Foundation Review Part 3- Milani Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer Review, Full Analysis and Swatch
Today I am going to be talking about the Milani 2-in-1 Conceal and Perfect Foundation. As always, I am going to go over main headings including available shades, a swatch in the shade I got, consistency/coverage/best applied with, shelf life/amount, lasting power and wear, chemical (formula) analysis, marketing vs chemical + physical analysis and an overall review, along with prices and where to buy links.
Available Shades/Shade Range
There are 14 available shades in the Milani 2-in-1 foundation and concealer range. These shades range from light to tan to dark shades.
Swatch in Creamy Vanilla
Consistency/Coverage/Best Applied With
The consistency of the Milani 2-in-1 foundation is very light and creamy. It’s a nice mix between full liquid and full cream, as you can see in the above swatch. I really like the consistency. The coverage of the foundation is medium-buildable full and I really like the finish. When you pack it into the skin, you get a really nice finish that hides imperfections and It doesn’t take much product to build up to full coverage.
Milani 2-in-1 foundation and concealer is best applied with a flat kabuki brush or a beauty blender. This packs the product into the skin, giving you a higher coverage.
The Milani 2-in-1 foundation and concealer has a shelf life of 12 months (1 year). It comes with 30 ml (1 ounce) of product, meaning you have a whole year to use 30 ml of product. The shelf life of the Milani 2-in-1 foundation is a pretty good length considering foundation is something used every day for most. This means you won’t waste the product or your money by having to throw it away before you’ve used it because the shelf life has expired.
In order to test the lasting power and wear of the foundation, I checked my face in the mirror 4 times in 2 hour intervals, totaling 8 hours of wear.
Wear Test with Time Intervals
Time Applied- 12.59 PM
Thoughts Upon Application- The foundation builds up to a nice full coverage. It takes a while to blend out but nothing crazy. The consistency is really nice and I like the coverage and the finish
First Check In- 2.59 PM- two hours later– The coverage is still full and there is hardly any settling, creasing or greasy bits. It looks as good as when I first applied and none has come off. It has worn very good after 2 hours.
Second Check In- 4.59 PM– four hours later– The coverage is still full after 4 hours and hardly any has come off. It is a bit dewy but not much at all. It has hardly settled or creased and looks good still.
Third Check In- 6.59 PM– six hours later– After 6 hours, the coverage is still full and hardly any has come off. It looks good and there is minimal creasing or settling. I really like the wear of this foundation and there is minimal dewiness.
Fourth Check In- 8.59 PM- eight hours later– After 8 hours, the coverage is still full. My skin still looks really good and I like the wear. There are some dewy bits but not much. All in all, it has worn sooo good after 8 hours.
Lasting Power/Wear Conclusion
The Lasting Power of the Milani Perfect Conceal 2-in-1 Foundation is really good and it lasts all day. It passed my 8-hour test with flying colors. The wear is also very good with minimal creasing or settling and hardly any coverage loss. All in all, the lasting power and wear of this foundation is really good.
Chemical (Formula) Analysis
The Milani Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation has 36 chemicals in the formula. The formula is rated by the Cosmetic Analysis Database as an ‘Average’ formula. The Cosmetic Analysis Database returns a formula ranking by analyzing all chemicals individually based on safety and functioning into 5 categories; Highly Recommended, Recommended, Average, Not Recommended and To Be Avoided.
The Average formula of the Milani 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer is a result of 1 highly recommended chemical, 19 recommended chemicals, 10 average chemicals, 6 not recommended chemicals and no to be avoided chemicals.
Allantoin is the single highly recommended chemical in the formula and is used as an emollient agent. It has some really beneficial characteristics including promoting would healing and cell construction, softening and smoothing the skin, soothing irritation, helping ease discomfort of the skin and helping cracked, raw and strained skin. These characteristics make it an exceptionally good chemical to use.
The fact that there are 19 recommended chemicals in the formula, meaning the bulk of the formula consists of good, high quality chemicals. The 10 average chemicals in the formula have no real benefits and no real adverse effects.
The 6 Not Recommended Chemicals in the formula include Cetyl-PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Ozokerite, Hexylene Glycol, Isododecane and Polyisobutene. Ozokerite and Isododecane have the same bad characteristics including drying out the skin, coating the skin in a waterproof layer and promoting wrinkle construction, among more.
Hexylene Glycol can cause allergies and kills skin-friendly bacteria. Cetyl-PEG. /PPG-10/1 Dimethicone and Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone irritate the skin, make the skin porous and can allow the absorption of hazardous material and Polyisobutene is a polluting chemical.
There are no ‘To Be Avoided’ chemicals, which is really good considering that a ‘To Be Avoided’ reading is the worst reading a chemical can be ranked into.
Other than that, there are 2 Preservative Chemicals used that contribute to the 12-month shelf life of the foundation, including Phenoxyethanol and Potassium Sorbate. Phenoxyethanol is a common preservative used that returns a ranking of ‘Average’ by the database and has minimal adverse effects. Potassium Sorbate is another common preservative used that returns a ranking of ‘Recommended’ by the database. It has minimal adverse effects except that it can cause allergies but overall it is a good preservative to use.
The formula is paraben free and both of the preservatives used (Phenoxyethanol and Potassium Sorbate) are way safer than parabens. The product is made in the USA, and is not completely vegan because it contains Beeswax. However, the foundation is not tested on animals.
Marketing vs Chemical + Physical Analysis
Is the product marketed correctly?
In order to assess the accuracy of marketing, I looked up how Milani describes the foundation. Milani describes it as….
“Combat under eye circles, redness and other skin imperfections with this full coverage, water-resistant foundation plus concealer in one. A no mess, no drip pump dispenses just the right amount of fluid needed to achieve a flawless look and works around the clock to keep skin looking naturally perfect!” They also add, “medium-full coverage, lightweight, oil free formula, longwearing, water resistant and sweat proof”. After reading this, I made up and answered the following questions to see if these claims were accurate.
Is the foundation medium-full coverage, is it longwearing and is it lightweight?
The foundation is medium-full coverage and it does last a long time during the day. The consistency is also very creamy and light, so Milani Cosmetics have marketed the product correctly in this aspect.
Is the foundation water resistant and what chemicals in the formula contribute to this by creating a waterproof barrier?
Water resistant chemicals in the formula that create a waterproof barrier include Isododecane and Ozokerite. These two chemicals contribute to forming a waterproof barrier, meaning Milani have marketed this claim properly.
All in all, the marketing of the Milani Foundation is accurate and they have not made any totally inaccurate claims to sell the product.
Overall Review of Milani 2-in-1 Foundation/Concealer
The Milani 2-in-1 Foundation/Concealer comes in 14 shades. The Consistency of the foundation is a nice creamy liquid. The Coverage is medium-full builadble and I find that it has a really nice finish. The Shelf Life in the foundation is 12 months meaning you have 1 year to use it before it becomes susceptible to microorganism inhibition and rancidity.
The Lasting Power of the foundation is long and the Wear is really good. It wears well through the day, has high coverage and minimal creasing or settling. The product passed my 8-hour wear test. Chemically, the formula is ranked by the database as average and contains 32 ingredients, most of which are good. The marketing of the foundation is accurate and they have not lied in their marketing statements.
All in all, the Milani 2-in-1 Foundation/Concealer is a really good product for the price and I do recommend trying this!
The Milani 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer costs $19.95 AUD ($9.99 USD) and comes with 30 ml (1 ounce) of product.
Foundation I have fully reviewed/analysed Ranking List
1• Ella Bache Sunguard Foundation SPF 40
2• Milani 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer
3• Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
I like the Milani 2-in-1 foundation and concealer better than the Too Faced Born This Way foundation, but not more than Ella Bache SPF 40 Sunguard Foundation.
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