It’s hill station weather in Pune for the past few days and I’m perfectly content with bringing out my sweaters and scarves. Hope it stays the same for months to come!
I had done a Just Swatches post with my Milani Colorstatement lipsticks and this one really stood out.
Milani Colorstatement Lipsticks come in a variety of colours and finishes. Plumrose is deep pink in a creme finish. I feel it’s a very safe colour that would be appropriate for any occasion. Despite the name “plum” I actually think it’s a warm colour and it would work really well as a bright pink (without looking neon or washed out) for medium and darker skintones. Remarkably, I don’t have a similar colour in my stash. This is a true pink while I tend to go for a lot of pinks that have brown in them.
These are so damn creamy and pigmented, you literally just need one or two swipes and you are done. Mac Amplified, Maybelline Moisture Renew are some other similar formulas that come to my mind. It’s not drying on the lips but I didn’t find it too hydrating either. It also contains vitamin E so it’s a good one to wear in winters and just in general if your lips aren’t in the best shape. They do feel a bit heavy on the lips but it’s not too troubling for me.
It doesn’t settle into lines but it does slip around a lot and also transfers very easily. You’ll have very heavy marks on your cup if you are wearing this. Even so, it’s very pigmented so it can survive a small snack or drink but you would need to reapply after a meal. This lasts well for 4-5 hours and then some of the glossy shine and colour starts to fade. This one didn’t leave a stain on me but I know some of the other Milani lipsticks do.
I dislike the heavily perfumed scent, it’s very artificial and it lingers on for a bit even after applying. But I can get by that for the price. The packaging doesn’t look very high end but it’s not very shoddy either, I like the mirror like gold effect. For the price I think you get a better deal, I also like that the colour is indicated on the packaging.
You get 3.97g of product for $5.99 ( around Rs. 360). They used to be available on Cherry Culture but not anymore. The best place to get these would be good old eBay or BeautyJoint. These are seriously good value for money. If I had to compare it to a range in India, quality and price wise, it would be Maybelline Moisture Renew which are very creamy and hydrating. Maybelline Colorsensational is also similar but I feel they are thinner in consistency.
Photos and swatches!
L-R | Milani Colorstatement Lipstick – Plumrose | Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lasting Satin- Pink 512 | Chanel Rouge Coco – Mademoiselle | Burberry Soft Satin Lipstick – Dusty Rose | Mac – Cosmo | Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet – Nude-ist
Name: Color Statement Lipstick
Brand : Milani
Colour : Plumrose
Product Amount : 3.9g
Pigmentation : Sheer to Medium
Consistency : Medium thickness
Finish and Texture : Very glossy
Durability : Lasts 5-6 hours
Fragrance : Artificial Candy
Price : $5.99 ~ Rs. 360
Overall : 4/5