MILANI Color Statement Lipstick (All Colors)

4.4

64 reviews

84% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Milani was my first venture in the matte world of lipsticks. My first purchase was Best Red (07) which is a true medium tone red and the other I have is Matte Kiss (72) a brighter, warmer red. Matte Kiss, I must say, is a "true" matte lippie and you need a good moisturizing base prior to application so your lips don't become overly dry. Both products have good staying power if that is what your looking for in a product. Best Red has a more satin-like look and feel to the application though a staying power on the lips like a matte.

If you're like me and love the reds, I find Best Red would be better suited for the Autumn/Winter season while the Matte Kiss would be more appropriate for the Spring/Summer months due to it being slightly brighter and warmer in appearance. But either really would work anytime if your're not overly picky like me. Overall, I find Milani to be a reasonably priced and a good product and value.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I own this in Nude Creme, Matte Dreamy and Matte Confident. Nude Creme isn't that great as it looks patchy and crumbles. But the other 2 are great,especially Matte Dreamy. It's very long lasting, pigmented and keeps my lips moisturized, though my lips chap easily. So, I definetly recommend trying this in store, because some of the shades aren't that great.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

While I do not love the smell of these lipsticks, the formula is amazing enough that I can get past it. For the record, they aren't as stinky as Milani's older lipsticks, though the scent is very similar. The non-matte shades wear well and are pigmented, and they don't dry out the lips, and the mattes are only slightly drying. The shade range is very nice for drugstore, and while you won't find outrageous colors like blue or green, they do have some very fun "safe" pops of color in the line along with all kinds of awesome reds, pinks, and berries.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Other

Eyes: Black

I keep this in my purse at all times. I wear shade Matte Tender. On me it is a nice neutral mauve pink. Like most matte lipsticks I always keep lip balm nearby since it sometimes dries my lips out. But I love how it looks and how long lasting it is.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have two of these in Nude Creme and Matte Kiss. The Nude Creme isn't "nude" anything on my lips- it's straight up baby pink. This is fine, but was a letdown as it wasn't what I expected or wanted. The Matte Kiss is red, and is highly pigmented but a little on the dry side.

Overall, they're decent quality but not exactly consistent from one lipstick to another. For this reason it will not be a repurchase, but is otherwise a good product if you don't mind the element of surprise and flexibility in shade range from one lipstick tube to the next.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

THESE LIPSTICKS ARE EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!! They go for about $6 and I swear they are the best lipsticks you will ever use! the packaging is so pretty I love the gold tube, it gives it a higher end type of look. The lipstick itself smells nice, and the formula is awesome! It glides on your lips smoothly and it's super pigmented and not patchy at all. I have lipsticks that are $20++ and they do not look anywhere near as good as these lipsticks. I will never buy another type of lipstick after using these they are quality and not harsh on the wallet!

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love these so much! I keep buying them and I’m sure I’ll get more! They perform as well as the high end lipsticks I’ve tried and the price is right. So many lovely colors. I get compliments on them all the time. I have Dulce Caramelo, Cabaret Blend, Teddy Bare, Plumrose - I think that’s all so far. Highly recommend!

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love a good drugstore lippie and this is definitely one of them! It’s pigmented, comfortable, cheap, doesnt smell or taste funky and the colours are beautiful!! I would definitely recommend these lippies any time of the day! The only thing i dont like is the packaging. Not that it’s bad or anything Im just a packaging whore and these didnt appeal to me BUT because the quality itself is really good i will get over it haha. I only have 1 so far (matte beauty no.69) but i need to get more asap!!

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love this l/s. I have two shades, dulce caramelo and nude creme. They are lightweight, hydrating, pigmented and smell wonderful. They usually put milani on sale at CVS so the price was good. I am not a big l/s person at all, usually just wear chapstick or vaseline but these feel so comfortable on my lips that I don't mind wearing them. They're not very long lasting, esp if you're eating or drinking but they are so easy to reapply that it doesn't matter to me. I don't even need a mirror for reapplying because the two shades I have are nude-ish, and very forgiving. I would definitely repurchase the shades I have and will most likely try more colors.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I have been experiencing with cruelty free cosmetic brands and have heard great things about these lipsticks from Milani. I went back and forth on them for several weeks, telling myself that I didn't need any more lip products but eventually caved and picked up Naturally Chic and Pretty Natural at my local CVS store for by one get one 50% off this week.

I must say, these are nice lipsticks. They go on nicely and are pretty pigmented as well. I usually have a thin layer of balm on underneath anyway so I didn't notice any drying. People have commented on the watermelon smell, yes it's definitely there but I don't notice it too much which is good for me. If I had that might pose a problem. I also really like the packaging, it's a bit flashy but it reminds me of high end cosmetics, only at the drugstore price.

I really like the shade Naturally Chic, it's kind of a russet color which I don't have anything else like currently. I had a lipstick years and years ago by Charles of the Ritz (remember that brand?), it was a sample or freebie given to me by someone as they didn't want it. I liked the lipstick a lot, was a definite favorite of mine and then I lost it. I have never found anything close to that shade until now. This is definite keeper for me.

Pretty Natural is not bad either, I was debating between this one and Plumrose. I thought Pretty Natural would be a better choice for me. It goes on kind of neutral but show up pink like another reviewer said. It's not a bad color but very similar to the NYX Butter lipstick in Root Beer Float (Pops), which I like a wee bit better so I will not repurchase this particular shade but it's a nice color. Another reviewer stated that this does turn kind of pinky too after a while, I tend to agree. This might be one that I may experiment with adding a light color gloss over top to see what that does.

I might pick up Plumrose at some point. But I am also eyeballing Ravishing Rose by E.L.F so I may grab that one instead as that's another color I would like to try. Many pinks/plums/purples are a miss for me so I am hesitant to get any more as I slowly accumulate more of those shades that are in the miss pile. I do okay with Dusty Rose/Mauve colors though.

Overall, I give these 4 and a half stars. Nice product by Milani, I am also interested in trying their bronzers. I will definitely repurchase Naturally Chic, I wish I was bold enough to try Ruby Valentine.

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