A cult favorite has finally arrived at Sephora Canada. If you haven’t heard about Milk Makeup, then I believe you have some catching up to do. The majority of their products are designed to be multi-purpose (something that I find is trending in the beauty industry), which allows you to create a single look in minutes. Milk Makeup products are all cruelty and Parabens free while using the best possible ingredients; such as jojoba, coconut and orange oils, and mango and shea butter. These ingredients allow each product to glide and blend smoothly with one another and feel great on your skin. The products are easy to travel with since they are typically packaged in a tube or stick form.
After all the rage with Milk Makeup during this past year, I have been eager to test out their products and see what all the hype is about. I was able to get my hands on some of their best sellers; Matte Bronzer, Lip+Cheek, Blur Stick and Cooling Water.
Companies are always trying to re-inventing the bronzer by making different forms of it.I love the NARS Multiple but I think Milk Makeup’s Matte Bronzer takes the cake. The product glides on like butter and does not give a chalky or cakey texture. It contains mango butter, peach nectar, and avocado oils which help hydrate your skin. The product does have a slight “play-doh” scent (I believe it might be the avocado oil), but it is nothing unbearable. The shade I have is in Baked. It blends very well (even with your finger) and gives your skin a natural, sun-kissed glow. If you have a darker complexion, the matte bronzer comes in a deep bronze tone called Blaze.
Lip + Cheek
The Lip + Cheek is a 2-in-1, multi-use stick. The formula is very creamy (just like the matte bronzer) and glides onto your skin.The Lip + Cheek is very hydrating because it contains fruit butter and oils. The product is very buildable so you can definitely wear it sheer with a more natural finish or layer it up so it is bright and bold. I have the color Perk, which is a coral shade (perfect for spring and summer). In addition, the Lip + Cheek collection comes in 3 other shades; Swish (a bright, hot pink), Rally (a mauve tone) and Quickie (a berry color). There is very subtle fruit scent as well as the same “play-doh” scent found in the bronzer.
For a while now, minimizing your pores and having a flawless canvas is desired by everyone. I mean, who doesn’t want smooth skin? To be honest, I was a little hesitant about trying the Blur Stick. Personally, I’m not the biggest fan but I don’t hate it either. When I first opened it, there was a very distinct plastic scent which I’m not sure if it was a combination of the ingredients or just packaging. I’ve read other reviews and people seem to love it, but I don’t see it working very well for me. On the plus side, it is colorless, which means it can work for any skin tone. It is also silicone-free so it won’t clog your pores. Milk Makeup claims that it minimizes 68% of pores to create a smooth, matte surface. I prefer a liquid primer (like Benefit’s POREfessional) because it seems lighter and more blendable for me. Everyone’s skin is different so for some it is an absolute hit. Unfortunately for me, it just doesn’t work that well.
On the bright side, the Cooling Water is probably the best thing I have encountered in a while. It smells like a sunscreen but I don’t mind it at all. I tend to have dry patches on my face aka a nightmare when it comes to makeup, so this stuff is a blessing in disguise. The Cooling Water is a hydration stick that contains seawater and firming caffeine, which is supposed to increase circulation, energize the skin and restore your natural glow. This product has a cooling effect, which is beneficial if you want to use it to depuff your eye area. You can also use it before applying your makeup, in place of a primer (which is what I plan to do). What also great is that you can easily carry it in your bag and touch up when needed.
I am quite satisfied and impressed with Milk Makeup (besides the Blur Stick). There are so many other products I’m interested in trying. Overall, the consistency and texture of their products are so creamy and smooth. They are blendable, buildable and so versatile. If you haven’t already, definitely check out Milk Makeup. If you can’t find them at Sephora, you can find them at Urban Outfitters and milkmakeup.com.