Milani Color Statement (all)


38 reviews

84% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Not tested on animals


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I got one of these in the color Velvet Merlot, which seems to be limited edition for fall if I'm not mistaken, and I absolutely love it!
It is a gorgeous red color, it glides creamy on the lips, it doesn't bleed at all, it doesn't dry my lips out and once you apply it and let it set for five minutes it kind of turns into a matte finish type of lipstick. Love it very much!

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I like these lipsticks. Not blown away, but these are very nice lipsticks.

- gorgeous YSL cousin packaging
- smells like watermelon jolly ranchers
- not drying
- VERY pigmented
- creamy, smooth, comfortable
- 4-5 hour lasting power
- smooth application

- not moisturizing
- strong scent (personally, I love it, though it can be overpowering)
- very few everyday wearable colors

I have the colors Nude Creme, Dulce Caramelo, Naturally Chic, Teddy Bare, Plumrose, Fruit Punch, Rose Amour, Sweet Nectar, Red Label, and Black Cherry.

I have so many because there was a point where I was obsessed with these haha. Don't get me wrong, these are good lipsticks. Great lipsticks. I just don't reach for them as often as my other ones because they aren't moisturizing and they're aren't any shades I love for everyday.

The nudes tend to be dark and the pinks to be very bright. I use these lipsticks when I want a bright, bold lip, or a deeper brown lip. Overall, I'm not a huge fan of these. I have other lipstick formulas and colors I'm much more into. Although, I do recommend Rose Amour, Sweet Nectar, and Red Label for bold lips. ;)

EDIT: I changed my 4 stars to a 5 because I was just playing around with them and found such a gorgeous, everyday berry neutral color. I mixed Nude Creme with Plumrose by putting a few swipes of Nude Creme on and then dabbing Plumrose on top. Absolutely in love with this combination.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Great quality, especially for the price. I have Naturally Chic, which leans a more light, reddish/pink instead of neutral as I was expecting, and Pretty Natural, which is a nude pinky mauve on my fair coloring. Goes on smoothly and doesn't dry my lips out. Packaging is classy and sturdy and the taste and smell of the lipsticks is not obnoxious.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I can't for the life of me find the matte versions of these lipsticks anywhere, but I do own #42 Rose Femme & #43 Pretty Natural. Rose Femme is super sheer but I build it up. Pretty Natural was super deceiving :( It looked like a rosey mauve but extremely pink on the lips. Peachy colors are more my preference but the texture is nice. I would only purchase the matte versions going forward but the moisturizing ones feel great on the lips!

on 6/18/2015 8:43:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've only purchased "Teddy Bare 29" & "Violet Volt 34". I love that they're so smooth & creamy yet no slippery or watery feeling (if that makes any sense). Opaque too. I discovered these at my local Walmart & Lowblaws (sp?) for only $8. Violet Volt's a serious type of purple that's unusual plus a charge of color that just lasts & lasts for hrs on my lips. I usually don't purchase metallic finishes, but this one just works on my already purple-esqe / dark brwony natural lips. It's a statement but not clownish on my medium brown skinned face too. As for the Teddy Bare, well, it's the most lovely natural MLBB type color. It's also a great base for my Wet n Wild's "Just Peachy" as it dulls out the too light color of that. However, my gripe is the scent / smell. Watermelon, candy-ish, nasty stale gummy bear or something that's just over-kill! I've no problem w/ scents in general i.e. Rimmel's that have a slight scent, but this is quite strong. Sorry, but had to take a lippie off due to the smell & won't re-purchase yet gladly still use the 2 I've recently purchased. I will try the Milani Mattes tho as I've heard that they do NOT smell of Watermelon overload.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Maybe you’re just looking for a good lipstick. A middle of the road texture with normal re-application time for a good price. Sometimes the super matte lipsticks and extreme glosses lose their edge, ya know? If you’re feeling me on this, Milani’s Color Statement Lipsticks are the perfect option for you.

The security sticker will not come off from the packaging. I even soaked it in Goo-Gone. Could you just be cool for like, once, CVS??

Price. $5.49 – Thumbs up!

Pigmentation. It doesn’t take too much to get an opaque lip with these. I did notice, however, that Sangria went on a little unevenly. No such problem with the other two though. There also are tons of pretty colors in this range. I want Violet Volt and Matte Orchid now!

Wear Time. These won’t last a whole night of dinner and dancing without reapplying. If you’re not eating, they might last more than 3 hours, but be prepared to re apply within 2-3 during meals.

Texture. Similar to Maybelline’s Color Sensation lipsticks: not so creamy that it’s sliding all over your lips and not so matte that your lips feel as if they’re suffocating. These are super comfortable to wear since they’re lightweight and silky. They’re also easily mattified with some translucent powder. It takes no time at all and definitely makes a difference in your wear time.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I LOVE this brand. I have it in #62 Matte Blissful. It's a vibrant, baby pink and lasts ALL day! It does have the tendency to dry out your lips however, so keep a balm handy. The price is amazing, and I plan on buying many more shades!

on 3/1/2015 1:56:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely love this lipstick line. It is super affordable but at the same time is great quality. Milani Color Statement lipsticks come in a large variety of colors. However, my favorites have to be Naturally Chic (pinky brown cream finish) and Matte Naked (perfect muted rose nude). The matte formula is probably my favorite since it is very long lasting (4-5 hrs) and transfer resistant, but it can be a bit drying and uncomfortable as they day goes on. For the cream formula, it is really comfortable to wear, very very very creamy but it does transfer, however, I find it to not transfer as much as my other lipsticks like my Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish or Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks. They all fade pretty nicely re-application is not a big deal. The biggest con to these lipsticks would be that they're always sold out and tested on in the drugstore AND they have a jolly rancher watermelon smell to them.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/13/2015 12:37:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

LOVE THIS LIPSTICK. I have it in the color Uptown Mauve, a bright, vibrant pink. Amazing quality for such an amazing price. I wouldn't say it's a super matte like lime crime, but it is definitely a matte lipstick. This color reminds me a lot of the lime crime pink velvet, but this pink is just darker.

The formula is smooth and when you put it on, it STAYS on! It just sinks into your lips and really has such amazing staying power and DOES NOT BUDGE! Absolutely no transfer and no tackiness. Can shrivel your lips, but a balm will solve the problem (preferably one that does not drag, while the product does not bunch up, it can move around a little).

Absolutely love this lipstick, it's 6.50$ by me, and I am getting it in other colors.

on 1/27/2015 8:37:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

These are some of my favorite drugstore lipsticks! I own three colors, and I feel that the Spring 2014 released shade, Rose Femme, is the smoothest and most pigmented. I find that it only one swipe to get an opaque effect. I love the formula overall and the scent is. amazing. They smell like jolly ranchers! Highly recommended for those on a budget.

Recommended for Medium Skin

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