Palettes -MILANI -Most Loved Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

on 11/15/2018 5:06:00 PM

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I love milani matte eyeshadows and found this for $15 at the big W. I've heard so much about it that I decided to give it a try before Milani no longer makes it. It seems companies come out with fantastic products and a year later they are no longer being made.
The quality is excellent, packaging is pretty with a nice big mirror. They apply and blend nicely.
So, why will I not rebuy? The colors are not very complimentary on my skin color, also these orange/brown colors are very hard for an older woman to pull off no matter what your skin color.
Also, this palette needs a black shadow.


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

on 11/15/2018 12:14:00 PM

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A good setting spray, but slightly more expensive for a drugstore brand in terms of how much you get vs. how much you pay. I've only used it to set and used it up quickly, but it works pretty well for me. For areas that can get more cakey, I spritz some of this on my makeup sponge and dab it onto my face. The spray bottle itself is nice, not quite a gentle mist but it also won't squirt product unevenly.

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Blush -MILANI -Baked Blush - Luminoso

on 11/13/2018 6:50:00 PM

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I had high hopes for this blush based on the great reviews. Alas, on me it looks dull, muddy, lifeless. Lovely color, just not for me.


Blush -MILANI -Baked Blush - Luminoso

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I wear this blush daily and don’t find that it has appreciable shimmer on the face, which I am glad for. It’s very pigmented, so I use a stippling brush to apply it. I’m now on my second compact of this stuff, and when comparing it to my first, the second is less coraly/pink and more peach/orange. I heard rumors about 2 formulations (one baked, the other pressed), but whatever the issue is, I prefer the coraly version. Bummer.

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Lipstick -MILANI -Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color

on 11/13/2018 12:44:00 PM

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I have the shade Idol, and in the tube it looks like the dusty muted medium mauve-pink I was looking for, but on my lips it's red! If I wanted red lips, I would have gotten a red lip product! This is the only reason I didn't give this product the highest rating, as other than this shade issue I like everything about it.
It's thicker and on the sticky side, which means it lasts a decent amount of time, it's glossy and makes my lips look smooth, it has a faint scent that is pleasant and it feels a bit cool for the first few minutes.
I will probably buy another shade because of the formula, but I am disappointed that the shade in the tube is nothing like the way it looks on my lips.

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

on 11/13/2018 12:31:00 AM

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I’ve repurchased this foundation three times. The color range is limited, but for me, the lightest shade is a perfect match. For me, this is the best foundation on earth. I’m 37 years old, and I work outside as a tour guide in New Orleans. I wear this foundation in the SUMMER here (again, outside), and it actually lasts through two tours with only minimal pressed powder touch ups needed. It wears comparably to Lancôme’s Tient Idole on me, except that this is vastly cheaper. I do need 2 pumps to get the coverage I want instead of the 1 I need with prestige brands, and I find that the coverage is a bit dewy, rather than matte, but I love love love this foundation. I’ve used high end products for years and now having switched to this I will never go back. My only caveat is that it’s hard to get the last of the product out of the bottle, I always have to use a tiny spatula to get the last of the product out. But, overall, a small price to pay for a fantastic drugstore foundation powers through some of the most extreme weather conditions imaginable.

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Highlighters -MILANI -Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

on 11/12/2018 12:32:00 AM

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I absolutely LOVE this highlighter. It’s buildable when you want a striking look but it’s also very subtle. Love it so much.


Brows -MILANI -Stay Put Brow Color (cream/gel)

on 11/10/2018 2:33:00 PM

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I know people have done a per gram cost comparison of this to Anastasia Dipbrow and while it rings it a little higher, there is one thing that is forgotten in this equation. With Milani, you are getting the dual-ended brush/spoolie applicator. And it’s not a bad applicator at all, the brush is rather stiff which makes it quite precise in laying down product as well as blending into brow hairs. To be perfectly honest, the quantity is perfect because it doesn’t dry out since you are using it up faster than a larger pot of pomade. I purchased the shade Brunette which is similar to Medium Brown in Dipbrow. The consistency is also similar. Would I call it a dupe? Pretty darn close to one, that’s for sure! Long lasting, waterproof, shade works for me, applicator is good. I can’t think of anything negative to say honestly.

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

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This is a nice, medium (buildable) coverage foundation, with a satin finish. Actually, the lack of a matte finish surprised me, given it's sweatproof, longwearing claims. I have such combination skin, but since we are moving into colder weather, the non-matte finish is ideal, because it does not highlight dry areas. I just set my oily areas (nose/forehead) with Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I chose "00 Light Natural", which is a good color match for my NW20ish (fair/light, neutral) skintone. I love how skinlike and natural this looks, even in daylight/natural light. The bottle is beautiful, and has a great pump! I purchased this at my local CVS, with a 50% off coupon, so it cost me less than $4! Will def. use it up, and might repurchase!

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Highlighters -MILANI -Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

on 11/4/2018 12:52:00 PM

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This highlighter is everything! It looks so glowy and not chalky at all. Perfect especially if you have olive colored skin. I’m sure it works for all though! It’s a good price, the only problem is that the packaging is veryyyyyy sensitive. They will shatter literally for barely tapping it, other than that I loveeeee it.0

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Lipstick -MILANI -Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color

on 11/3/2018 1:51:00 PM

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I love this lip color. It gives a nice shine to your lips and makes them look fuller. I have the color Delight which is a great pinky/gold color. It is very flattering with fair skin. The gloss is thicker too so it stays on better. Definitely recommend.


Brows -MILANI -Easybrow Automatic Propel Eyebrow Pencil

on 10/28/2018 11:32:00 AM

Probably the worst eyebrow pencil I’ve tried thus far. The taupe shade is more like an orange shade and the wax effect of this product make my eyebrows look almost wet. It does not blend in well with my natural eyebrow hairs & the colour is horrendous. In the trash it goes.

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Palettes -MILANI -Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

on 10/28/2018 4:15:00 AM

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This palette is incredible. The quality is very, very good. Pigmented, little to no fallout and finely milled. The mix of warm and cool colors is great. This definitely performs like a much more expensive product. Aside from the tacky gold color of the packaging you'd never guess this is a drug store item. I love that they didn't bother to include crappy brushes. I reach for this a lot more than I reach for my other nude palettes including UD Naked. Probably gets as much use as my beloved Kat Von D Shade and Light. I'd recommend this to anyone, from someone who just likes browns or someone first building their collection/stash or just the hardcore makeup lover... You can't go wrong with this excellent palette.

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Eye Primer -MILANI -Eyeshadow Primer

on 10/27/2018 5:12:00 AM

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I have very oily eyelids, so any make-up on my eyelids will crease quite easily if I don't use a primer. After being severely disappointed by the eyeshadow primer for Urban Decay, I tried this one. The UD one did nothing for me. And the one from Wet n Wild was a hot mess! This one works very well!

However, this primer does not always last the ENTIRE day for me. Sometimes the eyeshadow will start to crease in the afternoon/evening, but I think it depends a bit on the amount and type of under-eye concealer I use in the corner of my eyes, which can 'bleed' into the crease. I always set the primer with a setting powder before doing any other eye makeup.

The packaging is nice and practical, and only a small amount of product is needed each time.

I don't love the texture of this product though. It seems kind of grainy when putting it on the eyelid, which can feel a bit rough on the sensitive eye area. But it's not a huge problem.

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Concealers -MILANI -Retouch + Erase Light-Lifting Concealer

on 10/27/2018 3:02:00 AM

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I'm so annoyed with this concealer. Don't know what shade I got, it doesn't matter.

I bought this about a month ago and have been using it daily. On my dark circles and over blemishes.

On the undereyes, it works fine. Nothing to write home about, but I wasn't mad about it.

However, I've had the same 3 blemishes on my cheek for over a month. No matter what, they wouldn't go away. Every day I would cover them with this concealer, and they would never go away or get any better.

I finally realized... this concealer is REALLY oily. So I checked the ingredients list, and it contains vegetable oil. Vegetable oil!! I've seen many different types of oils with beneficial skincare properties used in makeup products. But vegetable oil... I'm like WHYYY? No wonder I've had these gross oily blemishes for a month.

I went out and actually spent good money on an oil-free concealer, so I'll use it up and report back.

I wouldn't repurchase this, nor would I recommend it. It's pricey for the drugstore (I spent like $10 bucks on this at Walgreens, and you really don't get much product). It barely lasted 3 weeks. And I took the foam applicator tip off as soon as I bought it. This was a fail for me and I do not recommend.


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