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It is finally here! After sharing my haul on Instagram several months ago, I am finally posting my comprehensive Milk Makeup review.
My first experience with Milk Makeup was in 2014. I had received a mini of the highlighter in a Birchbox. Honestly, I wasn’t that impressed and didn’t think of the brand for years.
Then in 2019, everyone started talking about how much they love Milk, especially the Matte Bronzer.
After hearing all of these rave reviews, I popped onto Sephora just to see what new products the brand had launched since 2014.
I was surprised at the number of products available. They not only make cosmetics but they also have a variety of skincare items as well.
Then in a moment of weakness, I added almost all of them to my cart. I made sure I had enough products to make a full face of makeup. I threw in a couple of skincare items for the fun of it. Here’s my review.
The Best Milk Beauty Products
After having a terrible experience with an oil-based skin tint in the past, I was really nervous to try the Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint. I have combination skin and was worried it was going to look awful. But I am so glad I tried it. It’s hands down the best Milk Makeup product I tried. I love that it has sheer (but not too sheer) coverage and a dewy finish.
Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint
Available in 7 shades.
Most of the time I don’t use primer but if I do, I use the Hydro Grip Primer. I love that it is silicone-free but also hydrating. Make sure to follow the directions and don’t freak out if it feels a bit sticky at first.
Hydro Grip Primer
Available in regular & mini size.
As someone with light skin, finding a bronzer that doesn’t leave me orange is difficult. For years, I just skipped bronzer altogether. When I first swatched the Matte Bronzer in Baked I was still a bit worried I was going to look like a Cheeto. After some testing, I found the best results by applying the bronzer to a brush and then applying it to the face.
Available in 2 shades.
While I’m not a fan of the stick highlighter, Milk knocked it out of the park with the Flex Highlighter. This powder highlighter is available in 4 shades, but I highly recommend the champagne color, Lit.
Available in 4 shades.
After seeing Allana (my fave YTer) use the KUSH Lip Glaze, I just had to try it. This lip product is pretty thick so I don’t wear this out and about. Instead, I will throw it on while at home as a treatment to help hydrate and soften my lips.
KUSH Lip Glaze
Available in 3 shades.
Once you see my reviews for the other skincare products from the brand, you would be shocked that I enjoyed the Vegan Milk Moisturizer. What I like the most about this moisturizer is that it is nothing like the other skincare products from the brand. No gimmicky stick application. Just a good hydrating moisturizer, perfect for my combination skin during the winter.
Vegan Milk Moisturizer
Available in regular & mini size.
If you’ve been around here for a bit, you know that I am not typically a fan of multi-use products. While the Lip + Cheek in Werk is a beautiful color, the product was just okay. I found that it didn’t blend well enough to use as a blush. Maybe I am doing something wrong. Leave a comment with some tips on how to use this product if you use it and love it.
Lip + Cheek
Available in 6 shades.
Milk Products That Disappointed
Give me a cream highlighter and I am a happy camper, most of the time. Lots of people love the Milk Highlighter but for me, it is a hard pass. I found that it was sticky and hard to blend.
I am not the biggest fan of glitter so it really shouldn’t be surprising that I didn’t like the Holographic Stick or the Glitter Stick. I’m just not at a point in my life anymore where I want to look like a glowing colorful unicorn.
My skincare routine is pretty intense. I love to take the time to apply the right products in the right order. It is more of a skincare ritual than routine for me. So skincare products that you just roll on are just not my cup of tea. I won’t be using the Cooling Water, Watermelon Brightening Serum, or Matcha Toner again anytime soon.
Who Would Love Milk Makeup
While I did love a few of the products, overall I am not sure this is the brand for me.
So, who would love Milk?
From the focus on stick products and other easy to apply products, Milk is best suited for the person that loves fun makeup but doesn’t have a lot of time.
I’d also suggest Milk to anyone that enjoys the festival makeup look. With glittery highlighters and tattoo stamps, there is a very young, hip, clubbing vibe to the brand.
What Would I Repurchase
At this point, the only product I know I will repurchase is the Milk Sunshine Skin Tint. It’s one of my favorite light coverage foundations.
The Flex Highlighter is so beautiful. If I wore more powder products, I would repurchase.
While I like the primer, I don’t wear primer often enough. I usually only use them for reviews like this one so I can’t really justify a repurchase.
The bronzer is nice but I think I want to see if I can find something that works better for my skin tone.