March 13, 2013

Milani Pinks & Corals Color Statement Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Milani Pinks & Corals Color Statement Lipstick

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.

Milani Pinks Color Statement Lipstick Swatches

Pink Frost, Fruit Punch, Flamingo Rose, Rose Hip

Milani Pinks & Corals Color Statement Lipstick Swatches

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.

Milani Fruit Punch Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Fruit Punch

Fruit Punch

Milani Flamingo Rose Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Flamingo Pose

Flamingo Rose

Milani Flirty Fuchsia Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Flirty Fuchsia

Flirty Fuchsia

Milani Pink Frost Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Pink Frost

Pink Frost

Milani Rose Amour Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Rose Amour

Rose Amour

Milani Rose Hip Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Rose Hip

Rose Hip

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?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Kimmwc03

    I was kinda disappointed with the one I bought, Fruit Punch. I may have to try the clear gloss and lipliner as you suggested. I was going to buy another one but now I’m thinking of sticking to Maybelline Vivids and Color Whispers for my spring/summer looks.

    • the Muse

      kim, fruit punch is dry…seems ALL the pinks are really a dry texture…good pigment but drier. I highly suggest transparent lipliner followed up with a great clear gloss…you can totally rock it πŸ˜€

  • Cindy Ramirez

    I am absolutely in love with these lipsticks! For the price, I’m willing to work with some of the issues with the formulas, but its very minor in my opinion. I adore Fruit Punch on you <3 Its so girly!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks chica ;-D I agree, it’s def worth putting up for at this price!

  • Karena

    Love the Flamingo Rose and Pink Frost! These looks awesome on you and would work for me, as well, I believe. Frosty pink shades can be tricky (as some end up looking silver more than anything else), but this one looks like a winner.

    • the Muse

      thanks karena! pink frost is patchy as hell but it can be done with a little clear gloss on it I think ;-D I’m unsure about the pinks for me but the colors are DAMN pigmented ;D and fun to use!

  • Blee

    I’m in love with the new colors. And have a stash started in the colors I like. Frost, no way are we going there πŸ˜€ But the pinks, reds, purple, and nudes. Oh yes! And as always Muse you are pretty in pinks πŸ˜€

    • the Muse

      they actually launched a liner collection with these lipsticks believe they are $3.99 each

  • blueraccoon

    I must be massively boring or something because I’m just not finding any colors I like among the range. I have one, Plumrose, that I love, but I can’t seem to find anything else that suits me. I didn’t think I liked boring shades of lipstick, but all of these feel a little too bright for me.

  • Simone

    I’m stuck between Rose Hip and Rose Amour! Do u prefer one to the other? Which do u think would look better on a warm olive complexion? Thank you, I was hoping you’d swatch some of these! πŸ™‚

  • forest

    I’m so glad I tried this. I got Fruit Punch and I was pleasantly surprised at the pigmentation. I have dark lips and have a hard time finding a lipstick that would look the same color as in the tube. But this one covered well. I wish I discovered this before springing for a MAC. Now I’m looking to get Sweet Nectar and Nude CrΓ¨me.