Glow Oil Lip + Cheek
Milk Makeup’s Glow Oil Lip + Cheek is another good entry in the category of cream blushes, but it’s not quite as versatile a product as its name would lead you to believe.
Like many of Milk’s makeup and skin care products, this comes packaged in a plastic, swivel-up tube. In the case of Glow Oil Lip + Cheek tints, they’re purposely “mini” sized to make them convenient to carry around for quick application on the go.
The texture of these fragrance-free solid sticks is quite emollient, but despite being described as an oil (and this containing rice bran oil), they’re not greasy. Still, they give a dewy appearance that’s best for normal to dry skin, since we’re fairly certain those with oily skin or oily areas might not appreciate the extra shine.
Glow Oil Lip + Cheek does create a “lit from within” look on cheeks that comes in a small but thoughtful range of shades that goes from natural beige to slightly purple, and works well on a variety of skin tones. We found that on normal to dry skin, it lasted all day without fading, and was easy to remove with even regular cleanser.
As a lip product, it does impart sheer color for a “just bitten” look, and while it’s attractive, the effect doesn’t last too long – only a half hour to an hour if you don’t eat or drink anything, and even less if you do. It still works, of course, but only if you’re willing to commit to that level of reapplication!
Still, even with these caveats, it’s a product that’s worth checking out, especially if you like a low-key look that’s convenient to achieve and to use on the go.
- Mini packaging is convenient for application on the go.
- Creates an attractive “lit from within” glow on cheeks.
- Comes in a good range of shades for a variety of skin tones.
- Wears well on cheeks without fading.
- Fragrance free.
- Fades away quickly as a lip tint.
Mini shimmering lip + cheek tint.
Milk Makeup At-A-Glance
Milk Makeup is one branch of the Milk media company, based in New York and Los Angeles, where creativity and innovation are at the forefront. That vision echoes throughout their skincare and makeup lines, designed to create cool, effortless looks with easy application.
Since many Milk Makeup products can be used several waysa blush is a highlighter is an eyeshadowand since even some skincare products come in solid, swipe-on formulas, their target audience is a savvy girl-on-the-go: one whos not afraid to experiment with a low maintenance, high concept look. Milk makeup was created to travel well and often, since few products come in liquid form, and all can be applied without brushes, puffs, or applicators. Not everyone's ideal makeup can be done in five minutes in the back of a cab--but if you're that girl, you're a "Milk girl."
For the most part were impressed by Milk Makeups performance, design, and vibe, but their ingredient selection isnt exactly worry-free: While Milk Makeup advertises their products as made with the best possible ingredients, many of them, unfortunately, contain irritants such as citrus oils. A multi-tasking, time-saving product isnt worth your time or money if it also exposes your skin to troublesome ingredientsalthough some Milk products fare better in this regard, so do take a peek at our reviews!
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