Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Product Review -- Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

Back when Milani first introduced the Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer a couple of years ago, I purchased it in what was the lightest shade at the time.

I believe the shade was Creamy Vanilla, which is now the fourth lightest shade, so, as you can probably imagine, it was way too dark for someone like me with Casper the Friendly ghost pale skin.

It really goes to show you how a poor shade match can affect your opinion of a foundation, though, because I remember not really being disappointed that the shade didn't work because I was pretty sure the foundation was garbage.

Too thick and heavy and cakey for my tastes.

But over the years, I've seen so many positive reviews of the Conceal + Perfect that I started to wonder if I'd been too hasty in my assessment. When I saw that Milani had added a bunch more shades in the line, including several paler shades, I decided it was worth my $10 to give the product another try.

And boy am I glad I did.

Conceal + Perfect comes in a heavy glass bottle with a pump dispenser. The foundation is very thick, but it has a very creamy texture so it blends in easily. It is pretty full coverage in my opinion, so a little it of the foundation goes a long way.

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation in 00A
I find that the best way to avoid it looking too cakey or heavy is to use a half to one full pump and apply it with dampened beauty sponge. I don't have a ton to cover, so if I use a brush, I often find that it looks a little too mask-like for my tastes.

That said, it does cover a whole hell of a lot even when I use a lighter hand/technique to apply it. I usually don't need to use a concealer anywhere on my face with this foundation (though I do still use one under my eyes because I feel like the Conceal + Perfect is a little too heavy for the under eye area).

It has a pretty matte finish, so I typically don't feel the need to set it with a powder. That will probably change as the weather heats up here in NY, but in the cooler spring weather, it's lasted all day on my dry to normal skin without setting.  If you have oily skin, I think you'll definitely want to set it to be safe.

The shade I purchased, 00A Porcelain, is the current lightest, and it is a really good match for my pale, pale skin.

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation in 00A
For $10, I think this is a really nice full coverage foundation that can still work for everyday wear.  I definitely recommend checking it out if there's a shade that would work for you (there are only 19 shades in total, so I think Milani still needs to work on the range).

You can find it on the Milani website and anywhere else you can purchase Milani products.

Have you tried the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer? Are you a fan?

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