Product Review: Milani Cosmetics Flamingo Pose & Nude Crème Lipsticks

August 30, 2014 Lip Colour
milani color statement lipsticks flamingo pose and nude creme

Milani Cosmetics’ Color Statement lipsticks are marketed as a super-luxe, grown-up girl lipstick that promises to be true to its colour no matter what conditions you’re in and where you are.

So does it live up to its description? Let me break it down for you in my review today!

milani color statement lipsticks

  • Nude Crème (26) is a pink-based nude with a very slight hint of peach
  • Flamingo Pose (12) is very much a blue-based pink that occasionally comes off coral

Texture

The formula of these Milani Color Statement lipsticks are definitely comparable to MAC’s Amplified Creme lipsticks.

The only difference that I can see (feel?) is that the Milani formula is slightly creamier, making them easier to apply – even if you’re a victim of dry lips.

However, a downside to the creamier consistency is that it transfers a lot more than the Amp’ed Creme lipsticks.

Pigmentation

milani color statement lipstick swatch - nude creme and flamingo pose

The colour payoff is nothing short of amazeballs, and I think we have the creamier consistency to thank for that.

The colour glides on opaque, even with the lightest hand.

Longevity

Between the two Milani Cosmetics lipsticks that I own, Flamingo Pose has a lot more staying power even when eating and drinking.

It’ll stay for at least 3-4 hours, or more if you’re like me and prefer to wear lipstick blotted down to a ‘stain’.

Nude Creme still has pretty great staying power, but doesn’t withstand food/drink as well as Flamingo Pose does. You’ll still get a couple of hours’ wear from it, but you’ll definitely need to touch up after eating/drinking.

Application

Nude Crème

milani lipstick in nude creme

Nude Crème glides on fairly nicely, however, it does cake and flake a bit after a while.

Some girls have found that it accentuates lip lines, but I didn’t have that issue when using Bite Beauty’s Line & Define Lip Primer underneath.

As for the colour, like many nudes, it’s very hit & miss depending on the make up look you go for.

And as a very general rule of thumb, fairer skin girlies would suit nudes with lighter pigments and the darker the nude, the more brown there is in your nude lipstick.

Flamingo Pose

wearing milani color statement lipstick in flamingo pose

Ha. Excuse the derp face on the left, but here’s Flamingo Pose worn.

Flamingo Pose also applies smoothly and evenly, and especially works for me when blotted down.

Milani Cosmetics Lipsticks in a nutshell

Although Milani’s cruelty-free status is a confusing mess, I am really loving their lipsticks – yes, even with the strong watermelon scent.

They’re highly affordable, the colour payoff is great, and there’s so many shades to choose from.

So it pretty much justifies waiting for Cherry Culture for over a month to get them to me.

milani cosmetics flamingo pose

milani color statement lipstick nude creme

The good

  • Easy application
  • Great staying power
  • Amazing pigmentation
  • 36 shades to choose from
  • Affordable

The bad

  • Not easily accessible in Australia
  • The sour watermelon scent may not be for everyone
  • Golden plastic packaging isn’t exactly ‘appealing’

 

Milani Cosmetics' Color Statement lipsticks are marketed as a super-luxe, grown-up girl lipstick that promises to be true to its colour no matter what conditions you're in and where you are. So does it live up to its description? Let me break it down for you in my review today!…

Milani Color Statement Lipstick review summary

Formulation
Staying power
Colour Payoff
Application
Product

Worth the hype!

Much love,

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