Milani Monday: Color Statement Best Red Lipstick

My best of the best, most favorite red lipsticks come from Milani. Here’s why:

  • They make the truest reds
  • They have incredible staying power
  • The price between $4.50 to $5.50 is very reasonable
  • The formula is creamy and easy to apply
  • I look hot wearing their reds

The red named ‘Best Red’, is probably the most perfect red for me, with my light, pink undertone complexion…

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I don’t know if you can classify a red lipstick as a neutral but this one is what I call ‘middle of the road’. It doesn’t have an orange tinge to it, nor does it have a pink flair. It’s just a true red. And this one is the creamiest matte red lipstick I own. Yep, it’s my ‘Best Red’…

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The Color Statement line tube’s end which shows the shade rather than trying to guess off a colored sticker is the only way to go on The Vanity…

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‘Best Red’ glides on soooo smoothly…

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And, if I want that ‘middle of the road’ red, I know I’m not going to clash with any other red that I may be wearing…

Best Red lips

 

I think I can get a whole lot of happiness for a mere $5.50 from this lipstick.

Do you adore Milani red lipsticks as much as I do?

 

*The product was provided to me for my honest opinion. All comments are my own.

Milani Monday: Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow Pencils

Eyeshadow pencils that have good pigment AND don’t crease are hard to find. Oh, you’ll find plenty of companies telling you that their pencils last but, if you have oily eyelids like me, one can almost give up even trying to find such an animal.

I have had a lot of success with Milani Cosmetics so, I was very hopeful that their 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow pencils in their Shadow Eyez collection would hold up. Here are a couple I have…

“Champagne Toast’, which the name says it all and, ‘Royal Purple’ which is a perfect purple shade. Both of these glide on like a professional ice skater across the ice…smooth. And, as no surprise, pigment overload!…

These are chubby pencils. I still like to use these for liners as well, even though they will give a thicker line. It is good for getting a smokey eye look. And, as creamy as these pencils are, you can smudge them out every easily.

Both are vibrant…

‘Champagne Toast’ seems to be lighter in color once it is drawn onto the skin. It makes for a dramatic highlight shade on the brow bone. And, ‘Royal Purple’ is about as matte as you can get without actually being a matte; just a smidgen of shimmer in there. That way, it keeps it in the 2010’s rather than in the 1070’s.

I actually like wearing these two shades together because they blend so easily and create a fun contrast…

As much as I like ‘Shadow Eyez’, I don’t get a 12 hour wear out of them. If I apply a shadow primer, I will get about 6 hours of no creases. Do keep in mind, I have oily eyelids and I’m in Florida. Your mileage may vary. When I use a primer and then one of these pencils over that, covering my eyelid, and then apply powder shadows over that, I get an intense look that wears long and beautifully for a good 8 hours.

I have a feeling that these would work perfectly, for me, in the winter temps, and in locations not as humid as Florida. I have several shades from this collection and they all are gorgeous. Save from having to work with them in a humid location, I have no complaints about Milani’s ‘Shadow Eyez’.

Have you tried any of these pencils my Milani? Which ones do you like?

 

These products have been given to me to review. This is my own, honest opinion.

 

Milani Monday: Face Of The Day

This Milani Monday is a FOTD look. I used all Miani cosmetics to create it. Let’s start with the two eye shadows that I based this look around. These are from the Runway Eyes collection, which is a core collection…

‘Silver Charm’ is a soft color; not overly metallic-looking at all. ‘Royalty’ is a purply-violet that has lots of shimmer to it. ‘Royalty’ looks pink in the photos, but it is a lot more purple, which will show better in the swatches…

It might look like the sparkles are over-spray. However, I swirled into the pan and it stayed shimmery through.

I swatched both wet and dry. The larger swatch is dry while the narrow swatch is done wet…

‘Royalty’ is showing truer in the swatches.

To create my look, I used Milani for everything but the translucent facial powder. These are the Milani products I used…

From the top: my very favorite mascara, Total Lash Cover in Black; the lipstick is ‘Pink Love’; on top of the lipstick I used Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipgloss in ‘Quick Flash’; I used two different eyeliners, both from the Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow collection, ‘Green Safari’ and ‘Brown Deluxe’; and as the liner under my eyes, I used Color Play Felt-tip Liquid Pen in ‘White Line’.

This is how I got them all together…

Without a doubt, Milani’s products are very pigmented. I did the shadows wet and I couldn’t be happier with the intensity and blendability. The lipstick and gloss complimented each other very well.

In self-portraits, why is the nose made to look so huge!?? I wish it would make my lips look bigger. LOL

Do you have any of these Milani products?

Milani Monday: Crystal Gloss For Lips

If I were to sum up Milani Cosmetics in one word, it would be ‘pigmented’. There’s nothing really shy about Milani’s colors. They are bold, vibrant and stunningly beautiful.

Let me show you what I mean. These lip glosses are called ‘Crystal Gloss For Lips’…

Two glitters: Raspberry Icing and Cotton Candy; one shine: Fruit Punch

These come with a doe-foot applicator and the gloss glazes right on my lips. I have to use a mirror with these because the color is so pigmented that I can easily skip a patch on my lips. But, you’ll be OK with that too because you’ll be admiring how wonderful these glosses make your lips look.

You don’t have to even get this close to see sparkles and shine…

Here are the swatches…

Top is Cotton Candy, Fruit Punch and Raspberry Icing.

Let me show off these great glosses…

Cotton Candy-very subtle on the lips but full of sparkle. I like this one over cream lipsticks too.

Raspberry Icing-luscious and vibrant all on its own.

Fruit Punch-no sparkles but just a glossy shine.

The tubes are stubby compared to the long tubes many glosses come in. I rather like these. With 18 different colors to choose from, you’ll get one for every moment you would like to play up your lips.

Milani Cosmetics can be found at many drugstores, Ulta and online. These glosses are $4.99.

I was provided these items for my honest review. These are my own opinions.

Milani Monday Series: Runway and Marbleized Baked Shadows

One of my favorite makeup brands is Milani. I don’t think they can come out with new products fast enough to satisfy me, I love them that much. So, I thought I’d start a new semi-series of Milani Mondays and share with you Milani items that I own.

The first Milani products I purchased were eye shadows. The colors trapped me on first look..

Here are a couple of regular shadows from the Runway collection: ‘Peaches and Cream’, ‘Golden Touch’; and a marbleized baked shadow called ‘Must Have Fuchsia’.

This is ‘Peaches and Cream’…

I thought that the sparkles were just a spray-over but they are there even below the top layer. And the pigment on all of these is solid. I haven’t tried them foiled (used with water) but I bet they continue to shine. I use ‘Peaches and Cream’ as an all over base, to which I layer other colors on top. And I like it alone for a more subdue feel.

This is ‘Golden Touch’…

‘Golden Touch’ isn’t quite as sparkly as ‘Peaches and Cream’, ironically. But it is still a very warm and bright shade. Mixed with other shadows, it adds a lot of warmth.

And the show-stealer, ‘Must Have Fuchsia’…

She steals the show, doesn’t she? You can see that I have put a dent in this one. I quit worrying about using colors I deemed too bright. Yes, this one is bright but doesn’t it look so otherworldly? The marbled look is so complex. And just like the other two, the pigment is strong and true. Fuchsia doesn’t have any sparkles though; it has a shimmer.

I swatched these with just my finger…

It looks like Fuchsia wants to be streaky, but it is not. These are very creamy and blend so well. Because of the sparkles, though, there is a lot of fall-out. I’m OK with that. A fan brush whisks it all away for me.

Now that I have done a review on these, I think I’m going to set them on the vanity and use these three together for an EOTD (eye of the day) look tomorrow. I think I can come up with something very hot!

Have you tried any of Milani’s eye shadows? Do you have a favorite?