|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this lipstick off ebay for $2.50 and have been nothing but impressed with the color.
It's a bright red-coral with a creamy, matte, yet slightly sheer finish. I can use it lightly over balm as a lipstain but also can pile it on for high intensity color.
Like most Milani lipsticks, there is a grape-vanilla scent but I actually don't find it unpleasant. There is no taste. The wearing power for me is approx 3-4hrs in between meals with no eating.
For reference, I am a NC42/43 with cool/neutral undertones.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
A real "notice me!" orange-splashed scarlet, this lipstick goes on with a nice sheeny finish, and the colour's amazingly intense.
The minute I stuck this on my lips, I felt obliged to swatch it side-by-side with my beloved MAC "Lady Danger" lipstick and they are pretty darned similar - both are ubser-intense reds absolutely LOADED with coral/orange undertones - both are highly pigmented... "Red Alert" is perhaps a single *mote* more orange, but it's hard to call to be honest, it's THAT close... and of course, Lady Danger is very matte, whereas "Red Alert"'s a bit shiny... because this colour is so very retro, I personally prefer the intensity of the matte, but if I didn't already have Lady Danger, and was fancying a vibrant orange-red, then "Red Alert" would be an excellent choice and a complete STEAL at Milani prices, it's a decent "dupe".
Like all Milani lipsticks, Red Alert looks and smells very "distinctive": the stick itself is a weird facetted shape which I think is meant to look like a jewel or something, and the product has a strong and slightly artifical floral aroma - sugary violets and roses, a bit like a very old-fashioned cologne. I don't mind it at all (in fact I find it quite comforting and nostalgic!), but it may put some people off as it is pretty overpowering.