19 July 2015

Milani Lipstick | Review


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So I ventured out and finally treated myself to a new lipstick. It's funny because after scouring the shelves of Superdrug, nothing really caught my eye on this one occasion. It is only when my friends and I went to the Custard Factory (in Birmingham) when we discovered a cute little independent business that sold makeup not usually found in the UK: from Covergirl to NYX and a whole load of others, some of which I didn't even recognise.  When I saw the Milani section, I was so excited. I have heard so much about this brand but never had the opportunity to try, let alone own one of their products. I was even more pleased when I saw the price as the lipsticks ranged were around £4 and blushes ranged from £5-£6! Whilst the blushers reminded me of Max Factor's Creme Puff Blushes, the lipsticks were a little different to anything Maybelline or Revlon have to offer. Plus they came in beautiful shades with even lovelier formulas that were neither matte nor gloss but instead had a shimmer finish.

I opted for the shade Chilled Brandy that had a gorgeous plan undertone and a sheen finish. Although it looks darker in the packaging, once applied to the lips the colour is able to be built up to own preferences. One slick is perfect for me to add a nice flush of colour but with a few more coats the reddish purple colour really comes through. I was also pleasantly surprised with the lasting power as it can easily stay for around 3-4 until the colour starts to fade and needs reapplying within about 6 hours which is great for an inexpensive drugstore product, especially considering its not a matte formula which tend to linger on the lips longer.

Unlike most lipsticks, it isn't drying on my lips at all and instead I feel like it actually nourishes them which is a great bonus. Another positive is the pleasant scent of the product, which I absolutely love. Its quite a sweet and fruity scent that becomes more prominent when applied, but for those who don't like this it does fade away after a few minutes so there's no need to worry. Its such a nice little touch from Milani because no-one likes horrible smelling make-up, especially when it comes to lip products. The packaging is gorgeous too, much like the actual product as it comes in a study gold casing giving it sleek and sophisticated look. Its all of these little things that simply finish off the makings of a wonderful, inexpensive product.


Its a huge shame that Milani isn't sold in drugstores in the UK but maybe one day they'll bring it over here. At least I hope they will anyway. Until then, there's always online shopping or if you're lucky maybe you'll stumble upon an amazing little shop in your town centre. Its worth a try!

6 comments:

  1. That shade is absolutely stunning. Can't beat a gorgeous deep shade, they're great for all year round in my opinion!
    Kim x And On That Note She Wrote|Bloglovin

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    1. It really is! It has a lovely finish too that makes it great for all seasons

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  2. This shade looks gorgeous and I didn't realise any shops sold Milani in the UK, will definitely have to track this one down next time I'm in Birmingham :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Neither did I if I'm honest! Just let me know if you are ever in Birmingham and I'll be happy to direct you to the place :)

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  3. Amazing shade.
    xoxo,

    atwednesdaysiwearpink.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is, and so versatile too!

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