE: is that i need to use "finish powder", sealer powder that lasts, ( i use too faced primed and coreless" so i dont feel it sticky on my eyelids.) and that way the eyeshadows, and the eyeliner doesnt mess. But other than that is awesome!!!

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Liquid -Milani -Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

on 2/8/2018 10:21:00 AM

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I do really love this foundation but I think the shade range in Canadian stores are a little lacking. The staying power and coverage is really great though!

I posted a full review video here:




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Lip Liners -Milani -Color Statement Lip Liner

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These are the most consistently quality lip liners I’ve used. Ever. Each one I’ve had through the (many) years has been creamy, highly pigmented, and true to shade.
I find they tend to sharpen more easily than most pencil liners too.
There’s an impressive selection of nudes to choose from, cool, warm; darker and lighter. And the reds are sensational. Bordeaux is the most beautiful deep rich wine red I’ve ever found.
Because they are a very creamy formula they do need to be sharpened a bit more frequently than some others, but manage to maintain a point for longer than I’d expect.

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Polishes -Milani -Fond of You

on 2/7/2018 3:22:00 PM

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It's a peachy tan with a hint of yellow.

1 coat goes on slightly streaky and it gets worse as it dries. The color is pretty peachy, and not very flattering. It looks too streaky in 1 coat to wear.

2 coats, the second coat goes on fairly streaky. It looks too awful to wear as it is with 2 coats. The color also is quite peachy and not flattering.

3 coats, the third one didn't help, it's still a streaky mess and the color is just ugly and unflattering.

I hated the formula and the color with this one. I don't recommend it at all.


Polishes -Milani -Angel Pink

on 2/7/2018 3:07:00 PM

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In the bottle it looks like a peachy orange, mid-tone. My bottle looks FAR more orange than pink. (I double checked the label.)

1 coat, goes on nicely without streaks. But the color is not flattering on me at all, it makes the tips of my nails a gross yellow that they are not. It's VERY peachy with more yellow on the nails than in the bottle.

2 coats, it goes on so well, but the color just looks awful on me. It's a sherbert-orange color. It's semi-opague with minimal streaks.

3 coats, it does get a bit patchy and streaky at 3 coats. The color is just horrible. I have trouble imagining anyone this would look good on.

I'm giving it 3 stars for the formula but 2 for the color (maybe 1).


Pressed Powders -Milani -The Multitasker Face Powder

on 2/6/2018 9:38:00 AM

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This is quite good, it sets the makeup without drying the skin. I usually need to apply it twice a day to reduce some of the shine(I use a dewy foundation though). I don't think the sponge inside is useless. Actually I think it picks up the product better than a brush. I had issues with this in the beginning because I tried using a brush and it took several layers to set my makeup while it only takes 1-2 with the sponge.
I don't mind the smell. I only wish the packaging wasn't that bulky. The mirror inside is quite good too.

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Mascara -Milani -Lash Trifecta Lengthens + Curls + Separates Mascara

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How does this have good reviews? Worst mascara ever. My lashes drooped straight down after 5 minutes. ....and I curled them before AND after.


Blush -Milani -Baked Powder Blush - Rose D'Oro 02

on 2/5/2018 5:30:00 PM

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Is it an inexpensive and not quite perfect dupe for Nars Orgasm Blush? Yep. It also does not have a ton of slip, but at 54, I don't need much blush, or I'd look like some sort of clown and I personally am afraid of clowns. I think this is absolutely gorgeous on me. There is some shimmer, not so great over 50, but it's not too much and it applies well, stays where I put it, that is my primer I suspect, and needs no touch ups. It's not my HG, but it's less expensive and more than does the job. I'd rather put my money into skin care and my addiction to really nice lipstick.

My skin has never reacted badly to this blush and it still breaks out all the time, even post menopause. The pigment is not increible, but it is super buildable and I like to build my blush up from a very small amount. I feel professional and not too bad for my age when I wear it. I could never wear this peachy pink until I got a little older, and now it does make me look bathed in a bit of pink light on my cheeks. I am thrilled this exists and I will buy up the store, if it is discontinued.

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Primer/ Corrector -Milani -Make It Last Setting Spray Prime + Correct + Set

on 2/1/2018 3:37:00 AM

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I had the same problem that other reviewers have mentioned: my mister sucks. Instead of spraying out an even, round area of fine mist, it sprays out rather heavy mist and what seems to be like a flat line. Thing is, you never really know which direction is going to spray. The sprayer is just a hot mess.

Since I'm not really getting an even application, it's hard to even judge the quality of the product. Some areas are over sprayed, and some areas are not sprayed at all. Come on, Milani, we have been making misters for a while now. Why is your so terrible? I was in between getting this and the wet and wild, and I like the much more compact packaging here but, what good is the packaging if it doesn't spray evenly?

The scent is pleasant and unobtrusive, like a really, really faint hairspray almost. Does not irritate my allergies. I don't notice that this keeps me any less oily or makes my makeup last longer, again because I can't get an even spray with it.

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