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At just 5 bucks a pop, lipstick lovers can stock up without breaking the bank!
If there’s one thing I always buy too many of, it’s lipstick. I have drawers filled with them, and I can never manage to get rid of any! What if I need that deep red for a night out, or party? What if I take a vacation and need a shimmery nude, or hot pink, to go with my tan? Inevitably, they stay tucked away in drawers, and I stick to my main 3-5 favorites, but they’re there, just in case. It’s nice to have options…
So, if you’re like me and can never have too many lipsticks, Milani is a great choice. Here at wht we’ve been loving Milani Cosmetics for awhile now, because of their vast array of affordable makeup in quality formulas and of the moment colors.
I had the pleasure of testing out their Color Perfect Lipsticks ($4.99), and must say I found another product from Milani that I will be buying more of! The Color Perfect Lipsticks are their classic lipstick option, with a creamy, full-coverage formula, that come in a wide variety of different colors.
Six new hues for Summer 2012 have recently been added to the Milani line:
Red Label – bright orange red
Red Velvet – deep blue-based red (that looks great on Mel!)
Brown Suede – bronzey medium brown (perfect for fall)
Plum Deluxe – deep, shimmery plum
Barely There – light pink nude
Nude Creme – medium peachy nude (my favorite of the bunch and a great segue into nudes!)
The packaging is a solid, light gold tube, which I thought was a nice size, not too big, but not so tiny that you lose it in your purse. The lipstick also turns really well in the tube, which I’ve found sometimes is not the case with other brands.
I was surprised when I opened my tubes to find a really neat, contoured tip on the lipstick, which gives you a lot more control and follows the shape of your lips. It made the lipstick a lot easier to apply and I can honestly say I’ve never seen one quite like it…pretty impressive for the price!
What I was probably most impressed with in the Color Perfect Lipsticks was the formula. It has really good pigmentation, it’s super creamy, slides right on, and it lasted a decent amount of time. It almost feels like a lip tint on, and turned to a more dry stain after awhile. This was unusual since creamy lipsticks tend to disappear pretty fast, so I actually liked this discovery. Compared to other brands, I would say it’s one of the nicer formulas I’ve tried.
Finally, the scent. For the life of me, I couldn’t quite pin point it, but it almost had a subtle grape scent, that was just the right amount, not overpowing, but not totally bland either.
• Great price
• Solid packaging
• Nice creamy formula with some staying power
• Big variety of colors
• Could be drying in the winter months
• Some of these lipstick formulas contain carmine for coloring (but kudos to the transparency of Milani listing their ingredients on their site)
So, if you need an affordable lipstick, or hit the drugstore and want to try something new, I think you’ll like these lipsticks a lot. I have a feeling my lipstick drawers will be getting fuller, because they have a few more colors I’m anxious to try!
we heartsters – are you a lipstick hoarder too? Testers – did you find Milani’s Color Perfect Lipsticks worthy of hoarding?
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