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Friday, November 23, 2012

Milani Cream To Powder Makeup - Review and Swatches

Hello lovely readers,

I've tried this cream makeup for at least a week now and I'm ready to give you my review. This is the shade medium beige and I had originally picked it up in the intend of using it as a contour cream. My skintone is light-medium with neutral undertone so when I saw that it seemed dark enough in the pan to use as a contour, I thought that it was going to work. Well, it didn't quite turn out that way, lol. When I put it on my face, I felt that the color was close to my skintone so it definitely wasn't going to work as a contour cream.
It is a shade darker than my natural skintone but once blended in, it wasn't really that noticeable so instead I decided to just use it all over my face.

  • Packaging is a bit bulky and includes a mirror and a sponge applicator. I personally don't like using sponges because I feel that they absorb too much products and take longer to do the face. What I did with this cream is swipe the product with my finger and place it where I want on my face. I then use a dense brush to smooth it out and buff it in. Doing it this way works great and makes your skin look flawless. 
  • Net weight is .28 oz or 7.9 g.

  • The first thing I noticed is the scent. I first I didn't like it but I guess after continuously using for a week, I kinda got used to it. It doesn't smell bad but it's quite strong and lingers for a while. The scent reminds me a lot of baby powder. 
  • The cream feels light, very creamy, and buttery, similar to what you get from face primers. With that aspect, it makes the cream easy to blend.
  • The coverage is buildable and medium to full coverage.
  • The finish is dewy and I don't know if that's just me but I still feel the need to add some powder on top to minimize the shine. 
  • It last me well through out the day. When I get home from work, I see very little fading and I never touch up my face. I'm one of those people who just do their makeup in the morning and call it a day, lol. I am too busy to be checkout my face and reapplying makeup. The only thing I might touch up on is my lips, especially if they feel dry and need some sort of moisture. 
  • I'm a person who sweat very easily so I'm not sure if this will work for me in the summertime but for winter, it works.

Final Thought
The scent was a bit bothersome. The texture feels like silicone, which was kinda weird but the product worked well for me overall and surprisingly gave pretty good coverage without looking cakey. I have oily/normal skin and I'm a bit oily on my nose and forehead. This product does not control oil and I feel that it is better suited for people with dry to normal skin. I don't like the bulky packaging but considering that there is a mirror and sponge, this is travel friendly if you need to touch up.
I guess to me, this product will be a hit or miss depending on the individual. I'm kind of in between. I don't love it but I don't hate it either. 

My rating: 8/10.

Do you use a cream bronzer/contour? If so which one do you have?

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  1. Aww, reminds me of my MAC Pure Sculpture. It ended being too close to my skin tone too :(
    I did pick up some Milani products yesterday but didn't see this in the stores. I do want to check it out if it comes in other shades. xx

    1. It does come in a few different shade. At least I can use this as a cream foundation.

  2. I love how you do your reviews! I might try this. I have really dry skin and living in New Mexico does not help.

    Take Care,
    Mandy Jean

    1. I'm glad you find my reviews helpful. I hope this product works out for you.

  3. I get so annoyed when I purchase makeup for something in particular and then it doesn't work out that way-At least you got use out of it!

    1. yeah I guess it was kind of my fault since I couldn't tell how the color was going to show up on me. I should've picked a darker shade but I wanted to play safe.


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