Hey friends! I was able to get my hands on the four products I’ve been wanting from my last On My Radar post. I didn’t get all of these at once but over the course of the last two months. Most of these are higher-end except for the Milani. I don’t frequently buy more expensive items but have no problem dropping more if I personally think I’ll like something or just want that luxury feel here and there! I’ve had these for a little now, so at this point I wanted to follow up and share my thoughts!
First I have the Milani Make it Last Spray which got a bit of hype on YouTube and the like. It’s a primer, correcter, and setting spray.
Thankfully a friend of mine was able to get one for me when her store’s shipment came in, so I was finally able to try it! I haven’t used a ton of setting sprays in my past-I’ve tried one that worked but felt kinda sticky and I suspected broke me out. I also haven’t had ton of luck with lots of primers in general because my skin is oily and a lot of them just don’t work with my skin type.
I will say that this spray is nice. After applying makeup (but BEFORE mascara!) I spray it all over my face and it dries down nicely. I wasn’t sure if you’re supposed to apply this before makeup, but I don’t see why you can’t. (If anyone has tried it this way, please let me know!). It does not feel sticky but lightweight and comfortable. My makeup looks nice and smooth afterwards, so it takes away that powdery look and melts everything together for a smooth, natural finish.
That being said, I wouldn’t necessarily call this a bullet-proof setting spray. It doesn’t stop oiliness from peeking through later in the day so I still need my setting powder, but my makeup for the most part seems like it stays in place when I use this. If you like a natural looking setting spray that is light with no strong scent or sticky feeling, you’ll probably like this. Not too bad for $9.00.
Next we have the much loved Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder.
Ok, I don’t know what I was expecting from this powder- if I thought the angels would bust out singing or what but…to me it just seems like a nice powder. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s finely milled, goes on really smoothly and is a nice powder that initially blurs your skin out a little. Maybe I need to use it more often but other than that, doesn’t seem to combat my oily skin any better than other powders I already use? I like it, but I haven’t yet experienced the huge deal I thought it would be just yet. I will keep you updated if that changes!
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
By now I’m sure many of you have heard about this. I’m going to be blunt- I love this stuff. The container itself and the doe-foot applicator are large and in charge. You get what you pay for! Nothing dinky here-the packaging is substantial- it has a heavier weight to it and has a pretty lid. But does it work?? Yes! The coverage is awesome (aka full) and stays put. I feel pretty secure when I put this on and know it won’t budge or fade quickly throughout the day. If you feel like you have under-eye circles or just like concealers, you’ll like this. A little really does go a long way so be mindful of that!! I just really like the formula and I enjoy the packaging!
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade
I won’t get into a ton of detail about this pomade since I wrote about this product in my current favorite brow products, but I was impressed. I haven’t used many brow pomades in my past but you only need a little of this stuff-it’s very pigmented and lasts. You will definitely get your money’s worth! It’s great for natural or sculpted brow looks depending on how much you use and apply.
So those are my thoughts after having tried these out a couple of times! Of course I want to keep using these and will let you know if my thoughts change!
Have you used any of these before or finally purchased something recently that you’ve been wanting to try? Thoughts?