I just realized that it’s been a loong time since I’ve actually reviewed a product. I’ve been doing so many first impressions, but I feel like you cant use first impressions to base your opinion on a product. So I’m back with a new review! As you can read in the title, it’s on the Milani Conceal & Perfect Foundation. I’ve heard really good things about this foundation and I’ve always been meaning to try it and now I’ve had the chance to (you might remember that I said I wasn’t going to be spending any money on makeup that I don’t need until 2017, but I actually ran out of foundation, so I needed a new one)
I got the colour 06 – Sand Beige
- $12.88 CAD
- Glass packaging with a pump
- 8 shades
- 1 fl. oz
- Medium to full coverage
- Lightweight, oil-free formula
- Long wearing, water-resisting and sweat-proof
The colours range from 01 to 09 but for some reason there’s no 08? Like it goes from 01 to 07, skips 08 and then goes to 09. So technically there are only 8 shades in the range, which is good but there are no options for people with darker skin.
The foundation itself is quite thick and kind of reminds me of Kat Von D’s Lock-It Tattoo foundation. However when applied on the face, I didn’t find it to feel thick. It actually feels pretty light and like it’s your natural skin. It sets pretty quickly to a natural matte finish, but you do not look flat. I applied less than I normally would with other foundations because of the full coverage claim and found that it didn’t impact the coverage. You don’t need a lot to cover your face. Coverage is definitely buildable but the good thing about this foundation is that I found it to be full coverage on the first application. I added another layer and it was very full coverage, but since the formula is quite light, you can achieve the full coverage look without feeling or looking cakey. It covered up my dark circles and redness perfectly and I didn’t feel like I needed to take the extra step of putting on concealer to conceal any little spots (I did it anyways though LOL) This was a perfect colour match for me.
This is not flash friendly. I was taking a picture for my Brown and Gold Halo eye MOTD and I didn’t include this picture because I am literally two different colours. It looks much more normal in person, I swear. I don’t know why it does that though because there’s no SPF in this foundation. LOL I’M ACTUALLY CRINGING LOOKING AT THIS PICTURE.
I wore this foundation to school, and since I didn’t use concealer, I didn’t bake or anything. To set the foundation, I just used the Urban Decay De-slick spray, but I found that my nose and the area around it were a bit shiny at the end of the day. Not extremely shiny, but there was no hiding the fact that I was oily. If you carry blotting sheets around with you on the regular, then just setting the foundation it with a good setting spray could definitely be an option for you, but for those of you who are a bit more oily (like myself) I would suggest using a powder before your setting spray, just to be on the safe side.
I also wore this foundation to The 1975 concert and surprisingly enough, it wore pretty well throughout. I was jumping around and sweating and at the end of the night, there was no visible spots where my foundation had come off. You could still see my highlight and contour at the end of the night AND there was no visible signs of excess oil, which to me is CRAZY. It stayed in tact and still looked pretty good from far away. When I inspected my face up close though, you could kind of see that it was starting to kind of separate. Keep in mind that by the end of the day, I had the foundation on for about 12-ish hours because I had work in the morning before the concert and didn’t reapply my makeup for the concert, so I think the separation was probably just due to the fact that I had the foundation on literally all day.
All in all, I am blown away by this foundation. I think it might be my new favourite! I absolutely love the fact that although it’s a full coverage foundation, it’s a very natural finish. I’m not too oily but I’m also not extremely matte to the point where my face looks flat and lifeless. I would say that this foundation lives up to all it’s claims and is definitely worth every penny you pay for this. I’ve never tried any high end foundations, so I can’t really suggest what this could be a dupe for, but I feel like I don’t need to try a high end foundation any time soon because Milani really nailed pretty much everything about this foundation. I love it! 10/10!!
If you end up trying this out, let me know how it works for you. I am pretty sure you won’t be disappointed! Have a good rest of your day 🙂