Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain Review & Swatches

Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain

Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain ($6.49) is a new hybrid liquid lipgloss and stain formula that provides lasting color, shine, and moisture to lips.

Part gloss, part stain, and tons of pigmented color these cute little pens will be launching at CVS in Feburary for Spring 2014.

Take a look!

Milani Power Lip Gloss Stains

Actually at a glance I thought Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain was actually a pencil kinda like Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm so I was surprised they are actually a pen with a liquid gloss inside.

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These are quite tiny and hold 0.09 oz of product. They have an attached lip brush and you can twist the bottom of the tube to dispense the gloss into the brush. Be careful as you twist because the product flows very quickly so you might make a mess or too much product will flow into the brush. Just twist slowly!

These are available in eight total shades and nary a single one suffers from lack of pigment. ALL of them have incredible pigmentation and full opaque coverage. The creamy consistency applies flawlessly without tugging, being too dry, or having an patchy or uneven appearance. Milani took the idea of a liquid lipstick but applied the elements of a good glossy formula to it. Of course, you have the shine of a gloss here but the thicker consistency and the pigmentation is that of a liquid lipstick. This isn’t a sticky or tacky formula yet wear time is good four hour to five however, the colors are so intense I had an issue with them migrating around my upper lip area so a little transparent lip liner isn’t remiss in keeping color in place around my lips. Color is very smooth and even which surprised me as color this intense sometimes looks a little uneven or fall into the natural finer lines of my lips.

Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain swatches

Red Control, Cabaret Blend, Raspberry Tart, Pink Lemonade

Milani Power Lip swatches

Macaroon, Strawberry Sugar, Mango Tango, Creamy Cafe

Milani raspberry tart Power Lip Gloss Stain

Raspberry Tart

Milani red control Power Lip Gloss Stain

Red Control

Milani cabaret blend Power Lip Gloss Stain

Cabaret Blend

Milani creamy cafe Power Lip Gloss Stain

Creamy Cafe

Milani macaroon Power Lip Gloss Stain


Milani mango tango Power Lip Gloss Stain

Mango Tango

Milani pink lemonade  Power Lip Gloss Stain

Pink Lemonade

In regards to the staining effect I felt like the longer I wore the product the deeper color was on my lips when the product finally wore away. However, the stain left behind wears for a short time and fades at around an hour or so.

If you like intense glosses I’m positive you’ll get right on board with Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain. The intense pigmentation, nice wear time, and high glossy shine make them a great little budget pick up for those that love dramatic lip colors!

These will be at CVS in February.

Will you haul them?


This review contains a sample
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  • 1/13/14 19:46 Cindy:

    Would these be comparable to the discontinued bareMinerals Pretty Amazing lip color? The consistency, texture, and wear time of those was PERFECT and I’m sad they discontinued them. I recently bought some more at a reduced price on and when they had a sale.


    • 1/14/14 9:07 Isabella Muse:

      mmmm….not really I think Pretty Amazing as a bit creamier and a bit thicker…I wouldn’t call them a dupe of that product Cindy.


      • 1/14/14 11:36 Cindy:

        OK thanks! Maybe I’ll pass on these then . . .


        • 1/14/14 11:46 Isabella Muse:

          no prob!


  • 1/13/14 19:52 Emi at Project Swatch:

    I have Cabaret Blend & Creamy Cafe – love them. I agree that they apply way more evenly that I expected! I definitely want a couple more.


  • 1/13/14 21:10 O:

    February at CVS? Oh,I’ll be there! My wallet is seriously going to hate me even more! Gah! Even this drugstore stuff is starting to hurt my pockets. My poor wallet. I better start stocking up on Ramen Noodles…

    Oh and Muse! NYX is coming out with 9 new colors in the their Soft Matte Lip Creams. Not sure if you heard about them yet. Nouveau Cheap blog had a post about it. The new colors are really nice. They have a deep violet, coral-orange, rich plum shade, just to name a few. I’m definitely picking a few of those up. (Sigh) I’m really going to have to get creative with those Ramen Noodles.


    • 1/14/14 9:06 Isabella Muse:

      lol but ramen is yummie O 😀 Yeah I got the press release for those :) they look great! LOL awww hugs!


  • 1/13/14 21:11 Fay. H.:

    The price+product amount is a turn off for me but I like glossy stains, maybe I’ll grab one to try! I especially like raspberry tart, mango tango, and pink lemonade. Can’t wait to see them in person.


  • 1/13/14 21:20 fancie:

    These are so pretty!! I don’t really like the packaging but I’m loving the swatches and the way these look on you!


    • 1/14/14 9:02 Isabella Muse:

      aw thanks fancie :)


  • 1/13/14 22:06 ZG:

    Wow!!! The colors are stunning. I cannot stand how gorgeous they are.
    I cannot wait to get my hands on em..


  • 1/13/14 22:39 Ryou:

    Ooooh, thank you for this! Can’t wait until CherryCulture has them so I can haul them ALL! <3


    • 1/14/14 9:02 Isabella Muse:

      my pleasure :)


  • 1/13/14 22:51 Shane:

    These look gorgeous! Definitely want to grab some!


  • 1/14/14 0:11 Samra:

    Macaroon and mango tango are gorgeous ..!!!


  • 1/14/14 20:01 Diane:

    Yes! These look lovely. I want macaroon and strawberry sugar =) i have a weird question- what do they smell like??


    • 1/15/14 16:11 Isabella Muse:

      there isn’t actually any taste, a little cardboardish but nothing dramatic, no mint, not fruit, etc! just no scent/flavor 😀


  • 1/18/14 9:42 JayBee Qadri:

    I love them all!! Will check em out for sure


  • 1/20/14 19:59 Tammie:

    Mango Tango is my jam, I might have to get it :p


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