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Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color

Hey guys! Milani’s been on a roll with their lip products for the past few years. This year is no exception. I took my time giving each line of theirs a fair review and here’s my take on the Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color.

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color (shot to show shade names)

These are described as:

  • Infused with pure pigments for a shockingly intense full tip color
  • Application of a gloss with the longevity of a lipstick
  • Lightweight, full coverage formula
  • Made in Italy

The product packaging wasn’t my favorite, but how it performs amazed me. This type of packaging makes me think of leaves, so I’ll call it leaf tubes from now on. It has a sponge tip applicator to spread the super pigmented formula onto the lips. Initially, I thought this was going to be a wet mess because of the formula. It’s more viscous than most lip glosses without any tackiness. But no! When applied evenly, it’s perfect. It sits nicely on the lips giving me no fear of dripping or anything like that. I found that I didn’t need to dip into the tube again for more product during application. Once is enough. It’s almost like a stain really. The staying power is very impressive for what the product is. It lasted through light snacking and sips of water with minimal wear. Gloss effect is high and the colors are bold and bright. Scent is a little similar to a lot of the other Milani lip products, but not the same. There seems to be a hint of vanilla, but that’s where the similarity ends. One thing I strongly encourage is to use this with a lip liner. In my experience, you will have some feathering after a while. This is available in 4 different shades and I have 3 on hand to show you swatches. For each shade, I applied it with the sponge tip applicator it comes with evenly on my arm. I applied it just like I would on my lips.

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color (in shade)

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color (direct sunlight)

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color (with flash)

These retail for $6.49 each and should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters

Hey guys! I know I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve taken time to do some of the DIY stuff for my upcoming wedding. I’ll share some of it later on in the future. I also finally took the time to paint my toenails a pretty shade of blue (Sephora Blue Strass) while watching Amityville. I’ve been on an old horror movies kick lately. I watched The Initiation the other night and man, I find old horror movies better than the ones we get these days (maybe with the exception of ones like Insidious). Even though the movie quality isn’t as good, the props and editing are subpar compared to movies of current times….they’re so much better in terms of concept and thought and even execution on some! But anyway, today’s post is on another new offering from Milani for 2014! Here’s Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters.

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters (shot to show shade names)

These are described as:

  • Perfect duo for a luminous effect around the eyes
  • Can be used as a brightener, highlighter & eye shadow
  • Brow lifting, light diffusing pigments
  • Defines the eyebrows
  • Emphasizes a fresh complexion under the brow arch
  • Easy to use and blend
  • Sharpens with Milani’s Duo Pencil Sharpener
  • Made in Gemany

I wasn’t sure how to use this product initially, but after reading the text on the packaging and experimenting a little — it’s not that hard really. Each pencil comes with 2 shades on the 2 different ends. There are 3 shades to choose from and you can decide based on the swatches which ones might work on you best if you’re not getting all 3. For the price though, they’re pretty affordable. For the first 2 shades, one end is matte and the other has a light tinge of shimmer. The last shade (03) has 2 non-shimmery shades with one end that’s light and one end that’s dark. It’s the only shade, for me, that I can use the dark end directly on my eyebrow as an eyebrow pencil. The other 2 shades (01 and 02) are strictly everything but on the eyebrow use for me. I’ve used the lightly shimmery end on the inner corners of my eye to make my eyes pop as well as on my eyelid as an eye shadow. I’ve used the matte end of these purely as an eye shadow base and a highlighter underneath the brow bone. Do apply a light stroke and blend as my mistake the first time was applying too much. I tried blending it out, but no dice. I’ve put on too much product and it definitely gave my brow a new look let me tell ya! Formula was a dream. They’re so creamy and pigmented. Lasting time was long. I got at least 8 full hours from it before I removed it when I got home. It doesn’t give a fine line for the thinner and sharp end of the eyebrows unless you get use out of it to a point where you need to sharpen them, but that’s alright with me — I don’t really intend to use this on my eyebrows at all. If you only intend to stick to one shade only, I’d go with either 01 or 02 in whatever shade goes with your skin tone more. In swatches shown below, I gently swiped the pencil ends twice onto my arm for each shade to show how creamy and pigmented they are.

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters Swatches (in shade)

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters Swatches (direct sunlight)

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters Swatches (lighting changed)

Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters Swatches (with flash)

These retail for $6.49 each and should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Baked Blush 2014

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something that I usually don’t blog about — blushes! But I’ve recently got the chance to try these brand new offerings from Milani for 2014 and color me impressed! Here’s Milani Baked Blush in Delizioso Pink and Bella Rosa.

Milani Baked Blush

Milani Baked Blush (Delizioso Pink and Bella Rosa)

Milani Baked Blush Delizioso Pink

Milani Baked Blush Bella Rosa

These are described as:

  • Buildable cheek color with luminous finish
  • Multi-purpose; shapes, contours and highlights cheeks
  • Easy to use and streak-free for a perfect radiant finish
  • Mirror & brush applicator included
  • Made in Italy

I wasn’t very apprehensive initially to try this product. The colors look bold and bright. I was afraid I’d end up looking like a clown. At the same time, I wasn’t sure if the product would deliver the same punch it promises just by its look. What if it actually shows up wayyyy lighter than what is expected? That has certainly happened in the past with some other makeup I’ve used. But I set all my fears aside and dived in. Boy, I’m sure glad I did! Pigmentation is simply exceptional. Very pigmented and formula goes on smoothly onto my skin. It’s not dry or kinda damp like some blushes can be. I’ve had horror experiences with blushes and eye shadows that apply patchy and/or streaky. Formula is soft and fine, which makes application a breeze. It’s almost perfect really. With that said, start application with a very light hand. It’s so easy to apply more than you want with something that has this much pigmentation. Wear time? It lasted all day for me. 8 hours at least. Gives a natural blush to the cheeks. Delizioso Pink worked better for my skin tone than Bella Rosa. It was very easy for me to go overboard with Bella Rosa, even with a light hand. But that also makes it why I love these baked blushes so much. They deliver what is promised. Finishes for both these shades are matte. There are 6 other shades available currently in Milani’s Baked Blush family. For the 2 shades I have on had, I used my fingers to apply streaks onto my arm to show pigmentation of one even swipe followed by 2 swipes for each shade. You can see in my 2 swipes for Delizioso Pink a bit of the texture of these blushes — like soft powder. You can also see what I mean by starting application of the product with a light hand with the 2 swipes of Bella Rosa — very pigmented and bold.

Milani Baked Blush Delizioso Pink and Bella Rosa Swatches (in shade)

Milani Baked Blush Delizioso Pink and Bella Rosa Swatches (direct sunlight)

Milani Baked Blush Delizioso Pink and Bella Rosa Swatches (with flash)

These retail for $6.49 each and should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain

Hey guys! I’ve been chugging through all of the other Milani’s new offerings for 2014 and here’s the one that surprised me the most. Here’s Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain.

Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain

Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain (shot to show shade names)

These are described as:

  • New non-drying formula
  • Long lasting shine, stain & color coverage
  • Easy to use twist pen with brush applicator
  • Non-feathering
  • Made in USA

I wasn’t excited about this product at first glance, but this blew all my expectations away. The unassuming simple packaging disguised such a powerful product that packs a lot of punch to bring color to your lips. To use, you have to twist on the base until product is visible in the brush tip applicator. The lip brush is initially stiff, but it will soften up with the initial use.

Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain Brush Tip

Pigmentation is superb for these bold lip glosses and formula is very pleasant to apply with almost no stickiness at all. This is much pigmented than their other new offering Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss, as it should be based on the “stain” in the name. It lasts all day — even through light snacking and sips of water! Color me impressed! This definitely lives up to being called a gloss stain (lip stain with the gloss). Gloss effect is high, but not overly done. Scent is similar to a lot of the other Milani lip products, like buttery vanilla. The finish for all shades vary from cream to shimmer mostly. No surprise here, my favorite would be the shimmery ones. BUT! I am very impressed with the cream shades mostly because of how opaque and pretty the shades are. This is available in 8 different shades and I have 4 on hand to show you swatches. For each shade, I globbed it on in the first picture since I was twisting each tube to get the product out and wanted to show what the product looks like in its pure form. The second picture shows more or less what to expect with a normal application of the product with 2 gentle strokes. This is how much product I usually apply with lip glosses.

Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain (in shade)

Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain (in shade, normal application)

Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain (direct sunlight)

Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain (direct sunlight, normal application)

Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain (with flash)

Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain (with flash, normal application)

These retail for $6.49 each and should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner

Hi guys! Today’s blog post is on a product I consider having holy grail status from the brand Milani. Here’s my take on the Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner.

Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner

This is described as:

  • A smooth easy glide-on, mistake proof formula that prevents lipstick or lipgloss from feathering
  • Serves as lip primer & line filler when used all over lips & extends the wear of any lipstick or lipgloss
  • Enriched with vitamins & moisturizing ingredients for a creamy application
  • Sharpens with Milani’s Duo Pencil Sharpener
  • Made in Germany

Holy grail? Here’s why. I have resisted owning a lip liner for as long as I have started using makeup. Why? Well, most of them basically come in a certain shade that you use with similar shades of lipstick or lip color. So that means I’ll end up with more than one to match with all the lipsticks I own. But my #1 problem with lip liners have always been that as my lip color wears off during the day, I am then left with a clear outline of the shape of my lips in the shade of the lip liner. Even if it’s a very light lip liner shade, the outline is still there. So what to do? Poof! Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner comes to the rescue! This is basically everything I wanted in a lip liner. It’s easy to apply and I can use it with whatever lip color I want being that it’s transparent. I don’t have to own 4 or more lip liners and I don’t even have to worry about actually applying it onto my face accidentally. If you go over, you can’t see it. It definitely stops bleeding and feathering during the time I’ve been using this (every other day for about 3 weeks now). One day, I even applied this to just the left side of my lips and then applied lip color on my entire lips. No bleeding or feathering at all on the side with this lip liner applied. I was apprehensive about the primer claim, but it does work really well in extending the wear of my lip color. I can tell immediately once I applied my lip color over it. It is hands down a must-buy for me once I use this all up.

This retails for $4.49 each and should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*