Today I am reviewing the Milani Color Statement Lipstick in the shade Nude Creme. This was the lightest shade in the entire range and I am perpetually on the hunt for my perfect nude. I never go this light in lipsticks, but I had to have this one. So, read on to know what I felt about it. 🙂
Bellissimo! You know how some (lesser) lipsticks look one way in the store, and then completely different in your bathroom mirror? Color Statement is the antithesis of that. A super-luxe, grown-up girl lipstick, it delivers true instant colour in a single swipe. Laced with vitamins A and C to hydrate and nourish, this collection is all about options: Corals and Reds, Orchids and Plums, Nudes, and Pinks. Trust us, you’ll want an entire wardrobe.
Begin applying from the center of your upper lips and work your way to the outer edges. Same application is used for your bottom lips.
Tip: Lipliner helps extend the wear & keeps your lipstick from feathering. When choosing a lipliner shade, match the lipliner to your lipstick shade or match your lipliner to the shade of your lips which will work with all your lipstick shades. Create a custom lipcolor by using a contrasting lipliner and lipstick shade.
My Experience with Milani Nude Creme Color Statement Lipstick:
The lipstick comes in a traditional bullet packaging, the colour of the lipstick case is the shade indicated at the bottom. Otherwise, it comes in a beautiful gold packaging. It looks very expensive and doesn’t feel like a $6 lippie at all. It has Milani written on the cap and it clicks shut tightly. I am a huge fan of this packaging.
The lipstick is very buttery to touch and glides when I swatch it on my hands. It is a creamy to matte finish with no sparkle or shimmer. When I apply, it smooths right on, but some shades tend to settle into the lines if I don’t exfoliate. It does not moisturize/dry out my lips. I don’t need a lip balm or anything and my lips don’t crave for moisture. I love the way it feels and it is one of the most comfortable lipsticks I have ever tried.
The lipstick also has a weird melon-like smell. You can smell it just as you open the lipstick and You can smell it while applying, but it fades away. I don’t like it, but since it doesn’t last long, I am personally okay with it. If this bothers you at all, beware! It also has a hint of the taste.
This shade is called Nude Creme. On the website, it is described as “Pink Nude”. On me it is a light nude. Initially, I thought it looked weird, but after a couple of times, I started loving it. Under some lights, it looks more pinkish and that looks nice as well. It has great pigmentation and one swipe will cover all kinds of lips. It lasts on me for 3-4 hours.
Pros of Milani Nude Creme Color Statement Lipstick:
• Smooth and creamy.
• Not drying, but then again, not hydrating.
• Good packaging.
• Very inexpensive.
• Good pigmentation.
• Nice everyday shade.
Cons of Milani Nude Creme Color Statement Lipstick:
• Highlights imperfections on lips; exfoliation is a must.
• Has a slightly weird smell.
Overall, a good collection from a trusty brand, Milani. I like it a lot as an alternative nude. There are loads of great shades in this collection. Do check them out. It’s really easy on the pocket, so great to try out some shades.
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