Thursday, March 7, 2013

Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Naturals & Browns


Hi everyone! I have another Milani Color Statement lipstick collection to share with you! First it was Reds & Oranges, then Pinks & Corals, now Naturals & Browns. The plum/berry shades will be next. This collection is really interesting because it includes some really wearable shades- and some really un-wearable shades (at least for me, personally). But I think it really depends on your skin tone. As with the other collections, there are a variety of finishes here, and whether it's a light shade or a dark shade- it's important to note that these colors are NOT sheer. Each and every one is very opaque, and they apply very smoothly. As I've said before, they don't dry out my lips- but at the same time, they don't feel overly slick on the lips... therefore the staying power is very good. They have a scent that I'd describe as lightly sweet.   


Left to right: Naturally Chic, Nude Creme, Dulce Caramelo, Teddy Bare, Candied Toffees, Bronze Beauty, D'oro, Chocolate Berries, Double Espresso.  


25 Naturally Chic (Cream)
Such a great natural lip color. It's creamy, therefore there is no shimmer- just a little bit of shine. The best word to describe this shade is "appropriate". I don't think you could go wrong with this shade for work, church, school, job interview, whatever. It's got enough depth to give your face a bit of a boost, but not so dark that it seems unnatural. Love it!


26 Nude Creme (Cream)
For those who saw the first shade and thought- I'd like to go a little bit lighter... here you go! I love the amount of pink in this nude color... and the fact that it's not "baby" pink- but a more mature pink. I think it looks really fresh and I'll be wearing this one a lot with everyday, natural looks... but wouldn't this be stunning with a charcoal grey smokey eye too? That might be my Friday night "going out" look tomorrow.


27 Dulce Caramelo (Pearl)
And welcome to my third favorite! Unlike the first two, this one has a pearly finish-- and I must say, well done, Milani! It's definitely not too frosty but does just what I want a pearl finish to do, which is softly catch the light. It's another shade that is just so wearable, and workable in a variety of scenarios where you want natural-looking makeup. This is a really similar tone to the first lipstick, but the shimmer makes it come off a little lighter on the lips.   


29 Teddy Bare (Cream)
Now we're starting to see some brown. If you like a deeper neutral, this might be for you. It's a bit more brown than I normally like to wear, but yet I don't feel like it's sucking the life out of my face, which is good. It reminds me of a lot of those lip colors or lip liners that are named "spice". It's neutral plus depth plus warmth. For me, it's a "like" but not a LOVE. As with the other Creams, the color applied smoothly with no shimmer. 


30 Candied Toffees (Metallic)
This shade was my little surprise. Some colors I immediately thought- love it! Others I thought- umm, no. But this one kind of made me think. I didn't love the brownish-copper vibe I was getting from the lipstick in the tube- but on my lips I actually think it looks quite nice. It has a little reddish warmth to it that I like. While the creamy formulas are kind of "what you see is what you get"- the pearl or metallic formulas come off a little bit differently as they interact with the light on your lips. So again, I like this one, but I'm not in love with it. 


31 Bronze Beauty (Shimmer)
The camera definitely tamed this shade a bit. It has a TON of golden shimmer and as I looked at myself in the mirror, it was very apparent. It really looked like my lips were a little bronze disco ball. When you're describing a lipstick's finish- sometimes the words shimmer, pearl, or metallic are practically interchangeable... but with Milani, apparently "shimmer" is the most glittery of them all. This is actually the first shimmer finish that I've had out of all the categories. Again, the full amount of sparkle isn't really showing here, but I think it looks very dated in person. 

 

35 D'oro (Metallic)
Hello! I have gold lips! What more should I say? It's a metallic, bronzy-gold lipstick. It seems to really show all the lines in my lips. It makes me look kinda crazy. 


37 Chocolate Berries (Cream)
When I first looked at this, I thought it'd be a really pretty shade on darker skin tones, but I actually kind of like the way it looks on me too! It's definitely got some brown in it, but I really like how some reddish tones are coming through. When I look at it in the packaging, it practically looks purple- so definitely an interesting color, and I think it was perfectly named.  


38 Double Espresso (Pearl)
Dark brown lipstick with a pearly finish- not something I see myself reaching for, for may be beautiful on a skin tone that it won't has as much contrast with. I don't think this does anything for my skin, but it does make me look rather mysterious! What do you think? Could you see yourself wearing this lip color? 

There you go! Again, some of the most wearable- and unwearable shades of all of the Color Statement collections I've tried so far. But keep in mind- what one person sees as unnatural or unwearable, another person with a different preference or skin tone might love it! So go for what YOU love! For me, my favorites are Naturally Chic, Nude Creme, and Dulce Caramelo. They're very "safe" colors, but really pretty and have a wonderful formula. Thanks for taking time to check out this post!

Daily Nuggets...
  • Uploading a long vlog that I shot yesterday! Includes a recipe!
  • I have been looking at a computer too long today!
  • I'd like to apologize again about today's Beauty Broadcast Live. Google+ was an experiment and I wasn't sure how it was going to go. Turns out 10 people at a time got to watch! I thought selecting "public" meant an unlimited broadcast, but obviously not. I'll keep you posted on the next one through Twitter & Facebook, as usual. 
  • If you have a question you'd like to ask Tyler, he's having sort of a "live forum" at 6:30pm central time on Beauty Broadcast Community. Just go to the site and click "forum", then "off-topic"-- and he'll have a discussion set up at that time. This isn't a video thing, just a message board thing. Should be fun! :)




44 comments:

  1. Love nude cream and naturally chic! Might have to pick those up. They look so beautiful with your skin tone too!

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  2. Emily thank you for posting these!! I have been searching everywhere for a dupe of a mary kay lip pencil I have and I think Candied Toffees is spot on!

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  3. So while the gold one does kind of make you look crazy (as I think it would most people of medium to light skintones that aren't robots), the first thing I noticed was how it really brought out the golden in your eyes! So if you could find a lip color that brings out your eyes like that... but doesn't make you look like C3PO, then you'll be in business!

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  4. I have the nude cream and I LOVE it, it is the perfect everyday shade! I add different shades of lip gloss to change the shade if I want to. I have to say I am not crazy about the scent of the lipsticks though.

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  5. I think I NEED naturally chic! I like all of the colors until candied toffees. The rest are not my cup of tea...

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  6. I just bought Dulce Caramelo a couple weeks ago, I love it! After seeing your pics, I think I'll be picking up Naturally Chic and possibly Teddy Bare as well.

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  7. I bought Nude Creme a couple of weeks ago and I LOVE it! Agreed that the texture and staying power of these lipsticks are great, and I love the sweet scent (reminds me a little of watermelon).

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  8. Gorgeous colors loved the review xx

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  9. Emily, you look gorgeous in these colors; Chocolate Berries looks fantastic on you!

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  10. These are just lovely lipsticks .. I'm going to order online .. people do have a sticky finger problem in San Diego - for sure.

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  11. I really love the first shade! something I would wear on daily basis. I have one that is similar to the first shade but from a different local brand and i love it so much!

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  12. What is the difference between all of the finishes (pearl, cream, metallic)? This is something that I always get confused on especially with eyeshadows, lipsticks, etc.

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  13. Am I the only one who LOVES D'oro? Granted, I wouldn't wear it thaaat often, but for a more avant garde look it's pretty. Definitely gonna pick up Naturally Chic, and I actually really like Chocolate Berries and Double Expresso. They'd probably look ridiculous on my super-pale skin, but oh well, that's never stopped me before! ;)

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  14. Naturally Chic is my new favorite "go to" lipstick, replacing my Bobbi Brown "Brown" as a more moisturizing, and softer shade. I love the creaminess, and surprisingly the watermelon scent! (which thankfully doesn't linger too long.)

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  15. Naturally chic is very pretty d'oro looks crazy

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  16. That nude creme, is so pretty! You look gorgeous

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  17. Love the "Nude Cream" color.. Great post Emily!!!

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  18. Natually Chic and Nude Creme are amazing! Thanks for the review! (:

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  19. Thank you for giving us a good look at these lipsticks. It is so hard for me to look at a tube and try to guess.

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  20. 38 Double Espresso (Pearl)
    Wow, I need that. I am doing dark chocolate shades for the next few months. I think it's going to be a trend after the dark raspberry and orchid shades.

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  21. You look stunning in the Nude Creme. Definitely will look beautiful with a smoky eye.

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  22. I have a question... I use a liquid foundation and it seems like I can never get the right coverage around my lips, specially under my bottom one. It always appears a lighter shade, like I'm not wearing any foundation there. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated? Thanks guys!

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  24. That is quite a collection you have. Colors are nice and natural. I like the nude one the best.
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  25. I think the chocolate berries color looks really great on you! Not many people can pull off dark lipsticks.

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  26. I actually loved teddy bare color on your lips.. naturally chic and teddy bare are the 2 I would reach for

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  28. I'm really liking the first three. I'm not much of a lipstick wearer, but I can see myself wanting to buy those. Thanks for the review!

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  29. You really rock all those shades! I can imagine some are not exactly complimentary to teeth though, especially the gold! Haha :)

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  30. I had forgotten that I had Naturally Chic and just fell in love with it all over again

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  31. I think the double espresso looks great on you! I actually picked it up at Kmart for .50 cents! I love it!

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  32. I really like the nude cream colour. The last brown colour reminded me of '90s editorial fashion shoots, although I don't know if I'd wear the colour either!

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  33. I used this series of posts while I was a Walgreens a few nights ago. It was extremely helpful in choosing colors. I ended up buying Nude Creme and Flamingo Pose (buying only two was a feat of great restraint). Thanks, Emily!

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  34. Omg. I just saw these on sale at my CVS for 1.69 each after extrabucks back and I ran home to look at the color swatches you had and now I need to go back and get some of these neutral colors!!!

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  35. How do you keep your lips so smooth and perfect?! Mine peel and get dry all the time! Do you use any lip product that help with that?

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  36. I might get Nude Creme..seems like a beautiful shade. Nice review <3

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  37. Lovely swatches, will get Naturally chic :)
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  38. Great review and amazing swatches, you are so beautiful! :D
    Thank you so much!

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