Amore Matte Lip Creme
This fall, Milani came out with what was going to be a limited edition but now – from what I’ve heard – is thankfully a permanent collection, Amore Matte Lip Creme. I managed to get my hands on 5 of the 8 shades.
Just this week, I found one of the LE displays at my local CVS. It was quite picked over, and it had only been there for a couple of days because it wasn’t at the store when I was there a couple of days earlier. I know there’s been a frenzy around them, and I can see why, but fortunately, they should become more available since they’re not going away.
These super-saturated liquid to matte shades are richly pigmented. They go on creamy and dry to a matte but rather velvety finish. I have very dry lips, but these matte lipsticks are neither hydrating nor drying on my lips. What they are is very long-lasting, but they can be easily removed with makeup remover.
The entire collection is really perfect for fall. I received the following five shades:
- 01 Crush: Warm Brick Brown/brown-red
- 03 Beloved: Brown Rose/mauve
- 04 Lust: Cool Rose/berry pink
- 05 Embrace: Deep Reddish-Plum/purple-red
- 06 Desire: Bright Red/true red
Milani lipsticks usually have a scent, and these do too. They have a vanilla-caramel scent that goes away once applied.
The applicator is a double-sided, plush applicator that makes it fairly easy to get a nice contour. I had good luck with some and less with others, and it made a big difference if I applied a universal lipliner first. Milani makes a nice one!
Four of the five shades applied easily and uniformly for me. One shade – the gorgeous purple-red Embrace – was more difficult for me to apply evenly. In some spots, it appeared darker and more purple and in other spots, more red.
Here’s what they look like on my light skin:
I think all the shades are beautiful. I think Desire (red), Lust and Beloved suit me best. Which ones would you like?
The Amore Matte Lip Cremes are priced at $8.99. If you can’t find them or the shade you’re looking for at CVS or Walgreens, the collection is available on the Milani website.
Ingredients: Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Flavor (Aroma), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate. +/- May Contain: , Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 6 Lake (CI 15859), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Color Statement Lipstick
Truth be told, one of my favorite lipsticks is Milani’s regular lipstick line, Color Statement Lipstick. I just love ’em!
They are easy to apply, and they go on in one swipe. They are comfortable to wear, just creamy enough, and they contain vitamins A and C. Though not long-wearing, they last long enough between applications unless I’m eating and drinking a lot. They come in lots of shades, about 36.
I received two more shades that were made for me, lol:
- 52 Coral Addict
- 53 Empress
They are part of the permanent collection. They’re priced at $5.99. The Color Statement lipsticks are available on the regular Milani display and should be available at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and on the Milani website.
General Ingredients (may not be exact for these two shades): Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Microcristallina Cera (Microcrystalline Wax), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ozokerite, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba, Benzyl Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Vanillin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydroxycitronellal. +/- May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 22 (CI 45380), Red 27 (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470).