Milani Conceal + Perfect ($9.99) is a 2-in-1 full coverage foundation and concealer. It comes in a range of 14 different shades.
Let’s start this review by talking about the packaging. I like that it comes in a sturdy glass bottle and that it has a pump. The bottle feels heavy and more like a high-end foundation container.
The worst thing about this product is the shade range. There is a ton of medium to medium-dark shades. However, if you’re fair like me or have a rich, darker skin tone, you’ll have a hard time finding a color match.
I picked up the lightest shade, which works well for me now in the summer months but will most likely be too dark come winter. It does oxidize on my skin just a touch which doesn’t help the matter.
The consistency of the Milani Conceal + Perfect is pretty thick, which is expected for a full coverage foundation. To avoid any cakiness, I recommend using a damp makeup sponge to apply this one.
It does have amazing coverage. It conceals any imperfections on my skin without feeling too heavy or mask like. It has a natural looking demi-matte finish.
I have oily skin so I always use a finishing powder on top of foundation. This starts to break down for me on my oily t-zone after about 5 hours of wear.
It’s not terrible but it’s definitely not a long wearing foundation for me in this extreme summer heat. However, I can usually just get away with blotting the oily areas and dusting my nose with a bit of powder.
I expect that maybe the wear time will improve a bit for me during the fall/winter when it’s much less humid. I have found that my favorite primers don’t help the longevity either so I usually just skip that step when wearing this foundation.
I have seen many reviews from others with oily skin that absolutely hate this Milani Conceal + Perfect. That was deterring me from trying it but I actually like it a lot on me.
It’s not something I could expect to wear when I need my makeup to be on for a very long day. But it is a foundation I will use during short spurts of 6 hours or less simply because I love the look of it and the coverage.
Available online at Milani.