2 Hot Drugstore Lipsticks for Spring/Summer: Review and Swatches for Milani Mango Mambo and Rose Hip
Color Perfect Lipsticks
One of their star products are the Color Perfect Lipsticks, which are silky, richly-pigmented, and come in trendy colors (like Mango Mambo and Rose Hip). If you are interested in getting 2012’s hottest color, Tangerine, or the ever-popular Hot Pink, but find yourself on a tight budget, Milani is one of your best bets.
These are a cross between MAC Lustres and Amplified Cremes. They are not as highly-pigmented as Amplified Cremes, so you will need to apply a couple of coats to build up the color, but they aren’t as slick and sheer as Lustres.
One thing I noticed was that bright shades like Mango Mambo and Rose Hip aren’t totally color-true when applied. They go on more translucent and darker, until you build it up to a few layers, so if you love strong pigmentation from the first swipe, these are not the lipsticks for that.
If your lips are very dark or pigmented, you may notice pigments settling into lines.
This is a creamy lipstick, so you know it’s not going to stay through a greasy meal. I’d say it lasts through about 3-4 hours of normal wear (talking, drinking, etc) before you need a touch-up noticeably.
Fruity-floral; quite strong. You might want to avoid if your skin is sensitive to fragrances in lip products.
The line has more than 40 shades so you’re likely to find something you like. Finding a single place with all 40+ swatches is almost impossible though, so you’ll need to Google Image each shade one by one most of the time.
Other cool products from Milani
Milani Lip Flash (lustre lipstick in a jumbo pencil form)
Milani Baked Blushes (I have 3 to swatch and review for you soon)
Milani Liquif’Eye Eye Pencils (cult favorite)
If you’re interested in checking out Color Perfect Lipsticks and other Milani products, they’re available online for international buyers at Beautyjoint.com with a 5% discount code (MAKEUPBOX) for Makeup Box readers!