I first discovered Milani products years ago at Target, where it is sadly no longer available. I was always curious about the fancy gold packaging, the Italian name and their Luminoso Baked Blush that people were raving about. It was perpetually sold out so I grabbed Rose d’ Oro instead and have loved it ever since. Milani is not only really affordable but cruelty free-certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program. Win freaking win.
Milani’s Rose d’ Oro baked blush is such a beautiful shade. I know people love Luminoso for it’s similarity to NARS Orgasm but I honestly think Rose d’ Oro is such a win, I’m not all that curious about it anymore. It literally means rose gold-hello?! The subtle vein of gold throughout is just enough to add glow but not enhance pores or texture. It applies smoothly and blends beautifully, no skipping or chalkiness. When I don’t want to think about my blush color, this is what I grab.
I’ve also fallen in love with Milani’s Color Statement Lipliners in both Spice and All Natural. These smooth-applying pencils are in wood casing, which I prefer honestly for their ease of sharpening. I am wearing Spice here. They are both more peachy brown nudes and Spice is super pretty on women of color.
Recently, I tried out Milani’s Fierce Foil liner and quickly added it to my love list. I love cake liners, but they’re hard to find so I loved seeing Milani do this format. Though I think foil is a strong word, I’m glad because it’s totally wearable for everyday and not sparkly or shiny at all. If you feel like an idiot applying eyeliner, try this. Don’t necessarily try it with the included brush which is kinda crap, but a thin angled brush instead. It glides along the lash line and because it’s not a liquid or pencil, it looks soft, smudged and natural. I never use pencil or liquid liner on the bottom lash line but this I do. It looks subtle but still defines the lash line.Milani’s Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadow is a product I bought specifically because I wanted to touch it. I mean, look at it. But after I touched it, I actually used it on my eyes and loved it. The color Bella Bronze is totally copper to me but I love it. It applies great with a brush or your finger, has great pigment and no fallout. I am wearing it here.
Milani Conceal+ Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer is an affordable and incredibly full coverage foundation. It lasts a long time and they just expanded the shade range so I think I can score an even better match now for my yellow undertones. Updated 10/13/17
I hope you check out Milani if you haven’t because I think you’ll dig it too. Thanks for reading 🙂