Welcome to yet another new release – I’ve just been on it lately, hey?
Just kidding. Sorry I was gone for 2 weeks! Got buried in exams, please forgive me!
I was stoked when I found out that ikatehouse.com just got the brand new Milani Retouch & Erase Light-Lifting Concealer, precisely because Milani is poorly stocked in Western Canada and the Milani.com website charges $20 USD shipping (what the actual heck).
While ikatehouse doesn’t have cheap shipping either, there were some other items I was dying to try and they stagger their shipping costs according to what you order, so I believe I managed to get away with $10 shipping. I saw that their shade selection was mediocre, coming in at 7 shades:
I ordered mine in the shade you see above, 04 Medium. When I first swatched it, I was super surprised at the consistency and mostly, the coverage:
It’s an insanely full coverage concealer! Who would of thought? Not only that, it has the texture and consistency that is so unique, and in my opinion, hard to create – one that is full coverage without being dry/cakey, and liquidy enough but not so much that it blends to nothing.
It blends beautifully and I personally like to use it with a sponge. I find that depending on the brush, the bristles do cause this concealer to settle into my undereye creases. I have set it with a range of loose powders, my favourites being my NYC Loose Translucent and Ben Nye Banana powder. It goes a full 5 hours with very minimal creasing, and only really begins to come apart after then – even so, it holds up extremely well (more so than the new CG Outlast concealer! and that one is great too!!)
It retails for roughly $8 USD, and I was able to get mine from ikatehouse. I think for the price the value is amazing. I do have one gripe, and that is the sponge tip applicator. It is not the traditional furry sponge, like you have with Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, or the CG Outlast. Instead its an odd hard ball sponge, with very little give. I like to squeeze the concealer onto my palette and apply with my fingers or a brush, and then blend out with a sponge for that very reason:
Overall: The drugstore has been really great with concealers lately, and this is no exception. If you have easy access to Milani, I highly recommend this concealer! Very reasonably priced, and such good coverage and wearability.
Until next time,