This is more like a first impression than a review since I only used the product for three days. But I just like it so much that I had to write this entry.
A lot of makeup gurus on YouTube have mentioned this in their monthly favorites so I figured I’d give it a try. I actually picked this up last year, back when I was running low on my Maybelline Powder Foundation. But for some reason I only opened this a few weeks ago
I bought it from Walmart and I can’t remember how much I got it for, but according to their site it should be around $7
I normally prefer BB creams and liquid foundation, but since it’s summer I haven’t been in the mood to put anything too heavy on my face. I figured if this has good coverage, I can skip the BB cream/foundation.
I like the fact that the sponge comes in a separate compartment. I know it makes for a bulkier packaging, but I feel it’s more sanitary this way.
I also love the print on the actual powder. I think it looks very elegant.
The shade I picked up was Light Tan (#4). Each compact comes with 10.5g of product.
This is what the Milani website has to say about this product
A luxurious, velvet-soft face powder, specially formulated to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect light to medium coverage.
I gotta say I agree with their description. The powder is very smooth and silky, and it gives a nice matte finish. The sponge it comes with is quite soft an applies the product nicely. Coverage-wise, I’m quite impressed. It evened out my skin tone without looking too heavy or cakey. It does have a bit of a floral scent, which some people might not like, but I’m not bothered by it.
Here’s what it looks like on my face:
The picture on the left is my bare face, while the picture on the right is after I used the powder (I also fixed my brows). Pretty good right? Skin tone is even, acne scars are concealed, and I don’t look oily.
This powder didn’t break me out, which is another plus. My only complaint is that their shades tend to run a bit on the darker side. I expected “light tan” to work well for my skin tone, but it’s way too dark for me. I tried it for three days to see if I could work with it, but my face didn’t match my neck at all. In the end I decided to just go ahead and give it to a friend. She’s been using it since then and she loves it. I see her everyday at the office and it looks great on her. I’m definitely going to have to go and pick up another one of these in a lighter shade.
Look how dark my face is compared to my sister. Our skin tones are pretty close when we’re not wearing makeup.
But aside from the shade, I have no complaints about this powder. I like how it conceals my acne scars, and how it looks in photos:
So to summarize, here’s what I liked about this product:
- Handy packaging
- Has good coverage
- Matte finish
- Feels light on the face
What I didn’t like:
- Aside from the fact that I picked up the wrong shade, nothing really.
Will I repurchase :
- Definitely, in a lighter shade this time.