Hello beauties! How are you all doing? I haven’t had much time for writing blog posts lately, and I have a ton of products I’ve been meaning to review for you. I’ve gotten a lot of great products from my Ipsy subscription lately, including the Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream blush which came in the March glam bag.
You guys have been telling me to try cream blush since the dawn of this blog five years ago, and now that I have finally tried it I’m hooked! I don’t know why I didn’t try it sooner.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Review
The Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Cream Blush retails for $30USD and contains 28g of product for the full sized version. However, there is a “mini” version that contains 6g of product and retails for $18USD. I can’t see how anyone would need a size bigger than the mini, which is the size I have. I’ve been using it exclusively for about two months now and I’ve barely made a dent in it. The mini comes in six shades.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek can be used as a lip tint as well as a cream blush. It contains hydrating mango butter as well as apricot and avocado oils. Milk Makeup is considered “clean” at Sephora, and doesn’t contain talc, soy, gluten, parabens phthalates or sulfates. Milk Makeup is also vegan and cruelty free.
The Milk Makeup lip + cheek blush comes in a twist up stick form. I really like this compared to a blush pan. The idea of cream blush in a pan doesn’t appeal to me, I feel like it would get gross from putting my fingers in it. I just dot this one on my cheeks which might not be actually better but it makes me feel better! I like that the product twists up and that the cap screws on.
Formula & Application
Milk Makeup Lip & Cheek blush is super easy to apply. I can dot it on my cheeks or swipe on my lips and it blends out really seamlessly. Sometimes I’ll use a sponge to blend it out, but I find the easiest method is using my fingers to quickly press it in. Above I blended it out on my cheeks a small amount with my fingers, keep in mind that I’m not wearing foundation so any extra redness is from my skin itself, not the blush! ALSO, unrelated, but how CUTE is my new ear piercing!? This is my first piercing ever, I wanted to do something fun and spontaneous. I’m in love with the crawler ear stud.
Back to the blush now. The formula is nice & creamy and it gives the cheeks a natural rosy glow. It doesn’t emphasize texture, unless I’m applying over a powder foundation for some strange reason which I don’t recommend anyways. Cream products generally shouldn’t be applied over powder because they’ll turn into a cakey mess. I rarely wear foundation these days because of daily mask wearing, but I will usually apply a little bit of this blush to my bare cheeks and it wears pretty well throughout the day even without a primer or foundation to grip to underneath.
In terms of wearing the Milk Lip & Cheek blush as a lip product, I generally don’t do it. You can if you want to, but I don’t really love the way it feels on my lips and I don’t find it lasts long as a lipstick. I don’t really wear much lipstick these days anyways, and when I do I want something matte/transfer-proof so that the inside of my mask doesn’t stain.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Werk | Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Dolce K | Revolution Pro Color Correctors | Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen *gifted |Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow + Gel | Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil | Too Faced Natural Face Palette – Sunny Honey Bronzer, Starlight Highlighter | Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 Palette |
Have you tried the Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek blush?
I’m really enjoying this blush! As I said, I don’t usually wear it as a lipstick but you absolutely can if you want to. I consider this a cream blush, not a lipstick personally. If you’ve been curious about Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek my advice is to just grab the little size. You don’t need any more than that! Have you guys have tried the new Bionic Liquid blushes? I kind of want to try them! Let me know if you’d like a review.