Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipgloss Review & Swatches
Milani introduced Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipgloss last Summer for a limited time. This Spring they bring back it back with new and old shades to choose from.
The great news if you love ‘em? They are now part of the general catalog.
Speaking of Flash……
Take a look!
The formula hasn’t changed in the least so you’re still getting the same great product only in new shades (as well as old favs). My original problem with Haute Flash Lipgloss was that the shades were a tad too loud for me. I actually suggested them for darker skin tones than my own as you can really rock these hard if you have darker skin. Personally I look a little too clown-y wearing some of these shades but the good news is Milani introduced a few lighter, wearable shades to the mix.
Shades like Flashy (hot neon pink), In a Flash (purple), and Hot Flash (bright, vibrant red) are all very bold, vibrant shades of color. Not everyone can tame these beasts as they are highly pigmented and offer a full color pay off.
Tamer shades include Quick Flash (soft peachy pink), Star Flash (delicate shade of rosy lilac), and Golden Flash (metallic golden bronze). These are the most wearable shades in the bunch however even here you may run into issues as both Star Flash and Quick Flash run towards the pastel side of the fence.
(In A Flash)
Originally I had issues with the formula going on patchy. I found that I had to take time out to run the applicator across my lips a few times for nice, even coverage. The newer version I had no problems. Color applies very smoothly and proper coverage can be achieved in one to two swipes. The product is so pigmented you won’t need a lipstick or stain under this, that’s completely optional for more pop.
The formula is very lightweight sans any tackiness and leaves behind full coverage. This acts more as a lip cream than an actual gloss as I don’t get alot of shine from it, for the best results I suggest a clear gloss on top. They won’t feather as the gloss formula wraps around lips and doesn’t migrate around which results in an extra long wear time.
(Shades Left to Right: Star Flash, Quick Flash, Golden Flash, Hot Flash, In a Flash, and Flashy)
I’m not partial to the shades and formula myself but the value is here as is the quality, whether you actually enjoy the formula and shades yourself is a personal preference.
If you’re looking for full coverage lip color in a vibrant array of shades with a long wearing formula for under $10, Milani Haute Flash Lipgloss might fit the bill.
Available now at CVS or online at www.milanicosmetics.com for $7.49.
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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