Milani joins the long list of brands that have taken on the color changing lipstick and gloss world. Quite a few of ’em around now aren’t there? The new Milani Perfect Red Lipstick promises a single shade of red for all skin tones as it promises to adapt and become your perfect shade of red.
Does it work?
If you have a yearning, burning need to own DuWop Private Red Lipstick, you can snag the Milani The Perfect Red Lipstick and actually go right ahead and call it a day. The products are almost identical in nature aside from Milani’s way more affordable price tag and in some cases superior formula.
Color changing? Yes, somewhat. It does adapt a tiny bit but pretty much stays a very, very vibrant shade of true red which I cannot easily pull off. My ideal red is more warmer, something in brick or maroon. I simply can’t go the clown red route and I fear the Perfect Red Lipstick and Private Red suffer the same problem, TOO red, too vibrant, too outrageous for me.
The formula is incredible! It’s really slick, really moisturizing, and glides onto lips seamlessly. If you’re wanting to sport some of Lady Gaga’s best lip looks where she has that BRIGHT red lipstick on, this will do the trick. In some cases the formula could be considered incredible where as in others it might be the cause of woe. One downfall and highlight is the shade stains lips red! You know how I laugh at “Lip and Eye Makeup Remover” and proceed to ask who the hell uses eye makeup remover on their lips? Well, you’ll need it with this. The formula is richly pigmented and will dye lips a crazy shade of red. This is both fab and not so fab as once it wears off you do need to touch up quickly to avoid looking rather strange. It could prove a pitfall or a blessing.
The packaging itself does not appeal to me in all honestly however I cannot deny that it has a shabby chic retro feel to it. It’s one of those old style gold cases that your grandmother might having laying around. In some ways the packaging fits the timeless beauty of red lipstick.
Overall, if you’re searching for that shade of incredibly red lipstick I’d highly suggest checking this out. I personally can’t pull the shade off without looking like a clown but I know many people who rock red hard, if you happen to be so lucky, this is a shade to try. As I mentioned it does adjust ever so slightly but not enough to suit my skin tone sadly.
Great formula, incredible value at less than $5, and pretty much one red lipstick you’ll prob love if you’re already a lover of red.
Count me impressed even though I didn’t like how it looked on.
Available now for a limited time at CVS. Grab it while the grabbing is good.
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