Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Mesauda Milano: Testing out an Italian Cosmetic Brand

Press Samples

Happy hump day, dear readers! As you all know by now, I had the pleasure of attending Cosmoprof North America this summer. One of my stops included a visit with Italian cosmetic company, Mesauda Milano. Not yet seen in the US, I had already been following the company on social media and was already familiar with some of their products. I had the opportunity to try out a few things, and I am all too eager to share them with you. Let's check it all out!

Diamond Baked Blush
Shade: Christina

Mesauda Milano has three different blush formulas, including beautiful baked blushes like the one shown above. There are currently six shades in this formula, and Christina is such a nice rose-pink shade. The pigment of this one is lovely, and the colour lasts on my cheeks all day!

Retail: €16.10

Light'N Bronze Highlighting Powder
Shade: Rose Gold

I am obsessed with highlighters, and I am happy to report that Mesauda Milano offers them in three different formulas: a creamy stick, a lightweight liquid, and this powder formula. Available in three different shades, this highlighter is velvety smooth and can be applied with a light hand for a natural glow or built up for a dazzling glow that can be seen from space. Ok, so that might be a slight exaggeration, but I do like that you can wear this to your preferred intensity.

Retail: €17.80

Luxury Baked Eyeshadow
Shade: Smoky Quartz

In a world full of eyeshadow palettes, I have really developed a newfound appreciation of singles! I love the ease of applying a single wash of colour some days, while other times I want to supplement with a shade without having to commit to purchasing a whole other palette. Mesauda Milano offers singles as matte compact singles, eyeshadow pencils, and these luxury eyeshadows in a shimmery finish. The formula is incredibly smooth, and I get full day wear with this when I'm using my normal primer and setting spray routine.

Top to bottom: Smoky Quartz Luxury Eyeshadow, Rose Gold Light'n Bronze Highlighter, Christina Diamond Blush

Extreme Matte Longlasting Liquid Lipstick
Shade: Marshmallow

I don't wear a lot of liquid lipsticks, and with matte shades being notorious for drying out your lips, I was a little unsure about this one at first. This matte lipstick applies with a doe foot applicator, and it dries down on the lips in about thirty seconds.

You guys! This is possibly the most comfortable matte lipstick I have ever used! I can still feel it on my lips, but it doesn't feel drying. I've also been impressed with how well it holds up while eating and drinking during the day and still looks good hours later. While I don't see myself jumping over to this matte formula exclusively, I do like having the option!

Retail: €15.70

Dip Liner Matte Professional Matte Eyeliner

With my combination of hooded and oily eyelids, I don't wear liquid eyeliners often. With such valuable eyelid real estate and the inability of liquid eyeliners to stay put, I admittedly don't have high expectations of liquid eyeliners.

When applied with the tip, I got nice fine lines, and holding at a slight angle allows for a thicker line. I've used a few other liners that promise to work for me (they don't), but this one is the real deal! I have been amazed that this stays put all day long on me. It's the first eyeliner I had used that has been able to do that! I'm really excited to be able to wear eyeliner now, although I'm not exactly sure how I'm going to be getting a replacement here in the US. Here's hoping a distributor picks up this company pronto, or I'll be back to coordinating with European acquaintances for swap packages!

Retail: €12.10

Lash Infinity Lash Multiplying Effect Mascara

Have you been trying to find your perfect mascara? Mesauda Milano has 8 different formula and brush combinations to get you the lashes you've always wanted. The Lash Infinity uses a wide brush with short bristles to really give your lashes some oomph. If you are looking to add length with curling action to your lashes, this is definitely one you'll want to try! It does add some volume, but if you want volume specifically, this one may not be a good match for you. The formula is not waterproof, and I had no issues with smudging or flaking.

Retail: €14.00

I've used all the products from this post to create this particular look.

I'm going to have to get a little more practice with the eyeliner, particularly when using the actual applicator. I've tended to stick with my makeup brushes and am more comfortable with the longer handles. That said, the applicator is pretty easy to work with! I also went with an ultra simple eye look, pairing the eyeshadow with a nude brown for a natural look.

Here is another look at the Smoky Quartz eyeshadow with some purple hues.

I have really enjoyed trying out these products from Mesauda Milano! All the products I have used have been nicely pigmented, easy to work with, and have stayed exactly where I want them all day long. What a great introduction to the brand!

At this time, Mesauda Milano ships throughout Italy and other European countries. There are also authorized dealers in Italy if you are interested in picking up items in person. With all the connections that took place at Cosmoprof North America, I am hoping to see more of this fabulous brand on this side of the ocean soon! Only time will tell, but I just had to share this great find with you!

For those of you that wear cosmetics, do you pick up items that are harder to find in your country while traveling? Would you be interested in hearing about more international brands? Chime in below and let me know what you think!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful evening!

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  1. It would be great if they are picked up by Ulta. The eyeshadow is an especially pretty color and one I'd love to wear.

  2. All of these colors are beautiful!!!!!!!

  3. Very pretty look! Love the smoky quartz shadow. It’s so fun to try European makeup

  4. New to me brand but the products look promising. I swear by single eyeshadows too. Very easy to use and bring anywhere

  5. I love trying makeup from Europe. I know Ulta carries some brands but not in their entirety.

  6. Fresh and natural! I love the overall look!

  7. Never heard of this brand but I loove the look of that blush!

  8. Love the baked goodies especially the blush!

  9. Love your look! Smoky Quartz is a color I would adore.


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