Milani was always one of those brands that I really coveted whilst I was in England so it was on my list of top brands to check out when I moved over to LA. Luckily Milani is readily available at the UCLA store on campus which I had no idea until my fifth week otherwise I would have done this haul a long time ago! But I’m so glad I found it in my store…
The first thing I noticed about the Milani compacts (both blush, foundation and powder) are how pretty they look with the small see through window. I love being able to see the product easily as it’s so easy to grab which product you want from your dresser.
I purchased two ‘Baked Blushers’ the first one (first picture, top left) is Milani Dolce Pink in 01 this is your really standard pink blush which ever girl needs. Its pigmentation on the first swatched picture is noticeably more pink than the other blusher and is surprisingly pigmented when applied to the face. When I purchased I had no idea that the compacts came with a small mirror and blush which is so useful! The second blush I purchased is called Milani Berry Amore in 03 this blush has a slight bronze tint to it so it’s wonderful if you’re tanned, looking to contour and blush or non-white. Both blushes have some shimmer to them which I think is great but not too much that they would be too dramatic to wear in the day. Both blushers retail for $7.50.
I don’t wear bronzer a lot but when I saw the Milani Baked Bronzer in Glow 04 I had to pick it up! It’s a wonderful warm colour that works SO well with Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop but the bronzer has a bit of a highlighter shimmer to it also. The bronzer is very sheer so if you wanted to use it to contour or have a dramatic bronze then you’d have to apply it a few times. But I prefer bronzer to be sheer to avoid going too OTT as I think it can be too easily done with bronzer! The bronzer retails for $6.79.
I’m a huge fan of Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 but with moving to America I’m keen to try out more brands that are only available in the States. So I opted for a Milani Pressed Powder in Medium 03. My skin tone is actually quite fair but the Medium works really well. I think it’s because the powder isn’t too heavy so it doesn’t add much colour it just works to mattify and keep make-up in place which is all I wanted it for! The pressed powder retails for $6.50
All in all I’m very impressed with the Milani compacts and can’t wait to try out some eyeshadows from them. I had a look in store and the shadows look amazing! Let me know if you’d like a blogpost on them. Also, since most of my readers are UK and you cant buy Milani let me know if you’d like a Milani giveaway for New Years!