I love it when I find a drugstore foundation that matches my skintone almost perfectly, a rare occassion. I must admit though that I’ve been having some good luck lately. Over the last year or so since I tried liquid foundation I generally wear liquids everyday and barely use my powders. Since my skin has been doing really great lately (knock on wood), I would like to make an effort to wear liquid foundation with a lighter coverage, or just a tinted moisturizer or concealer with powder on most days. I don’t really need full coverage foundation unless I’m going out so I want to let my skin breathe more.
The Milani Multitasker Face Powder is a a matte face powder with light to medium coverage, and can be built up without giving you “cake face.” It can be used to set your liquid foundation, to control oil and shine, or used alone over a concealer or tinted moisturizer for a natural looking coverage. For reference I am generally a NW45 in MAC and a Cappuccino in Revlon PhotoReady Foundation. The Milani Multitasker Face Powder in Chestnut is almost a perfect match for me.
Left: heavily swatched, Right: slightly blended
Chestnut is a deep brown with slight red undertones. In fact, it is almost a dupe of my MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NW45 which used to be my holy grail until I fell in love with my liquid foundations. The two powders are very similar but the Milani Multitasker leans more red and is a tad bit deeper.
Left: Milani The Multitasker in Chestnut
Right: MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation NW45
The Multitasker Face Powder is silky smooth and blends into the skin without being chalky or settling into fine lines. I used it to set my Revlon ColorStay Foundation and applied it with my elf flat top powder brush. The powder is very soft so instead of swirling my brush in it I tap it to avoid picking up too much product, and buff it into my skin for a flawless finish. It wears well all day without fading or sliding off. I have a very oily t-zone and the powder controlled my oil pretty well without having to be touched up too much during the day.
The Milani Multitasker comes in 10 shades: Light, Light Medium, Medium, Light Tan, Tan, Medium Tan, Dark Tan, Amber, Deep Amber and Chestnut which is the deepest shade. All of the shades have various undertones in warm, cool and neutral. The undertones are listed in the descriptions on the site which can be very helpful when attempting to choose a shade. The Multitasker retails at $6.99 for .37 oz and comes with a powder puff in the under compartment, I just wish there was a mirror in it (hint hint.) This is a steal in my opinion being that the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation costs a whopping $27 for .52 oz. You can buy enough products to finish making up the rest of your face with the difference… well at the drugstore at least and obviously there are some amazing products there!