IS IT WORTH IT?: Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation & Dab + Blend Applicator Review

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I’m so excited to share my review on the Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation.  I have been testing this product for the past 2 weeks, and feel comfortable giving my thoughts on how it applies, and wears.  As a bonus, I will also be reviewing the Dab + Blend Makeup Applicator.

I was sent this campaign from Milk, and was under the impression I would be getting a sample size of a foundation.  To my surprise, I was given two full size foundations, and the beauty applicator as a bonus!

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The applicator was packaged in this beautiful holographic cardboard.  When you opened it up, the silicone sponge was encased in a thick plastic ziplock.  The applicator is a nice size, and would be easy to take on the go.

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I was given the shades “Fair” and “Light” to taste, based on the survey I filled out for my specific skin shade.  I’ve been using the shade “Light”, since I’m tanner in the summer.  The shade “Fair” seems as though it will match me in the winter.  The two shades are for those with pink undertones, which is great for me, and I appreciate that they have undertone specific foundations. The Blur Liquid Matte Foundation comes in 16 shades, which is a decent range, especially for a new foundation.

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The claims for the foundation are written out on this card that was included in the package.  It’s supposed to be a longwear, full coverage foundation that doesn’t leave you feeling cake-y.  It’s marketed to blur the appearance of pores, and is supposed to have a matte finish. I can also appreciate that it’s silicone and oil free, and of course cruelty free!

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After trying both the applicator and foundation, I’ve come to a few conclusions in regards to the claims made.

The Dab + Blend Makeup Applicator is not worth the $14.00 in my opinion. It left the foundation sitting on top of my skin, and never seemed to seep in, no matter how much I tried to blend it out.  The applicator isn’t very flexible, so it’s hard to work with.  The seam on the outside edge also doesn’t help blend in the hard to reach places, like the corners of my nose, because it scratches my face.  I appreciate what Milk was going for, creating a product that is easy to clean, but I think a good old Beauty Blender works much better for this foundation.

Here are two photos of me wearing the foundation.  In the first photo, one half of my face has the blended out foundation, the other half has nothing on.  You can see how much it minimized redness, and covered up my acne.  The second photo is what the foundation looks like with a full face of makeup (side note – comment on this post if you would like a tutorial on the eye look I did in the photo)!

I’m not sure that the Blur Liquid Matte Foundation is full coverage, I would say it’s  more of a medium.  I actually like the coverage it gives, because it lets me build it up more if I’m going out, or keep it light if I’m just running errands.  A little goes a long way, so be wary of that! It feels very light weight, and is easy to blend out with a Beauty Blender.  It lasts for quite a few hours, considering it stays on for my 7 hour shifts at work. As for the claim that it’s pore blurring, I completely agree. It doesn’t get rid of my acne, but definitely lays right on top of them, and smooths out the skin around them.  The finish is matte, but takes a while to dry. I usually just set it with powder, to speed up the process. I also found that this foundation looks better if you have a primer down as your base. I haven’t had an issue with the formula irritating my skin, and I’ve been really enjoying wearing it. For me, the Blur Liquid Matte Foundation is worth it!

*Disclaimer: I received this foundation and applicator complimentary from Influenster and Milk Makeup for testing purposes.  My review is in no way influenced by this. 

Here are links to purchase both products:

Blur Liquid Matte Foundation

Dab + Blend Applicator

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xo,
Morgan ♕

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