I had a really great time with my recent Milani Color Statement Lipstick Review so much so that when I decided to break out my Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick this morning I decided to try out all the Pink Color Statement Lipsticks! What better way to create a Spring look than with a shimmering pink glow on my cheeks and bright pops of pink lipstick on my mouth!
Let’s take a look at some of these shades and see what you think!
Milani Color Statement Lipstick recently launched at drugstores for $5.49 each in over 30 shades! It’s really an excellent budget pick if you’re looking for a full coverage lipstick on the cheap.
All the reds I tried from this collection are incredible. Consistent formula with a pigmented color pay off and a creamy texture. The pinks…well those had minor consistency issues. I found some of the shades a touch drying and not nearly as creamy as the reds. I don’t typically do frosty lipsticks but I should probably warn you that the frost finish on these provides very patchy application (I only tried the one mind you but damn it was patchy as hells). You’ll want to follow up with a clear gloss to get things soft and wearable if you do go with any of the frost finishes.
Pink Frost, Fruit Punch, Flamingo Rose, Rose Hip
Hot Pink Rage, Flirty Fuchsia, Rose Amour
Almost all of these shades are a cream finish with excellent pigmentation. I did find one or two shades a tad on the dry side and not nearly as creamy and buttery smooth as some of the red shades I tried and reviewed in my prior post. It’s nothing a little clear gloss on top won’t correct but if you have flakier lips or drier ones you’ll want to prep well for application prior to get the smoothest application and finish.
The five dollar price tag is divine considering how much pigment each lipstick provides. Outside of Pink Frost, these shades all have excellent, full color coverage on a single swipe with a long wearing formula that provides at least four to five hours of wear. Unlike the red shades I did feel I needed to touch them up slightly during those hours of wear due to the fact they go a little dry so touching up with clear gloss is essential to keeping them looking their freshest. The lipsticks have a strong watermelon taste and fragrance as well so if you’re sensitive you might want to keep this in mind.
I did have migration issues and that’s to be expected with a lipstick this pigmented. You’ll want to make sure to line prior to prevent color from traveling around your lip line particularly if you have aging or drier lips.
Overall, the Milani Color Statement Lipstick remains an excellent budget pick although I was slightly disappointed that the Pinks as they weren’t nearly as creamy and gorgeous as the Reds. There was still some excellent shades to be had here and correcting the drier texture was easy enough with clear gloss on top.
If you’re looking for full color coverage lipstick do check some of these out. Some of the red shades are traffic stopping!
These are available in drugstores now.
Anyone try them yet?