Milk Makeup First Impressions: Part 3

As I'm sure you can tell by now (because I've written these kinds of posts twice already - here and here), I'm a bit in love with Milk Makeup as a brand. They've got that simple, cool aesthetic down and are a little more edgy than what I'm used to. Between my love for Milk and Glossier, you can definitely tell I have a type. When I saw they had released a few new products, I took the opportunity to make another order and try a few more new things. I got the new Sunshine Skin Tint and Holographic Stick, as well as the Rose Lip Salve (exclusive to Urban Outfitters) and the Lip Pigment.

Sunshine Skin TintI love a good skin tint - if it promises lightweight coverage and a dewy finish, I'm in. The Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint uses the previously-released Sunshine Oil to give the skin a hydrated, dewy look while smoothing over imperfections. It also boasts SPF 30 (a combination of chemical and physical sunscreens) and no preservatives - the use of silver in the packaging acts as an antimicrobial. Upon my first use I was sold. I love that it's applied with a rollerball, and the glass rollerball feels really nice and cooling. It's so thin and lightweight, and the oils it contains makes it super easy to spread over the skin and blend in - I just do it with my fingers after I've applied it to my face with the rollerball. It leaves a nice radiant glow that doesn't get greasy at all throughout the day - but please do note that I have normal to dry skin. This is definitely going to become a staple for sure, and I love how portable it is.

Holographic StickI've already mentioned this in my Alien Babe Glow post on Saturday, but I've really been loving it as well. It's got the same beautifully creamy and blendable formula as their other stick products, but this one gives the skin a beautiful lavender sheen. It's such a unique take on a highlighter, and I've been loving wearing it on a daily basis. It gives the skin a glow like any other highlighter, but the real magic happens when it hits the light - it's a really cool unexpected twist.

Lip Pigment, 'Swear By' | I've been wanting to try one of the Lip Pigments since I saw Jess Clements (my new favorite beauty vlogger by the way) mention how much she loved them. The formula is really cool, almost like those old Maybelline bouncy blushes. The color Swear By is a really pretty nude - it's not too warm or too cool. A lot of the reviews say that these can be drying, but I haven't noticed that. I do always pat it on over a lip balm though. It's really pigmented, but when you dab it in with your fingers, it blots it down into a nice stain. I'd love to try the red shade next. My one complaint with this is the packaging - it swings open rather than having a lid, and the first time I opened it, it smeared all over the top. I had to reach inside the outer case with a tissue to try and clean it up for photos. 

Rose Lip SalveFirst of all, this is supposed to have an accent on the 'e' so it's like the wine, not the flower. I just can't figure out how to do that in Squarespace right now. Anyway, I'm a sucker for lip balms. I really need to be careful because there's an ingredient in a lot of them that I'm allergic to (out of all the ones I've had a reaction to, the only thing they've had in common is the presence of both coconut oil and shea butter, but each ingredient on their own seems to be fine. I know, it's weird). This one hasn't given me any reactions at all, so it's automatically a winner for me. It's got a thinner consistency on the lips than my usual Balm Dotcom, but it's still really hydrating and actually quite smoothing and plumping too. I love the smell of it - it almost has a bit of an herbal smell. And I love the color of it in the pot. It doesn't transfer to the lips, but it's still pretty to look at, and that counts for something, right? I've been keeping this on my coffee table to just smooth on while I'm lounging around, and I've really been loving it.

So far I haven't found a Milk Makeup product I don't like, so I feel like my obsession with them just won't end. Have you tried any of these products, or Milk Makeup products in general? What are your favorites?


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