Our Real First Impressions of Our Favourite Milani Products
For two decades, Milani has championed inclusivity and diversity in the makeup world. Still maintaining its position for being one of the top leading drugstore brands, Milani Cosmetics has effectively earned its standing and branded its name in many of our minds. Accessible, affordable, trendy, and high quality, we couldn’t ask more from a makeup brand. Be it a highlighter, blush, or lipstick, Milani has got the range to cover each individual’s needs. In this article, we do a deep dive into our favorite products and hope to inspire the next generation of makeup enthusiasts. Let’s get started!
About Milani Cosmetics
Hailing from the iconic Los Angeles city and founded in 2001 by Lauri Minc, Milani has come a long way since it first started. It’s best known for its inclusive makeup range and its low price points, making it one of the first high-quality cosmetics brands extremely accessible to the masses.
Lauri Minc, previously an art teacher, always believed that beauty should be made available to everyone — especially in a time where most makeup brands catered to the lighter-skinned majority. There weren’t a lot of products that catered to people of color then, and even if they were, they were too pricey for many to afford. With a principle that beauty should be accessible to everyone, Milani Cosmetics started off as one of the first brands to include models of diverse races in their campaigns.
This made sense since Los Angeles was known to be a place where one would find people of different backgrounds and cultures. To embody the essence of LA, Minc hoped that the founding of Milani would inspire more brands to be more inclusive. Not only did the brand promise products to cater to everyone, but they also promised quality products and were consistently transparent with their customer base. With the brand’s iconic motto being “Luxe for All”, it paved the way for great accessible makeup. On top of that, the brand is cruelty-free and is working towards creating a vegan line of cosmetic products.
1. The Baked Blush — Milani’s Hot Seller
Here’s a little something for you trivia enthusiasts — did you know that the Baked Blush is baked on the terracotta tiles of Sicily, Italy? This gives the popular blush its natural-looking pigment, and it comes in various shades to cater to the different skin tones. Delivering a strong pigment, you’ll find this product sitting in many enthusiasts’ arsenal of makeup.
2. The Baked Bronzer
Aside from their popular blushes, the baked bronzer keeps you looking like you’re on a permanent vacation in sunny Positano. With great pigment and non-patchiness, you’ll be surprised this drugstore product just delivered you high-end results.
3. The Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 Foundation
In the makeup industry, multi-use products are subject to a lot of skepticism. This is where Milani breaks the mold. Made for someone always on the go, this product doubles as both a foundation and concealer to help you skip that extra step and get you going on your day in no time. Plus, depending on how you like your coverage, you can keep it sheer or build it up to make it full coverage without feeling too cakey. With a range of 45 different shades, you’re bound to find a shade perfect for you.
4. The Color Fetish Lipstick
Transfer-proof and moisturizing, this amazing lipstick keeps you looking chic without needing much reapplication. For the person that prefers a more natural makeup look, this sheer coverage lipstick gives you that extra boost to look like you woke up like this. Additionally, you never have to worry about your lipstick drying out and giving you crusty lips in the middle of the day. This lipstick doubles as a balm and keeps your lips looking plump and refreshed all day!
5. The Keep It Full Nourishing Lip Plumper
Thanks to Kylie Jenner, the globe seems obsessed with achieving the “full lip” look. But of course, not everyone wants to commit to going under the knife and getting fillers in their lips. With this lip plumper, you can still keep it juicy without injections. We cannot recommend this product enough! Either layer this sheer gloss on top of your lipstick of choice or pop it on a day of errands to get that effortless no-makeup-makeup look.
6. Line Play Metallic 2-In-1 Liner Shadow
Let’s be real, not all of us have the time to blend in our eyeshadow. If you like to keep your makeup routines simple and quick, this liquid eyeshadow is your best bet. Just one swatch on your lid is enough pigment to look like an effortless eyeshadow look. Not only is it stunning, but you avoid sweeping out the fallout that many regular glitter eyeshadow palettes cause.
7. The Hypnotic Lights Eye Topper
Who said minimal effort means minimal results? With just one swipe of this eye topper, you’re sure to make heads turn. Unlike most liquid eyeshadows, this formula is not patchy or sheer at all. You can choose to layer it or wear it alone, either way, this will have you starting conversations wherever you go!
8. The Make It Last Setting Spray
As the name suggests, this setting spray ensures that once you’ve set your face, it will not budge. If you like putting on your makeup and never touching it for the rest of the day, you know a good setting spray is an absolute essential. Milani didn’t come to play, they formulated a product that doubles as a primer and setting spray. For those days you only have 15 minutes to get ready, this is a setting spray you can rely on to keep your face untouchable for a long time.
To conclude, Milani Cosmetics is loved by many for its versatile and high-quality products. Without Milani, who knows where the state of makeup would be today? With a wide range of products, makeup enthusiasts all over the world can dress up or down, and still be assured that this drugstore product will not let them down.
|1||The Baked Blush|
Delivering a strong but natural-looking pigment, you’ll find this product sitting in many enthusiasts’ arsenal of makeup.
|2||The Baked Bronzer|
With great pigment and non-patchiness, you’ll be surprised this drugstore product just delivered you high-end results.
|3||The Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 Foundation |
Made for someone always on the go, this product doubles as both a foundation and concealer to help you skip that extra step.
|4||The Color Fetish Lipstick|
For the person that prefers a more natural makeup look, this sheer coverage lipstick gives you that extra boost to look good.
|5||The Keep It Full Nourishing Lip Plumper|
With this lip plumper, you can still keep it juicy without injections. Just layer this sheer gloss on top of your lipstick of choice.
|6||Line Play Metallic 2-In-1 Liner Shadow|
Just one swatch on your lid is enough pigment to look like an effortless eyeshadow look. Plus, no blending is necessary.
|7||The Hypnotic Lights Eye Topper|
With just one swipe of this eye topper, you’re sure to make heads turn. Unlike most liquid eyeshadows, this formula is not patchy or sheer.
|8||The Make It Last Setting Spray|
A product that doubles as a primer and setting spray to keep your makeup fresh, it is for those days you only have 15 minutes to get ready.