Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick ($5.99) has launched in eight matte finish shades with the Milani Spring 2015 Collection and will be permanently available at drugstores shortly. If you’re a matte lipstick lover these new Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks are a inexpensive way to get your hands on some very bright lipsticks with a very comfortable to wear matte finish.
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Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick come as a very pleasant surprise as I had a rather bad experience with the limited edition Milani Bedazzled Lipsticks that launched a few months ago in shades like Enchanted Topaz and Enchanted Ruby.
Honestly, matte lipsticks were very dry and very dense so I expected more of the same from the new Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks! But thankfully this formula is quite lovely. These are formulated with grape seed extract according to Milani and are promoted as pigmented lipstick with a solid wear.
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick Swatches (Matte Confident, Matte Diva, Matte Orchid, Matte Glam, Matte Passion)
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick Swatches (Matte Blissful, Catwalk Pink, Power Pink, Matte Innocence, Matte Naked)
Although a smaller line up than the original Milani Color Statement Lipstick Collection there’s still plenty of shades to choose from here with a range of pinks, purples, reds, and nudes. These do come in the same gold square barrels as the original shades so I was a little worried I’d get confused which colors were matte and which weren’t but each has “matte” in the name so it’s easy enough to tell shades apart.
I wouldn’t call this formula moisturizing but it isn’t drying either. They have a slightly creamy texture that glides fairly well onto my drier lips with a smooth, even finish. The combination of the vibrant shades and matte finish makes for a very dramatic lip look. The colors, every single one, are opaque on a single pass with excellent color pay off. Some of the shades def have potential dupes so if you’re a fan of shades like MAC Candy Yum Yum or MAC Heroine I think you’ll likely find something similarly toned in this batch of colors!
Note: Catwalk Pink and Power Pink are two new Spring 2015 permanent shades that will be available with the regular Milani Statement Lipstick Collection. These are not matte.
Milani Color Statement Lipstick (Catwalk Pink)
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick (Matte Blissful)
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick (Matte Confident)
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick (Matte Diva)
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick (Matte Glam)
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick (Matte Orchid)
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick (Matte Passion)
Milani Color Statement Lipstick (Power Pink)
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick (Matte Naked)
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick (Matte Innocence)
Not only do you get excellent color and texture from these but the wear is great at around five hours straight without feathering or migrating. Color remains true throughout that wear and doesn’t fade but some shades do stain at around hour six after fading sets in. During the wear color remains comfortable! It doesn’t crack or flaky nor does it make my already dry lips feel or look drier. They aren’t moisturizing as the name implies but they aren’t drying either.
Those sensitive to fragrance will be happy to know these now have a vanilla fragrance and flavor that’s quite subtle compared to the watermelon scent and flavor of the original Statement Lipsticks.
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick do bring a lot to the beauty budget table with an inexpensive, pigmented lipstick that has fantastic staying powder and a comfortable wear. If you love bold, vibrant mattes I’m sure you’ll adore these.
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick are available now at drugstores.
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