Milani Enchanted Ruby Lipstick is one of three limited edition shades launching with the Milani Bedazzled Collection at Walgreens and CVS this Fall.
With all the the fantastic Holiday makeup collections we’ve been seeing I’d say Milani Enchanted Ruby Lipstick fits right in as this is a rather stunning shade of Holiday red.
Take a look!
Milani Enchanted Ruby Lipstick ($6.49) is packaged different when compared the Milani Color Statement Lipstick range. As you can see this lipstick comes in a gold tube and features a clear cover. I actually totally dig this packaging. First off, when you’re at the drugstore you can actually see the shade you’re purchasing and secondly, when you get it home and store it away in a drawer or a tray you can again, see the color you’re looking for without removing the cap. Although lightweight the packaging is actually quite nice to look at! The clear cap compliments the shiny gold of the barrel perfectly. I’m actually the first person to say how much I love Milani but also how much I wish they’d update their packaging. In the case of this lipstick, I’d say they did a great job with the look of it!
Milani Enchanted Ruby Lipstick
Milani Enchanted Ruby Lipstick Swatches
Milani Enchanted Ruby Lipstick is a creamy satin but it feels more like a matte to me since it does tug a fair bit during application. I tested it a few different times and initially the outer layer of the lipstick was quite dense. After a few uses and passes over my lips the layer seemed to wear away and under it was a far creamier lipstick. So if you do get it, you might want to run it across your arm (as if you’re swatching it for photos) two or three times to warm it up a bit. It’s still a drier lipstick but at least applies considerably better after it’s been warmed up. I find it does like the migrate and will likely feather on drier lips so a transparent or colored lip liner will keep things looking neat and tidy. It wears for a solid five hours but during that time my lips felt quite dry under it unfortunately. Color stays true and vibrant during their wear and doesn’t flake and crack during that wear. It does have a hint of a sheen so even though it might feel drying, it does not look dry!
The real joy here is the stunning color. Milani Enchanted Ruby is just a gorgeous Holiday red. It looks a like a purple berry red in the tube but it actually applies with more of a warmer berry wine on lips. It has a nice warmth to it with no blue undertones. The pigment is rich and vibrant and fades very slowly which gives it a long, strong wear. A single pass will provide opaque color.
The formula is a bit of a hassle but Milani Enchanted Ruby Lipstick might be worth the chore for some. I can see myself not wearing this alone but with gloss on top to make it a more comfortable ride. What it lacks in moisture it makes up for in excellent pigmentation and incredible wear. You might be willing to overlook some of its flaws for the brilliant color pay off and excellent wear time.
Milani Enchanted Ruby Lipstick is available now, for a limited time, at CVS and Walgreens (my original press release said it was a Walgreens exclusive but reader’s are reporting they purchased at CVS).