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February 12, 2013

Review: Milani Color Statement Lipstick & Lip Liners

I've been battling a nasty flu virus for over a week now with no end in sight and it's really putting a damper on my beauty routine! After moping around that Valentine's Day will not consist of red lipped smooches with My Love but instead a bottle of Nyquil these pretty new Milani Color Statement Lipstick's arrived in the most adorable Lip clutches to brighten my day. There's nothing I dig more in makeup than a sexy hot pink or classic red lipstick and these color collections are perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day or Every Day :)
Milani's Color Statement Lipstick's are available in 30 shades of Naturals & Browns, Plums & Berries, Pinks & Corals, and Orange & Reds. The light-weight creamy formula contains Vitamin A, C, & E to moisturize and nourish the lips. Available in Vinyl, Metallic, Cream, Shimmer, Pearl & Matte finish. With 8 new shades of lipliners to pair with them they make a true color statement on the lips.
Keep Reading for my Review of Milani Color Statement Lipstick's 
in Pink & Corals and Orange & Reds

The formulation of Milani's Color Statement Lipstick's are exactly as they describe them...lightweight, full coverage, and creamy on the lips. They give full saturated color in one stroke and wear evenly for a good 3-6 hours. One main thing to note is that Milani's lipsticks have a strong fruity watermelon scent. I don't mind it, but just be aware that they'll taste a bit like candy at first. A lot of the colors appear similar to eachother especially the red's, where they differ though is in the finish. My preferred being the cream and vinyls. I'm really amazed at how lovely this new formulation is, they look and feel like high end lipstick's but at a fraction of the cost ($5.95). You will certainly be seeing some FOTD's with these.

Orange & Reds
I loved nearly every one of the colors in the Orange & Red Category, you can never have too many Red's to choose from can you? If I had to pick favorites it'd be Sweet Nectar, this intense orange shade is not one you see often in drugstore's. For the Red's my heart goes to the slick vinyl finish of High Voltage and the the blue based cream Red Label.

Pinks & Corals
The perfect mix of pink's and corals for Spring. If Red's are too out there I can guarantee you'll find a shade to love in this set. It has much more variety than the Red's and is a mix of warm and cool tones. While still bright in color they're not shockingly so. The only shade I didn't care for was Pink Frost. Light Pink frosty mettalic is majorly 80's and not in a good way. My fav's were Rose Hip, Hot Pink Page, Flamingo Rose, and Fruit Punch.

I was delighted to see Rose Hip in the lineup! If any of you have followed me on youtube (year's back when it was still cool) I had a tutorial featuring this bright pink lip color and people really took to it. There weren't a lot of affordable hot pink lipstick's out there at the time so Milani was really blazing the trail with that one. I did a comparison of my old Rose Hip to the new and the color is nearly identical, with the new version maybe a touch cooler? It also has a far more pleasing scent/taste than the original.

Color Statement Lip Liner: The lip pencils come in 8 shades. All of the pencil's are great shades that will work well with many different Lipstick's. True Red is the perfect pencil for a red lip, I've replaced my MAC Red with it. The formula is a lot more forgiving, gliding on easily with out pulling on the lips.
I wasn't able to swatch them all because my lips are a little chappy from being sick so I picked my Top 3.
1. High Voltage with True Red Lip Liner...this color is ridiculous!
2. Sweet Nectar (very very similar to MAC Morange)
3. Rose Hip with Haute Pink Lip Liner

Milani Color Statement Lipstick ($5.49) and Lip Pencils ($3.99) are available at Walgreens , Kmart, Target, CVS, and

sample provided for review consideration