Milani has a slew of new Color Statement Lipstick and Lipliners out for us this spring and I’ve got all the new ones in the orange and red category. Which you know, is perfect for a certain upcoming day…
These new True Instant Color Lipsticks come in thirty (!) new shades and in vinyl, cream, metallic, shimmer, pearl and matte finishes. They have a full coverage formula and contain vitamins A, C & E to help moisturize your lips. The Lipliners come in eight new shades, are long-wearing, and have a soft formula so they don’t tug on your lips.
Sweet Nectar, Orange-Gina, High Voltage, Red Label, Cherry Crave, Best Red, Ruby Valentine
Sweet Nectar is a bright orange cream.
Orange-Gina is a warm orange pearl.
High Voltage is a shiny bright red vinyl.
Red Label is a bright red cream.
Cherry Crave is a cherry red metallic.
Best Red is a bright matte red.
Ruby Valentine is a cool red vinyl.
So here’s the scoop on these. They are very saturated and intense shades. Some of the reds are very similar to each other in color, but differ in finish. I really love the cream and vinyl ones the best, but the matte is nice also, not too drying. The metallic and pearl shades are the most different from the rest in terms of finish.
One thing to note about these lipsticks is they have a certain smell and taste…melon! Kind of strange but it’s not that strong, and does go away after a bit.
Nude, True Red
Nude is a pink/brown shade, great for a wide variety of lipstick shades.
True Red is a bright red and works with all these red shades here. Great classic shade.
Overall: I really like the texture of these and the saturation is really good. They feel moisturizing and very comfortable on my lips. The Lipliners are great also because they are really universal shades that will go with tons of lipstick shades. The one thing you may not like is the smell/taste of the lipsticks if you are sensitive to that kind of thing. The Lipliners don’t have a smell or taste.
As far as packaging these feel and look nice. They have a super shiny gold finish and the bottom is clear so you can see the actual shade inside. The Lipliners are colored with the exact shade inside as well.
Availability: Milani’s website, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Kmart.
Now that you’ve seen ’em, which are your favs? Do you wear orange or red lipstick often or save it for special occasions?
Note: Milani is cruelty free.