Milk Makeup Matte Cream Bronzer Stick review

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    (4.1)
  • Performance
    (3.6)

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Pros

  • Easy to apply
  • Neutral shades
  • Convenient
  • Buildable

Cons

  • Not the creamiest

Milk Makeup Bronzer Quick View:

Milk Makeup Bronzer Stick is a convenient, easy to apply natural bronze or contour. It is vegan and cruelty free.

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Our Rating Criteria

Milk Makeup Bronzer Stick: Let’s get sunkissed!

Who doesn’t want glowy, sunkissed skin? I know I do! Cream bronzers are versatile products that can achieve a natural glow or a deep, dramatic contour. One of Milk Makeup’s more well known products is their bronzer stick. Matte Cream Bronzer Stick is perfect for achieving a summer glow or subtle contour with little-to-no effort. If you’re new to cream bronzers or contouring, keep reading! This may be the perfect beginner product for you. Let’s get into Milk Makeup Bronzer Review.

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Promises vs. Performance:Convenient contour and bronze.

Milk Makeup Matte Cream Bronzer Stick is just that. This bronzer is in a convenient cream stick formula that provides buildable, blendable color or a “soft-sculpted contour” and warmth to the face. The matte finish is said to provide an instant, natural looking glow. It features hydrating ingredients such as mango butter and apricot oil that hydrates and helps the formula seamlessly blend into the skin . It is vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free. 

My Review Thoughts: Milk Makeup Bronzer

Let’ s go over a few shades for Milk Makeup Bronzer. Shade ‘Baked’ is the perfect neutral shade that adds both a soft-sculpt and warm glow to the complexion. The formula is a super soft cream-to-powder texture and is easy to apply. Personally, I like to first apply some product to the back of my hand to warm it up, then pick it up with a brush. But the stick formula makes it easy to swipe it on directly and blend with the fingers, too! It has a buildable formula and is super easy to work with. The Milk bronzer stick is one of those that you don’t really have to try with. Perfect for those just getting into contouring or cream bronzer!

Even though it has a matte finish, it still gives that lit-from-within-glow (as I find most cream bronzers do!). I find with most Milk Makeup products, they look beautiful for the first 4-6 hours and then start to fade off. Matte Cream Bronzer Stick is no different. I will say, depending on how you prep and set your skin, you can get a bit more longevity. If you apply on a more slippy base, like a tinted moisturizer, the bronzer will wear off along with your base. I like to top this cream bronzer off with a powder bronzer for a bit more oomph, plus it gives it that added longevity!

Let’s Analyze How Milk Makeup Bronzer Compares: An easy, beginner cream bronzer.

While Milk Makeup Matte Cream Bronzer Stick has a great neutral shade, applies easily, and is cleanly formulated, it isn’t the longest wearing with all bases. But I will mention this in the review, if you are new to cream bronzers or contouring, Milk Makeup Matte Cream Bronzer could be a solid choice for you. It is super forgiving in color and blends out easily, making it nearly foolproof.

I do still think the Fenty Cheeks Out or Fenty Match Stix for cream bronzer and contour have an advantage. Both Fenty products come in so many more shades, making them more well suited for all skin tones (7 versus Milk’s 2). The formulas work similarly, achieving a natural glow or a deep contour. They are also much more long wearing with their sweat and water resistant formulas. Fenty’s products are just way more versatile with a better shade range.

If you’re in the market for a new cream bronzer, check out our list of the Best Bronzers That Are Foolproof With Big Results. Fenty and Milk are both there, plus other gems like Saie Beauty, Patrick Ta, NARS, and more.

Milabu Beauty Method: How to get a summer glow.

  1. First apply your base products (primer and foundation).
  2. Apply the bronzer to the back of your hand to warm up the product.
  3. Taking your fingers, a sponge ($20), or a dense brush ($9.99), apply bronzer to your face.
  4. Ideal places include under the cheek bones, around the hairline of your forehead, the sides of your nose, and your jawline. Blend as you go, and make sure to blend upwards to create a lifted effect, and down your neck to avoid any harsh lines.
  5. If needed, apply more product to achieve a deeper contour or bronze.
  6. Apply any blush or highlighter desired.
  7. Since it is a cream product, I recommend setting it in place with a loose powder and/or setting spray. Here are my favorites: Laura Mercier loose powder ($39) and Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray ($33).

Advertised Product Highlights

Milk Makeup Matte Cream Bronzer Stick

# OF SHADES: 5

COLOR: Bronze

FORMULATION: Cream

FINISH: Matte

LONGEVITY: No claims

SKIN TYPE: All skin types

BENEFITS: Mango butter and apricot oil hydrate and help formula seamlessly blend into skin; Easy to apply

OTHER: Cruelty free; Vegan

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: Free of gluten and parabens

Edited by Maddie

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