How to Create a Holiday Look with Milani Cosmetics

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health/Beauty
November 9, 2015

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The holidays are almost here and that means it’s time to start putting together some of my favorite holiday makeup looks! I recently headed to CVS and found some great pieces of makeup from the Milani Cosmetics line. I love that I can purchase quality makeup products from Milani Cosmetics at CVS and achieve a beautiful look without breaking the bank!

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I recently discovered Kohl Kajal, Eye Primer, Stay Put Brow, Milani Rose Powder Blush and Color Statement Lipstick and love each of them in their own ways! I found the Milani products on a display in the Beauty section. There was a Milani sign at the top of the display. In this post, I will be showing you how to create a Holiday Look with Milani Cosmetics.

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1 – Start by moisturizing and priming your face. Once moisturized and primed, I like to add a liquid foundation and blend it with a makeup sponge. If you worry about having eyeshadow fallout (aka eyeshadow falling onto your face from applying it), you may want to save this step until after you do your eye makeup. 

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2 – Next, I apply the Stay Put Brow Color in Medium Brown. With the Milani Stay Put Brow, stand out by filling in, like a pro. Count on superior staying power, the perfect amount of brow color, precise application and intense definition in this unique brow pomade formula. I like that there are different colors to choose from to get the perfect color. It also comes with a dual-ended, professional brush included. 

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3 – Next, I primed my eyes with the Milani Eyeshadow Primer. This primer is pretty cool because it lasts for 8-plus hours. Not to mention that it turns every shadow – regardless of formula – into longwear! This lightweight, nonsticky color-intensifier and crease-minimizer goes on nude and once it dries down, it’s invisible. After applying the eyeshadow primer, I apply my favorite shades of eyeshadow (I personally like the pinks and purples).

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4 – Once my eyeshadow has been applied, I use the Kohl Kajal Eyeliner to add to my overall eye look. I love this eyeliner! In fact, this has now become my go-to eyeliner for all of my makeup needs. With this new eyeliner, you get it all – and then some. While kohl pencils are usually way too smudgy to neatly line the inner rim, this glide-on, precision number gets right in there. Tightlining, waterlining, adding definition to the upper lid – there’s nothing this one-stroke wonder can’t do. And such versatility! With this sleek gold multi-tasker, you can achieve three distinct looks: 1.To keep it natural, line the upper lid and inner rim. 2. For added drama, thicken the line and extend the tip. 3. Feeling bold? Ring the entire eye. Available in a single stellar shade (Blackest Black), the waterproof formula is laced with hydrating, nourishing ingredients. I not only love the way this eyeliner glides onto my eyelid, but it’s also self-sharpening. How easy is that? For my look, I applied the eyeliner on both my upper lid and on my water line (above the lower lashes). I then follow up with a mascara and apply it to both my upper and lower lashes.

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5 – After applying the eye makeup, I apply a powder, a bronzer and then blush. I love the Milani Rose Powder Blush! It’s not only a gorgeous color (in the  American Beauty Rose color), but it goes on super smoothly and you don’t get a lot of residue falling off when you use your makeup brush. It’s a great buy!

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6 – To finish off my holiday look, I used the Milani Color Statement Lipstick in the shade, Tuscan Toast. You can also find the Milani Color Statement Lipstick in the colors of Bahama Beige, Blushing Beauty or Brandy Berry. Color Statement Lipstick is a super-luxe, grown up girl lipstick that delivers true color in a single swipe. Laced with vitamins A and C to hydrate and nourish, this collection is all about giving you a wide range of color options. I love the shade of Tuscan Toast and how smoothly it glides onto my lips, not to mention the gorgeous color – perfect for the holiday season!

Do you love to win prizes?  How would you like to win a $500 CVS Gift Card or $250 CVS Gift Card? I know I would love to! Through November 30th, you can enter this fun sweepstakes where the prizes will include (1) $500 CVS Gift Card and (2) $250 CVS Gift Cards! Check it out!

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What is your favorite Milani Cosmetics product?
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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

28 Responses to “How to Create a Holiday Look with Milani Cosmetics”

  1. Stephanie C. says:

    Great look. You made this tutorial look so easy. I love the way Tuscan Toast looks on you! It’s the perfect look for the holiday!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I don’t wear makeup, but I have to say that you looks absolutely radiant in your new cosmetics. I love it.

  3. You look great! I’ll have to give Milani a try. It’s working for you.

  4. Jeanette says:

    You are beautiful both without and with make up! Great tutorial! I don’t wear make-up all that often so this is a great one for me to bookmark.

  5. Liz Mays says:

    That look is awesome and it’s definitely perfect for the holidays. I really the effect you created with the eyeshadow.

  6. Megan Elford says:

    Your colouring is very similar to mine, but I would never have thought to try those eye and lip colours. You’ve inspired me to try something new, thank you!

  7. You look great! It blended really well. I’ve been seeing more and more about this brand, it’s time to check them out.

  8. I have never actually tried Milani Cosmetics, thanks for sharing your look I will definitely keep an eye out for them the next time I hit CVS, thanks for sharing the giveaway too, I entered, fingers crossed!

  9. Miles L. says:

    It just amazes me how makeup can beautifully transform a lady! I am thankful for the makeup tips you shared.

  10. It’s amazing how a woman can look very beautiful with Milano cosmetics. Nice of you that you’ve shared the tips for other girls here.

  11. I have never heard of this brand. Thanks for sharing it with us. Your eyeshadow looks so pretty. Nice job.

  12. I am not good at applying makeup. I love the tutorial and you made it look so easy.

  13. lisa says:

    I don’t know that I’ve ever seen Milani cosmetics but I love the look. The makeup looks great on you!

  14. I need to take a bit more time during the holiday to spruce up my look. thanks for some key tips on makeup application

  15. ricci says:

    I LOVE Milani cosmetics!! They have so many dupes for extremely high end brands at a fraction of the cost!! Go Milani!!

  16. Melissa says:

    This is great, I need all of the help I can get when it comes to makeup. I am truly a blank canvas, I hardly wear any makeup.

  17. Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    You look great! =) I wish I knew how to apply makeup. I’m not very good at it. This is a great tutorial.

  18. Lynndee says:

    Wow! You look lovely. How I wish I know how to put on make-up like that. I still have a lot of practicing to do. πŸ™‚

  19. I don’t know how to put make up on so this tutorial is very helpful.

  20. Great makeup and tutorial. Those products look fantastic on you. I like to wear some make up during the holidays, especially for all the holiday photos.

  21. What a wonderful tutorial and your pictures look beautiful! These are really great tips for ladies that maybe don’t wear or use a lot of makeup or to change things up!

  22. HilLesha says:

    I love the holiday look! I’m not sure if I have tried out this brand in the past or not, but I wouldn’t mind trying out the brow color. I’ll have to purchase next time I’m at CVS!

  23. Rebecca Swenor says:

    I love all these products but the liner is my favorite hands down. I don’t do anything different during the holidays with my make-up. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  24. Rosey says:

    That liner really does do a good job gliding. I think the look you have is great. Entered the contest, thanks for hosting.

  25. Alison says:

    You know I see stuff about Milani all the time and I think they have some great looking product but I’ve never tried it. I keep meaning to but forget by the time I’m actually at the drug store to look at it!

  26. I’m so terrible about make-up, but I like to dress it up a little at the holidays. Thanks for the tutorial and suggestions!

  27. Clarissa says:

    I’m horrible when it comes to picking out cosmetics! this shows how well these works! Love it!

  28. ashleigh says:

    What a great look! I love saving money on makeup with drugstore brands.

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