Everything I’ve Tried From Milk Makeup

When Milk Makeup landed at Cult Beauty in February I was more excited than I care to admit. While I had tried a few pieces that a friend had picked up for me in 2017, there was so many products in the range that piqued my interest. The brand are cruelty-free, paraben-free and 100% vegan. Their packaging is pretty unique – a lot of the products come in sticks, even the face masks) and they focus on having an epic colour-payoff while being super-nourishing. Because the brand was founded alongside Milk Studios in NY and LA, they know how to infuse creativity and promote inclusivity. It’s an all-round good brand. Here’s what I think of the products I’ve tried so far.

Lip + Cheek in Werk – 9

 

 

I was so excited to get my hands on this. The Lip + Cheek sticks are one of Milk Makeup’s most popular products and this shade, Werk, is the favourite. It has a creamy consistency that glides on smoothly. Pat it on lightly for a subtle flush and amp up the colour by applying a few layers. Super easy.

Eye Pigment in Hotel Lobby – 9

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When I say this does not budge, I mean this truly does not budge. Even with my oily eyelids, this stuff stays on all day. It’s incredible. I like a light, champagne eyeshadow for days where I’m not trying too hard or want to spend too long on my makeup, and this ticks all my boxes. It has a subtle sheen and is easy to apply both with fingers and with a brush.

Blur Stick – 8

 

 

A simple primer than tones down shine? I’m sold. It gives a nice smooth surface to the skin and it great for prepping before make-up. It does feel quite thick, but all trace of shine is removed with one swipe.

Flex Concealer – 9

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I’m always on the hunt for a concealer that covers my imperfections and stays put on my oily skin but looks natural and doesn’t cake, and I think I may have found it here. The Flex Concealer is smooth, lightweight but still covers those monster spots I just can’t get rid of. This is new purchase for me so I haven’t fully tested it yet, but so far, I am incredibly impressed.

Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder – 8

 

 

I’ve been searching for a powder that can control my oil for my whole life. This Blur + Set one does a pretty good job. It’s light on the skin, doesn’t feel cakey and gives a nice finish. I’m sure it’ll keep the average person matte all day, but I’m shiny within a few hours which is why it doesn’t quite reach a 10.

KUSH High Volume Mascara – 6(?)

 

 

I’m having a love-hate relationship with this one. The whole Milk Kush range is really interesting to me, and I couldn’t wait to test out this mascara. It’s not consistent with its results though, some days I have amazing, long, fanned-out lashes with no clumps and others I have the shortest lashes in the world and it’s 90% clumps.

Matcha Cleanser – 5

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I love a good cleanser, and while I liked the originality of the Matcha Cleanser, it doesn’t quite make the cut for me. I like that it’s got approval for air travel thanks to its tiny size, I found the exfoliants in it quite grating on the skin (but it’s great that they aren’t microbeads!), but I imagine if you like a physical exfoliant, you’d love this.

Matcha Detoxifying Face Mask – 8

 

 

Another new purchase that I haven’t fully tested out, but am already loving. It’s quite unique to have a face mask in a stick form, but it makes a lot of sense. There’s no mess and it slides easily across the skin. While it doesn’t completely clear up all my congestion and fix my pesky spots, I do feel like my skin in brighter and fresher afterwards.

Matcha Toner – 5

 

 

This is the next step after the Matcha Cleanser, and again, I’m not crazy about it. It’s light and refreshing on the skin, but I didn’t notice it ~doing~ anything. But it looks cute and smells nice.

Gel Brow┬áin Pilsner – 10

 

 

My brows are my life, and they’ve been through a lot. They deserve to have a nice brow pencil to make them pretty. After a lot of trial and error (including a love affair with the overpriced and overhyped Anastasia Brow Wiz) I found Gel Brow. It’s creamy. It’s pigmented. It sharpens to the perfect point. I love it.