|Milani Color Statement Lipstick|
These lipsticks are truly wonderful. The only negative things I have to say bout them are the packaging, which I find a bit tacky, and the smell, which is reminiscent of a watermelon jolly rancher. I personally, do not like the smell, but it fades quickly, so it's a non issue for me. As for the packing, who really cares? It's not going to look glam on my makeup table, but it's going to look awesome on my lips, and in the end that is what matters.
|Bottoms Up: Uptown Mauve, Flamingo Pose, Pretty Natural, Nude Creme|
Another plus is that they come in a vast color range. There are 30 shades in all, ranging from nudes to vibrant plums. There truly is something for everyone. Usually I only find one or two shades that I like in drugstore lipstick brand, but I already four of these Milani ones, and there are still quite a few shades that I am waiting to buy. The ones I have are Nude Creme, Pretty Natural, Flamingo Pose, and Uptown Mauve. Nude Creme is their lightest shade, and is a very nice nude, though I like to darken it up just a hair by using one of Milani's lipliners (either 03 or 04). Pretty Natural is a cool medium pink that pair well with my neutral coloring. Flamingo Pose was actually the first Milani lipstick I bought. It was around this time last year and I was looking for a nice hot pink. All the ones I tried turned a very blue based pink on my lips. This is the only one that retained it's warmth without going into orange territory. It is a hot pink coral and perfect for spring and summer. Finally there is Uptown Mauve. This is a much more wearable version of Milani's Violet Volt, which I find is too purple for me. Uptown Mauve is half fuchsia/half vibrant plum and doesn't overpower me the way Violet Volt does.