Thursday, March 19, 2015

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick Moisture Matte {Review & Swatches}

*** Disclaimer: Some of the products featured in this blog post
were provided by Milani Cosmetics for reviewAll opinions are my own.

Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick Moisture Matte Review & Swatches

Hello, my pretties! ♥

A little over a month ago, I shared with you a preview of the new Moisture Matte Lipstick collection that was recently released by Milani Cosmetics for Spring 2015.

Milani Cosmetics claims, "Meet your matte. Your fantasy matte. The matte that not only feels great (yes, you read that right - it's actually comfy) but also lasts for hours and has 'a-mazing Instagram selfie' written all over it. Infused with grape seed extract imported from Italy, this smear-proof lip soother delivers mega color that won't budge, even after a close encounter with a cappuccino cup. In eight luxe, go-the-distance shades, from the oh-so-sweet, pale pink Matte Innocence to the va-va-voom, fiery-red Matte Passion. This matte? So major."

The colors of these new Moisture Matte Lipsticks were totally inspired by the most notorious looks in fashion runways. If you love matte lips but hate how chapped your lips feel, you'll be happy to know that this formula is a cashmere matte that feels great! Plus, it contains Vitamins A & C to keep your lips soft & moisturized while you wear it.

Packaging

Another perk of these lipsticks is that they look picture perfect for hours and are smear-proof. They leave a beautiful stain behind that doesn't look unnatural. Yesterday, I put lipstick on at around 12 noon & lasted until about 7 pm, even after having lunch and drinking throughout the day. It was awesome! I don't normally retouch my lips and was happy to see that I didn't even have to with these lipsticks ☺ Also, I noticed that even without a lip liner, they don't smear or bleed into fine lines. Big plus!

I would like to point out is that the Moisture Matte Lipsticks are infused with grape seed extract imported from Italy. Grape seed extract contains potent antioxidants that help diminish the sun's damaging effects and reduce damage done by free-radicals. It also has wound-healing properties. There's also scientific evidence that it enhances the synthesis of collagen & elastin on skin. In other words, these lipsticks help your lips not just feel better but look better over time.

Some colors from the collection

Milani Cosmetics is definitely one of my all-time favorite drugstore makeup brands. It's not only inexpensive, but also readily available at your local drugstore. The prices are a steal for the quality you get and these matte lipsticks are no exception. The packaging is the standard one for any Statement Lipstick, which is a luxurious gold packaging that is light in weight and showcases the lip color in a clear enclosing at the bottom of the tube. The Milani Cosmetics Moisture Matte Lipsticks are available at CVS stores nationwide. I've also spotted them at my local Walgreens (this is actually where I bought mine). Retail price starts at $4.99.

All Milani Cosmetics products are certified PETA & The Leaping Bunny Program as cruelty-free.


How gorgeous are these colors?

The following are all the shades the Moisture Matte Lipsticks come in:

• Matte Innocence - Soft whisper of pink nude×
• Matte Naked - Ultimate "your lips but better" medium nude×
• Matte Blissful - Girly, blush pink*
• Matte Diva - Happy, poppy hot pink
• Matte Orchid - Supper flattering, complexion-friendly fuchsia
• Matte Glam - Yummy, grape-Italian-ice purple
• Matte Passion - Fiery sunset orange-red
• Matte Confident - Bold, gusty brick red*

All the colors are semi-sheer when you first apply them; however, they build up beautifully and even. They have really nice pigmentation that is long-lasting. 

Swatches of all 4 colors.
Natural light. With flash.

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For the images above, I used nothing but Milani Cosmetics makeup: Eye Primer, Bella Eyes Gel E/S (review here), Rose Blush (review coming soon), and obviously matte lipsticks. They are perfect with neutral eyes because they all give a very different mood to the face - from everyday simple to nighttime glam. I love them all!

If you are looking for a comfortable matte lipstick, I can't recommend these enough! They are inexpensive, luxurious, great quality and work with any skintone. Simply amazing!!!

Have you tried Milani Cosmetics' Moisture Matte Lipsticks? If so, what did you think of them?

I hope you guys are doing amazing. I'll be posting more often in the next few weeks. We've been quite busy at home lately. I'll do a video pretty soon with some updates for you & post some other fun stuff ☺ I send you all tons of love & light.

Until next time...

× Purchased by me
* Provided for review