Monday, February 24, 2014

New Milani Color Statement Lipsticks

Hi everyone!
Milani has recently launched a bunch of new lip products (reviews will be coming!)-- and among them are six new additions to the Color Statement lipstick line. The brand sent me these new lipsticks to try, so I figured I'd try them on for you! In the past I've blogged about all of the other Color Statement lipsticks in various color families-- Pinks & Corals, Oranges & Reds, Naturals & Browns, and Plums & Berries. So feel free to check out those posts to see the colors on the lips. 
 While this is my favorite line of lipstick from the drugstore- as you might have noticed, I'm not in love with every single shade... and the same holds true for these new releases. Each lipstick is very pigmented, but sometimes the specific shade or finish just isn't "me". However, I think it's really cool that these new shades are just a bunch of random colors that will be mixed in with the permanent line, as opposed to one collection of a certain "type" of shade. Neutral, pink, dark, light... here's a look at this grab bag of new shades! 
39 - Sugar Glaze
This is a shade I love- but a finish I'm not nuts about. The pink with golden shimmer makes me think of the type of blush color that I have about 15 of. It's pretty! But this is a frosty finish, and doesn't go on quite as smooth/creamy as the cream finish of these lipsticks. It also tends to feel a bit dry on the lips. Besides that- I think it's a really gorgeous color. 
40 - Cabaret Blend
Such a beautiful burgundy! I really love this shade- it totally makes me think of winter. It's a creamy formula that leaves a hint of shine on the lips. This kind of color intensity and feel on the lips reminds me why I love this line of lipstick so much!
41 - Pink Love
While the last shade made me think winter- this one is Spring for me! It's a creamy, cool pink, and I like the way it looks with the green eyeliner I'm sporting today. As you'll notice with all of the shades that are the cream finish (no shimmer) - there's a subtle, but very pretty shine that makes the lipstick catch the light. 
42 - Rose Femme
This is another creamy shade that falls into the brown/neutral family of Milani's Color Statement line. I'd call this color a brownish mauve. While I haven't been wearing this shade alone, I will sometimes apply this color on the outer part of my lips, with a lighter shade on the inner part. It's really pretty that way! I sometimes think of it as "contouring" the lips and adding some dimension to lighter, more flat-looking colors.
43 - Pretty Natural
Meet my favorite shade of the new releases! This is a your-lips-but-better, works for everyone type of color. It's just such a classic lip color that could look nice with a very natural makeup look, or it would be absolutely stunning alongside a fierce smokey eye. It's the creamy formula I love! I'll be grabbing for this shade often :)
 44 - Cinnamon Spice
Some shades I like... some shades I don't. For some reason the only think I can think of when I look at this color is my fall decor. It's a metallic finish on the lips, so while the overall coppery color isn't so bad, the gold shimmer REALLY stands out and seems to spotlight every crack & crevice on my lips. Maybe with some good lip exfoliation and moisturizing balm, this shade would work better for me. 

So there are the newest members of the Milani Color Statement lipstick line! You'll probably be seeing these in drugstores mixed in with the rest of Milani's lipsticks. They're also available on Milani's website, and you'll notice these shades are marked with the "new" tab. Again- such a random assortment of shades! But it was fun to try them out and share them with you! :) Thanks for reading!

Daily Nuggets...
  • I've been having some video uploading/internet connection issues for the past couple of weeks. The video I'm currently uploading has only failed twice so far, so I guess I felt dangerous enough to use some of the internet connection to write this post. Things have been so touchy, I've been trying to stay offline while my videos go up- which has led to fewer blogs. I'll get a solution soon- and I hope it's a better/faster connection. Or maybe the computer is also to blame. I also have a ton of videos that I need to get onto an external hard drive. Ok, enough of my tech issues!
  • It was great having my parents down for the weekend! I had told mom that I was craving some of her delicious lasagna, so no sooner said than done, she brought me a pan to cook this week, along with salad and garlic bread. She also brought pie and a coffee cake-- the woman can't be stopped!! :) I really appreciate it, and it tastes fantastic. There's just something about the home-cooked food you remember from childhood-- so comforting!
  • I'm going to be comparing a couple of the "blur" type primer products from the drugstore. Tried one this morning, but it was all a blur. Bad joke! Seriously though- I'm going to have to use these things for awhile to figure out if they're really doing anything!
  • Excited to catch last night's Downton Abbey tonight. Then we'll be all caught up on the latest season! 


42 comments:

  1. Loving Cabaret Blend, Rose Femme, and Pretty Natural!

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  2. Love the Pink Love, Rose Femme and pretty natural. But All the colours look so beautiful on you. Loving it.
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  3. Cabaret Blend and Pretty Natural are so my type of shades...definitely something I would buy. :)
    Thanks for the review. Very helpful...really making me consider buying them... this is how I got started with the Jordana's Twist and Shine balms. ;)

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  4. I need Rose Femme and Pretty Natural in my life. Those are my favorite types of colors just because they are so easy to just throw on and go but they give the face the bit of 'oomph' needed

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  5. Oh I love the Pink Love one ♥♥♥ I will be adding that shade to my collection of Milani lipsticks I have . I have Pretty Natural and it is my go to lipstick to pair with a smokey eye . Thanks Emily for this great post .Have you tried the shade Raspberry Rush ? I picked that one up recently and dont know if I like it with my skin tone ....

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  6. I agree, I like Pretty Natural the best too!

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  7. I'm really excited for all of these new releases!! I need to get my hands on the new matte blushers and some of these gorgeous lippies! Pretty natural looks great on you! I'll keep an eye out for it! :)

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  8. these are so pretty!
    haha moms are the best! you briefly mention how much you miss their cooking and bam they bring it to you or make it for you! i can never make food as good as hers

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  9. I think the Rose Femme is the prettiest shade on you. They are beautiful shades

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  10. These all look beautiful and very moisturizing. I think my favorite color is "Pretty Natural".

    xo Always, Abby

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  11. Pink love looks beautiful. Where can We purchase these?

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    1. I find the full Milani line at Walgreens- they seem to be the only store in my area that has expanded their display to accommodate all of the new products. But the full line of products can also be purchased on Milani's website :)

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  12. cabaret bland looks fabulous! All of these colors look great on you, though!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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  13. Cinnamon Spice looks like a dupe of Revlon's Sandstorm.

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  14. great post! i love the natural and the rose one, both really pretty!

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  15. I was lucky enough to get my hands on "Pretty Natural" the other day and it is one of those rare "nude like" shades that actually work for me. I did purchase a metallic one today "Chilled Brandy" and I feel as if it has the same dry feeling and accentuates the lines of my lips. However, it is a GORGEOUS cranberry/wine color! Not too deep and dark...just right! Have to get a good clear gloss to top it and a good lip balm underneath.

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  16. Rose Femme and Pretty Natural are gorgeous shades!!! Grrr! Wish Milani is available here, read so many great things about the brand.

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  17. I love all of the colors, now the burgundy one might be a little bold for me. I will take the #39 Sugar Glaze if you don't want it.......LOL!! I can smell your mom's lasagna all the way here in East Texas....Yum Yum!!

    Beth
    bethandbeauty.com

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  18. I have tio find where they sell this near me!
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  19. I am totally excited to come to the US in summer so i can buy this fantastic Milani Stuff. In Germany (where i am from) you cannot buy Milani. I hate that, because the products are so nice :)

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  20. I don't have a single Milani product looking to buy these too when I visit the US in summer:)

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  21. Ooooh these are pretty! Great post!

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  22. Those lip colors are so pretty and pigmented! I think my favorites are Cabaret Blend, Rose Femme, and Cinnamon Spice! They all look lovely on you.

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  23. Rose Femme and Pretty Natural are my favorites! :)

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  24. Pretty Natural looks really nice. BTW, Milani is BOGO1/2 off at CVS this week!

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  25. HI Emily- Great post! Will you review the glosses as well? Maybe you can do a post where you show how to layer them with the new lip sticks to create different looks? Thank you!

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  26. I just wanted to mention I've been having internet "issues" ever since these winter storms have been an issue.. and YT in particular has been acting up for about a week: videos playing audio but no video, frequent stops during playback, having to reload videos multiple times for them to play through, pages not loading fully, the dreaded "there has been a problem, please try again later" message.. and YT just updated their software again.. so it may not be your computer or connection.

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  27. Pink love and Caberet Blend are beautiful. Random is definitely the best description for these new releases. However, kudos to Milani for releasing variety versus one color line. I have the new glosses and love them so much. Going to pick up more colors soon.

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  28. I had no idea about their new lipsticks! I'm so excited, and Pretty Natural is my favorite too! They all look nice on you though :)

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  29. Sugar Glaze and Pretty Natural-delightful!

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  30. "pretty natural" looks great on you! Now I want to try every single one! The colors look adorable! <3
    Carla @ Love Cartista

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  31. Cabaret Blend looks amazing on you!!!

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  32. I can't wait a year for more Downtown!!!!!!

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  34. Would love to see swatches of how Pretty Natural compares to Nude Creme and Naturally Chic. I'm also curious if Rose Femme is close to Plumrose. Beautiful colors!

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  36. Cinnamon spice is sooo beautiful! And I love your makeup! :)

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