Lipstick -Milani -Color Statement Teddy Bare 29

on 11/20/2017 6:41:00 PM

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This lipstick has a gorgeous color, but the texture isn't great. It's a deep pinky-brown nude with more pink than brown, so cool-toned people like me can wear it. It's sooo pretty.

But even though it applies with a creamy texture, it gets very dry pretty quickly. Uncomfortably so. So it has to be used with a balm or gloss, which is annoying to me. I would love this lipstick in a more emollient formula.

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

on 11/20/2017 6:07:00 PM

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I love this product! This foundation is my favorite drugstore foundation,the coverage is amazing and I where it every day. I have oily skin and this foundation after powder stays matte for hours. The only problem I have with this foundation is the shade range,shades for me are either too dark for my skin tone or too light so I have to mix shades but I don’t mind,this product is amazing!!


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

on 11/18/2017 10:24:00 PM

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Is this a possible dupe or very similar to All Nigher because it sure seems similar to me? In the past I've tried so many setting sprays both high end and low end and eventually decided I didn't really need them, or the sprayer got messed up and they weren't worth the hassle because they didn't really do all that much anyway.. Most ended up getting old and thrown away or given away when I cleaned out my makeup drawers and train cases. I never really cared that much if they made my makeup last. I wanted them to just remove the powdery look after I use my powder.

I prefer a slightly dewy look, not a powdery, extremely matte look. I recently had a cart full of things on Ulta online and saw it in stock so decided to add it and try it. I've looked for it a few times in the stores and it is always sold out when I go. Even online it seems to sell out very quickly, so I was curious why. No I know why! It is wonderful and I really love it. After setting all of my makeup with this product, my skin looks like skin with no trace of my powder and it feels like skin too, no stickiness, no oily feeling. It's a very fine mist that dries quickly. It does exactly what I wanted the others to do. It makes my face and makeup look so much better and it also does make my makeup last longer.

You can use it as a primer and corrector too but I only used it once as a primer and I can't say it really seemed to make much difference. It does have some fragrance, but it is light and doesn't last.

It's around 10.00 for 2 ounces.

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Lip Liners -Milani -Color Statement Lip Liner

on 11/18/2017 7:33:00 PM

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I have the colors nude, all natural and spice. They all look very similar on my pigmented lips but they are so nice and smooth and lasts so long. Love these above my higher end liners. One thing that annoys me is that the lid keeps falling off on all of them.

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Primer/ Corrector -Milani -Prime Correct

on 11/15/2017 10:56:00 PM

This review is for the Milani Prime Correct primer in the tube with the Peachy colored stripe on the front. NOT THE GREEN ONE, which I would never try because the green one has bismuth in it...(wil lgive you systic acne).. So on to my review of the one with the peach stripe on the front! IT"S WONDERFUL! I have never had luck with primers....ever...they either make my skin oily or dry and never really do much to help makeup last, so I just gave up, until Milani sent me a sample with my order (which arrives consistently from the company in three days!!) SO I LOVE THIS PRIMER!! It Says it "Diffuses discoloration and pore minimizing" and I agree with both! I am NC 15 and like the shade Light to medium. I got a sample of the medium to dark (?) i think and it worked okay too!! Both have peachy undertones and when you rub it in, you dont really think it's going to do much....but it really does diffuse discoloration and I REALLY can notice a difference with it !!! I use Milani's liquid foundation over this and just love it....This primer does seem to minimize my pores on my cheeks as well! I can tell you for sure that my foundation just sits better all day when using this primer..than with the foundation alone.....I will use this every day. Doesn't break me out....and doesnt make me greasy....LOVE LOVE...But again....if you are sensitive at all....you really should avoid the green one that has very similar packaging except it's black with some green on the front. If you look up that ingredient, you will immediately see exactly why it causes cystic pimples!!! But this gem...the one in the black tube with peach color on the front does not have it!!!! I'm new to Milani, but am loving all of their products....No blush is better than theirs for pigment and long wearing! Hope this helps


Lipstick -Milani -Lipstick (all shades)

on 11/15/2017 2:30:00 AM

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Love the gold packaging. Love the colors and the staying power. I bought at least 6 red based ones and I love them.

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Eyeliner -Milani -Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner

on 11/14/2017 11:29:00 PM

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I bought the shade "Keep On Sapphire."

I really like this eyeliner. It's a nice, vibrant, metallic blue. It's highly pigmented, which surprised me because I don't have the best luck with drugstore liners. It takes a tiny bit of building on the waterline, but nothing crazy, just two coats or so. It's surprisingly soft and smooth for being a wooden pencil liner, almost gel like. The texture reminds me more of a retractable liner. It's advertised as "waterproof" but sadly it does run down to my under eyes after a few hours. Although, I do have watery eyes so it's hard for me to find a liner that doesn't. I've noticed that if I let the first layer set first before going in with more eyeliner, it lasts longer. I do still like it though because it's absolutely stunning, I just tend to reach for it when I don't need my eye makeup to last all day otherwise I'm walking around with blue smudges under my eyes.

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Pressed Powders -Milani -PREP + SET + GLOW ILLUMINATING TRANSPARENT POWDER

on 11/13/2017 7:46:00 PM

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I had not been using much powder for a long time, found it made me look dry and cakey. But I've changed my skincare routine and it's better hydrated than before, so I can use some powder when I need it.

I heard this is a dupe for the Hourglass blurring finishing powders; haven't tried those, so can't speak to that, just something to keep in mind. Since I don't use much powder, unwilling to drop that much money on it. I do have a small size of the Laura Mercier translucent and like that, but this is for a different purpose: to create a subtle blurring effect on the skin, as a final step.

I'm pretty fair, and given the "color" of this, was a little worried it'd be dark on me; I don't even do bronzer, so.... But no, this doesn't give a discernible color, it works just fine for me. I apply very sparingly, using a duofiber stippling brush.


Eye Primer -Milani -Eyeshadow Primer

on 11/13/2017 12:26:00 PM

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Had to go to 4 stores before I finally found this but I realized it wasn't worth it. It separates in the tube even when shaken. I get oily residue and creamy primer on my finger that does not blend back together. In addition the primer seems to turn all of my eyeshadows shades of blue and green even though they start as beiges and taupes and these are eyeshadows that are reliable (Stila, UD, Dior). It does keep my eyeshadows from creasing but I don't care if it's the wrong colors. I am going to have to begin again on finding an eye primer.


Highlighters -Milani -Strobelight Instant Glow Powder

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I purchased Afterglow, the lightest shade in the collection. It is a rather cool-toned highlighter, so I do not wear it every day if I am in the mood for a more golden glow.

Looking at the design of the product, it is clear this is meant to dupe Makeup Forever's Profusion Highlighters. I've never tried those, but I do also have a sample of Urban Decay Sin, as well as Mary Lou-Manizer from The Balm. The Milani highlighter definitely rivals those . It is highly metallic, blends well, and does not emphasize my skin texture. For $11, you get 8.5 g of product.

Packaging wise, it is housed in a solid plastic compact, with the edges design so you only need to put pressure on them to open it- no need to use your nails to pry the compact open.

Overall, a really beautiful product, highly recommend.

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

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It's super versatile, you can dilute it with moisturizer or oil or you can build it to full coverage, you can mattify it or make it dewy. But I think it requires some makeup knowledge to achive that. For oily skin or super oily t zone I'd recommend thin layer of powder underneath and would work perfectly. Also I appreciate that the company listens and they came out with lighter shades. For the price is the absolute queen of drugstore foundations. I own like 5 of these they work really well in clients (like some high ending ones) but like I've said it requires certain technique.

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Blush -Milani -Powder Blush in Tea Rose

on 11/10/2017 12:30:00 PM

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Beautiful blush and color. Only con is the compact is a little hard to open. But the price was right and I would buy again but I doubt I will need to buy again as a little goes a long way. Also bought the rose color. Looking for the Dolce color but not sure I need with the rose color.

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Blush -Milani -Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose

on 11/10/2017 12:27:00 PM

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I'd been eyeing these at CVS for awhile and finally bought this one and tea rose and really like them. They go on so smooth and are beautiful colors. My only con is the compact is a little hard to open so I'm always worried I'm going to chip a nail but the floral design is so high end looking! No regrets on buying and would repurchase.

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

on 11/9/2017 10:24:00 PM

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The main attraction of this product for me is that it has a finer mist than any of my other setting sprays (Hard Candy, Wet n Wild, Rimmel, Pixi, Mary Kay, ELF). It sprays so delicately that I barely feel it on my face. Except sometimes if I get greedy and spray 5-6 times I may get one wonky spritz that shoots me directly in the face...so it's possible the nozzle is prone to clogging or whatever. I feel like there's a lot of alcohol in this as it makes my face feel really tight for the first little while...much more so than my other sprays. It has a bit of a scent which I don't care about one way or another...but it disappears in a few seconds. My makeup does last all day, but then it usually does as I always use setting powder...I do find this helps keep it looking fresher longer which is my main objective, along with making my powder look dewier (gonna try the Make it Dewy version of this next). Not my HG but it's overall a good spray...minus one point for the immediate dry feeling

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Primer/ Corrector -Milani -Prime Light Strobing + Pore-Minimizing Face Primer

on 11/8/2017 4:02:00 PM

this primer is a match made in heaven for my matte foundations!
normally matte foundations are hard for me in a sense that by the middle/end of the day, I have cracks and dullness, and my skin just doesn't have the pretty vibrancy that I have when I first apply it. This primer really balances that out for me so that it gives me a nice glowy, hydrated base that I can still subtly see even after I apply my matte foundations/bronzer/blush/contour. It keeps my makeup from getting that dull matte-ive-been-working-all-day face. My skin will be set off by anything between top shelf brands or drugstore (it does not discriminate), but this hasn't affected my skin in any negative way honestly. A great one to try out for those who don't fancy silicone feeling primers, since this one is a nice, creamy and delicately shimmery primer. Haven't really seen anything change as far as "pore minimizing" goes, but that was the least of my concerns. Would definitely purchase again for my matte foundation days.

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