Spring is in the air… at least when it comes to new beauty releases! I’ve all but drowned myself in the Milani Spring 2015 collection and can’t wait to show you some of my favorites (and not-so-favorites) from the line.
Aside from bringing back their heavily coveted Rose Powder Blushes from last spring, Milani is embracing the foil eyes and matte lips trend this season. Watch the video below for the whole scoop on each of the new products I’ve been trying.
Rose Powder Blush ($7.99)
These are a must-have for sure, and I’m glad they are being added to the brand’s permanent collection! The pattern is just mesmerizing, and on the skin they’re even prettier. These blushes are incredibly smooth and easy to blend without any streakiness at all. With a heavy hand, the pigmentation is intense, but I like to lightly sweep onto the cheeks for a natural look.
L to R: Coral Cove, Tea Rose, Romantic Rose
The best five dollar lipsticks you will ever buy, I promise. The first two are being added to the normal line with high-shine and pigmentation, while the following eight give you a soft “cashmere matte” finish with all of the color. They’re infused with Vitamins A & C to nourish your lips and keep them feeling hydrated throughout wear time. The shades are long wearing, and the dark ones will leave behind a slight stain.
L to R: Catwalk Pink, Power Pink, Matte Innocence, Matte Naked, Matte Blissful, Matte Diva, Matte Orchid, Matte Glam, Matte Passion, Matte Confident
Fierce Foil Eyeshine ($9.99)
These were an unfortunate dud for me, and certainly not worth the price. These “eye-enhancing glosses” are certainly pretty and stay shining for hours, but don’t stay still on the lid or apply evenly on a consistent basis. The best way to use these— or justify the purchase— would be to tap over eyeshadow to intensify the finish or add shimmer. I’ve also found them to be pretty on the inner corner as a highlight, but beware: even though they are ultra creamy, glitter fallout is still somehow possible.
Top: Milan, Rome
Bottom: Florence, Venice
Fierce Foil Eyeliner ($6.99)
I was very happy that these liners worked so much better than the Consellation Gels from last season. The formula is spot on: firm in the pan, but soft on the skin. They’re packed with shine and the color stays fierce all day. They each come with a small liner brush that actually applies them smoothly and precisely. You can also use them as a cream shadow or base; I haven’t worn them all over the lid, but I do like smoking them out!
L to R: Black Gold Foil, Purple Foil, Brown Foil, Navy Foil
All Milani products are PETA and Leaping Bunny Program certified as cruelty-free. They are one of my favorite drugstore brands, because they typically deliver vibrant, high performing products for affordable prices. Although the Eyeshines were a disappointment, the rest of the line stood strong. I’m pretty certain I’ll be using each of the new matte lipsticks every day of the week until they’re nubs!
You can find these releases in drugstores this spring; they’re already popping up online, as well.