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?