I’ve been meaning to tell you about Milani’s new Brilliant Shine Lipgloss for Spring 2014 for some time now, but spring still isn’t here yet! It’s in the 40s today 🙁 I don’t want to wait any longer. So I’m going to tell you about these uplifting lipglosses anyway since it’s spring on the calendar, if not in reality here in New England.
Milani’s Brilliant Shine Lipgloss line is just like everything Milani: bold, colorful, luxurious, and affordable! The new lipgloss line consists of 14 shades, and I have had the opportunity to try out six of them. 🙂
I got a mix of lights and brights, regular and sparkly glosses (from left to right in the photo):
- Luminous 03: a golden-flecked MLBB (my lips but better)
- Nude Touch 11: a nude copper-flecked MLBB
- Coral Crush 06: peachy coral
- Pink Grapefruit 09: a gorgeous pink-coral (but I’m biased because I adore pink-coral lipsticks!)
- Rose Blush 08: bright pink rose with subtle gold shimmer
- Red My Lips 12: my personal favorite, bright red with orange undertones
The six shades that I tried are either sheer or translucent. From those I received, Red My Lips is, by far, the most pigmented and is somewhat buildable. I would say that it provides medium coverage, while the others are much sheerer. But from my experience, these are beautiful lipglosses to wear when you want to enhance the look of your own lips, when you want to add gloss to your lipstick, or when you don’t want opaque color. At home, I wear them on their own for a hint of color and to moisturize my lips. When I’m going out, I wear them over my lipstick especially ones that are drying or that could use a little shine.
What I love about Milani Brilliant Shine Lipgloss in addition to the variety of shades (there are gorgeous dark cherries, raspberries and purples too that I haven’t tried yet!), is the moisturizing feel of these glosses. My moisture-starved lips are always in the mood for hydration like I get from these Milani glosses. 🙂
More good news is that Milani Brilliant Shine Lipgloss is not gooey and super-sticky. A few minutes after applying, the glossy gooeyness sort of dries down, and it stays put on my lips. It doesn’t feel as tacky as many other glosses that I’ve tried, though on a seriously windy day, there could be a little hair stuck to my lips, lol.
Some of the glosses, probably all, have a faint vanilla scent (frankly, for some of them I don’t smell anything) that disappears almost immediately.
Milani Brilliant Shine Lipgloss comes in an elegant square gold-topped tube. It has a sponge-tip flexible applicator to make application a snap.
Each tube contains 0.21 fl. oz. and is priced around $5.99. It’s parabens-free and cruelty-free. The lipglosses are made in the U.S. Milani Brilliant Shine Lipgloss is sold at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Kmart, on milanicosmetics.com and in other stores throughout the U.S.
Do you wear lipgloss? If so, how do you wear it: on its own or over lipstick? What’s your favorite gloss shade?