Sunday, January 22, 2012

Huge Deal: Milani

Again I've never tried this brand before until now and I'm so surprised. Milani is marked down 75% off at CVS and I had to run out there last night just to check it out. I didn't want to go too crazy so I bought two HD Advance Concealers in light and medium honey and  the Mineral Compact in Nude Buff. 

So let me start off with the Mineral Compact which I am absolutely loving. It says that you can use this as a foundation for light to medium coverage or as a powder to set your make up. I used this after putting on my Bobbi Brown natural finish foundation and by the end of the day I didn't see any oil on my face. Amazing.

This isn't heavy, in fact it's very light weight and breathable for my skin. However I wouldn't use this as a full coverage foundation because it doesn't cover up all my imperfections which I'm okay with. I wanted to use it to keep my face from looking oily and it did just that.

As for the HD Advanced Concealer I'm iffy about it. I like the sleek design and yes it does resemble the YSL Touche Eclat but it doesn't do much concealing. It's more of a highlighter for me.

It says you have to click the button thing at the bottom and the concealer comes out but to be honest it took at least 5 minutes for me clicking for it to finally work. I used it under my eyes and it did make it look brighter but that's about it. I felt that the light was perfect but the medium honey did not like me. At all. 

Verdict: I am extremely pleased with the mineral compact and might have to stock up on more. I like the HD concealer as a highlighter but it doesn't wow me. Not sure if I would buy it again.

Milani mineral compact was $8.49 now $2.12
Milani HD concealer was $8.99 now $2.25


  1. I've never heard of this brand either. Sounds interesting. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

    Im always looking for a good concealer/highlighter... Is there any that youd recommend? How about a bronzer and highlighter set? I used t use Mac Sculpt and shape.. but they don't carry it anymore =( soooo sad

    1. I totally recommend Nars concealer. It covers anything you want to without looking caked on or drying your skin out.

      I really like Bare Escentuals bronzers but they can be quite messy since they are loose powders.

      As for highlighters, I haven't found any I love. Everything I've tried so far is just so-so. :[

    2. thanks. Ive never tried Nars.

      Im thinking about trying the benefit highlighter/brozner.. but it looks a bit too shimmery.

  2. I also took advantage of the deal and got two blushes for less than $4!

    I got the two I didn't have, and that I wouldn't have gotten if not for the sale - one of them being sunset beach, which looks brown and just uninteresting but translates to a really nice orange on the cheeks!:)

    Milani has great products, I wish I didn't already have powder foundations that I should really try using up! Will give your recommendation a try the next time!:)