Everything single product I have tried from the Milani brand has impressed me thus far! True story! The wonderful news is that you no longer need to rely on a beauty mule to bring you these goodies from overseas. Milani launched an online store in South Africa last year (I think! Pregnancy brain makes me doubt my factual accuracy at times) and I think they are really doing well. In my opinion Milani has a beautiful collection of products, all of which I have tried have been of outstanding quality and so affordable, even against the current exchange rate. I am pleased with the prices on the South African website – it is perfectly in line with what these products retails for in the US. Kudo’s to Milani for not ripping SA-consumers off.
Milani Make It Last Setting Spray
Product: The Milani Make It Last Setting Spray is designed to prime your skin, lock your makeup in, keep eyeshadow colours from fading and foundation from settling into pores. It promises 16-hours wear and that you will not need to touch-up your makeup throughout the day.
Packaging: I am quite happy with the packaging on this product. It is simple, practical and gets the job done. The mister is not overly powerful and ensures an even distribution when spraying.
Fragrance: The setting spray has a very mild floral scent which is pleasant and does not linger on the skin.
Finish: Once the product has dried down it has a semi-matte finish.
Does it work? Absolutely yes!
- The Milani Make It Last Setting Spray makes your makeup melt into your skin to ensure a flawless, seamless finish.
- I have definitely noticed an improvement in the wear of my makeup when I used this setting spray. I do however think the quality of foundations, eyeshadows etc. that you use plays a role in terms of how effective the product will be in prolonging your makeup wear.
- It makes a definite difference in terms of foundation settling into pores and fine lines.
- The setting spray does not feel like a ‘film’ on your skin and is very comfortable to wear.
Caution: The Milani Make It Last Setting Spray does contain a lot of alcohol, so approach with caution if you have sensitive or very dry skin.
Is it a dupe for Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray? Very, very close, but not quite. If you are not prepared to quite fork out R460 (118ml) for the Urban Decay setting spray, then I would highly recommend ordering the Milani Make It Last Setting Spray instead.
Price: R150/€13/$10 for 60ml
Where to order in SA? You can click here to order it directly from Milani’s beautiful South African website. I checked this morning and they have it in stock.
What did I think? I used to absolutely hate fixing and setting sprays, but since the competition is significantly stiffer these days and the formulas are so much more improved, I kind of fell in love with the newer, improved versions. My absolute favourite is still the All Nighter Setting Spray from Urban Decay (you can read the full review here), but I am more open to trying other brands nowadays.
As I am sure is quite obvious from the review: I absolutely loved the Milani Make It Last Setting Spray and can totally endorse it with a clear conscience! I think you get an amazing product for a very small price tag. It has exceeded all of my expectations and I will definitely purchase this product again. I am becoming a bigger Milani-fan by the day!
Will I buy this product again? Most definitely!