Milani Primers Review - Chill Out, No Pore Zone & Skin Quench

Saturday 27 March 2021

 It doesn't matter how much you spend on your foundation if you don't care of your skin. Aside from skincare, primers are such important products to get right, as your foundation and all of your other products are layering on top of your primer. Milani recently released a new primer as well as re-formulating a couple of their existing primers.

The new primer from the brand is the Milani Chill Out Soothing Primer (£14.25 for 30ml) which is suitable for all skin types. This is a clear slightly gel-like formula that is lightweight and super cooling as soon as you apply it onto the skin, which might be nice for more sensitive skin types. It is a soothing primer that contains Wild Oat Extract, Ceramides and Marshmallow Root Extract and is free of silicones. As soon as it is applied onto the skin, it has an instant blurring effect and gives the skin a satin matte finish, so if you suffer from combination skin, this might be a really great option for you as it is going to mattify any oiliness without looking dry or clinging to any dry patches. This makes your skin feel so so smooth and my foundation applies over it amazingly well, no matter the brand or formula and I definitely think this is one of my favourites from Milani.

Next up is the Milani No Pore Zone Mattifying Primer (£14.25 for 30ml), which has been given a new look with 50% more product and the same formula. To look at, the formula appears a lot like the Chill Out Primer, with that clear, gel-like texture, but without the cooling effect. This feels SO silky on the skin and dries down very quickly to mattify the skin and and minimise pores and I like to use this on my T-Zone to keep oiliness away, but not on my cheeks with it being a more mattifying primer as I do get quite a bit of dryness on that area. Even though it has a matte finish, it isn't particularly drying on the skin, neither does it look dry, which is going to be great for those with oily skin. I do find this more blurring than the Chill Out Primer and my foundation applies beautifully over the top of it.

Finally, the new and improved Milani Skin Quench Hydrating Primer (£14.25 for 30ml) now also contains 50% more product. This is white in colour and looks and feel a lot more like a cream than the other two primers, with a thicker consistency, which instantly hydrates and plumps up the skin. This hydrating primer contains Hyaluronic Acid, which is amazing for not only hydrating the skin, but also keeping moisture locked into the skin, which is amazing for those with dry skin types. The formula isn't tacky or gloopy and even though it is very moisturising, it soon dries down and there is no residue left over. I just love applying this to my cheeks as it is almost like applying a moisturiser, except this being a primer, creates a lovely, smooth and plumper base for my foundation to be applied on top of.

You can find these Milani Primers and more online at Milani.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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