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!
- 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!