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How I Feel About Milani's Fancy Foundation

Is it worth the hype?

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I stopped by my local CVS to head to the pharmacy, and grab some new makeup to try out. I’d never seen Milani at my CVS, so I knew I wanted to find my color in the new L’Oreal Lumi Cushion foundation (which I still want by the way), but upon browsing the aisles a bit, I spotted the smallest, hidden section of Milani. I quite literally jumped for joy. Good thing the store was empty. The first thing that came to mind was, “why is this section squished in between two aisles like this? It’s the smallest makeup section. Across from the Milani makeup was NYC makeup, but that was just one of 3 sections of NYC, whereas Milani was just the one sliver of shelves.

They didn’t have the full collection, nor did they have every shade of foundation (it skipped just about every other shade. The product I was most looking forward to trying was the 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer. Lucky for me, they had shade 09 Tan, just the shade I was looking for. I grabbed that, and an eyeshadow and was on my way out of the drugstore ready for the next day to begin so I could test out my new makeup.

I wanted to test the foundation a few different ways, so on day one, I didn’t apply any primer, to test how longwearing the foundation is. It claims to be longwearing, waterproof, and sweat-proof. It was 89 degrees that day, so I really put it to the test.

First Impressions:

The foundation itself smelled floral, but not too strong, and upon first pumping it out (I love pump foundations by the way) it seemed really creamy and smooth. I applied the foundation with a damp makeup sponge, and on first glance it seemed a bit yellow, but it oxidized pretty quickly, and wound up being an exact match for my medium tan complexion (something I’ve never experienced with a drugstore foundation before). I set and baked my face as normal. The rest of makeup applied smoothly on top of the foundation, and it really did conceal every dark spot, red spot, and my undereye circles!

The Finish:

Not only did this foundation blur out my large pores, but the finish was beautiful. It’s a semi-matte finish, which I’ve noticed in the past two days tends to go dewey by the end of the day. Although I’m curious to see if the semi-matte finish will hold up in the colder, drier winter months here in New York.

I have dry skin, but in the summer I usually have to break out the oil blotting tissues by around 1pm. Without a mattifying primer, I was able to wear this foundation from 10:30am until about 9pm before I felt the need to blot; and by this time, I was nowhere near as oily as I would have been at the 1pm mark! Looking at my skin up-close, which you can see here, I didn’t notice any fading or spots where there were less coverage by the end of the day. Which means this foundation’s claim that it is longlasting is 100% true!

Final Thoughts:

If you’re looking for a matte foundation, this isn’t the one for you. But if you’re looking for a healthy glow at a fraction of the cost of a highend foundation, then Milani’s 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer is a steal!

If you’re looking for medium to full coverage, or if you’re looking to cover dark spots, or blemishes, then go for the 2-in-1. If you don’t mind your undereye concealer being the same shade as the rest of your skin, then this product is perfect. For those of you who like a brighter undereye, well maybe stick to this as just a foundation and spot corrector.

If you’re oily, get a great matte primer, or skip this one for now. It’s got a great dewy finish, but it might get too dewy for you slick skinned drugstore junkies. Milani conceal and perfect, milani eyeshadow, loreal infallible eyeshadowI love this foundation, and I regret not purchasing it sooner. The eyeshadow, in case you’re wondering, is just as amazing. It blends like a dream, and the color payoff is incredible!

Until next time!

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