Hello lipstick lovers!
Here's more from the new line of Color Statement lipsticks from Milani! The company identifies this grouping as "pinks & corals" and I'm so excited to show you all the colors! I am loving so many of these. As with the oranges & reds, there are a variety of finishes here, and each shade is pretty darn bold! Like I said in my last post, these lipsticks don't make my lips feel dry, but at the same time, they're not so slick & emollient that I feel like they're going to slip right off my lips. The staying power is quite good and the formula does contain vitamins A, C & E. Every single shade builds up color instantly on the lips- you don't need to work at it. They are intensely pigmented, so if you like color- keep reading! Some of these shades might be just what you're looking for. For an even more detailed description of the formula, check out my first post.
Left to right: Pink Frost, Fruit Punch, Flamingo Pose, Rose Hip, Hot Pink Rage, Flirty Fuchsia, Rose Amour.
09 Pink Frost (Metallic)
I think this lipstick has the perfect name. It's one of the frostiest pinks I think I've ever tried. It's extremely metallic and if you are self-conscious about fine lines in your lips, beware of super frosty shades like this, because like a frosty highlight on the face, it'll draw attention to any lines or dryness on the lips. I do like the color though. And if you ever want to tone down a too-frosty lipstick, top it with a creamy gloss.
11 Fruit Punch (Cream)
I really like this color! It's a warm, creamy pink that has some brightness but isn't too "in your face" (we'll get to those shades in a minute, haha!) You'll notice the cream formulas in this line are just that- a nice smooth feel with no shimmer. I feel like I run into a lot of colors in this true pink tone, but many of them seem to have at least a slightly frosty edge to them. I love that this one is just full-on color.
12 Flamingo Pose (Cream)
Who needs a super fun spring and summer lipstick? Wait, I can't believe I wrote that... we're expecting ice and snow here tonight. But still, regardless of the time of year, this is a gorgeous coral pink. It just really makes me think of tropical beverages and warm weather. After I went through all the lipsticks, I put this one back on. I'm kind of infatuated with it since I don't have any shades like this. I have some peachy/salmon colors, but this one still has a lot of pink to it, which I love.
14 Rose Hip (Cream)
Hello!!! Don't you love that even though this picture is slightly out of focus, that pink absolutely pops off the screen?! Wowza. Should I wear this color out and about? It's amazingly bright but it's kind of growing on me! With a simple eye look, I think it could work. I feel like it has a hint of a purple tone to it (just a teeny bit!) but not too much. I've seen some people showing Maybelline Vivids lipsticks in purple-ish tones, and while I don't think I could go there- I do find this color very fun!
15 Hot Pink Rage (Matte)
I found myself laughing at the name of this lipstick :) I'm a little bit washed out in this pic, but this lipstick is still showing up pretty true to color. This matte formula is really close to the creams in this line, but just slightly less shine. This is similar to Rose Hip, but a little warmer and less purple-ish... therefore it seems a little more wearable to me. Maybe I'm just more used to seeing myself in this tone of pink. I love it!
16 Flirty Fuchsia (Vinyl)
OMG. If I had to permanently paint my lips one color... this might be the one I'd choose. I'm in love with this! It's a great berry pink and the vinyl formula means it has just a little more shine than the rest, but no shimmer. I think it just looks so juicy and fresh. I am just thrilled with this color. Well done, Milani!
33 Rose Amour (Cream)
A line of lipsticks wouldn't be complete without a classic Barbie pink! That's what I think of this one as. It's seems to have the same depth/color intensity as Fruit Punch-- but this shade is just cooler in tone. I think Rose Amour really shows that a color doesn't have to be dark to still be really bold and make a statement. I could see myself rocking this color with a charcoal smokey eye.
Well, I REALLY like this family of Color Statement lipsticks! Is anyone surprised? My room is painted hot pink! :) The shades have amazing intensity and while it seems like lots of lipsticks in the drugstore contain a lot of shimmer- here you have many rich, creamy options. My favorites are Fruit Punch, Flamingo Pose, Hot Pink Rage, and Flirty Fuchsia. I'm going to work on my comfort level with Rose Hip, but that may become a favorite too! I still have a few lip liners to post about, and if I get some more collections of these to try, I'll continue to post blogs sharing the colors!
- Had a nice lunch meeting this afternoon that included an amazing greek salad. YUM.
- Beauty Broadcast Live on Ustream tomorrow- 9am central time!! It's a great time to ask questions and just have some random chit chat!
- I was talking on the phone with mom about makeup. She informed me that she has created her own BB cream by mixing Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation with her Olay moisturizer. She says she uses it for days when she wants lighter coverage. Good job, Mom!
- I mentioned yesterday that I was going to attempt this baked sweet & sour chicken recipe that I found on Pinterest. Well, it was a heck of a lot of work, and if I do it again I'll save it for a time when Tyler can help out. There are just so many steps and it could've gone by faster with some extra hands. Plus I used the designated amount of chicken breasts, but apparently mine were too big (the chicken's breasts, not mine LOL), and I had an extra half dish full of chicken. Therefore I had to make extra sweet & sour sauce to put on them. Also made the fried rice (my first time doing that). And had a small incident with the cornstarch that was almost laughable. That stuff is hard to control! But I must agree with Pup, Kevin, and everyone else who told me this was good.... it really tasted awesome. Maybe it was also the taste of relief from being finished cooking! haha :) Thanks to Tyler for helping clean up my messes!
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