A few weeks ago I attended a Milk Makeup event and came home with a bag full of products to try out. This was my first time trying the brand. So y’all know I had to report back with the good, bad and the ugly. Fortunately there’s not much ugly lol. Here’s a quick review of the Milk Makeup Blur Foundation, Blur Stick, Flex Concealer, Kush Fiber Brow Gel and Kush Mascara.
The Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation is a lightweight, oil-free foundation formulated with blurring microspheres to instantly blur pores and fine lines. It’s full coverage and sets into a smooth matte finish. And the squeeze tube makes it easy to dispense the perfect amount. Milk recently expanded the shade range, including 4 new shades in the deep range- Cinnamon, Mocha, Cocoa & Espresso. There’s now a total of 8 out of 24 shades for the brown skinned beauties, ranging from tan to very deep. I was able to snag Golden Deep, Toffee, Warm Deep and Cocoa…
Toffee is slightly too light, while warm deep is a little too orange. All of the shades are actually on the orange side. I did take Toffee for a spin in order to test the foundation and was able to make it work after a little highlighting and contouring…
It was definitely a tad too light, and too orange. The foundation didn’t really blur my pores or fine lines. I feel like it actually enhanced my pores instead. However, it did control my oil well and I didn’t have to blot until mid day. I’m not sure if that’s due to the foundation or the fact that I used the Milk Blur Stick primer underneath…
The Milk Makeup Blur Stick is a stick primer that glides on clear and dries to a smooth, matte finish. It helps to minimize the appearance of pores with blurring microspheres. The primer is non-comedogenic, silicone-free, and oil-free. I’m not fond of the application method. It doesn’t seem hygienic and I’m sure the stick will collect bacteria with daily use. I definitely didn’t see much blurring at all between the Blur Stick and Blur Foundation. But one or both helped control my oil so I won’t complain too much.
To highlight I used the Milk Makeup Flex Concealer. The Flex Concealer has tiny bendable spheres and elastic marshmallow root powder to help it seamlessly blend into the skin. Without caking or creasing. The longwear formula is medium to full coverage and can be used to highlight under eyes and face, or all over the face to conceal dark spots. There are 16 shades available with the inclusion of 8 new shades.
I used Cinnamon which is medium dark with golden olive undertones. It worked well for the most part but did start creasing by the end of the day. I don’t know what’s up with my under eye area but ALL concealers crease on me. Oh, I included a swatch of the Blur Stick as well for reference.
I also used the Milk Kush Brow and Kush Mascara for this look. The Milk Makeup Kush Fiber Brow Gel contains two types of fibers that adhere to the brow to thicken and volumize. It also has hemp-derived cannabis oil to condition and set, and keep brows soft. Hence the name Kush Brow. The brow gel is available in 3 shades. I used the darkest, Grind. The small, tapered brush allowed me to easily apply the gel exactly where needed. It filled in my thin brows pretty good, and the finish looks very natural. It didn’t cover my gray hairs very well though. Side note: those damn gray hairs are driving me crazy. They came out of no where!
The new Kush High Volume Mascara has a similar formula to the Kush Brow Gel. It also includes a double dose of fibers to lengthen and add volume to lashes. And the addition of hemp-derived cannabis oil gives the mascara a creamier texture for easy application and removal. The mascara applies smooth but kind of clumps the lashes, and it didn’t do anything spectacular for my lashes. My lashes are short and super curly so lengthening formulas don’t do much for me. But I didn’t get too much of a boost in volume either. I’ll try adding another coat or a primer next time.
Overall I like the Milk Makeup products that I tried. But I’m not overly impressed with anything. With the exception of the Kush Fiber Brow Gel. I love how natural it looks and would probably buy it when it runs out. Everything else I could do without. You can purchase all of the products at Sephora and Milk Makeup if you’re interested in trying anything for yourself.
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