Milk Makeup Has Everything You Need to Help You Achieve Peak Cool Girl Status

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It’s been a pretty big week for me in terms of beauty, y’all. Just yesterday, I got to try out the ever-elusive Kylie Jenner Lip Kits, and now, I’m going to channel my inner Cool Girl™ (and trust, she’s buried way down in there) with Milk Studio‘s debut beauty collection, Milk Makeup. What a time to be alive, ya know?

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Some basic background on the line before we jump right in: launched earlier this month, Milk Makeup was created with busy, professional women in mind. Each product is designed to be applied with your fingers or a built-in applicator, and the highly pigmented, long-lasting products are easy to transition from day to night. The line includes everything from color makeup and skincare to beauty tools and applicators. Prices range form the very affordable $8 to $38 for a pretty hefty tube of skin-friendly oil. Basically, it’s your one-stop shop for all things beauty.

In the interest of keeping this review as streamlined as possible, I decided it would be best to focus on products from the color collection that I found most intriguing (though stay tuned for a review of the skincare—I got my hands on the Sunshine Oil ($38) and the Cooling Water ($24), and I’m pretty psyched about both). So, without further ado, let’s all try to get cool!

First up, Jillian tried out the Lip Pigment in Preach ($24). The packaging, like with all the Milk Makeup products, is simple: it looks a lot like the Claire’s lip balms you’d get when you were younger. Instead of popping the top off, though, you slide the product out. It’s actually pretty cool:

milk lip

From there, it’s as simple as patting the product on with your fingers. Here’s how it looks once it’s applied:

milk lip pigment

I love the subtle, but still bright, color that this pigment adds. I could totally see a light application working for a day at the office, and adding more would be a great night-out look.

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Next up, she tried the Blush Oil in Ripe ($26), which the website describes as a dusty rose shade.

milk blush oil

The application on this is pretty different from any other blush I’ve used. We’re all comfortable with powder and cream blushes by now, but I don’t think there have been too many blush oils out on the market right now (except for maybe Benefit‘s BeneTint). To get to the product, you pump one end of the stick until the desired amount of blush comes out onto the roller ball applicator:

milk blush oil rollerball

Interestingly enough, Jillian is someone who often laments the fact that, no matter how much she uses, blushes just don’t show up on her skin. If you ask me, it looks like this shows up beautifully:

milk blush oil side by side

Before and After

Jillian says the blush goes on almost like a roller ball lip gloss and blends really easily, and texture-wise, it’s somewhere between a cream and a tint. Like a cream blush, it’s subtle, but buildable.

Click to the next page to see our review of more Milk Makeup products!

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