Milani Lip Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Gloss Pencil Review and Swatches
Anyone who knows me knows what a big ass geek I am and how I sweat Freddie Mercury hard. FLASH!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!!!!!! He’ll save everyone of us! Man, how awesome was Timothy Dalton in the Flash Gordon movie? Totally love that flick, such a complete geek fest.
Sorry I think I got off topic since the new Milani lip pencil is named “Flash”….
Milani Lip Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Gloss Pencil yay or nay….what do I think?
Milani Lip Flash is a glossy pencil that you can use to line and fill lips in, well, a FLASH!
If you’ve always wanted to try out Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils these are pretty much an ideal dupe of the idea. It’s basically a chubby lip pencil that you can use to line and fill lips. I personally wouldn’t recommend lining with it because the pencil is fairly chubby and not a precise point but hey if you want to multitask, go right ahead, no one stopping you!
I got the shade Flash Light which is a bright orange-y coral with a hint of shimmer. The shimmer factor is pretty subtle however after the actual color wears away I noticed a bit of sparkle was left behind on my lips. Color is nicely pigmented and thankfully not garish as the shade does appear a bit bright when looking at it.
It applies nicely and glides on well enough however I did notice it doesn’t sit particularly well on my lips and appears a tad cakey. Unlike Lipstick Queen’s version it’s not as glossy or smooth looking on lips.
If you’re a flavor hater, you’ll be happy to know they are tasteless and fragrance free.
I wasn’t thrilled with application. Although it glides on nice enough it isn’t as hydrating as I would like and feels a tad drying. As I mentioned above it does sit strangely on my lips and I feel like it ages them in a way and settles into the natural lines and contour of my skin so a proper prep prior to application might be order as well as a scrub to get things nice and smooth.
- Anyone who isn’t keen on dishing out $20 bucks on Lipstick Queen’s pencil (this is $6.99, considerably cheaper).
- Anyone who wants a quick and easy way to apply color to lips.
- Anyone who likes pencils for lipstick or gloss application.
- Anyone who has finer lines around their mouth or chapped, dry lips (this won’t sit well on dry lips and may migrate and bleed into fine lips around the mouth).
- Anyone isn’t keen on left over sparkles and the likes sticking around on their lips after product has worn away (this leaves a bit of shimmer behind after the gloss wears away).
Sadly, the color selection that Milani has available is very limited and most shades in my opinion are either unwearable or a tad garish. Shades like deep brown, purple, bright true red, etc…..are difficult to pull off and even though my pencil applied subtly and alot tamer than the way it appeared, I still felt the shades very lacking. Softer pinks and wearable shades of red would be nicer. The product didn’t feel moisturizing or hydrating enough to me and it seems to just sit around on my lips looking terribly uneventful and slightly cheap.
Although the idea of the product is interesting enough I’d probably dish out the $20 for Lipstick Queen’s version since at least you’re paying for quality and possibly a bigger size (not sure how large Lipstick Queen’s are at the moment but the appear larger to me), better packaging (they come in wicked boxes), plus a sharpener.
Wasn’t really particularly thrilled with this. Love Milani but not so much the Lip Flash pencil.
Anyone try them yet?
Not so much?
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