Hello, everyone and welcome! I’m a few posts behind, but I hope to catch up soon because I have a lot to share with you.
First off, I’d like to discuss the first Milk Makeup products I was able to try for free because of Influenster. If you’re new to my blog, you might not be familiar with Influenster, but I introduce the company in this post. They send me items in exchange for my thorough and honest review.
A couple of months ago, they sent me a survey to determine my skin type and shade, and they sent me Milk Makeup’s new foundation Blur Liquid in Medium Light and Medium, along with their version of the silicone sponge called the Dab + Blend applicator.
My first experience with the applicator was interesting, since I’m used to beauty sponges and foundation brushes. The applicator is designed to apply the maximum amount of product to your face without absorbing any, so I used a little too much foundation the first time. Once I got the amount of product right, I still wasn’t very fond of the applicator. There were impressions on my skin from the edges of the applicator, and I felt like the foundation sat on top of my skin rather than blending in with my skin. I used it a few times with different foundation formulas just to give it a thorough test, but it’s not for me. I think I may enjoy it for applying face masks, since no product will go to waste, and I can clean it up easily.
Based on the reviews on Milk’s site, people were fond of the applicator because it’s sanitary (doesn’t carry bacteria like sponges and brushes may if not cared for properly) and is incredibly easy to clean, and store without the worry that it will develop mold. This cruelty free item is available on their site for $14. Milk Makeup is also sold at Sephora and Urban Outfitters. I’m not sure what material the applicator is made of, nor am I sure about the longevity of the material.
After switching back to my brushes and sponges, I was really happy with the Blur Liquid. As you may know, I have very dry skin, and usually matte foundations aren’t my friend, as they tend to accentuate dry patches and make it very obvious I’m wearing a lot of makeup. Although the formula is matte and full coverage, I was impressed with the natural looking finish that the Blur Liquid gave me. It does not feel heavy nor look cakey on the skin. The foundation wore well for up to 10 hours, but again, keep in mind my skin is dry. I’m not sure if the same would be true for more oily skin. Most foundations tend to settle into my smile lines, as did this one, but since it happens with pretty much every one I’ve tried I wont count that against it. I have even wore the product pretty sheered out, so if full coverage is not for you, the product can easily be thinned out for a more natural look. If you’ve been following my instagram account, you’ve seen me do countless makeup looks featuring this foundation.
The Blur Liquid currently comes in 16 shades, with only three or four shades for deeper skin tones. Hopefully they expand that end of the range to accommodate deeper skin tones. At $40, this foundation is definitely on the more pricey end, but I think the 1 oz of fluid will last quite a while. Just 2-3 drops achieve full coverage, so 1 oz should go pretty far. The formula is water based, cruelty free, and vegan.
Thank you to Influenster for giving me the opportunity to try a new brand and some new products. I received my new Influenster VoxBox today, so I’ll have another exciting product to share with you very soon. Stay tuned, because I have some posts scheduled for the coming days. Hopefully I’ll be back on my schedule and will be posting here more regularly, Don’t forget to follow my blog here on WordPress, or sign up for my email notifications so you won’t ever miss a post.