What the brand says: Combat under eye circles, redness and other skin imperfections with this full coverage, water-resistant foundation plus concealer in one! A no mess, no drip pump dispenses just the right amount of fluid needed to achieve a flawless look and works around the clock to keep skin looking naturally perfect!
My Take on Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 Foundation + Concealer:
Packaging: The foundation comes in an easy-to-use pump bottle which is made up of glass and is sturdy. The pump dispenser is attached to the bottle and need not be bought separately (unlike most of the high-end brands) which is a plus point!
Texture: Foundation is quite thick yet blends effortlessly with a buffing foundation brush or a damp beauty sponge; settles to a matte and comfortable finish.
Shade: I have always used NC 42 shade in MAC which has a visible yellow tint while the shade ’06 Sand Beige’ isn’t as yellow as MAC but looks more than perfect. 06 exactly matches my skin tone but if you love darker yellow undertones, you can go 1 shade deeper which is 07.
How I use and staying power: To use, pump the bottle once and dot the product on your face and blend. 1 pump usually works for me and gives full coverage but you can apply another layer as per your need.
I have combination skin which feels on the oily side in hot humid weathers and dry cheeks-shiny T-zone during winters. I have been using this foundation for almost 1 month now and have tested this in extreme cold-dry weathers and hot-humid weathers too; I feel I can now thoroughly talk about the product performance on combination skin.
The foundation settles matte and is full coverage. One pump works well for me but the product is build-able and can be layered if needed. The foundation pretty much covers all the imperfections like dark spots, red acne marks, uneven skin tone, dark circles etc. and truly works well without a concealer or color corrector underneath. Now, I have used this foundation throughout my holiday in extreme cold temperatures and it stayed as it is until I actually removed it using a makeup remover after about 12 hours of wear! I also once skipped removing makeup due to lack of hot water (I certainly did not want to freeze in cold water) and it stayed fresh and intact for 2 days without even having to touch-up or powder the T-zone! However, in hot and humid weathers, T-zone does get shiny after 6-7 hours and you might need a blotting paper or translucent powder to get rid of the shine. Nevertheless, the foundation does not smudge or fade until you remove it with a makeup remover which is the best part! On dry skin, I feel you need to use a good quality moisturizer to prevent accentuating dry patches.
I have always used Mac and wanted a cheaper foundation with similar formula but I can now say that I have found a better foundation which also helps me save some $ !! I give this foundation a big thumbs up.
- Travel friendly
- Easy to use
- Comes with a pump dispenser
- Easily available
- Hides all skin imperfections
- Settles to a matte finish
- Full coverage
- No SPF
- Not for very dry skin
PRICE: INR 1325/- for 30 mL