Even though I almost put the heat back on a couple of days ago, summer is on its way. I love the look of a tan, but I’ve got so much sun damage from years of too much sun exposure, that I pile on the SPF, wear a hat and sit under an umbrella at the beach. I still like my face to have that sun-kissed summer look. But this year I will get that look from Milani rather than from the sun.
Milani has just introduced two new MATTE limited edition bronzers for Summer 2014 to their lineup of baked bronzers.
Although “baked” products have been around for a while, I was not quite sure what that actually meant. Here’s what Milani says about the baked bronzers:
- A bronzing powder that features a mélange infusion of colors baked on Italian terracota tiles. Easy to use, sensorial in texture, the nuances of color become extraordinarily luminous, enhancing the purity of the skin. This hi-tech, streak free bronzer, gives a perfect radiant look.
The new bronzers are joining three shimmer bronzer shades. All five are available on milanicosmetics.com right now, and in June the limited edition matte bronzers will be available at Walgreens! The price is $8.99. Till May 30, Milani is having a 30% off Memorial Day Sale on products purchased through milanicosmetics.com with the code: HOTDAYS
I got the chance to take the two new matte bronzers, Sunset and Sienna, for a spin.
I’m a real fan of mattes, so I was excited to try them. The bronzers are finely-milled, but they also have a creamy feel to them. Touching them gives the sensation of a soft suede fabric.
Each compact comes with a small mirror and a brush that you can certainly use if you’re on the go and don’t have your regular brushes with you.
Here are swatches applied over primer because my skin is so dry they weren’t showing up on my bare skin.
I applied them using the backward 3 technique. Not surprisingly, the lighter shade, Sunset 08, was absolutely perfect for my light skin. It was long-lasting, and it lasted for more than 6 hours on my skin.
I decided to play around with the darker shade, Sienna 07, and I tried using it to contour. I added some Sienna to my jaw line and along either side of my nose. I’m still a contour newbie, and as you can see, I think I needed to blend blend blend Sienna more so it didn’t stand out so much, especially on either side of my nose. But I’ll use a lighter hand next time, and keep at it!
So check out the new matte bronzers on milanicosmetics.com, and while you’re at it, take a look at the rest of the incredible Milani product line during the Memorial Day Sale!