Sephora LE Milk Makeup MVPs Set Review – February 2020
The Milk Makeup MVPs Set is a collection of minis that include seven of Milk Makeup’s “All-Star” products in a cute giftable bag. This set has a total value of $109 for just $39.00 and is available as a limited edition one-time purchase from Sephora.
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About this Limited Edition Set
The Limited Edition Set: Milk Makeup MVPs Set
The Cost: $39.00 ($109 listed value)
This Set Includes:
- 0.1 oz/ 3 mL Deluxe Kush Mascara in Boom
- 0.33 oz/ 10 mL Mini Hydro Grip Primer
- 0.21 oz/ 6 g Mini Cooling Water
- 0.22 oz/ 6.25 g Mini Watermelon Brightening Serum
- 0.18 oz/ 5.1 g Mini Highlighter in Blitzed
- 0.19 oz/ 5.7 g Mini Bronzer in Baked
- 0.18 oz/ 5.1 g Glow Oil Lip + Cheek in Glimmer
Ships to: Orders over $50 ship to the US for free. Under $50 is $5.95.
Milk Makeup MVPs Set Review
The Milk Makeup MVPs set comes with a small pamphlet with all the info you’ll need for each of the seven products. It includes the size, ingredients, and how to use each one. The zipper pouch it all comes in is also super handy and I love that the zipper comes all the way to the bottom of the bag so it’s easy to dig out what I need.
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer Mini, 0.33 oz. – Retail Value $15.00
I’ve been using this primer for a while before my makeup routine and am a big fan. “Hydro Grip” is such a good name for this product since its both soothing and really does feel like it’s gonna grip and hold on to your makeup. There’s a slight tackiness right after you put it on so don’t expect a satin-like finish you get with other primers. One or two pumps is all I need to cover my face and get moving (while my makeup stays put). This mini fits perfectly in my travel makeup bag too!
Milk Makeup Cooling Water Mini, 0.21 oz. – Retail Value $15.00
I already have one mini and one full-size version of this cooling stick so I shared this one with Lacey who was curious about Milk products. As with every mini in this set, it’s perfect to toss into a bag to have on hand. It can be used anywhere you need to reduce puffiness (like under eyes) or where you need to cool down when you get overheated (like armpits, or your neck) or have redness (like flushed cheeks). As a bonus, you can put this baby in your cute lil skincare fridge to keep it extra cold.
Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum Mini, 0.22 oz. – Retail Value $18.00
I love a good serum but it’s rare that I see them in solid form. Milk clearly has a thing for chubby sticks of makeup and they’re so darn cute that I don’t mind at all. There is a hydrating element to this formula and the size and package make it perfect to use while traveling. I can see myself drying out on a plane, only to pull this out of my purse to smear all over my face to remedy the situation. There is no detectable scent to me but the watermelon extract hydrates while the Swiss garden cress sprout extract aims to brighten. I think this is wonderful to pop on after cleansing and before moisturizing for that famous fresh Milk look.
Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer Mini in Baked, 0.24 – Retail Value $15.00
It’s only very recently since I’ve started taking makeup classes in my Esthetician course that I’ve been a little open to contouring. I would never go “full Kardashian” but a little of this matte bronzer under my cheekbones does give my otherwise round face a little definition. I’ve also discovered that some bronzer around the hairline can also be a little flattering, but that’s already getting too intense. This chubby little stick delivers the shadow really nicely and makes it a very easy addition to my makeup routine.
Milk Makeup Highlighter Mini in Blitzed, 0.18 oz – Retail Value $15.00 (similar linked)
Stick highlighters are a little tricky for me because I want to rub them directly onto my face which can sometimes wipe away my foundation (like on the tip of my nose). I think it works perfectly on a bare face though, and even with foundation it worked well on other areas of my face. I just need to use my finger or a brush for my nose to make this work. I love the soft subtle glow this delivers and, of course, it exudes a great dewy look.
Milk Makeup Glow Oil Lip + Cheek in Glimmer, 0.18 oz. – Retail Value $15.00
I didn’t think I’d like this glow oil stick but boy was I wrong. This stick glides onto the skin effortlessly but you can also just use your finger to transfer it if you want a bit more control. It’s easy to use on the lips and then I dabbed a bit onto the apples of my cheeks and it easily blended out. I can see this not working with any sort of powder, but I love a dewy makeup look and this is just the ticket!
Milk Makeup Kush Mascara Mini in Boom, 0.10 oz. – Estimated Retail Value $9.23 (Buy a mini 0.13 oz. for $12.00)
Although this mini has slightly less product than the one you can buy on its own for $12.00 the main difference is the packaging. The mini and full-size of this tube is normally a nice weighted brush metal that I am a total sucker for while this one is a plastic grey tube. The product is the same, so it’s only a big deal if you’re a packaging enthusiast like me. I’ve had many brushes (see what I did there?) with Kush mascara, and I’ll say that it isn’t my favorite. I’ve had it flake off throughout the day and the wand is a little messy.
Here are the swatches for (top to bottom) Glow Oil Lip + Cheek, HIghlighter, and Matte Bronzer.
Here’s a full face of what I received with the added Kush Fiber Brow Gel in “Herb” which I already owned. The Glow Oil is on my lips here as well as my cheeks, I used the bronzer under my cheekbones for a little definition, the highlighter on my upper cheekbones, cupids bow, and the tip of my nose, and the Kush Mascara on my lashes. I feel incredibly dewy and fresh-faced with a full face of Milk Makeup and I’m super excited to use all of the minis more!
Verdict: Although I’ve tried a handful of these Milk Makeup products already, it’s nice to have a whole set of minis to experiment and travel with. I think the Milk Makeup MVPs Set is the perfect way to try out a good range of their products for a nice price. Since all of these minis (except the exact size of mascara) are available to purchase on their own, you’re saving a bundle by getting the set. Without a value for the bag, I got a $102.23 total for this entire set which is just a bit under the advertised $109 value. Perhaps they’re giving the bag a $6 value or so which is reasonable. Either way, it’s still an awesome price since each one of these minis has a cost of $15-$18!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $39.00 for this kit, each of the 7 items in this set (not including the bag) has an average cost of $5.57 which is more than half off for most of the products!
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