Hello everybody !! Hope you are having a great week.
I am going to a short trip to North Sikkim tomorrow, as I shared with you in my travel essentials – skincare post. Let me know in the comment section if you want me to do similar travel related post like – Travel makeup essentials, what’s in my backpack, what’s in my handbag etc.
I have run out of my Maybelline Fit me foundation (you will find a review of this product in my blog). Though it is a good foundation for everyday use, I wanted a product with a higher coverage this time. The best foundation in few years earlier which gave me full coverage was Loreal Infallible. It is still one of my all time favorite, but I am bored after using it so many times.
So I ordered the holy grail drugstore foundation of several beauty gurus – Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 foundation. Unfortunately we do not have any Milani store in India, so I had to choose a shade by seeing them online (NYKAA). I generally do not prefer online method when it comes my base products. I hardly ever guess the right shade. My fear came true for this product as well. I ordered the wrong shade 😦 Though the shade is not horrible and I can still make it work, but it is slightly dark for me. If you are close to NC 25 or 30 in MAC foundation, the shade 04 Medium Beige may be slightly dark for you.
I am sorry I could not share with you my exact shade. I have ordered another one 03 Light Beige this time. If it works perfectly for me, I will update you immediately.
For today’s post, we will concentrate on how the product works and if it is worth spending or not. Lets get started !!
The Milani Conceal+Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation costs INR 1325 for 30 ml product.
This is how the bottle looks. The glass bottle is quite slim, light weight and transparent. The black plastic cap fits tightly. It comes with a pump dispenser which I absolutely love in my foundation. Though the bottle is glass, it is quite sturdy and can be traveled with.
The ingredient and other details are mentioned at the back of the bottle.
The pump dispenses an optimum amount of product, thus there is no wastage or spillage. You need maximum 2 pumps to build this foundation to complete full coverage. For me, 1 pump works enough. It is very similar to my old favorite Loreal Infallible – both packaging wise and product wise.
This product is a combination of concealer and foundation. So it not only gives an even appearance to your face, it also hides blemishes and dark spots. It is slightly on the dewy side. It says it has an oil free formula, sweat proof and water resistant. But I tend to get oily around my T-zone after 2 to 3 hours if I wear it during a hot summer day. Specially if your location has extremely hot summer like us, this foundation will not help control your oil much. But if you still want to use it for the amazing coverage, do not forget to use a good setting powder if you belong to the combination to oily skin family.
Dry to normal skin beauties, this can be your holy grail foundation in the drugstore.
The product is neither very runny nor very thick. It can be applied both using a beauty sponge or brush. I like to apply my foundation with beauty blender. But if you do not want to lose the coverage at all use a dense kabuki brush.
Though it is a full coverage foundation, it feels very light on the skin. It blends into the skin beautifully making it look even and spotless. A little product goes a long way. You can sheer it down to a medium coverage or build it up to full coverage. It has water resistant formula which is helpful to increase the longevity in case you sweat. It lasts quite long for me, I wear this to office and it lasts 8 to 9 hours with slight touch ups around my nose area.
On days when you are not in a mood to apply too much makeup, you can just apply a primer, use 1 pump of this foundation and set it with a loose powder all over, apply some mattifying powder if you are oily in your T-zone and a setting spray. Your face is done in 5 minutes !! A perfect product for office goers like me who do not have the time to spend much time in getting ready but still want to look flawless 🙂
As I told you it is not the perfect shade for me. But this foundation has quite decent number of shades to cater to different skin tones. Hopefully I find my shade soon. Most of the medium to deeper shades have yellow to orange undertones which is perfect for Indian skin tone. The undertones make it better to conceal dark spots and acne marks. It is already quite a full coverage foundation, so I will suggest not to build it up too much. In my opinion it is better to set it with a setting powder to ensure that it lasts longer and does not crease.
In the below pic you can see my hand is looking absolutely even and spotless after I blended the foundation into my skin. It photographs really well as you can see and there is no flashback or cast. Note that I have not applied any powder over the foundation. Its just 1 pump of the product blended into my bare hand.
Overall it is a really good product, great coverage at such an amazing price. It is totally worth the hype. Just be careful to choose the right shade. A must have for all of you 🙂
Rating : 4/5
Will I repurchase ? YES, I have already placed an order for the shade 03: Light Beige. This foundation is an amazing product, hope I find my right shade soon.
Hope this review helped you in some way.
Let me know in the comment which other foundation you want me to try and write a detailed review post on.