Rated 4.04 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Surprisingly good
I had to switch foundations after realizing my Kat Von D foundation was actually EATING my skin, making my breakouts a lot worse, and causing really deep cystic pimples/staph infections (I'd get pimples, pop them PROPERLY then after applying foundation to cover them they'd turn into these giant flat scabby patches that would take over a month to heal and would scar a lot) I've got very dry skin with a slightly oily t-zone and the KVD foundation would "crack", settle into my pores, and cling horribly to my dry patches, so obviously I needed to switch foundations but couldn't afford to shell out $40+ for another high end foundation, so after reading a lot of reviews I gave this one a shot, and am seriously impressed. I'll give you my whole routine since some people seem to be having issues with it, I start off with NYX's honey dew me up primer (which is also GREAT as a night serum and has seriously helped my skin) and a little spritz of NYX's matte setting spray on my t-zone to help control oil, then buff a pump and a half into my face and neck with it cosmetic's airbrush foundation brush (it works nicely with a beauty blender too, but goes on sheerer this way), set it using the KVD powder foundation, generously spray with the NYX matte setting spray, then gently pat my whole face with a damp beauty blender (this step isn't necessary, but it helps merge the powder and cream together to keep it from looking cakes and gives me a really pretty flawless finish) I did my makeup at 9 am, and it's 7:30 now and my foundation still looks flawless, it covers blemishes and discoloration completely without needing any concealer, it's doesn't cling to my dry patches at all, doesn't settle into my pores, and holds up beautifully. It's doesn't crack or cake up like my KVD foundation would, and stays put if you have to blot it. My only complaints would be the VERY limited shade range, and it does oxidize a little so if you're between shades go with the lighter one.
Most Helpful Critical Review Makes Pores Look Awful!
I really wanted to like this foundation, and I did upon the initial application. It went on smoothly, was easy to blend, and seemed to cover a decent amount. However, after less than an hour of wear, I noticed the foundation oxidized very badly and looked orange on my very fair skin (and I bought the lightest shade they make, 00A Porcelain). Also, the foundation had settled into my pores and made them look awful! I don't consider myself to be someone with very bad or noticeable pores at all, and I use a skincare regimen daily, but this foundation made it look like I was covered in blackheads! And that was with using the pore-minimizing Porefessional primer by Smashbox. Additionally, after less than an hour of wear, the foundation had worn off along my jaw/lower cheekbone and my redness was peeking through badly. To sum up, I liked how this foundation looked when I first applied it, but it just got worse and worse the longer I wore it (which was less than an hour!).
Reviewed by 1378 customers Great product
Kt from New york
This product provides natural looking full face coverage. It goes on smoothe and feels light on your face
Love the coverage
Danielle from Menifee, CA
I loved the coverage, the formula is creamy and smooth. A little does go a long way. My first time using it I didn't really realize how cakey it would be because you don't need a lot and I used a lot. It's amazing though, use the concealer with it and you're gonna feel like the ****!!! ❤️
One of my favs
Melissa from PA
My new go to for foundation. Easy to match color and has a great coverage without feeling cakey or heavy on the skin
Cori from Las Vegas NV
I am super pale and find it really hard to find a color that doesn't oxidize on me. My go to foundation is from Lancôme because drugstore brands never come close. Well, this one does. It's more coverage than Lancôme, it almost covers all of my freckles which is IMPRESSIVE. It's thick and definitely will be cakey if you put too much on. I wouldn't recommend for people with textured skin. I have very smooth skin so it goes on nicely, but I can see it bunching up on my nose.
Better than maybelline fit me by a long shot. Excited I tried this! Makes my skin look amazing.
Kat from CO
I shocked at how much I actually like this foundation. I usually wear IT powder foundation but need more coverage now. I really like the matte finish too.
It's alright !
Kay from Turlock
It's alright but I don't feel like it works for someone that has oily skin !
Dawno121 from Oklahoma
First of all, I work in the medical field. Masks, shields and sweat (those things make a girl hot and not in a good way!) are part of every day attire. This held up against all of this during an 8 hour shift! I did have a little rub off on my nose area, but that's it. Give this mighty bottle a try!
mic from ohio
Doesnt go on smoothly at all. Very blotchy. I just didnt like it the second it went on my face. I will shade, I did find my perfect shade though. It definitely isnt orange or anything.
Jojo from Sarasota, Florida
This product was recommended by an Ulta beauty advisor and I absolutely love it! Concealer and foundation in one boom! It also doesn't feel very heavy.
My go to foundation!
Courtney from North Carolina
This foundation is great! It's full coverage and stays on all day. You can't beat the price!
MY NEW FAV DRUGSTORE FOUNDATION
Joki from Portland
I purchased this after reading all of the amazing reviews. This stuff works so well! It's full coverage without being heavy. It doesn't make my skin oily and it has not made me break out even in the slightest. It's always been really hard for me to find a good foundation, but I feel like I have found my holy grail. Thank you Milani for making a high quality product without burning a hole in my wallet. If you have had this product in your cart, just try it! I am so happy I did.
cece from illinois
I have oily and dry skin and this foundation is my favorite. It's the only foundation that matches my skin perfectly. It doesn't have a bad smell, but it's not full coverage. I love it a lot though!
Rani from Dallas
I loveeee this foundation! It gives me the perfect coverage and doesn't make my skin break out. Definitely worth it !!!!
Will break you out!
Nika from Sigh Caroline
If you have scenes give skin this isn't for you. It's super oily as well. I got it because I am at the beach a lot and keep getting darker and don't wanna buy 50-60.00 make up that I can use only one time. After 3 days it broke me out.
Best Shade Range Ever!
Tara from Tempe, AZ
I am very fair (I'm a redhead) and have been through countless brands of foundation where even the lightest shade was too dark, but with this foundation, I finally found my perfect shade and I am so so happy I found it. I've always liked a full coverage look but it's often too cakey, but this isn't! Amazing price, amazing shade range, and amazing quality! Obsessed with this!!!
LOVE this foundation
SeaMar from Camas, WA
This makeup is amazing and super affordable. I like it better than the MAC foundation I was using.
Great coverage but allergic
Bluebird from Florida
Milani actually has good foundation and it is for good coverage. however this is the first makeup I have encountered that I have had an allergic reaction to. my face burns as soon as I put on this foundation
Noelysse26 from Haines City
I was looking for a cheap good foundation to use for my everyday routine that has the same result as my urban decay foundation "which is expensive" but anyways, this foundation has a nice coverage. To me it's kinda same as the Urban Decay foundation which I use to go out. I highly recommend.
Very good, but would only recommend for dry/combo skin
Leigh from savannah, ga
I honestly love this foundation stick, it went on smooth, did not emphasis pores, and made me feel pretty in a way I haven't felt in awhile. This does not 'tug' when you apply it, but is less emolient that the tarte foundation stick.
HOWEVER, I have a friend with pretty oily skin and she said this fell off her face in two hours. So probably only works well for drier skin (I moisturize before applying, especially dry patches).
Alexa from Texas
I struggle to find foundations that don't clump up or look flakey on my skin. I especially struggle with around my nose and above my mouth. This foundation applies so smooth in my problem areas and the coverage is beautiful! The finish is so skin like, not matte but not dewy. The quality for the price is amazing.
NessaB from San Diego
My favorite foundation , I have tried many other foundations and this one does not brake me out . And you can build it up for full coverage I love it .
Best drug store foundation
GG from Chicago
It covers like a full coverage foundation and feels lightweight on the skin. I was able to find a shade that perfectly matched me. Worth the buy!
good & bad
sam< 3 from az
good because it has nice coverage. i've used it for years. the shade range isnt that great, its either too dark or too light. its very thick and very perfume-y. its not very smoothing. its long lasting but can get cakey fast. its just okay
Cakey, oily mess.
Stephanie from The Woodlands, Texas
Purchased this after reading such great reviews online and I am sooo disappointed. Within 30 minutes of application it turned into a cheap cakey mess. Might be good for someone with dry skin in a dry climate but definitely not for oily skin on the gulf coast. Will return and stick with UD.
June from Bixby Oklahoma
I apply this foundation to my face every day since I purchased it. It's a perfect matte especially now that I have to wear a mask every day at work. I set foundation with a setting mist and I'm great for the day