Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick Swatches & Review (c/o)
These new lipsticks just launched for Spring 2005 and I’m really happy to see even more matte lipsticks available at the drugstore.
Matte lipsticks are a huge trend right now and I actually thought they’d last only in the Fall and Winter. So happy that brands are bringing them into the Spring and I think it’ll be a nice change from the usual gloss.
Like the name says, it’s a moisturizing matte and pretty comfortable to wear on the lips. They’re not as moisturizing as the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color, but they’re much more comfortable to wear than MAC’s matte lipsticks. They’re not the creamiest of lipsticks and will show dryness or lines on your lip, so wearing a lip primer would definitely help.
Wear time is about a good three to four hours for me before I need to touchup the color or when they start to feel uncomfortable.
With my skin tone and pigmentation, Matte Blissful, Matte Diva, and Matte Innocence were my least favorite. In general, the lipsticks don’t apply as opaquely as the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color or Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipsticks. Also because Matte Blissful and Matte Innocence were much lighter than my skin tone, my lips showed through the lipstick. I think these shades would look much better on someone who’s fairer or if I decided to apply a foundation underneath the lipstick and add a gloss over the top to enhance the opaqueness.
On the other hand, Matte Orchid, Matte Glam, Matte Confident, Matte Passion, and Matte Naked looked much better on me. Because the majority of these shades were brighter, my lips didn’t show through the lipstick and were much flattering against my skin tone. Matte Naked, although a nude, was the perfect shade of nude for me without washing me out.
At around $5.99, these lipsticks are a great product to try if you want to experiment with fun bright matte lipsticks this season.
If you had to choose, which shade would you try?
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