Milani • Natural Glow Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Sadly not a good foundation for me as the lightest shade 'fair-light' is extremely too orange-yellow under toned to match my skin (for reference MAC NC 15). The foundation it self is smooth and creamy, plus blends easily into the skin, but the colour match was way off.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm Asian, so the yellow undertones work well with my skin tone (I used the "01 Fair to Light" shade). Tends to be streaky and the brush doesn't help much. I noticed it gets a bit thick and powdery if you apply too much. I really hate the packaging; if you twist the tube too much it releases a lot of product which is a waste. Flowery scent, but light enough so that it's ok.
I bought this at CVS for 50% off ($8.49 originally). Decent pricing. Don't think there's much product, since I used it once and the tube is already 1/3 gone. Good enough, since I only intend to use it a few times, but would not buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
got this on sale for $3.99 at CVS. I instantly hated the brush click pen. it was so annoying that I had to take it off. But the foundation itself is so nice. it really looks natural and a glowy. I do feel that it was a little to yellow but it doesn't look bad on me, so i will continue to use.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is just a fabulous fabulous foundation. The biggest reason I love it is because it doesn't amplify the pores on my nose whatsoever. I mean nothing! It's creamy and light, with medium buildable coverage. I purchased two shades fair to light and light to medium and both are very yellow undertoned, reminding me alot of L'Oreal's HIP line Flawless Foundation. So it could be oddly-yellow for certain individuals. Yet it also knocks out any pink, which may be a plus for certain individuals. Wears perfectly all night, which is when I wear the majority of my makeup. I don't notice any real glow but it makes my skin look pretty great.
The downside to this foundation is the oversized click-pen with built-in applicator brush. Pretty much sucks, hard to dispense and even harder to blend with the brush. So I just click out enough product, glob it on my hand or face and blend with my fingers or another foundation brush.
Would I repurchase, most definitely, but I have a feeling its being discontinued, so I'll probably have to start looking for another. Oh joy :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I hated this. I was really streaky and just looked horrible on me. I tried using it without the attached brush and it still was streaky! I just gave up after that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
Milani makeup has low price tags and unique colors with awesome quality! I was browsing the Milani shelves at CVS when I came upon this Natural Glow foundation. I wanted a liquid foundation that wouldn't feel heavy. For some reason, I saw this and I instantly knew that it was what I was looking for. It was one of weird moments where I automatically knew that I would not take another substitute -- I had to have THIS specific product. So I examined the shades and tried to pick the best color. This is annoying because I'm notorious for choosing the wrong foundation shade and drugstore brands usually don't provide testers. I picked up "Medium to Tan" for my NC30 skin. Usually, I wouldn't pick anything with the word "tan" in it since I know I'm not that dark, but Milani has a weird shade system. This "Medium to Tan" shade is not tan at all. In fact, it's a tad LIGHTER than my NC30 Select SPF 15 foundation, but (if I remember correctly) a little darker than NC25. It's definitely not as yellow-based, but that's okay because it still works for me. I love how it makes me look glowy and evens out my skin tone. I don't use the brush that is attached because it's way too stiff and small. I use it to draw a few stripes of foundation onto my face and then I'll blend it in with a bigger foundation brush. The consistency is liquid, but not a thin runny liquid like the Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation that I'm used to. It's more of a thicker creamy consistency. The first time I tried it, I was lazy and swept my foundation brush all over my face in quick motions. Then I realized that it looked streaky, so I had to blend everything in some more. One thing I dislike is the packaging. I absolutely hate these twist-up products. I've only used this a few times, so I haven't had any mishaps, but I know sooner or later I will twist it and a huge blob will squirt at me. Or, I will keep on twisting and nothing comes out.
EDIT: I decided that I wouldn't repurchase again because the applicator is too much of a hassle and I am not a big fan of the consistency of the product. I would like it better if it were more liquidy and easier to blend. Plus, I don't really like the flowery scent either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I liked the twist and brush on packaging since it makes the foundation easier to apply and you don't have to use your fingertips always a good thing. It does make me glow as the name entitles although later on down the day my nose ends up very shiny hate that part of the foundation. There was very limited color choices and the one I picked Fair to Light (lightest shade) was too dark on me. Best suited for someone with a medium tan.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The first one broke on me the first time I tried to use it so the build quality is pretty bad. and so I exchanged it. I picked up #1 to start off and it is very light and yellow and horrid on me. #2 seemed like a good match from the container, but looks really orange on me and a bit dark. Bummrt because it has a very smooth consistency and I so wanted to love this :( Maybe it would be awesome if you could get a good color match, but this is so pigmented tha you really need to get a good matrch to wear it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love this foundation but hate the packaging. It stays put all day. The medium to tan color matches my medium skintone perfectly. It blends nicely and covers all of my flaws. I really wish they would put this in a regular foundation type bottle. It also doesn't seem like it has much product, so I'm not sure how much longer it will last.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my first Milani product and it really surprised me. Decent coverage and it actually is pretty glowy. No bad glitter or sparkle either (and oil-free). I bought the medium to tan and it's a little on the yellow side, but with my bronzer it's perfect. I was very impressed, would recommend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ive never been a big fan of foundation but since I got pregnant and cant tan my pasty sun damaged skin needs the coverage. Ive tried a few and can never find anything that matches. Some seemed to change as the day went on or just plain disappear. Some would make me breakout and Id get oily midday. But this lovely find is THE BEST! Its blends well with my fair skin (I use the fair/light). It looks very natural and doesnt look like make up which I love. My skin looks dewy and healthy but not shiny or oily and stays that way all day, even in the heat! I was so impressed. The only thing I dont care for is the cheap brush applicator but I smooth it out with my fingers and really dont end up needing concealer except under my eyes. It doesnt look like there is much product in there though so I will see how fast I use it up. but overall I absolutely love this foundation and recommend it for sure.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've been eyeing "clicky-pen" foundations for quite a while now, but was too paranoid that I'd break the "clicky" (which I always do w/ lipglosses) and all the whole package would go to waste. I saw these Milani brush-on liquid foundations in CVS, saw it as a cheap alternative to the Yves one, and went ahead and bought it. I purchased "tan to dark" which was a little bit dark but summers coming up so it really isn't a problem. The foundation is blendable and wears for about 8 hours (including being in the pool for 20 minutes). I would've liked for the brush to be a bit bigger, but I can manage. After trying this, I don't think I'll be buying the higher-end version, as I feel this is sufficient. Hasn't broken me out, little shine.
Would buy again
Price: $8.99USD at CVS (NJ)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
just bought this today and tried it out- my skin is fairly pale with yellow undertones, and the fair to light is QUITE yellowish so it works for me! the coverage is decent- def need a concealer for acne scars, but the effect is pretty natural and glowy! the packaging is cool, i found i like to click out a little onto my fingers anyway, but the brush is good for layering up a bit more on problem areas (once i get the hang of that concealer may no longer be needed) will update if it breaks me out!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this product. I've been having weird skin issues lately (super dry surface, my usual standbys- Chanel powder fx and PX Anywear make me look like some sort of post-menopausal mummy) and was desperate for a liquid to tide me over until I could possibly procure the Hourglass I'm dying to try next week when I have time to hit a Sephora. Long story short. It's as nice as the YSL brush on foundation- nicer- because it's not full of comedeogenic ingredients or gloppy or as chemical-lish... or oddly itchy yet sheer. The coverage is nice- sheer to medium and buildable. The only problem is the colors. This doesn't come in a huge variety of colors, and I think what I bought (Light to Medium 02) may be too yellow for me. The jury's out on that.... I want some more time looking at it in my harshest critic, the rearview mirror during daylight hours. When I first put it on I felt like an old plantain. But, after I put on my blush and ran around, it seemed to settle in quite nicely color-wise. The brush is sorta gimmicky. It doesn't put out the right amount (too much or too little) so I ended up clicking it out and swabbing a bit on then blending with my fingers. I might try to buy the lightest shade but I think it will still be the wrong tone. Will report on that if I do.
Edited to add: if they had my Dermacia at CVS last night in the color I needed (#4) I would have bought that instead, it's still the best DS fx in the whole wide world.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm about NC35 and have this in Light/Medium and I really, really like this. The thing that really wins me over on this is that it is, by far, the longest lasting foundation I've tried and belive me I've tried them all.
Pros: long lasting, medium coverage, glowy finish and as I mention above, it lasts all day on me. Another huge pro for me personally is the color. It's a yellow based color and is a great match for me (a tiny, tiny bit too dark) but still a decent match).
Cons: This only comes in two colors and its quite heavily pigmented which means that unless you are a match to one of the two colors they make it won't work for you. The tube system is a nice idea in theory but I find the brush way too stiff and scratchy. I twist up the tube to get the foundation to come up on the brush and then scoop it up with my EOB foundation brush.
EDIT: Ok, I did it - bought my second tube today!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I recently purchased this foundation in the Tan to Dark version from CVS. I was tempted by the applicator and also that it was a luminous foundation. Unfortunately, the color of this product was all wrong for my complexion. Too deep and a different tone from my complexion. My oily skin looked oilier. I am still impressed with the delivery system, but, just not the product. I wish that I could return it and get my money back, but, I don't think that CVS allows you to return cosmetics. Oh, well.