It’s been a while since I’ve tried a new foundation— I’ve been pretty stuck on Make Up For Ever face products since I tried them for the first time last year. Of course, at over $40 a bottle, my addiction to their foundation isn’t a sustainable one… so back to the drugstore to find a new fave!
Just as my current bottle was down to its last few pumps, the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer fell into my lap. Since I’ve had luck with so many other Milani products, I dove in, eager to find my next go-to.
The Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer claims to be a multitasking product, offering both spot concealing and/or a full face base, however you choose to use it. It’s currently available in fourteen shades, which is quite a large range for a drugstore line!
The bottle has a really convenient pump dispenser that keeps application mess-free and helps you control how much product you’re using… and you definitely don’t need a lot with this foundation. It has a pretty thick formula that’s very creamy, but still blends into the skin easily with a buffing brush (I’ve been using the Sigma 3DHD Kabuki for a while now).
So right off the bat, this is the most full-coverage drugstore foundation I’ve ever tried! Two pumps covers my blemishes, lightens my dark under-eyes, conceals redness and gives me a super even complexion to build my look on. I still occasionally use my NYX HD Concealer in Green to color correct underneath, but even on its own, this foundation packs a punch. On days I don’t need as much coverage, a lighter application is possible with a damp sponge, but either way you’ll never get a cakey look.
Now, you may know that I have combination skin. Dry patches around my chin, but I can get pretty oily in my t-zone (even moreso when we battle 90+ degree weather, like we’re already seeing in LA!). The finish of this foundation is slightly dewy, so I do have to set it with translucent powder after application. I still end up getting moderately oily by the end of the day in my t-zone while wearing this, but surprisingly the coverage holds up for almost a full eight hours, with only a little breakdown on my forehead and around the nose. If I blot during the day, the breakdown is less. Because of the dewy finish, I don’t tend to highlight very much when wearing this foundation since it maintains a visible glow.
For just around $10, the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer is a great option when you’ve got a lot to cover but still want a natural skin finish look. If you have normal/dry skin, or you don’t mind blotting throughout the day, it’s definitely worth the try.
Are there any other new Milani products you’d like me to test out?
which shade in MAC do you use? .. because I need to order this online and I can’t decide which shade I am.
Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com
Unfortunately I haven’t tried MAC foundation so I don’t know my match, but you could try using the Temptalia Foundation Matrix to find your color !
Which shade did you use? Thanks
Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com
Hi Heather! I used 03 Light Beige, which is really good for a neutral or yellow leaning undertone 🙂
Great thank you!
does it oxidize
Only very very slightly does it turn darker with oxidation.