Welcome to yet another foundation review for my Foundation Month in our Beauty Bets section. Here’s one brand that’s not easily available in Riyadh… Milani. Note that is not related to MilanO, the brand of shoes. This is MilanI, a brand of affordable makeup. One of their most famous products is the holy grail baked blush in Luminoso. A lot of beauty bloggers and vloggers were giving this blush a rave review and I did too! Catching up to the holy grail status is the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in1 Foundation. It was so popular that I had to wait weeks for it to be restocked at Drugstore.com.
This foundation doubles up as a foundation and as a concealer so it’s perfect for lazy asses like me who only has 15-20 minutes to do makeup in the morning. I don’t use concealer a lot but if it’s already in my foundation then all the more no need for it right? So this foundation is said to be water-resistant and has full coverage. It combats under eye circles, redness and other skin imperfections… and yes, it does! I now understand why this is HG material. I achieved a flawless look with this foundation using Real Techniques Buffing Brush (which comes in their Core Collection, I love this!!!). Because it’s a medium-to-heavy coverage, a little product goes a long way this one. It’s AMAZING! It easily hid my huge pores without looking too cakey. My cheeks look smooth and there’s an instant glow to my face.
However, despite the name, this foundation is not perfect. My overall shade in foundation is Natural Beige and that’s the shade that I got. It was a bit too dark for me. It looked like I just got a tan. And girls we all know the Saudi sun doesn’t give us a tan like a beach tan haha. So I know the color is a bit off. I should probably have gotten one shade lighter. Also, my face got oily after lunch and it’s giving additional shine to the already dewy foundation. A dab of powder can solve this (but I couldn’t retouch that time because I was testing this for the first time). It doesn’t last as long as it promises. However, this is my third favorite foundation now. Second would have to go to L’oreal Pro-Matte Mattifying Foundation. I’m revealing my HG foundation very soon. 😉
Product Name: Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation
Price: USD 8.49 (approx SR 31.84)
Where To Buy: Drugstore.com (shipped through Shop & Ship by Aramex