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Milani Color Statement Lipstick Review and Swatches

March 19, 2013

Besides the Ultrafine Liqu8id Eyeliner, new from Milani for Spring 2013 is Color Statement Lipstick.

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!

Clockwise from top left: Rose Amour, Plumrose, Chilled Brandy, Black Cherry, D'Oro, Dulce Caramelo, Best Red, Sweet Nectar, Flamingo Rose and Rose Hip

Left to right: Sweet Nectar, Best Red, Flamingo Pose, Rose Hip and Plumrose

Left to right: Chilled Brandy, Black Cherry, Dulce Caramelo, Rose Amour and D' Oro

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

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  • Reply Melissa May 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

    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+.

    • Reply Alice May 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Same for me 🙂 If you like Dulce Caramelo, you should try Nude Crème and Naturally Chic.

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