It’s no secret that Milani is one of my all-time favorite drug store brands and has been for a couple of years now. I have had the opportunity to try out quite a bit from the line they offer and for the most part – I’m always impressed with what they roll out. I literally fell out of my seat a few weeks ago when I got word that Milani was rolling out Limited Edition Matte Baked Bronzers and I couldn’t have been more excited.
If you have ever tried or used or even seen (for that matter) one of Milani’s Baked Bronzers, then you will know that you get a lot of product for a really affordable price tag. I have a plethora of Milani products, especially their blushes and I have been waiting patiently and asking the Makeup Gods for the day that Milani would finally come out with a baked bronzer that was matte. Thankfully, they did. However – these are limited edition so you want to make sure you get your hands on them… STAT.
08 – Sunset (light golden tan) is on the left and 07 – Sienna (medium tan) is on the right
Each bronzer comes with a little bronzer brush (not my favorite to use but definitely awesome in a pinch) and a mirror that is placed in the compact below the bronzer. The come in Milani’s signature gold packaging which gives it such a gorgeous look. Milani definitely ranks high for me when it comes to packaging, because I always feel like I’m buying a luxury brand from the drug store. You get a lot of product in each bronzer – Net Wt. 0.25 oz/7g and because it is a baked bronzer, you can use it dry for a sheer matte finish or wet for a more intense or dramatic look. These bronzers are multi-purpose beauty products as they can be used for both your eyes, face and body (hello – total bonus). They are streak free, apply easily and blend well for an effortless bronze. Since I have both shades – I like to do a contour with Sienna (the darker shade) to define my face and then for an all over summer bronzed look, I use Sunset (the lighter brown) and apply as an all over bronzer.
07 – Sienna is a warm golden bronze and is perfect for those with Medium and golden skin tones. If you have a darker skin tone, I definitely suggest using this wet and build the color up to the shade you think will work best for you. If you have a warmer skin tone – this bronzer will be perfect for you. Since it is matte and baked, you can build up to the shade that you like and those who are not fond of shimmer bronzers, these are perfect.
08 Sunset is a medium tan bronzer and lends for a cool toned brown. It is perfect for those that are light to medium in skin tone and those like me who want to warm up my face without contouring, but looking for an all over bronze. Just like with Sienna, Sunset is buildable and if you need a deeper more intense color for contour, you can definitely use it wet and build upon that color.
The swatches above were done dry on my bare skin and I only used one swipe. Considering I’m fairly darker in skin tone, both shades do show up on me and Sienna is the perfect bronze for me to contour for extra depth and dimension. I love to use Sunset as an all over bronze if I’m looking to achieve a warmer look. Each shade lasts all day with minor fading after 5 hours… but the wear on these bronzers are long lasting. I love that they apply effortlessly and last, but most importantly my skin enjoys them – no break outs at all and it didn’t oxidize or start to look muddy on me after a few hours. If you are planning to use these bronzers for a long period of time, I think they will surely work well for that purpose.
In the look above (tutorial for that look can be found here), I am using Sienna to contour in the hallows of my cheeks to define my cheek bones and along my nose, hairline and jawline. I have always had a few favorite bronzers to contour and warm up my face, but after using these the last couple of weeks, I have to admit that I have neglected my other favorites. I love these bronzers! Their price point is great and the products are awesome.
If you want to get your hands on one of these bronzers, check out their awesome 30% off sale for Memorial Day. I have a long list of suggestions, but if you are looking for swatches on the new Milani Matte Baked Blushes, you can check out my review and swatches for those here. Happy Shopping.
Have you tried these new bronzers out yet? Our you planning to if you haven’t already? Will you be taking advantage of this awesome sale? Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend Loves… wishing you lots of fun and sun!