The newest hype in makeup land? Skin tints! It seems every brand is coming out with their own hydrating, light weight, glowy base in recent months. One that I haven’t heard much about yet? The Milani Glow Hydrating Skin Tint. I was planning a full face of Milani video for April and when I was looking into products to buy I spotted this and decided to buy it. So today’s blog post is all about how I feel this dewy foundation type product performed on my skin. Did it look good? Did it last all day? How is the shade match? If you want to know all that and more, then scroll down as that is exactly what I will over in this blog.
Review: Milani Glow Hydrating Skin Tint foundation 110 Fair to Light
So Milani isn’t as affordable here as it is in the US. I can buy it from several retailers by now though. It is for sale from Douglas, Boozyshop as well as Beauty Bay. I bought this product via the latter retailer as I was getting a few bits anyway. It retails for around the €16, which for a Milani product is quite reasonable. It is available in just 4 shades (why?!) and it comes with a regular amount of product: 30 ml.
What does this product have to offer?
The reason why I wanted to try this was because I have never tried a Milani base product that wasn’t full on matte and high coverage. I own the Conceal & Perfect foundation, but after years of owning it I never reviewed it as it just isn’t a foundation I wear. I just don’t like full coverage foundation, so this launch excited me as this promises to be hydrating, dewy and natural on the skin with some skincare properties thrown in the mix. This product promises sheer to light coverage, a dewy finish and 29% squalane which is a hydrating ingredient that you can find in many skincare products. Oh and it should blur imperfections. Sounds like a dream of a foundation to me!
How does this product swatch?
Since this was the first skin tint I bought, I wasn’t sure what this would do. In terms of coverage you will see more below. Let’s just look at the texture and the finish of the product. This formula was very thick and creamy to my surprise! I had expected this to be much more watery with how hydrating this promises to be and this being a light coverage skin tint. This feels more like a true foundation and when you blend it out that is also the experience I get. I like to apply this with a makeup sponge like I do with all of my foundation like products. The finish is nice and glowy and very natural.
What is the shade match like?
The most challenging aspect of this product? The shade match! This only comes in four shades and 110 Fair to Light is the lightest shade available. In the tube it looks very dark and very peachy and therefore not great for my cool to neutral, MAC NC15 skin tone. You can see here however, that despite it being a little bit too dark and warm toned for me to be a perfect match, I can still make it work. I can easily blend this into my neck, but I can just about get away with it. If I don’t blend this well enough it can look a bit weird as it looks off. However, this being a sheer coverage product, the shade match not being perfect isn’t the worst thing ever, I just have to pay extra attention to the application process. This is why I love applying this with a sponge as it helps sheer out the product even further.
What is the coverage like?
With the promise of sheer to light coverage I think this product has much better coverage than it promises to give. To me, this is not a sheer product. It is more like a light coverage foundation. It reminds me a lot of the It Cosmetics CC cream in that way. That product also sounds like it’s going to be more like a tinted moisturizer, but then it goes on more like an actual foundation. The Milani Glow Skin Tint has a similar vibe. It has coverage, as it covers up my redness quite well but it still looks natural and skin like. Wear time is good, but after about 8 hours of wear this does start breaking up and look a bit greasy. I have dry skin though so on me, makeup doesn’t break up as quickly and it still stays put. It could just use a bit more powder after a full workday of wear time. If you have oily skin though, this may not be great as it will probably just disappear.
My final thoughts
The Milani Glow Hydrating Skin Tint is one that I am very surprised by. I was skeptical going into this as the shade looks too dark and the formula wasn’t what I had expected. But now that I have tried it for a solid 2 weeks, this product has really surprised me as it worked out much better than I had expected. Yes it can use a touch up middle of the day, and the shade won’t work for me in a few months time, but as far as the finish and formula goes I am very impressed with this one. It feels great on the skin and I have actually been almost forgetting to reach for the foundation I am currently trying to use up.
Would I recommed the Milani Glow Hydrating Skin Tint?
If you can find your shade in the range, I would definitely recommend giving this a go. Sadly with only four shades, I don’t think many people will be able to get a perfect match. I secretly hope Milani will do what they did in the past and extend the shade range if the product proves to be popular enough. For now though, I can make this shade work just find but for anyone more fair toned than I am this is just not going to work and I fear something similar may be going on in the deeper end of the spectrum too.