Milani Monday: Even-Touch & Smooth Finish Foundations

If you have read my past reviews on Milani cosmetics, you know that I find them very pigmented. I tried two of their foundations, ‘Smooth Finish’ and ‘Even-Touch’, and found the same to be true with these products as well.

Here’s what I tried out…

Even-Touch Powder Foundation is oil free. It is a pressed foundation powder that comes with a sponge applicator that is housed under the pan. Smooth Finish Cream-To-Powder Makeup is also oil free. This is a cream that glides on easily whether you use a foundation brush or the sponge applicator that has its own compartment.

Both foundations come in identical compacts…

I chose 03 Natural for the ‘Even-Touch’ foundation. I found this to be right on the money for my complexion. I used the sponge applicator the first two times and then used my own fluffy foundation brush after that. Surprisingly, the sponge worked very well. The powder is so finely milled that it glides on like cream.

The addition of Aloe Vera Extract helps soothe and moisturize the skin while evening out the skin. High-Definition technology is used in these products. By defusing the light that reflects off the skin, this technology allows for the product to accentuate a dewy and light complexion, while creating the illusion of an even tone. I find that my foundations that do not have the Hi-Def technology are flat in comparison.

A little test-run on my hand…

And it’s easy to see where the powder was placed, as my skin tone is evened out. In fact, I could easily state that it blurs my imperfections and creates an even tone. ‘Even-Touch’ didn’t feel drying either. Wearing this foundation, I don’t feel any tightness and since it is micronized, the powder doesn’t settle into my fine lines.

I got the ‘Smooth Finish’ Cream to Powder Makeup foundation in 01 Sand color…

Upon first looking at this color, I was sad that it was too dark for my fair skin…

Sand is darker than I would ever tan. But, since I have been experimenting with liquid foundations recently, I thought this would make an excellent contouring cream…

Even though Sand is too dark for me to use as a foundation, you can still see how it blurs the skin tones to create an even color. I had no problem at all using this for contouring my cheeks, right under my bottom lip and along side my nose. True to its name, ‘Smooth Finish’ set into a velvety, smooth powder-feel on my face. I have avoided liquid and cream foundations for almost 2 decades because they felt too heavy on my skin. ‘Smooth Finish’ didn’t feel that way at all. In fact, I didn’t feel anything on my skin.

Even though both of these can build up to some pretty heavy coverage, a lighter hand could make this as sheer as you desire. Even the cream blended easy enough for just a hint of camouflage. Since both of these are oil-free, those with oily complexions can give these a try.

Both of these foundations lasted me all day. I didn’t have to touch up the foundation and only used translucent powder later in the afternoon to whisk away some shine that I always get. They felt smooth and incredibly soft. I plan on getting a lighter shade of the ‘Smooth Finish’ so I can try full coverage.

Milani cosmetics can be found in drugstores and grocery stores.

These products were provided to me for my review. These are my own, honest opinions.

  • Jennifer

    Would you say the natural color would fit someone who is NC30-NC35 in Mac??? Does it have a yellow undertone??? Thank you 🙂

    • That’s a good question! It would work for someone with warm undertones. I have a cool tone to my skin tone and this was just too much on the warm side for me.