Milani Color Perfect Lipstick New Shades Review and Swatches

Milani introduced a few new shades of their Color Perfect Lipstick for Spring 2012. Having never tried this lipstick out before, now was a good a time as any to dive in.

Wahooo! New shades.

Get excited.

I love Milani, cheap, affordable, good times. At around $5.79 per lippie they are a nice budget pick but is the quality here?

Milani Color Perfect Lipstick is already available in a very extensive shade selection of over 30 shades but it’s always cool to have new colors introduced to an already older line as it refreshes things and give fans of the product a chance to haul newer colors.

Having never tried this lipstick out before I was quite excited to give it a whirl.

It comes in the traditional gold packaging Milani favors. It’s pretty basic packaging that kinda resembles Avon’s 14K Lipstick tubes. It’s a lighter tube made of plastic but doesn’t have a cheap or cheesy feel to it. The lipstick itself has a lovely diamond style design that’s pretty but a little impractical since the slimmer “point” of the lipstick doesn’t technically fit the contour of my lips so well.

Some of the newer shades are really stunning…you have a selection of bolder versus nude, natural colors. So everyone is happy here, whether you’re a bold girl or a natural one.

Formula has an easy glide across lips but these aren’t particularly moisturizing and I felt they were a little drying overall. Color payoff is excellent which is one thing worth raving about.

Nude Creme, Barely There, Red Velvet, Brown Suede

Brown Suede

Barely There

Red Velvet

Nude Creme

Mmmm, I’m not terribly impressed with Milani Color Perfect Lipstick. I found the pigmentation something to hail but the overall formula failed to impressed me and just felt dry on my lips. If you can forgo the fact they aren’t terribly moisturizing you might enjoy the color rich formula and with a little clear gloss the moisture issue might be easy to overlook. However, at near $6 per a tube, I’m sure you can find something a little better at the drugstore with a nicer texture, just sayin’.

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  • 5/16/12 19:21 Rainy Days & Lattes:

    Wow, these shades are beautiful! IRed Velvet and Nude cream are calling out to me the most! =D

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  • 5/16/12 19:43 Southern Gorgeous:

    Nude Creme looks very versatile. Too bad they are drying. That tends to lure me away from buying no matter the price point. :(

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  • 5/16/12 20:03 Kathleen:

    I’m always excited by new colors! Do these have the strong perfume scent?

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    • 5/17/12 16:26 the Muse:

      not really kathleen…but I’m not really sensitive to scent in my products however someone mentioned above they thought it was too much!

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      • 5/18/12 0:09 Kathleen:

        I’ll keep an eye out for them. I like to look, even if I don’t buy. Does that make me a make-up “playa?” 😉

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        • 5/18/12 9:55 the Muse:

          lol kathleen I like to window shop too!

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      • 1/1/15 21:03 Lily White:

        Hi!
        I cant find this lipstick, is Milani Color Perfect Lipstick stop avaiable???
        I just have them Color Statement Color n Color Statement Moiture Matte Lipstick.
        I want them some red lipstick Color Perfect!!!
        My fav is
        Pink Passion
        Rose Hip
        Nude Cream
        Barely
        Red Velvet (100% my favorite)
        Red Label
        Mango Mambo

        How can i have them again??? I cant find any store at my country & also not avaible in their website milanicosmetic.com

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  • 5/17/12 0:56 Jessica:

    I picked up one of these, and while I was impressed with the pigmentation, I too wasn’t thrilled with the formula. My biggest complaint is that they are so, so, SO strongly scented! I’m not easily bothered by fragrance, but I felt like I was applying a solid perfume to my mouth! And the scent did not fade. I definitely regret buying it!

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    • 5/17/12 9:24 the Muse:

      jessica I was ok with the scent…not too bad for me pigmentation was great but formula didn’t work me either, agreed!

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  • 5/17/12 9:08 Heather Ann:

    I got a rash from using their lipstick on my upper lip. I was so disappointed!

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  • 6/5/12 21:18 Avalith:

    gorgeous shade, but cannot afford to wear non-hydrating lipsticks :(

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  • 7/19/12 13:28 Cyrus:

    I enjoy Milani lipsticks and I picked a these shades. True, they are a bit drying but with added clear gloss it was pretty good. I like the fact I can wear it a bit sheer with gloss or a bold lip with liner and clear gloss. Thanks for the review! :)

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    • 7/19/12 15:09 the Muse:

      cyrus clear gloss saves the day! ;-D my pleasure! <3!

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  • 1/1/15 21:06 Lily White:

    Hi!
    I cant find this lipstick, is Milani Color Perfect Lipstick stop avaiable???
    I just have them Color Statement Color n Color Statement Moiture Matte Lipstick.
    I want them some red lipstick Color Perfect!!!
    My fav is
    Pink Passion
    Rose Hip
    Nude Cream
    Barely
    Red Velvet (100% my favorite)
    Red Label
    Mango Mambo

    How can i have them again??? I cant find any store at my country & also not avaible in their website milanicosmetic.com

    Reply

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