Milani Color Statement Lipstick – swatches and review

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The Plums and Berries selections are deep fruit shades with a powerful punch!

Milani Color Statement Lipstick 

I go through many phases of lipstick love, spending one month obsessed with nudes, and then moving into full on color mode the next. I’m sure it correlates with the seasons too because, as spring approaches my wardrobe is ready for a punch of color and my lips tend to follow suit.

Milani is well aware of this and pulled out the big guns with their latest Milani Color Statement Lipstick collection – a pigment packed line that will leave anyone obsessed with color drooling.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick

The berry and plum shades range from classic mauves to edgy violets. And as I pulled each one out to try, I was amazed at all of the beautiful hues. Part of 38 different shades to choose from, we took a look at the reds, oranges, pinks and corals in an earlier review.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick

Violet Volt (34/metallic) – metallic fuchsia
Plumrose (17/cream) – medium rosy mauve
Raspberry Rush (18/metallic) – bright cool raspberry
Uptown Mauve (20/cream) – cool mauve berry
Chilled Brandy (22/shimmer) – plummy brown shimmer
Sangria (21/matte) – bright berry
Black Cherry (24/matte) – dark wine

Milani Color Statement LipstickViolet Volt, Plumrose, Raspberry Rush, Uptown Mauve

Milani Color Statement LipstickChilled Brandy, Sangria, Black Cherry

My favorites have to be Chilled Brandy which is a gorgeous, shimmery mauve, and Plumrose, which is exactly that, a pretty plum rose. They are very versatile and have a nice pop of color, without being too dramatic for work.

Some of the more intense shades include Violet Volt, a shocking metallic purple, with a 80’s punk vibe, and Raspberry Rush, a bright metallic pink that’s super hot! With two coordinating lipliners, Brandy and Fuchsia, this color collection has you covered.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick SwatchesMilani Color Statement Lipstick – Violet Volt, Plumrose, Raspberry Rush, Uptown Mauve, Chilled Brandy, Sangria, Black Cherry

Milani touts these lipsticks as being “one stroke” and they really are… you’ll be surprised how much color coverage you get with just one swipe across the lips. They have that same fruity scent, I still can’t decide if it’s more grape, or watermelon, as mentioned in the previous post, but it’s not at all overpowering.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick SwatchesA closer look at Violet Volt, Plumrose, Raspberry Rush and Uptown Mauve

Milani Color Statement Lipstick SwatchesAnd Chilled Brandy, Sangria and Black Cherry

At $5.49 a pop, Milani’s formula is one of the best I’ve tried… creamy and smooth, it moisturizes lips, and lasts awhile. This lipstick made it through my full day at work, and then some. It’s one of the few lipsticks able to do that without drying my lips out, which is a big plus!

Great price
Creamy formula
Huge variety of colors

Seriously can’t find one!

So, if you’re looking for a punch of color and a wide range to choose from, hit the store and look for Milani’s Color Statement Lipsticks. What’s even better, is they are widely available at stores like CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart and Kmart, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding them!

we heartsters and testers – are you ready to make a statement this spring with Milani’s Color Statement Lipsticks?

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  • Erin

    Erin is a secondary science teacher who adores makeup and fashion. She spends her free time pursuing her other passions which include cooking, antiquing, and decorating. skin tone: NC30 skin type: oily to normal favorite beauty product: lipglosses and bronzers

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  1. Ooh, Sangria and Black Cherry look a little intimidating in the tube, but AMAZING swatched! Milani makes a really great guilt free lipstick- fully opacity at a reasonable price with wonderful colors. And I acutally LOVE the scent, hah!

  2. Yeah. I can’t say enough about how nice these lipsticks are. For the price, you can’t go wrong. I like the scent too!

  3. The plumrose color looks great, I might have to pick that one up to add to my collection of reds!

    1. Heh – mine too! It’s one of those colors that look so awesome, a true statement color, but I know I would never wear it. I’m just not that bold – but kudos to those that do!

  4. Those colors are BOLD! I think I’m a little too chicken to wear them, although Uptown Mauve is so pretty.

    1. I agree they are pretty but, Raspberry Rush is so pretty!

  5. My normal reaction is to love the rosy shades, and I do, but “Chilled Brandy,” “Sangria,” and “Black Cherry” are so vivid, so plush, so opulent that my inner “wildwoman” wants to try them–badly. After all, with a strong color you can always just press the color to your lips for a softer effect. Very nice, tempting review, @erin!

  6. Plumrose and Chilled Brandy are gorgeous!! I love these dark berry and plum shades!! Beautiful and the price is just right! Sweet!!

  7. I’m normally not a plum and berry lip color person. I lean towards softer, more “natural” hues – but the row of all these pretty shades has me all in a tizzy. I want to wear them all! Plus a soft watermelon scent? And about 5 bucks a tube? I am so going to go out of my comfort zone and try one of these bargain lippies – I’m thinking Uptown Mauve or Chilled Brandy…hope one (or both) are in stock during my weekend drugstore run.

  8. annamaria kyriazis says:

    i just love these pigmented milani lipsticks and the strawberry like taste is nice affect to it..loving the colors and the stay on power of them :-) makeup lovers must have for lips..

    1. And cheap to boot! Thanks for the comment Annamaria!

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