March 3, 2015

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss Review & Swatches

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss is a six shade permanent lipgloss collection launching with the Milani Spring 2015 Collection!

So far Milani has been hit or miss with their Spring collection. The new Eyeshine Palettes have disappointed as have the Fierce Foil Eyeliners (although I admit to using these often and loving them none the less). I expected the Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss to hopefully prove better than what I’ve seen so far but unfortunately, these are a mess!

Take a look!

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss at a glance reminded me of my beloved Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss from way back in the day. I really adored that formula! But turns out the formula is more like the shimmer overload we saw from Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipgloss.

These come in a square barrel tube with an attached flat sponge applicator. The flat sponge applicator is very helpful because this gloss has a unique texture and it proves a little difficult to spread evenly so the sponge is very helpful.

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss swatches

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss Swatches (Capri, Sardinia, Milan, Rome, Florence, Venice)

For me, the texture and formula reminds me of metallic craft foil sheets or if you have it the texture is much like the Sephora Precious Metal Mousse Shadow. The formula is pretty thick, it’s very chunky with huge chunks of foil-like pieces which are super shimmery. I feel like a robot when I wear some of these shades! They don’t necessarily have a foiled finish but they do reflect metallic but for the most part many of the shades look frosty and ultra shimmery. The texture isn’t sticky and does have a smooth feel but it is a gloss that makes itself well known on lips so it isn’t lightweight that’s for sure. It has a very strong sweet vanilla taste and flavor that’s slightly fruity, I know total contradiction but it’s kinda a fruity vanilla flavor. I didn’t mind the flavor or the fragrance but it is very strong so it could be a deal breaker for many especially if you take into consideration how strong a scent the Milani Color Statement Lipsitcks had!

Many of these shades tend to look similar on lips but they do reflect different depending on the light you’re in. Worn alone they are a highly glittery, shimmery gloss. On top of lipstick or stain they add a very nice sparkly effect and bring a three dimensional finish to your lip product!

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Milani Capri Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss

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Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss (Capri)

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Milani Florence Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss Florence

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss (Florence)

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Milani Milan Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss

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Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss (Milan)

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Milani Rome Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss

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Milani Sardinia Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss

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Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss (Sardinia)

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Milani Venice Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss (Venice)

It’s an odd thing as I felt some the shades wearable but others a little overkill in the shimmery department. For example, out of the six shades, Florence, a rich dark berry wine, had a lot less shimmer with a lacquer-like finish! If all the shades were as nice as this one I’d be more inclined to rave. Although I will say this particular shade does feather and bleed a good deal. The worst offenders, shades I’d recommend avoiding, were Venice, Milan, and Rome. These three are very chunky and super shimmery!

The wear varies but I get about three hours of wear from the shades. I hate when they wear away because they leave behind a ton of shimmer.

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss is an interesting product but the formula and intensely shimmery, chunky texture might be a miss for most folks. If you are curious I’d recommend grabbing Florence or even Sardinia as those are two very wearable shades. The others? They might just be a miss. The odd texture, strong flavor, and incredibly hard to wear formula makes them a big miss for me.

Milani Fierce Foil Brilliant Shine Lipgloss are launching now at drugstores. I purchased mine at CVS.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Katrina

    thank you thank you thank youuuuu for posting this, especially so soon after they’ve come out!!! I was hoping the glitter/sparkle would be more subtle… I will be saving some money. I would have been so tempted to try at least a few of these 🙂 your blog is the best.

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure Katrina! You might to try at LEAST one as a few shades are nice but they are def shimmer overload! 😀

      • Katrina

        Yesss thank you, from your swatches Sardinia is still calling my name 🙂

      • Linda

        Milan was my fav so I really hope it’s coming back as I noticed my cvs just started back up with bringing milani back and for me being an original Chanel lipgloss wearer I have to say milani is the only other product line out there that has come as close as the Chanel product itself and that says a lot and trust me I have spent years looking and milani is the only drug store brand that has the best texture non sticky and actually tastes and smells good so hooray for coming back !!!

    • Carla N.

      I have rather mixed feelings, seeing these.
      While I actually like a shimmery finish on the lips, I was hoping for more of a “foiled” effect, per the name.
      And the shade selection is underwhelming; Capri is really the only one that appeals to me at all. I usually like deep berry colors like Florence, but it looks like it would bleed like mad.
      Ah, well – back to adding mica powder to the Brilliant Shine glosses …

      • Linda

        You need to try their new line of amore matte metallic lip cream the one that’s really awesome is Called chromatic addict omg lov lov this although I’m not a matte lip wearer I just add a little gloss on top and the color lasts as well as the actual product as I can tend to go thru one gloss easy in less then a months time and cvs just started stocking their shelves again with milani thank god !

  • Fancie

    The swatches look so pretty! I just wish the formula was similar to the Brilliant Shine glosses at least. Those are really comfortable to wear. I may still pick up Florence though. It’s just too beautiful to resist!

    • Isabella Muse

      those are divine! these are quite chunky, lots of shimmer! it reminds me of pieces of foil 😀 try one! you might love them!

  • Cindy

    These types of gloss aren’t really my thing, but wow Florence is really gorgeous!

  • Dia

    That dark red is killer! These are def a special occasion sort gloss. They look super pretty in the swatches, but kinda uncomfortable on the lips.

  • Rachel R.

    I love the shimmery, foiled effect. Florence is to die for.

  • Angel

    Holy Discoball Batman! These are crazy glittery. Thanks for the review, the chunky description is terrifying me so I will pass. But Florence looks lovely on you, very nice color.

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks girl! I liked Florence too! yeah, they just had a lot of chunky bits of flaky glitter and shimmer. My pics don’t even do the shimmer justice, it’s way MORE!

  • Heather F.

    It’s certainly a unique finish! I think Milan is kind of pretty (and a little tempting despite your warning, haha). On the other hand, I can’t think of an occasion where I’d need to look like I’m hosting a disco party on my lips. : ) Maybe I’ll give Sardinia a chance–it looks great on you!

    Do they *feel* chunky during wear in addition to looking chunky? That would definitely be a dealbreaker for me!

  • Diana

    I bought them all. They all looked so pretty on my lips at first, but when the color wore off, they left glitter in chunks on my lips. I wasn’t too happy about that. I returned all, except Florence.

    • Isabella Muse

      same here, I mentioned in the post how I hated the chunky leftovers yuk!

  • ashley

    These put Chanel glosses to shame. These are beautiful, too bad they had too huge of sparkle chunks.

  • Majick

    Way too glittery for me but I have to agree Florence is the BOMB!
    (they all look nice on you)

  • Diane

    I did buy these because I thought that the shine would be great. They were pretty disgusting. First of all they have this terrible smell and taste. My daughter smelled it across the room. Second of all I couldn’t remove the dry chunks of foil it left on my lips. I had to use my Bi-facil to remove it & wasn’t happy about that. Needless to say I returned them to CVS and if I want my shimmer fix I’ll have to stick to Bobbi Brown High Shimmers. However, as I was holding them in my hands I was thinking that I should wait for Isabella’s review. I didn’t and learned my lesson. Thank you for your completely honest and unbiased reviews.

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL thanks Diane flattered you wanted to wait for my review 🙂 I agree with all you said! they left so much weird after glitter on my lips which was incredibly difficult to remove. damn shame as they are very pretty but they look incredibly bad on lips!

  • Heather F.

    Off topic–can I ask what you’re wearing on your cheeks in these photos? (If you remember) : )

  • Katherine T.

    Florence is the only color I like, too bad it feathers and bleeds. And some of the others look like disco balls on lips. The whole Foil collection from Milani sounds like a dud

  • Nikole

    arrgghh, not another fail from milani’ fierce foil collection! 😞 I was hoping that after all of the very mixed reviews/opinions on the other products in this collection that the lipglosses would be completely awesome. (How on earth did they manage to make a sparkly shimmer lipgloss so non user friendly?) thank you for the review, or I probably would have been tempted to get all or most of them. I’m glad you reviewed them before I spotted them in the store – and believe me, I’ve been waiting on these.
    One question, just out of curiosity; do you mind saying how these compare to the cover girl lava lip glosses? I seem to remember that you did not love most of those shades either except the reds; but i wonder if these are even worse due to the glitter load?

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure nikole! I think they are way more sparkly and chunkier than Lava Lip but they do almost have the same texture! It’s actually a good comparison between the two as the formulas are quite alike however, Milani wins the sparkle lotto!

  • Jenn

    NOOOOO….I was really hoping these would be nice. :-/ I saw a full display at my CVS today but hadn’t checked swatches yet so decided to come on here before I picked any out. Guess I am glad I did haha. Although I did like the previous Haute Flash glosses…but not sure I feel like attempting these if they are gritty. Ah well, money saved for something else? LOL

    • Isabella Muse

      jenn you have a good chance of liking them if you liked the haute flash glosses!

  • Sarah

    I have the “Venice” gloss…I just wear it in the center of my lips over my gloss for a pop of shimmer and it’s AMAZE! But now I realized it’s discontinued and I can’t find a dupe ANYWHERE! Any suggestions??? I ❤️ the SUPER GLITTER SHIMMER! It’s everything.