So I want to show you my Milani makeup collection and do a little review and swatches, hope it’s helpful for anyone wanting to purchase any of these products.
If you haven’t heard of Milani Cosmetics it’s an American brand that sell affordable makeup, normally found in the drugstores. I make sure to stock up when I go America but I have recently just found out they are now in the UK yay, I’m literally so happy about this as I think Milani is great! The UK website is www.milanimakeup.co.uk and I have recently ordered from them so they are all legit, they are also on Instagram and twitter.
So these are the goodies I have picked up when I’ve gone to America, mixture of lipsticks, blush and eyeshadow.
And this is what I recently ordered from the UK website, the Metallic lip crème and Matte lip crème.
I’m going to start of with the blushes
- Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso £7.49
- Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’oro £7.49
- Milani Rose powder blush in Romantic Rose £8.99
Luminoso (Left) Is a lovely peachy pink blush with finely milled shimmer, It’s a smooth texture and applies lovely to the cheeks, this is one of Milani’s popular products. This has been said to be a dupe for NARS Orgasm blush but in my opinion it’s not, this one is more peach and Orgasm is more Pink. But this is still a stunning blush I prefer to wear this in the summer as it’s a nice summer peachy shade. This would be so versatile on lots of skin tones.
Rose D’oro (Right) is another baked blush although it looks kind of the same as Luminosos this one has more gold shimmer in and is classed as a Rose pink shade which I have to disagree with, to me this is more of a coral peachy shade with gold shimmer no way is this pink on me any way. I’ve also seen people on youtube say this is a dupe for MACs warm soul and again I don’t think it is. One thing I can agree on is these blushes are very much like the MAC mineral blushes, and these come in a wide range of shades so I’m sure you could find a shade for you.
In this swatch the top is Rose D’oro and Bottom is Luminoso
Romantic rose I mean how stunning does this blush look? the rose design is beautiful with the gold packaging!! I got this in America when these were new out so I didn’t have much luck finding the shades I wanted but I did pick up this one which is a lovely Pink rose matte shade, I love a matte blush I wear them all year round, I normally stick to the rose/mauve type blushes. This isn’t hugely pigmented I tried really picking up some product here to swatch but against my pale wrist its hard to see. But I do really like this blush to give a subtle colour to the cheeks.
Milani colour statement lipsticks MATTE £5.99
- 61 Naked
- 69 Beauty
Milani Colour statement lipsticks £5.99
- 42 Rose Femme
- 43 Pretty Natural
I Love the packaging of these lipsticks, I think all of the Milani Packaging is gorgeous especially for a drugstore brand, It reminds me a lot of Gerard cosmetics, I’m a sucker for gold as Soon as I saw these lipsticks I knew they would look so cute on my vanity.
My Favourite out the bunch is probably the matte shades Naked & beauty, I just prefer matte lipsticks overall but the other two are gorgeous as well ,they are more a satin type finish and feel really moisturising on the lips. I always stick to the nude, and brown type nudes they are just my go to shade, Naked Is your everyday light nude, Beauty is more brown toned, Pretty natural is more of a rose pink and lastly Rose femme is a warmer dusty rose shade, another one of my favourite shades I’m such a sucker for nudes and mauves!
Swatches Top-Bottom Rose Femme, Pretty, Beauty & Naked
Milani Bella eye Powder Shadow £4.99
- Bella Chiffon
- Bella Ivory
I wish I picked up more of these shadows as I really like them, I think when I make another order on the Milani site I will pick up a few more, but the shades I got are pretty basic, Chiffon I got as I had seen people say it was similar to MAC nylon and was a good shade to use for the inner eye highlight it is a yellow gold with shimmer, and I also got Ivory which is a more warmer white with a pearly sheen finish, these are really nice shadows and can be used wet or dry.
Milani Amore matte lip crème £7.99
- Shade Adorable
Milani Metallic Matte lip crème £7.99
- Shade Chromatic Addict
These are what I ordered recently, I had been wanting to try the Amore Matte lip crèmes for ages and finally gave in and ordered myself one I went with the shade adorable pictured above, It’s a pink nude beige id say more on the cool side on me which I prefer, The packaging is so sleek I really love it, the applicator looks like how Kylie cosmetics first lip kits looked like, it is flat and so flexible so it’s really easy to apply on the lips, the formula is thick and moussey again like how Kylie’s was originally so If you want an affordable dupe for those I would highly recommend trying some of these out they come in a wide range of shades to suit everyone. Now on to the wear and how they feel on the lips, these lasted a couple of hours before I felt like I need to touch up, it was starting to crumble and flake away slightly on the lips so I just re-applied I mean they didn’t last the longest but I really love this shade and formula, considering they did crumble a little bit they didn’t feel drying at all on the lips and actually don’t feel like a typical liquid lipstick, I do wish they lasted a bit longer though but for the price I can’t really complain, I love the shade so much that I’m happy just touching up throughout the day when I need to.
Next I ordered on of the limited edition Metallic lip crèmes, I feel like everyone is selling these now and I really wanted to see what the fuss was about, plus I had heard from a few people that this shade was a dupe for kylies new metallic’s in the shade KING K, now I don’t own that so I cant really agree if it is or not but I do really like this shade. I’ve never worn this type of lipstick in my life and not sure If I can pull it off but I think these are going to be a big trend for summer this year so I’m going to use this as a topper to start off with and ease myself in. The shade I went for was chromatic addict, it’s the lightest shade out the bunch it’s very pigmented and dries down completely matte, this doesn’t feel drying at all on the lips which I was really surprised about, id describe this shade as a champagne beige gold, Its really unique in some lights it looks a little rose gold. Definitely happy with she shade I picked up.
Here is some swatches of the lip cremes, once I have taken some pictures of them on my lips I will add some pictures in this post 🙂
So that’s my Milani collection, I love this brand and I have already got an Idea of what I want to order next 🙂 so many people on youtube I watch rave about these products and I have to agree, they are so affordable. And after my pleasant experience and quick delivery from ordering online I’m definitely ordering again. Please note prices I have include are directly from the UK website here
Thanks for reading, let me know if you’re going to order anything or have tried Milani Cosmetics before??