Friday, 3 April 2015

Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks

Milani released its spring matte lipstick collection. It has 8 shades:
Matte Innocence
Matte Naked
Matte Blissful
Matte Diva
Matte Orchid
Matte Glam
Matte Passion
Matte Confident

I got 5 of them: Matte Innocence, Matte Orchid, Matte Glam, Matte Passion, Matte Confident.


Watch my video for lip swatches & review:


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Availability & Price



United States: CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Drugstore.com & Milani website. Depending on where you get it, it will cost you $4.99 - $5.99 each.
Canada: Loblaws, Well.ca or Amazon. Loblaws is about 6.99 (price isn't exact but it's around that price).    
  • Well.ca - $7.99: I actually like ordering from there. My sister had a coupon, so I ended up getting $10 off. The lipsticks do cost about a dollar more than Loblaws but with a coupon, then you can save $10 on orders of $40 plus free shipping.
My coupon code: arzanblogs
  • Amazon $8.45 (plus shipping): I initially ordered from Amazon because they weren't available elsewhere. However, I wish I didn't because I ended paying about $8.45 each plus shipping. Few days later, I noticed Loblaws stocked them, so I got one more shade for about $6.99. 
If you're not in U.S. or Canada, then you can simply order them from Amazon or Ebay. 
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Review
I really like these lipsticks! They do feel a bit dry but not too much. I wouldn't say they dry the lips but they aren't moisturizing either.

  • Finish: Matte    
  • Application: Most of them apply nicely but I did notice some shades were patchy. I also like how not much of the lipstick gets on my teeth compared to many others.
  • Pigmentation: Except for Matte Innocence, I find these are quite pigmented. 
  • Wear Time: These do transfer a bit but still last long. However, I do use lip liners with them.  
  • Scent: These don't have a strong scent to them.  
  • Packaging: Just like many drugstore lipsticks, these aren't sealed. This really bothers me. I don't like buying products that aren't sealed. That's why I prefer ordering them online because most of them come from a warehouse.  

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Matte InnocencePinky Nude


Here's a swatch of Matte Innocence:

This is my least favorite from the collection. I have pigmented lips, so I had to build it up for it to show on my lips. I also found it patchy.

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Matte Orchid - Super Flattering Fuchsia


Matte Orchid reminds me of MAC Candy Yum Yum but if you swatch it, MAC Candy Yum Yum is actually brighter.


I like this one! It's a beautiful bright pink shade for spring/summer.


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Matte Glam - Purple

In case you're wondering how Matte Glam compares to MAC Heroine or Gerard Cosmetics Grape Soda, here are the swatches:
Milani Matte Glam is deeper than MAC Heroine but slightly lighter than Gerard Cosmetics Grape Soda.
With Flash
I love purple lipsticks, so there's no doubt I like this one! 


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Matte Passion Fiery Sunset Orange Red


Here's swatch of Milani Matte Passion:


I like this one as well. This orange/red shade is another Spring/Summer shade!


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Matte Confident - Bold Brick Red


Here's a swatch of Matte Confident:


This is a blue/red and reminds me of a deeper version of Ruby Woo but I haven't swatched them side by side yet.


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Milani Matte Lipsticks vs Maybelline Creamy Mattes

I personally prefer Maybelline formula because they are matte but don't feel dry on the lips. 
Maybelline Creamy Mattes
However, I love Milani gold packaging with the shades shown at the base of each lipstick.
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks 
  • Maybelline Creamy Mattes are much more creamy and moisturizing than Milani Matte lipsticks. I find Milani ones a bit dry, so if you have very dry/chapped lips then I'd stick with Maybelline ones.  
  • Maybelline lipsticks do transfer more than Milani lipsticks especially when you first apply them on. It takes some time for Maybelline Creamy Matte lipsticks to dry, so they get on the teeth.   
  • Milani matte lipsticks have a more subtle scent than Maybelline Creamy mattes. 


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