Review: Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation
Nov. 7, 2019Leave a comment
I usually use Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream, but I’ve been using Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation for about 2 weeks. I have the shades Porcelain and Ivory. I picked these foundations up because I wanted to try a drugstore foundation instead. I didn’t want to pay 20+ for a foundation anymore. I’m really glad I did. Before I do a review on the Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation, here’s more information on this foundation.
- Multitasker (foundation and concealer)
- Combats under eye circles, unwanted redness, and other skin imperfections
- Water-resistant foundation and concealer
- Gives bright and bold finish
- Applies evenly to coneal and tone
- Leaves skin with a naturally beautiful finish
- 45 shades available
- Medium to full coverage
- Not tested on animals
Here are my thoughts:
Let me start off by saying that Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation is easily accessible. I don’t have to buy it from a specific place. I can go to Target and pick it up. They have a variety of shades that look natural on the skin. As I mentioned before, I have Porcelain and Ivory. Porcelain is lighter compared to Ivory. Ivory is a tad darker with yellow undertones. Porcelain matches me more. Ivory makes me look too yellow. The texture of the foundation is easy to blend into the skin. It does conceal imperfections better compared to other drugstore foundations I’ve used. If you have really prominent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, you will need a separate concealer for heavier, fuller coverage.
This foundation does have a fragrance. Take it or leave it. I got used to it, so it doesn’t bother me as much anymore. Coverage is medium to full coverage. If used alone without a makeup primer, medium coverage. With a makeup primer, full. Unfortunately, the foundation doesn’t last long on the skin. I’ve noticed that it comes off easily (with and without a makeup primer). Milani does make the complexion appear smoother. I think I would purchase this foundation again, since it actually does provide better coverage compared to other drugstore foundations I’ve used. My skin is clearing up rapidly, so I won’t need to wear a lot of foundation anymore. It works. It’s pretty much half the price of my Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream too. I wouldn’t mind saving on foundation.
Have you used this foundation before? Share what you think about it! Have a nice day! 😀
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Trader Joe’s Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion + Review
Jul. 30, 2019Leave a comment
I have a new sunblock! 😊 I’m trying to up my sunblock game. I need to. I went out and purchased Trader Joe’s Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion. This sunblock is zinc-based. It contains 20.5% zinc oxide. More about the sunblock below.
- Broad Spectrum SPF 40
- UVA/UVB Protection
- Water Resistant (40 minutes)
- No added Fragrance
- Mineral based sunscreen
- Rubs in clear
- Non Nano Technology
- Paba Free
- Ultra-lightweight formula
- 5 oz (142g)
My experience the first time using Trader Joe’s Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion:
Trader Joe’s Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion comes in a sealed tube. The texture is between a gel and a cream. It’s white. It absorbs into the skin pretty well, but it takes some time to rub it into the skin. Since the product feels somewhat thick, it leaves the skin feeling sticky and tacky. I wouldn’t recommend using this sunscreen on the face. It feels like it would leave the face shiny, greasy, and clog the pores. Otherwise, I love how that this sunblock has a SPF of 40, no added fragrance, rubs in clear, and is VEGAN!! 😎 This sunblock would work great if you’re on vacation, out in the sun all day long. I’m not sure if I would purchase again. The stickiness really gets to me. But, we’ll have to see. Maybe I’ll get used to it when I use it more often. I’ll make an update on this sunblock when I can. Stay tuned!
Have you used Trader Joe’s Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion before? Do you like it? Share your experience with everyone!
082819 UPDATE: I updated this post with a swatch of the sunblock (see above). It simply looks like any other white cream out there. You can see that it appears thick. I am currently still using Trader’s Joe’s Zinc Oxide Sunscreen. Only on my body. This sunblock is definitely not for the face. I haven’t tried it on my face, but the ingredient list appears to have pore-clogging ingredients. ~~
WATER (AQUA), ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, HYDROGENATED METHYL ABIETATE, GLYCERIN, SORBITAN LAURATE, OCTYLDODECYL CITRATE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, METHYLCELLULOSE, SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSE, CARBOXYLATE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 LAURATE, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, XANTHAN GUM, DILAURYL CITRATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM PHYTATE, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT, LONICERA CAPRIFOLIUM (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT, POPULUS TREMULOIDES BARK EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, GLUCONOLACTONE, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM EXTRACT.
If you’re going to use it on your facial skin, use it at your own risk, especially if you have skin that is prone to acne. I still love how it’s zinc-based with SPF of 40. The only thing that bothers me about this sunblock is that it feels sticky on the skin. I would much prefer a sunblock that doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky and tacky. When I wear shorts, it feels weird. My skin stick to seats (if that makes any sense, lol).
From my own experience, I don’t think I would repurchase Trader Joe’s Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion again. I’m really not liking the formula. Love how it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and zinc-based. The overall feel of the lotion isn’t cutting it for me. I’ll finish the rest, but I’m onto the next best thing! I hope this updated review helped! 🙂
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