Brows -MILANI -Brow Tint Pen

on 5/20/2018 5:43:00 PM

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I just received my tinted brow pen and have used it twice. I love how easy it applies and the point is very slender, just what I wanted, BUT...I noticed that this Natural Taupe shade turns a bit green on me. I will continue to use it as a guide and go over with my creamy 24 hr. eyeshadow which dries and stays put all day. I only wish this eyeshadow cream was a shade lighter, but it looks better than a greenish taupe color. Until they change the formula, I will not buy this product again.


Pressed Powders -MILANI -Prep + Set + Glow Illuminating Transparent Face Powder

on 5/20/2018 10:07:00 AM

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i dont like it :(

i used shade '02 transparent' and tried it with a big fluffy brush... used it to set foundation and also tried it as a finishing powder (not at the same time).

it seems to go on fine but when i look at myself in different lighting (or take selfies), it looks flat, dry and powdery. i can really see it on my skin even if i use a light application. it provides a barely detectable amount of glow/radiance for me.

this is despite using multiple applications of mac fix+ (right after application of the powder and also at the end of the rest of my makeup because it still looks powdery)

i thought maybe i would hit on a drugstore gem but the milani powder simply cannot compete with the powders that i already have (hourglass, mac, winky lux, too faced, stellar, chanel, laura mercier, rcma). at the drugstore, however, i will say that the milani powder is better for me than elf.

the milani powder cost around $11 (cdn).. so the damage is not significant but it is still annoying. this powder will be relegated to setting eyelid primer, which is what i do with all powders that i dont like on my face. yes, it will join the powder graveyard with tarte, elf, marcelle, MUFE and benefit.

darn. oh well, sometimes he have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the prince... im sorry that i cheated on my prince(s) for this frog.

(of course i mean absolutely no offense to people who enjoy this powder! it is just not for me personally)

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Highlighters -MILANI -Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

on 5/19/2018 5:52:00 PM

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Sooo, I was in Walmart the other day browsing around and my eye catches this baby. I HAD to have it, it looked so beautiful and creamy, so I bought this baby on a whim. Honestly though, I didn’t mind buying on a whim because Milani’s makeup line has never failed. Coming from an High-end girl that’s saying A LOT. On to the review . . . .

This baby is BEAUTIFUL !!! It’s very smiliar to the Maybelline Chrome highlighter (which I have in “Molten Gold” but that’s another review”)
I have this in the shade “Glowing” which is the darkest shade they have and it’s ABSOLUTELY beautiful!!! Like this is sooo comparable to something you would find in Sephora or Macy’s. It’s that good y’all !! I’m have tan Indian skin with lots of yellow undertones. I really love the shade because some highlighters tend to look too yellowish on me with the golden color. Glowing is the perfect shade it looks so rich and deep. This applies beautiful and wonderfully on its own but to kick it up a notch and make it SUPER creamy I first mist my brush with Hard Candy Hydrating Primer Mist and OMG you guys The finish is just soooooo adorable! It blends like a dream and doesn’t look cakey patchy nor streaky. It just MELTS into the skin and glides over my pores and acne prone skin with indented scars. This also wore from 7 AM to 9 PM for me in 85 degree weather! Just love it and also love the price tag as well. LOVE! Also to add this doesn’t have ANY glitter at all. It’s just metallic and creamy!

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

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How could anybody hate on this product?

Costs almost nothing and does everything Urban Decay All Nighter does, and then some. The mister is perfection, it dries down within seconds and makes even the cakiest foundation look like a work of art.

I have paired this with the cheapest of the cheap foundation, concealer and it truly does help it last all day.

I've never been someone to put a whole lot of stock into products I find "gimmicky" (see: eyeshadow primer), and setting sprays used to fall into that category, but this product made me a believer because everything looks better with this over it!

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

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As much as I ended up loving this foundation, the shade selection mystifies me and needs to be expanded. I have a light-medium complexion and got the second to lightest shade and it is almost too dark for me, but the lightest shade looked almost white. This foundation oxidizes very slightly but is still a pretty good match if I blend it well down the neck. Although it's a bit more high maintenance to get the shade to look just right, the quality of the product is evident.

The price is absolutely fine considering the packaging is pretty nice for drugstore (it comes with a pump and you get a good amount of product). Coverage is medium-full in my opinion, it can definitely be built up but I wouldn't use this as a concealer, I need a bit more oomph in that department and this is a foundation so it's not going to cover major dark circles or anything like that.

I didn't find the foundation overly cakey or greasy at all, after applying powder and setting spray not only did I not get oily throughout the day but this foundation lasted exceptionally well over the course of a ten hour day. To be honest I was really surprised with the staying power, and it didn't settle into fine lines at all either.

Overall a fantastic foundation with perfect packaging. If they had a shade range that matched Maybelline or L'Oréal they could easily be a major contender for my go-to drugstore foundation.

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Primer/ Corrector -MILANI -Prime Correct

on 5/17/2018 1:11:00 PM

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I've been using Prime Correct in GREEN for about a week now. I think I paid USD$8-$9 for it at Walmart. Well... first it gave me red pimples (I was able to make them go away quickly using mandelic acid from MUAC) and then it started giving me white heads. It's the only new thing in my routine and the new spots have been popping up each day, so I'm guessing it's this. I will not buy this one again, but I may try the peach one instead (as the previous reviewer said, it doesn't have bismuth like this one does)... that's why I said I would buy it again.

On the bright side (if bismuth is not a problem for you - and I'm not sure that's the problem for me here), this does work as a silicone primer should. It fills/blurs pores so your makeup looks great on top. I've only been using powder (MAC MSFN), so I'm not sure about liquids.

On the other hand, I don't find this pigmented enough to hide very much redness, so I went back to using my true green color corrector (Hard-Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder). However, when I put on the primer and then the corrector, it did not smooth out like I'm used to. It just broke up into little green specks rather than being absorbed into the skin (therefore, did not cover as much redness). So, I started putting on the green corrector first, then this primer, and that worked better. However, spots... argh. I'm wearing it like this on my nose today, despite the 2 white heads I got overnight, because I like how it fills my pores, but I may try to return/exchange this. I hate doing returns.


Eyeliner -MILANI -Supreme Kohl Kajal in Blackest Black

on 5/15/2018 7:07:00 PM

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I'm pretty confident that this is it: my go-to, one-and-only for "black eyeliner", for the rest of my days. Here's what I like:

- first, it had good reviews, which I rely on heavily
- it's auto/self-sharpening, which is a must for me
- it's a drugstore brand, and generally this product looks like it's $10 or less
- it applies easily and "creamily", with instant dark color payoff. I swipe twice on my lower lashline, and I'm done
- it fades a little by the end of the day, but still, I'd say the longevity is pretty great
- I'm prone to itchy/teary eyes (and I rub them frequently), and I think the eyeliner handles those challenges well enough ...

I found this eyeliner through my now-usual technique of cross-referencing MUA and Amazon reviews. The price was right on Amazon (purchased for $5.97 in 6/2017), so I crossed my fingers and ordered it. I had been looking for a replacement for my L'Oreal eyeliner (the black was kind of faint) and my Ulta-branded eyeliner (so faint that it didn't seem worthy of being called black). A product that calls itself "supreme" and "blackest black" - I would say that is true!

Also, I was a bit nervous about trying a Milani eyeliner, because I did not have a good experience with the Milani "Shadow Eyez" pencils. Those too had instant, beautiful color payoff, BUT my eyes inevitably stung within an hour or so of application- that to me indicates that the product had migrated into my eyes (or, more likely, onto my hands and from there to my eyes). But, bottom line, no one can wear a product that irritates her eyes ... so I was very (VERY) happy to find I had no adverse reaction to this kohl-kajal. I am definitely a fan. Whew, what a relief- I can cross off "find a go-to black eyeliner" on my to-do list.


Lipstick -MILANI -Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick - Matte Beauty

on 5/15/2018 3:30:00 PM

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I LOVED the colour. It is the perfect every day neutral for me that is incredibly flattering. And yes, it is a really good dupe for Taupe by MAC! They look identical on me.

But, I gave it to my mother (who looks great it in too btw). I just did not like the formula. It was pigmented and matte, but still... slippery? Like there are silicones in there. Because of that, it didn't have great lasting power either. Some people might describe this as moisturizing, but it was just slippery to me.

However, this would be a GREAT lipstick for people who usually don't like mattes/are dipping their toes in matte lipstick.

As a point of reference, I'm more a fan of MAC matte lipsticks which are stiffer and drier in application, but in my experience last longer on the lips as a result. I tend to prefer lasting time over a moisturizing formula, but maybe that's just me.

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

on 5/15/2018 12:30:00 AM

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This definitely made my makeup last longer and kept oil production down. I am in love with the way it sprays and the scent. A very well done product if you ask me. I would certainly repurchase.

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

on 5/12/2018 5:36:00 PM

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High hopes dashed - To be fair I may have gotten an old batch bc it was 2nd to last on the shelf

After reading other reviews I'm mystified they have bottles w a pump. My bottle was twist-off w applicator stick built into the cap.

Product was gloppy - getting all around the area where you'd screw the cap back on. And the smell was off.

Returning the product to Ulta. Will spend a coin on Make Up Forever ..


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

on 5/12/2018 10:38:00 AM

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I got shade 00 light natural and it was orange I was honestly shocked it’s meant to be there second lightest colour and I was awful, it’s also really thick and will look okay when you put it on but through the day I looked like a mirror I was sooooo shiny . I got really anxious about it so I was in my lesson wiping it off with my hand. Kinda sums it up


Foundations -MILANI -Creme to Powder

on 5/9/2018 10:30:00 PM

This product is not for my skin. I'm in my early 40's with combination skin that looks decent, considering it took quite a beating in my 20's when I went off the pill and suddenly found myself battling cystic acne and oil. It was a long journey to clear skin, but the visible pores are still an issue. This foundation seems to cling to every pore, every textured surface, every fine line....ugh! It's light and a true cream to powder finish, just not for my skin. Tossing it.

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Blush -MILANI -Baked Blush - Luminoso

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The best blush formula ever!
As much as I did not enjoy using Nars blushes I enjoy using Milani. It goes on very smooth, doesn't emphasize the texture and has kind of dewy finish. The color is not strong on initial application, but buildable without any effort. There is no chance of clown-like cheeks and it lasts all day.
I might try other colors, the formula is too good!

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

on 5/7/2018 11:04:00 AM

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This stuff is amazing to keep your make-up nice and matte troughout the day! I have oily skin, so I wanted something to keep the makeup from sliding of my face and keep it matte. This works! The nozzle is not the best, it kind of squirts the liquid in uneven strikes across your face. My tip is to replace the nozzle (just the upper part) with another one you may have lying around that you do like (I used a skindinavian one). You get a nice amount of product for a reasonable price (Milani is not available in drugstores in my country so I have to get it online), it smells nice and.. it works on my oily skin. If you have dry to normal skin however, it might be too heavy for you, since it contains alcohol. I usually avoid any alchohol on my face, but I have noticed that the only setting sprays that work for me, do contain alcohol. So alas... I prefer this over the Urban Decay all nighter!

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Lipstick -MILANI -Color Statement Matte Innocence

I am a little surprised by the reviews here as I am impressed by this lipstick. It is a very pale peachy nude, so I like the fact that it is not quite as densely pigmented as the other colors I have from this line. It looks like a pale lipstick on me without looking like concealer lips, which I really appreciate. It wears well, and overall I really do like it.

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