Not too long ago, Milani introduced it’s new Color Statement Lipsticks ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) and I love them.
There are a wide variety of colors, but I purchased 5:
Naturally Chic | Very gorgeous rosy nude with a cream finish
Rose Hip | Hot pink with a cream finish
Sangria | Berry color with matte finish. Sangria is the most drying because it has a matte finish. It is a dupe for MAC’s Rebel. Click here to see swatches.
Sweet Nectar | True orange with cream finish. I don’t know if the formula for Sweet Nectar is different, but it gave me a few problems> I had to layer it on a lot to achieve my desired effect.
Flirty Fuchsia | True fuchsia with vinyl finish. The formula for this is so smooth that it glides across your lips.
Where to Buy | Milani Cosmetics
Price | 5.49 | A
These lipsticks are reasonably priced.
Packaging | B+ |
I love that they have the true color represented at the bottom of the tube, but the gold allows fingerprints to be seen easily. This is not a determining factor in terms of purchase but (1) fingerprints don’t look good on the shelf and (2) they show up in pictures.
Pigmentation/Coverage/ | B+
For the price, I think the coverage is excellent. The pigments are buildable so dabbing with a napkin in between applications helps with coverage and longevity.
Texture | B+
Most of these lipsticks (sans the matte ones) feel creamy and hydrating as they are enriched with vitamin A, C and E. They are also paraben free. They could be a little more creamy to me.
Longevity | A
These lipsticks last for a very long time. They are also very difficult to get off.
L-R: Naturally Chic, Rose Hip, Sangria, Sweet Nectar, Flirty Fuchsia