January 5, 2016

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment Review & Swatches

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Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment ($7.99) is a new lip oil treatment formulated with Jojoba, Avocado and Tsubaki Oil available in eight flavors that’s launching now at drugstores and online with the Milani Spring 2016 Collection.

Each of the eight Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment flavors/fragrances is infused with a different nutrient oil that treat a specific concern. Ok, wait, what? You had me at lip oil but aside from dryness, flakiness, and general chapped lips what else other lip concerns could a person have? Mmm maybe finer liners? Ok, tell me more…

So it breaks down to 8 fragrances (Milani calls them fragranced but not flavored but they do in fact have a flavor just a heads up for the sensitive users):

  • Moisturizing Almond Coco (Coconut Oil)
  • Healing Lemon Honey (Lemon Oil)
  • Rejuvenating Peach Mango (Peach Seed Oil)
  • Conditioning Grapeseed (Grapeseed Oil)
  • Repairing Primrose (Rose Hip Oil)
  • Revitalizing Grapefruit (Grapefruit Oil)
  • Protecting Pomegranate (Pomegranate Oil)
  • Nourishing Raspberry (Raspberry Oil)

No one likes variety more than this girl and I know it is going to really hard and really tempting to just pick one of these but I promise that you do not need every single formula, flavor, and shade.

There’s such a thing as over marketing and Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment definitely over markets their new lip oils.

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment are really a fun and exciting idea. As a girl who struggles with chapped, drier lips (especially in the Winter) I was quite excited to check these out! At a glance I was thinking moisture, a little sheer tint, nice shine…..! And yeah, you get SOME of that but not all of it.

Each of these comes housed in a chubby 0.10 oz tube with a HUGE, GIANT sponge applicator. Remember MAC Wonder Woman Lipglasses from the MAC Wonder Woman Collection? Or the Hard Candy Glossaholic? Remember the big old applicators those came with? Well, Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment has an even BIGGER applicator! Like five times the size of a normal sponge! I actually like applicators like this as MAC and Hard Candy both proved these saturate well with color. Unfortunately, Milani’s applicator is a little too large and saturates with the oil a little too much. So much in fact that more than half the gloss is gone from the tube when you remove the wand. Seriously, the tube is like a half full after removing the applicator! It’s crazy! On that note I will say the sponge is easy enough to use and it applies the product just fine to lips.

Milani Pomegranate Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Milani Pomegranate Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Milani Almond Coco Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Milani Almond Coco Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Milani Grapefruit Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Milani Grapefruit Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment Swatches (Almond Coco, Grapefruit, and Pomegranate)

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment Swatches (Almond Coco, Grapefruit, and Pomegranate)

I personally purchased three shades because these are new and I couldn’t wait for reviews and I have no will power and I have a collect them all kinda disease with makeup, etc…etc….Lucky enough I was able to stop at three because I’d be kicking myself if I purchased all of them as this is not really all that great a formula.

Shine? Check! These have a very nice, shiny look on bare lips but they don’t produce as much shine over lipstick however, atop a lip stain they give a nice shiny finish. Color? Nope! No color here! I purchased clear Almond Coco, Pomegranate which also applied transparent, and Grapefruit, again, clear. I didn’t even get a hint of of tint from the two “colored” lip oils I purchased. That’s ok though as Milani does not mention anything about a tint with this formula!

So let’s see I got the protecting, moisturizing, and revitalizing formula. Does my lips feel protected, moist, and revitalized? Not really. They give lips a nice bit of light hydration and great shine but I wouldn’t say they are a super hydrating lip oil. If you want moisture you have to shell out the big bucks and get yourself some Hourglass No 28 Lip Treatment Oil, I promise it’s worth the money! These do each have a different flavor which was pleasant enough and quite light, nothing too heavy.

Wearing Milani Pomegranate Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Wearing Milani Pomegranate Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

With something like “moisture lock” and “oil” in the name one would expect a little more moisture from this formula. I can’t say how they compare to Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil as I haven’t tried that formula. But my experience with Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment was just ok. Nice shine here, light moisture, but not a formula that super dry lips will take joy in.

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment are launching at drugstores now or grab them online at milanicosmetics.com.

Tried them?

Share your thoughts!

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About the Muse

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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  • Nicole

    I bought the Lemon Honey one, and while I like how it feels on, it chapped my lips after a day or two of using it. So sad!

    • Sjofna

      The YSL Tint in Oil do the same to my lips. I was so looking forward to these but between Muse’s review and your comment I’m sadly going to stay away.

  • Heidi

    I just tried the coconut one, and I’m about where you are: They’re just OK. I honestly get more bang out of a cheaper chapstick or even a swipe of vaseline. For the amount of product you get it’s really overpriced, and while it feels good for a couple minutes, I swear my lips feel dry and more uncomfortable than ever once this wears off!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha you aren’t alone as someone just commented they felt lips were chapped after. Interesting! I didn’t get that thankfully. They are cute and ok not worth the price though! Good shine but not a ton of moisture :-/

    • Eyerus

      I’ve been wanting to try that for ages. It’s never in stock at the stores around me it’s always sold out. I’ll happily take it off your hands if your ok with that. I would hate for it to go to waste ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Adrienne

    My experience was a little different. Still disappointing but different. I purchased the primrose and I found with the huge applicator that after struggling to get it out of the tube there wasn’t much left on the applicator as it wiped back off trying to get the applicator out. Like others I didn’t see much color and not much hydration. For now I will go back to my Aquaphor and Carmex.

  • Andrew

    Looks like it’s a majority consensus: these are basically just scented and flavored glosses. I bought the peach and grapefruit ones and, while I enjoyed that they lightly hydrated, they were way, WAY over marketed. I hate saying that because just YESTERDAY I was talking about how much I loved Milani . . . and now this has disappointed me. Meh.

    • Isabella Muse

      haha it’s ok Andrew! I totally get it ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love Milani too but sometimes there’s a miss. They aren’t bad, that’s for sure, just a bit over marketed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • KimMWC03

    The Clarins Comfort Oil ones are awesome. I’d highly recommend! I have not found these Milani ones anywhere. I was going to pick up one just to try but maybe I’ll skip since so many are talking about chapped lips.

    • Isabella Muse

      I feel like I had one but I looked and I don’t!? Makeup Addict problems! LOL!

  • Morgane

    I bought coconut, grapefruit and lemon and ended up returning all 3. To me the coconut and the lemon both had this really chemical underlying fragrance and taste that I couldn’t deal with. Sad because I really wanted to like these but I really feel like they are just a glorified scented lip gloss.

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t like the taste either, was just synthetic maybe a little cardboard-ish. ๐Ÿ™ Sorry Morgane! But at least you got your $$$ back!

  • MerryRower

    The only product in this category I love is the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, which is a must-have for me. Feels great, looks good, long-lasting and truly moisturizing. I’m on my fourth tube, a repurchase record for me.

  • Raylynne

    I purchased one of these a couple of weeks ago and I’m sad to say I was very disappointed myself. They are very slick but they don’t really do anything as far as moisturizing to my lips. They don’t last all that long on my lips either and I cant use them under lipstick because they are way to slick. I’m actually thinking about returning mine. It’s very disappointing ๐Ÿ™

  • Jean

    Love the Clarins and glad they brought them back! Thank you so much for this review as I was waiting with baited breath for these to launch where I live. Now I’m not so interested! PS—did you hear of Milani pulling out of some CVS/retail locations? It left mine and was replaced by Elf! So sad!

    • Isabella Muse

      H Jean! My pleasure! Sorry to disappoint :-/ I hadn’t! Mine thankfully still has Milani! That’s sad, I like Milani at CVS since they are the first to get the newest offerings. What a shame!

  • Megan

    I really enjoy reading your beauty blog. I have very dry lips and especially like this post since I’m always looking for lip products that have moisturizers in them. Where can I find this product? I looked Walmart and they don’t carry the brand. I looked online at CVS and Walgreens and it looks like they might carry it but Im not sure if they have the moisture locked glosses. Also, did you find these to be sticky? I don’t like sticky ones, but who does. Thanks! Keep posting!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Megan! Thanks so glad you enjoy my reviews ๐Ÿ™‚ Nope, it wasn’t sticky or tacky. I have link right in the post to Milani’s website which is where you can buy them. They are also available at cvs.com, drugstore.com, etc…store location inventory will vary, not sure where you are but here in New York they are already available at CVS locations. Hope this helps!

  • Megan

    I’m looking for moisturizing products, so I should get the moisturizing almond coco (coconut oil), but it seems like all of them would be a good idea to use. Which one would anyone recommend purchasing first?

  • Randee

    Thank you for this review! I saw them at Walgreens and was intrigued but thought, they’re probably just hyped up lipglosses, better check reviews first and glad I did! As always, thanks for helping me cope with my make-up addiction by sharing your reviews! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Silvia

    I’ll be passing on these was so tempted to try a few. I’ll stick to my 101 collection of Chapstick and Burt Bees. But dying to see the eyeshadow palette on stores shades look pretty!
    On the other hand purchased a set of Soap & Glory lip glosses and not sure whether I like that tingling sensation on my lips! Lol! Not like I wanted to grow my lips and look like yet another fish out of water. My lips are thin and thin they will stay but that tingling sort of drives me crazy. What in the world is the ingredient that makes them tingle? Thought to return them but they haven’t damaged lips so I’ll just keep them I guess. Yikes! For curiosity.