If you’re a regular reader you know that I take my product reviews very (very!) seriously. I spend a lot of time playing with things, testing them, layering them with other products, and so on and so forth. Any product has to be a home run to share it here. I try to keep an open mind and try everything, whether it’s a random Amazon find, something from the drugstore, or something more high end.
But sometimes I judge a product by it’s cover (packaging) and that was definitely the case with Milk Makeup. The packaging looks (thanks to the rollerball applicator)… a bit like a toy. So I had always discounted it. I’d played around with their lip & cheek oils and I really like the Kush mascara but in all honesty, Milk was a brand I’d mentally filed away as younger and just not for me. OKAY I WAS WRONG GUYS. Back in early January a mutual friend introduced me to a member of their team who wanted to send me a few things to test. I accepted but asked for skincare, not makeup. This skin tint was accidentally included in the mix and out of curiosity I played around with it… only to get instantly obsessed. The more I try from this brand, the more I like it… and they’re cruelty free!
Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint Review
It’s the perfect no-makeup makeup I had been looking for. Sheer, blendable, buildable color that leaves you dewy and radiant but not all foundation-y. It’s a sheer foundation / tinted moisturizer with light coverage and is really hydrating… the formula moisturizes with a blend of avocado, mandarin, jojoba seed oil, grapeseed, and olive oils for a dewy, glowy finish. There are more ingredients listed on the website but this brand is clean and free of all the bad stuff.
It will not settle in fine lines and make you look old. I personally don’t use a lot. I do concealer under my eyes and around my nose and then after that I roll a little bit onto each section of my face (forehead, cheeks, down the bridge of my nose, chin) and blend it in with a BeautyBlender. In one minute, I look instantly better – but not like I’m wearing makeup. My skin still looks like skin, just more radiant, even, and dewy. I love this thing and think you really will too! My shade is “medium.”
Sunshine Skin Tint SPF30
As an added bonus, it has SPF 30. I still wear sunscreen underneath but it has a zinc oxide base. I love knowing I’m getting that extra layer of sun protection, jusssst in case I forget SPF, etc!
I’ve gotten a lot of questions asking how the Milk Sunshine Skin Tint compares to the KOSAS Tinted Face Oil. Coverage wise they are very very similar, but consistency wise they’re quite different. The KOSAS product is an oil, so it’s much “thicker,” and very hydrating. This doesn’t have any skincare in it; it’s really just a tint! I hope that helps. Also, this one has SPF!
photography by Carter Fish.