Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup Review

Skin Tone: Light to Medium with warm undertones
Skin Type: Combination

Hi everyone,

Milani is an excellent drugstore makeup brand. In this post, I will be reviewing Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Foundation in the shade “Medium Beige.” So, let’s see how this cream to powder foundation fared for me.

Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup compact

Product Description:
Meet your new photo-opp BFF. This not-quite-foundation – a complexion perfector if ever there was one – glides on as a cream and magically morphs into a powder. Laced with light diffusers for minimizing imperfections, it yields a soft matte, camera-ready finish.
Price:
$9 for 7.9 gm.

Ingredients:
Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Tribehenin, Isostearyl Behenate, Silica, Nylon-12, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Talc, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Myristyl Myristate, Polyethylene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sorbitan Trioleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Myristyl Laurate, Fragrance (Parfum), Propylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Myristyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultamarines (CI 77007).

My Experience with Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup:

Packaging: Milani smooth finish cream-to-powder foundation comes in a gold-themed plastic compact. Inside the compact, there is a good-sized mirror. The compact houses a small, white sponge that helps to blend the foundation. The sponge is dense and blends the foundation easily on to the face. It gives me a smooth, even finish. Overall, the packaging of the compact is really sleek and travel friendly.

Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup packaging

Shades: There are 13 shades in this Milani foundation range. The nearest shade to my complexion is “Medium Beige.” This shade is perfect for my skin tone. Overall, the shade range is really good and you can easily find a shade close to your skin tone.

Texture and Quality: The foundation has a cream-to-powder texture. The cream blends smoothly on the face. The sponge provided blends the product evenly on my skin. The foundation is semi matte in texture; however, the foundation looks really patchy and cakey on my skin. Even though I apply a minimum amount, the foundation looks cakey. It’s not very moisturising. There is no white cast. This foundation doesn’t have any fragrance. It doesn’t clog my pores.

Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup

Coverage: This foundation provides light-to-medium coverage. It hides my uneven skin tone and redness. However, my freckles and dark circles do peek through. I need to use a concealer if I need a higher coverage. I prefer natural-looking coverage; however, with this foundation, I can feel the heaviness on my face.

Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup swatch

Staying Power: The staying power is really good with this foundation. It stays on for around 5 to 6 hours without oxidising. Since it has a semi-matte finish, it stays put on my oily skin without getting shiny.

Overall, this Milani cream-to-powder foundation is quite okay; I have better makeup foundations in my collection. I don’t think I will be using this product a lot.

Pros of Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup:

  • Beautiful and sleek compact packaging with a mirror and sponge.
  • Application is easy.
  • Semi-matte texture is good for combination to oily skin.
  • Light to medium coverage.
  • Cream-to-powder foundation.
  • Affordable.

Cons of Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup:

  • This foundation gives a very cakey look to the face.
  • It is not very lightweight.

IMBB Rating:
3/5
Would I Recommend Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup?
No, I do recommend this powder makeup.
Would I Repurchase Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup?
No, I will not repurchase Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup.

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