Milk has been a brand that has been hit or miss for me. With very few hits actually until now. I think it's because I in general don't like "stick" products like the blur sticks and the Matcha cleanser stick. It's just not my bag. Although I do really like the Matcha Toner stick and I like the water stick too, I just hadn't found a really great product yet. Then they released the Kush products starting with Kush mascara and then the brow products. That is when the tide changed my friends. That is what we're here to talk about today.
In general, you already know I'm very hard on mascaras and I don't really talk about them all that much. I tend to not see much of a difference. I have been using lash serums and peptide primers lately though (the past 6 months) and I do think my lashes have gotten a little longer. They're still thin though individually. I don't have a lot of lashes anyway and a lot of times mascara emphasizes that by clumping it together. So when I seen people discussing this I loved the idea behind it because it would be helpful to the lashes as like a treatment in a way due to the formula but I just felt like it probably wouldn't work for me, just like every mascara. Happy to say I was wrong, I picked up the travel size as I do with all my mascaras because I never can get through an entire tube before it expires and I'm very diligent about throwing away expired mascara especially. So like I said, picked it up at the Sephora sale and there's several things that I liked before I even tried it. I loved that the packaging was heavy. I tend to think that the heavier the wand is in your hand the more control you have and it deposits more products because of the weight. That's just my own opinion though. I also loved the opening of the tube because it's quite snug and the wand is a bigger brush so it does a good job at getting of excess mascara. I always wipe some of the product off regardless but at least this is less wasteful. As far as how it applies I really liked it too. It gives me thickness at the base of the lashes. It pairs nicely with other mascaras as well if you're someone who enjoys two formulas but it does work really well. Since the brush/wand is bigger, I think those with longer lashes are going to enjoy it a little more but I'm just happy it thickened up my lashes. It's not hard to remove at all. I think it's worth the hype.
Next is the Kush Fiber Brow Gel. I have this in the shade "Grind". It's dark but it's more cool toned. I use it on my dark brows but I've also put some on a palette and used an angle brush to fill in blonde brows with it very lightly just because I like the undertone so much. It's of course dark though so if you apply it with the wand it's going to be dark. They have 3 shades. I wish there was a couple more but it is what it is. I think eventually if it continues to do well they will expand. What I appreciate is much like the Kush Mascara this also makes the brow hair look thicker than what it is. It doesn't necessarily grab at the skin, but I also don't put it flush to the skin either. I tend to bring it through the brow hair very gently. I've not tried Glossier Boy Brow and I think they're both close to the same price. I have tried Benefit Gimme Brow and I like this better than the Benefit one. I tend to wipe off the excess product with this as well just like a mascara. I prefer to build up the pigment rather than hit it with too much right off the bat. I really like this because due to the shade I don't have to spend a lot of time on the brows if I don't want to especially for an everyday look. Bear in mind my brows aren't incredibly sparse or patchy really. The hair itself is pretty thin though thus making them look lighter than what they are so this helps very much with matching it to my dark hair. I have noticed that I've needed to trim them a little more often and keep them more sculpted. So I do tend to think that this is helping the growth and new hair growth some as well in the areas that may be more sparse. I didn't get the clear brow gel just because I have plenty and I don't really use it. I feel like this does a decent job of making the hair stay in place anyway.
I like both of these really well. I think these were some great additions to the Milk range. I'm glad to see them kind of branch out and do something different because I didn't expect this at all. They're nice when you're going for a "no makeup" type of look, something more natural or just running out the door. They're also a nice additive to full makeup looks if you'd like to use the brow gel to set everything after you've sculpted your brows some that would work just fine. Although this does a good job at filling them in a little more it isn't going to sculpt the shape obviously.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.