First Impressions | Milani Cosmetics

Monday, April 04, 2016

best affordable drugstore highstreet makeup brand


There's something about gold makeup packaging that gets my heart racing and Milani Cosmetics have hit the nail right on the head right from the word go. Not only is the packaging stunning, simple and sophisticated, this highly affordable brand has filled it's golden containers with incredibly beautiful products I could look at for the rest of my life. And that's just talking about their appearance...

I was blessed to be gifted these gorgeous Milani products by the equally gorgeous Hidden Harmony World from all the way across the Pond. It was my understanding that we couldn't easily get ahold of Milani products at an affordable price point here in UK but I have since learnt that they are sold here on Milani UK, Cocktail Cosmetics and the Amazon prices have also plummeted too. I'm still glad these were gifted to me as they will always have a more special place in my heart because of her generosity.


favourite drugstore brand milani


BLUSHERS


milani baked blush luminoso indian asian medium skin nc40


As though you've never heard of Milani Baked Blush - Luminoso | £6.99 this is a beautiful peach blush combined with a gold shimmer that brings sunlight to the face. It's a highlighting blusher that I can see myself reaching for a lot in the coming months. I love that with this there is no need for a separate highlighter.


Best pink blush for indian medium skin nc40 milani tea rose


Another iconic product of theirs of course is Milani Rose Powder Blush - Tea Rose | £7.99 which looks like a luxury, high-end product to me. The rose design is not just an overlay or just the top layer of the product. From what I can tell most of the blush makes up this shape so it's beauty will last a long time. And the shade is a matte pink that would work on a lot of skin tones. My other blushes have to fight to get my attention now. 




LIPSTICKS


Milani color statement lipsticks for nc40 indian medium skin


Milani Color Statement Lipsticks | £4.99 are very moisturising, creamy lipsticks that pack a whopping punch when it comes to pigmentation. They glide on easily and really fill the lips up with the illusion of plumpness and cover up all pigmentation.


milani plumrose milani pretty natural lipstick


Plum Rose is a wonderfully deep pink plum shade that I find a little bold for me straight from the bullet. I like wearing this under a lighter, nude shade to mute the boldness but still have some of that stunning plumminess showing through.

Pretty Natural is a shade that leans a little more brighter on my lips. With a deeper lip liner it works great and I love it for when my lips just need to take a break from the matte madness I have going on. 

I love the sleek golden packaging of these as they look and feel a lot more expensive than they are. I just don't like the scent too much. They smell almost like rotting melon to me, I don't know why (I have a similar issue with Rimmel Kate Lipsticks!). 




I am literally in love with the blushes. There is no question of a doubt that I will be building up a small Milani blush collection soon because you get such high quality products that are also gorgeous for such an affordable price. I'll probably try their matte lipsticks next or even their liquid lipstick offering as I've heard some interesting things about those too.


NC40 swatches milani luminoso tea rose



Overall, I think Milani is possibly one of the best drugstore brands I've ever tried and I'm making that bold statement having just tried 3 products. That's saying something!!!

Have you tried anything from Milani? What do you think of their products? What would you recommend me trying? What's your favourite Milani blush shade you have or you want?


Sal xxx
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29 comments

  1. What an absolutely gorgeous range you have been gifted, the colours are stunning. I am in love with the detailing on the Rose Powder Blush, I don't know that I would be able to wear it so I could keep the detail as it is. Those lipstick shades are lovely as well.

    Great post.

    Carrie xo
    http://www.cazmosworld.com/

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    1. I feel truly blessed to have made such a wonderful generous friend on the other side of the world ;) I know the Rose one is the show-stopper for me too xxx

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  2. Oh man!! This might just be the final push I ever needed. They are so gorgeous and I feel like I won't even want to sue them because they are so pretty!! The blushes are definitely on the list and you can't go wrong with that price (and gorgeous photos as always). Sal, you always enable me!!! Thank you for sharing...xx

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    1. Awwwww LIV!!! I love how you always leave 'you enabler' comments to me when you might just be the biggest enabler of them all ;) But in this case, I do think you will really love these blushes. They have so many amazing colours too, especially tailored for deeper skin tones ... WOOHOO! xxx

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  3. The blushes are gorgeous! I can't help but agree with you about the Rose blush, it looks so much more expensive than it is! You're so lucky to be gifted these! x

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

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    1. Exactly, I cannot believe that it is so inexpensive. I would happily actually pay so much more for it because the quality is amazing too, of course I am not complaining one bit xxx

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  4. Milani blushes are completely iconic, I have been hankering over Luminoso for a while. I think this post has given me the push I need to make the purchase, beautiful pictures x

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

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    1. I think you will really like it especially with spring and summer on the way. Its that perfect sunny glow xxx

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  5. Tea Rose stood out to me most. Matte blushers are my best friend when it comes to powder ones. This colour I feel is muted pink which looks good on medium skin tones. Great post Sal..I need to buy this now

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    1. Thanks lovely, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes, you will love this colour hun. Seriously, I have been reaching for it so much since I received it because its so easy to wear and so flattering xxx

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  6. I've never really brought anything from milani, but I've heard so much about the brand, I might have to give it a little google. Plumrose looks like an amazing shade :) Have a lovely week ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  7. I've never bought anything from Milani but it's a brand I'm keen to try! The blushes look so, so pretty. xx
    Seek My Scribbles

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  8. The two blushes look right up my street - I'm going to check Milani out when I go to the U.S. xx

    Beautylymin

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  9. Tea Rose is soooo pretty! Love those lip shades too! I have Luminoso but I don't get on with it, might need to give it another go as everyone else seems to love it!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  10. These look beautiful! I had no idea Milani Cosmetics were actually so inexpensive, and that they were accessible in the UK - thanks for enlightening me! :)
    Rebecca | Notes From September
    Xx

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  11. I have 2 the exact same lipsticks which I love and also some blushes including Luminoso which is beautiful! I definitely want to try more from Milani as their products seem to be really good quality and have such a nice packaging for a drugstore product :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  12. They don't sell Milani where I live but I've heard a lot of good things about their products so I'm excited to pick some up later this year when I travel to the states. Luminoso looks gorgeous!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  13. I'm such a huge fan of Milani! Luminoso is one of my all-time favourite blushes and the Colour Statement lipsticks are among the best drugstore options out there :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  14. Love the look of the lipstick shades, though I agree the scent of these knocks me sick! I'm a huge fan of Luminoso as an everyday low key Spring cheek shade :) I have a different shade in the Rose blush I need to get more use out of! Xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  15. Do you know where you can buy Milani in the UK-not online? Everyone raves about the baked blushes and they do look gorgeous!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  16. The baked blushers look so pretty. It seems like everyone and their mother raves about them! Lol x

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.com

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  17. I love milani blushes, and the Romantic rose blush is my all time favorite blush. I have four of these rose blushes and I'm totally obsessed with them.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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  18. Omg all these products look amazing! I'm in love with the packaging and the shades you've gone for. I always see this brand popping up and on Amazon, I must invest in some products soon :) great post xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I own the baked blush in luminoso (my favourite blush), as well as the plum rose lipstick. I totally agree that the colour is too bold--For myself :D and I never find my self reaching for it (ill have to try mixing it with my other lipsticks).

    BTW, your blog is just amazing! Im always coming to see if you've updated or not <3 Please continue your great work

    xoxoxo

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  20. Milani Blushes are my favourite! I have tea rose and adore it! In love with those lipstick shades too.
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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  21. I absolutely love the photos in this post! I especially love the looks of the two lipsticks and blushers, they're so so pretty!

    www.leahrachelgoth.blogspot.com

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  22. Don't worry, you're not the only one-gold gets me good! Pretty natural is such a gorgeous shade!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  23. I still haven't tried their products but I desperately want too! Looks so beautiful!!

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  24. Those blushers......I can't even.... Emoticon with loveheart eyes......

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