Milani, my favorite drugstore brand, has just come out with a number of new products. Earlier this month, I posted here about the new Moisture Lock Lip Treatment. Now I have several other new Milani products to share with you. I decided to do a face of the day with the new products and a couple of permanent products I had on hand.
The new products that I just received include:
- Prime Perfection Face Primer Hydrating + Pore Minimizing, Oil Free
- Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer, shade 02 Natural
- Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection, 01 Must Have Naturals
- Big and Bigger Lashes Mascara
So far in my suburban CVS stores, I have only seen the Prime Perfection in a separate display on top of the shelves, but I have heard others say that they’ve seen and purchased the new Everyday Eyes palettes at other CVS stores. I’m sure you’ll be seeing them soon if they’re not there already. All of the products I used are available on the Milani website.
Prime Perfection is a terrific primer. It’s a medium weight white liqui-gel that I found very hydrating. It is said to reduce redness and reduce the appearance of pores. It dries quickly and leaves a smooth, completely greaseless feel. It lasted all day for me. $9.99
Conceal + Perfect 2-in-2 Foundation + Concealer is a lovely creamy liquid foundation. I hadn’t seen any liquid foundations from Milani before this, and this is the first Milani foundation I have tried. It comes in an ombred glass bottle with a dropper with a sort of forked tip that makes applying the foundation easier, I think, than if there was none. Although it didn’t drip, I’d apply it over the sink. Unfortunately, the shade I received, 02 Natural, is too dark and too warm for me. But I wore it anyway and the shade worked well enough. I’ve got my eyes open for this foundation/concealer so I can pick up shade 01 that I think would be a better fit for my fair/light skin tone. I applied the foundation concealer over the Prime Perfection with a blending sponge and it went on very easily. Because it has the built-in concealer, I got great coverage – full coverage – from this exceedingly lightweight foundation/concealer! Although the foundation feels a little heavier going on than some of the prestige foundations I’m currently using (Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation and NARS All-Day Weightless Foundation), the Milani Conceal + Perfect feels just as lightweight on my skin as the other two. It lasted all day with no issues. I think this product should be a big hit! $9.99
Truth be told, I didn’t have big expectations for the Everyday Eyeshadow Collection. Somehow the “Everyday” name and the Naturals colors threw me off. I was thinking pale, neutral shadows. Boy, was I wrong!
The palette really packs a punch! I should have known. It’s Milani! Their eyeshadows always deliver great color and pigmentation and this palette is no exception! On the back of the palette, Milani gives you a suggestion about how to use the 6 shades, but I did my own thing. I applied the shadows over Milani Eyeshadow Primer, and they lasted brilliantly till I took them off about 10 hours later. There are 3 mattes – light milk chocolate, deeper brown and black, and 3 shimmer shadows – beige, a browned rose gold, and apricot – in the collection. The shimmer shadows have a lovely glow. No glitter here, thank goodness.
Not sure why the light milk chocolate shade and the apricot didn’t show up better on my arm (over Milani eye primer) because they definitely showed up fine on my eyes. That’s why I included the finger swatches of four of the shades. These creamy, blendable shades definitely have enough pigment.
I used all the shades. Beige as a highlight shade on either side of my nose, apricot in the inner corner, rose gold on my lid, light milk chocolate in the crease, deeper brown in the V, and black as my eyeliner. Although they call this palette “Everday”, I wouldn’t hesitate to wear it for evening or even special occasion looks. It really is that pigmented and pretty! There’s a double-ended brush in the palette that is decent quality though you will prefer your own brushes if you’re at home. Definitely check out the Everyday Eyeshadow Collection. It comes in a couple of other shade families, too. You won’t be disappointed. $9.99
Next, I tried the new Big and Bigger Lashes Mascara. This is my first time using a Milani mascara. It’s a fat tube with a fat wand inside. The wand has a weird plastic head that doesn’t have plastic teeth all the way around – there’s an area with no teeth and I don’t get that. At the tip, it has an equally weird flat thing with teeth around it.
I believe you’re supposed to twirl the wand as you apply to create the bigger lashes, but my lashes never cooperate with anything that complex. The formula does provide volume and length. But I regret to say, I haven’t cracked the code on using this wand so this was not my favorite product in the new collection. I need to spend more time with it to see how I can use it better on my strange eyelashes. $7.99
Those were the new products from Milani. From my stash, I used Milani Eyeshadow Primer, Powder Blush and Colour Statement lipstick. Specifically, I finished my look with Milani Powder Blush from the Rose Collection in shade Coral Cove 05, a highly pigmented coral that I applied with a stipple brush, and Colour Statement Lipstick in shade 52, Coral Addict. As you know, I’m a fan of corals and peach shades.
I strongly recommend checking out the new Prime Perfection, Everyday Eyeshadow Collection, and the fabulous Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation/Concealer. They were great! And who knows, maybe you can figure out the Big and Bigger Lashes Mascara 😉