Milk Makeup Review

It’s FINALLY here! It feels like I have waited for my Milk Makeup order to arrive for 100000 years. Ever since I discovered Milk Makeup, I’ve been trying to find ways to get them in Australia. Sadly, Cult Beauty doesn’t ship them, Sephora AU doesn’t stock them either. So I had to go through the old fashion ⏤ “can you send this parcel to your house, and I will treat you dinner?”. Thanks, mate. I didn’t go all out and order every single thing (I was close if I’m honest, but my credit card bill stopped me), so I went for some base products along with a few that are highly recommend by…well, all of the YouTubers I follow. If you’re interested to see what I’m crazy and not so crazy about, keep scrolling! x

收到通知說到貨的時候我開心了一整天,已經好一陣子沒有如此期待收到彩妝包裹,上一次應該是半年前。大概是去年開始,MILK MAKEUP 就出現在許多社群平台上,很多長期關注的 YOUTUBER 也都陸陸續續開始介紹它們家的東西。但因為一直認為梳妝台的東西真的太多了,所以不停告訴自己「妳不需要、不要買」,而壓斷理智的最後一根稻草就是看到他們的底妝系列的實測視頻。自然的光澤與妝感,完全就是寫著我的名字啊(笑)不過,他們家的產品對於不住在美國與英國的人還真不是想買就買得到。許多我習慣網購的彩妝平台都不寄送澳洲,不然就是沒有美國的信用卡不能刷(淚)。最後,我嘗試了人生第一次的網路代購 BUY AND SHIP (不是合作文唷,完全是個人經驗),再請要來訪的人幫忙帶過來。歷經了三個城市,終於我的 MILK MAKEUP 安全抵達我在澳洲的小窩(笑)而這陣子使用下來,也歸納出了一些喜歡與不喜歡的東西,決定今天來與你們分享。

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What I’m crazy about

The product that got me into this Milk Makeup obsession is definitely the Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30. For those of you who love Glossier Skin Tint, I believe this is something you will enjoy too. Similar texture, with just a little bit more coverage. It’s dewy, fresh and glowy — the glass skin finish (in a more natural way). I have pretty dry skin, and this sits on my skin quite well, no dry patch grabbing situation happening if that’s your concern too.

The next product I really enjoyed is the Kush Lip Glaze. Like all the other Milk Makeup products, the Lip Glaze is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. With jojoba oil and olive oil, it softens your lips while moisturising your lips. The texture is quite unique too, somewhere between a gel and a liquid, but not tacky at all. Designed to be used as an overnight lip mask, but I also love using it during the day whenever I feel like my lips needed some extra love.

To me, what Milk Makeup really stand out is in there stick complexion products. I didn’t try their famous lip + cheek tube, because I’m not a big blush person. However, I did pick up the Matte Bronzer (in Bake), which is equally loved in the online world, if not more. It blends seamlessly and stays all day. I know it’s named as a matte product, but I do feel like it comes with a natural glow. Which serves both the purpose of contouring & bronzing. I’d say if you’re only looking to try one product from Mil, this will be it.

第一款愛用品就是就是把我推入火坑的 SUNSHINE SKINT SPF 30 粉底液。官網上的敘述是輕度遮瑕,但我自己用起來覺得可以算是中度,堆疊到高度也沒問題,並不會顯得厚重。如果大家喜歡 GLOSSIER 的底妝,相信也會跟我一樣對這款愛不釋手。類似的質地,流動性很高也非常貼合皮膚(我是乾肌),光澤很自然,不是很囂張那種,但看起來就是睡眠充足,有點像韓國之前流行的玻璃感妝效。值得一提的是,它是按壓式的滾珠設計,我自己覺得滿好用也很新鮮,但網路上很多人不喜歡,大家可以納入考量。

接著,就是他們的護唇產品。比較長期關注我的人就知道我是名副其實的「護唇控」,每嘗試一個新品牌,都一定會入手他們的護唇系列來試試。MILK 的護唇產品有兩個,一個是唇膏式的,再來就是照片中的擠壓款的。因為網路上前者的評價偏低,所以我選購的時候就跳過了。KUSH LIP GLAZE 非常滋潤,雖然說主要是拿來適合晚上厚敷的,白天也會帶在隨身的包包裡,味道是很清新的薄荷味,挺好吸收,不粘膩。另外,有位朋友說她會上完唇彩後再擦,增加光澤效果頗不錯。

其實整個品牌最讓我驚豔的是他們的頰彩系列,很多人推薦腮紅棒,但因為我不太愛腮紅(本身很容易臉紅,所以有時候實在不想再用腮紅強調),所以並沒有下訂,倒是嘗試了受歡迎程度相似的 MATTE BRONZER STICK(Bake)。冷暖適中的淺咖啡色,除了當古銅棒外,拿來修容也挺合適,我拿的是最淺色,健康膚色的人建議拿深一號。很好推開,有些膏狀的修容或古銅餅都要動作很迅速,因為他們一下就在臉頰乾掉,但款完全不會。慢慢推,不用緊張(笑)。雖然商品名稱強調霧面,但我自己覺得他是有帶點光感的,其實這樣反而更自然。欸對,聽到「自然」兩個字,就知道又是我的愛用品啦。

 
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What I’m not so crazy about

Of course, not every product is meant for everyone. I have to say, I’m pretty impressed by the overall standard of Milk Makeup and quite satisfied with most of my purchases. But there are a few things I’m just not so crazy about — meaning I have other stuff in my own collection I would instead use. The first thing I’m on the fence is about is the Flex Concealer. Shocking! I know, since every review I’ve read since to rave about it. It’s not bad, it covers, and it stays, but every time I use it, I instantly feel like I should have stuck with my other concealers. I personally prefer a more brightening & glowy concealer, perhaps that’s the reason.

The other thing I’m not so crazy about is the Kush Fibre Brow Gel. Again, it’s not terrible, but it’s just not favourite. One of those products if someone asks “what do you recommend in Milk Makeup?'“, I definitely wouldn’t go right off the bat and say “the brow gel!”. The colour? Fab. The brush? Ok. The holding power? Not up on my alley. All that said, I’ve been known to be really picky when it comes to my brow products, so far the only one that I have been repurchasing all the time is the Hourglass Fibre Brow Gel. Not even then Glossier Brow Gel made it to my list (shocking, again I know!)

當然,有讓人驚喜的產品,相對就有沒那麼喜歡的。不過在這裡的不喜歡不是指難用到不行,只是單純在這個品牌它不是我的首選,或是同樣品項我自己有在其它品牌有更愛的,一切表現中規中矩。第一個讓我覺得普通的產品就是 FLEX CONCEALER 遮瑕膏,我也很驚訝,畢竟網路上一面倒的好評。遮瑕度不錯,持久度也還行,但保濕能力就比較弱,如果當天眼下膚況不太好就會顯細乾紋。加上我個人喜歡提亮型的遮瑕多些,所以就比較不對胃。

另一個讓我比較無感的就是他們的 FIBRE BROW GEL 染眉膏(欸對,又是一個熱門商品)。自己都不太清楚到底是喜歡還是不喜歡這項產品。簡單來說,如果有人問我「推薦 MILK MAKEUP 的哪些產品?」,它肯定不會在名單中。顏色 OK,刷毛 OK ,持久度差強人意。就是那種中午畫完妝,下午過後照照鏡子會發現自己眉毛塌了。但我自己對於眉毛的要求本來就非常著重在持久,遺傳了楊先生的大濃眉,所以除了修眉毛長度和外匡以外是完全不畫眉也不動眉型的,我的追求就是找到一支好的染眉膏讓眉毛整天站好(笑)。

 
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Overall Thoughts

Overall, I’m pretty into the brand. The Sunshine Skin Tint is still in my everyday makeup routine, so is the Matte Bronzer. The Lip Glaze is always in my purse. I’m even still giving the Flex Concealer some chances. It’s been nice to play with new makeup after my two months no-buy challenge. I love the clean aesthetic of their branding and packaging. They do have a few other bolder choices, which is not typically products I would go for. In my opinion, Milk Makeup is like a delicate balance between Glossier & Glossier Play! I’m also keen on trying their eyeshadow, perhaps I’ll give it a go when I visit my sister in New York. I hope they will ship to Australia SOON (fingers - crossed)! Have you guys tried anything from Milk? Let me know your thought, what are some of your favourite? x

不得不說,MILK MAKEUP 整體的質感都很在線。不只說產品,連包裝都很難讓人不喜歡,極簡的字樣與貼心的包裝,從化妝包裡拿出來就心情就很好。創辦人 Dianna Ruth 曾在一場訪談中表示 — 「現代的女性通常都很忙碌,需要的是一系列在任何場合或是趕往下個行程的路上都能快速補妝和上裝的產品」。當然別看包裝簡簡單單的,他們也是有許多彩度偏高的眼影、頰彩與唇彩等等,不是全部都是「自然看不出來」係,這純屬個人偏好(笑)下次有機會到美國走跳,還真的想入手眼影試試,聽說顯色度很高,也不會積陷,但因為眼妝不太熟悉我比較不敢網購,還是得親自到櫃上試色看看。哎,希望他們可以趕緊在澳洲的SEPHORA上市。大家知道 MILK MAKEUP 這個品牌嗎?有試過或是什麼感興趣的商品嗎?歡迎在底下留言讓我知道唷。

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less is more

For someone who has sensitive skin and yet still loves discovering beauty products, Australia is a great place to be. There is a huge market for natural, non artificial & vegan products here. I mentioned in my previous post that I've been struggling with skin irritation for the past few months. And though I've been living in the strictest diet, I also have to be careful about what I put on my face. Which brings me to talk about one of my favourite Australian brand today ⏤ Bondi Wash. My life-saver!

以一個皮膚敏感性乾肌的人來說,我或許真的太常嘗試不同的保養品。不過每當我有這樣的念頭的時候,總會慶幸好險我生活在澳洲,以整體保養品市場來說,澳洲在天然、溫和這塊的確十分厲害,許多大家耳熟能詳的牌子,都是產於這大洋洲的環海國度,刺激性的產品很好避免。常常有人問我 「為什麼最後選擇在澳洲落腳?」是啊,這兒或許沒有美國繁榮,沒有歐洲的美麗歷史建築,也沒有亞洲的高效率;但對我來說,這兒的生活氛圍是自在的,舒服的,人與人之間的距離不黏稠但也不疏離,很剛好。想想其實就跟今天要分享的 Bondi Wash 一樣,總是讓人很安心。

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

The Purifying Night Balm | 佛陀木&黑醋栗澄淨晚霜

My favourite sleep mask alternative. I've been avoiding sheet masks since my allergic reaction. And though my usual routine does do the trick, I still need that extra boost every now and then. This night balm is extremely nourishing, rich in rosella oil, wattle-seed and blackcurrant essential oil. It soothes, , clarify and refine pores at the same time. I've been using it 2-3 times a week for the past month! I love waking up with softer skin, and of course, no redness and dry patches! For me, it's really a standout product among the others. 

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

澄淨晚霜是我在這一系列新品中,最喜歡的一樣。自從前陣子的嚴重過敏時期後,面膜是我始終不敢回頭嘗試的產品(這故事說來話長,到時候另起一篇給大家)。雖然現在使用的乳液保濕度還算夠,但墨爾本已正式進入秋冬,額外的養護還是需要的。以品牌經典的原生植物精油作為主要基底,澄淨晚霜擁有極佳的天然屏障功能。我是每週挑兩到三天厚敷,以類似晚安面膜的方式來使用。佛陀木的木質香味締造了讓人沉靜放鬆的氛圍,夜晚用極其合適。一個月下來,發現除了可以滋潤肌膚外,它還同時多了鎮定泛紅的修護作用,這對此刻的我來說真的比什麼都重要 。 [one_half padding="0 6px 14px 0px"] [/one_half] [one_half_last padding="0 0px 14px 6px"] [/one_half_last]

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The Lip Balm 佛陀木&黑醋栗潤唇膏

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

Bondi Wash by Tiffany Yang

[/one_fourth] [three_fourth_last padding="0 0px 0 6px"] I never go to bed without applying lip balm, it's like my last step of skincare every night. This particular one shares the same essential ingredients with the night balm. The scent is light & calming, which I personally really love. And though it might feel a bit oily at first, the texture is so smooth that it absorbs fast, so it isn't too big of a deal for me. 每晚睡前都要擦護唇膏,是持續了好多年的習慣。佛陀木&黑醋栗唇膏,顧名思義與晚霜相同的精油成分,味道自然相似,有著同樣迷人的馥甜香氣。質地很細緻、滑順,雖然精油的成分偏多,卻非常好吸收,並不會有惱人的油膩感。做為晚間護膚的最後一步,修護與滋養同時進行,很直得擁有。 [/three_fourth_last]   [two_third padding="0 6px 14px 0px"] [/two_third] [one_third_last padding="0 0px 14px 6px"]  

Hand Spray |防護乾洗手

Now let's talk about the hand spray. This comes with lavender, aloe vera & vitamin E that is said to help kill bacteria and soften your hands. My favourite part of this product is the smell, since the alcohol formation is so low, it doesn't come with a strong scent which most sprays might have. If you've been having issues with hand sanitizer, I reckon this would be a great replacement. 

欸,是的,其實我一直是個很不喜歡乾洗手的人,不管是噴霧型的或是液態膠狀的,常常覺得他們有很重的酒精味。但是 Bondi Wash 的塔斯曼尼亞胡椒 & 薰衣草防護乾洗手改變了我的迷思。不仰賴酒精,透過大自然提供的植物成分,以最純粹的方式有效替抵抗細菌。淡淡的胡椒與薰衣草完美融合,一點也不刺鼻,噴完的味道很舒暢,彷彿剛抹完護手霜一樣,讓人喜愛。如果你和我一樣(曾經)很害怕乾洗手,這極簡的銀色瓶身絕推薦給你!

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Before we go, I thought I'd share with you my personal skin journey for the past few months. If you follow me on Instagram, or if you're anyone around me (Hi Mum! Hi Eugenia! and Cynthia, of course haha..) you know I've been struggling with allergic and slight eczema for a while. As I'm recovering, I did learn a few things. For years, I was this girl who would jump on any chance to buy new beauty products, I'm always on the search for new things to put on my face. And despite having a good skin DNA for the past 25 years, my skin just couldn't take it anymore. I'm now living the Less is More skincare strategy. And trust me, it has done my wonders. Now my redness don't come back as often as they do, and slowly and  confidently I'm getting my glow back. What I'm trying to say here is that, I know how attempting is to have a full cabinet of beauty products, I've been there. It's so easy to fall into the social media world now and believe what work for others would work for us...sometimes it just don't, and it's not your fault. So today, I encourage all of you to spend more time understanding your skin type, and splurge on something that you know works for you, not because it's on someone else's list (even if it's my list too). We all should have our own list, we're all one & a kind after all. x

最後來與大家稍微聊聊這陣子保養的小心得吧。現在市面上的保養品很多,我也曾經是那個一個晚上要抹五六種產品在臉上的人,從化妝水、導入液、精華液,滋潤油等等,什麼都買來嘗試,常常覺得這樣皮膚才會好,保濕才夠,而結果適得其反。前幾個月因為嚴重過敏與濕疹去看了皮膚科醫生,才知道許多人的敏感肌都是自己造成的,當然像我這種食物先天性過敏的也有,但東抹西塗很容易讓原本就脆弱的肌膚更脆弱,因為有些時候兩個有效的成分並不適合相互搭配,加上我們又不是專業,所以容易造成反效果(大家如果想知道這塊或完整的過程,可以留言發問,我再整理成一篇)。所以大概三個月前,我開始實施 「less is more 極簡保養」的概念,清潔後使用的護膚品以簡單為主,品項也比以往少很多。雖然還處於修復期,但皮膚明顯穩定了,泛紅也比較少發生。總而言之,這是我想傳遞給大家個訊息,護膚品不是用越多越有效,成分也不是越複雜越厲害。然後,這陣子為了膚況做了很多功課,才發現跟我一樣有相同症狀的人挺多的,所以如果你也是敏感肌但又還沒找到合適的滋潤型產品的人,可以到 10/10 hope 看看這次分享的 Bondi Wash ,我私心推薦澄淨晚霜(笑)別忘了跟專業的櫃姐多詢問確定是否適合自己膚質,或是擦一點在局部感受一下再入手喔!

in collaboration with 10 10 hope for Bondi Wash shot on Fuji XT2 with 23mm lens