Milani Color Statement Lipstick Reviews, Swatches and Photos

Besides the Ultrafine Liqu8id Eyeliners, new from Milani for Spring 2013 are Color Statement Lipsticks.

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks for Spring 2013
Milani Color Statement Lipsticks for Spring 2013

Available in a HUGE variety of 30 colors, the Color Statement Lipsticks range from Oranges/Reds, Pinks/Corals, Plums/Berries to Naturals/Browns. There are also different finishes, including Vinyl, Metallic, Cream, Shimmer, Pearl and Matte. Below are a few of my favorites:

* 01 Sweet Nectar is a bright orange in the Cream formula.
* 07 Best Red is a matte blue-based red.
* 12 Flamingo Pose is a creamy bright coral.
* 14 Rose Hip is a hot pink in the Cream formula.
* 17 Plumrose is a creamy mauvy red.
* 22 Chilled Brandy is a dark brownish red with shimmer.
* 24 Black Cherry is a black burgundy color in the Cream formula.
* 27 Dulce Caramelo is a frosty nude with brown undertones.
* 33 Rose Amour is a creamy medium pink.
* 36 D’ Oro is a metallic gold.

The paraben-free formula is packed with Vitamins A, C and E to moisturize and nourish lips and has a semi-strong watermelon scent. Even on my chapped lips, the lipsticks felt non-drying and glided on easily and evenly. And while the Metallic, Pearl and Shimmer formulas applied slightly sheerer, the lipsticks overall were very opaque and provided excellent color with just one stroke. The wear was also great. With most colors, I was able to get 3 to 4 hours before I started to see fading.

The verdict? A great buy, especially at this unbeatable price!

Top left (clockwise): Rose Amour, Plumrose, Chilled Brandy, Black Cherry, D’Oro, Dulce Caramelo, Best Red, Sweet Nectar, Flamingo Rose and Rose Hip

L to R: Sweet Nectar, Best Red, Flamingo Pose, Rose Hip and Plumrose

L to R: Chilled Brandy, Black Cherry, Dulce Caramelo, Rose Amour and D’ Oro

Milani Color Statement Lipstick is available at drugstores nationwide for $5.49.

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Review overview
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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I’ve been on a hunt for the perfect shade of lipstick since I was 13. I am now going on 31, and I have finally found it – Dulce Caramelo. I’m a white girl, with a “fairly light” complexion (according to my Bare Escentuals foundation shade), and this shade of lipstick is absolutely perfect for me, for day to day use. Not only that, but its soft and smooth and it doesn’t dry out my lips or make them feel sticky. I agree with the writer of this site. This lipstick gets an A. Although, I would actually give it an A+.

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