Milani Cosmetics can easily be called the drugstore eye makeup queen. But did you know they make a whole big range of lip products as well ! Don't believe me, be sure to check out the Milani area at your local drugstore soon, they will have so many varieties of lippies to offer !

I recently had the opportunity to try out a few of their new products that will be releasing in January 2009 and I couldn't wait to give you all the scoop on it !

Buzz worthy Tubed Lip glosses :

What is it :This is a high shine , highly flavored lip gloss that comes in a tube with a slanted applicator. It contains extracts from honey, jojoba seed oil and cranberry seed oil to help maintain the suppleness of your lips.

My thoughts : The natural extracts definitely make their presence felt be it in the smooth application or the moisturizing effect they provide. The gloss is very light weight in its texture and provides super high shine ! The only downside for me is that its very very sweet to taste and you can almost smell the sweetness. So if you are not into flavored glosses you may not like this. But if flavored, high shine and light weight are the buzz words that appeal to you then you cannot miss this one.

Lip Mixer Lip Gloss :

What is it : One lip gloss with three different shades in it that are expertly matched to provide a multidimensional shine .

My thoughts : This is another kool product from Milani. You can actually see three different shades in the tube but when you wear it , it appears as one shimmery, light reflecting, slightly frosty, shiny shade that is perfect for the night ! This one is not flavored and has a distinct Milani smell that is there in their other lip products too. But the smell disappears in one or two minutes so I am not bothered by it at all. This one looks great when layered over lipstick or on its own.

Pretty Pair Lipstick and Lip gloss :

What it is : An expertly matched lipstick and lip gloss compact with a slide out mirror. They can worn together or separately.

My thoughts : This is Milani's answer to Loreal's Infallible Never fail Lip Color Compact. Though this one is not the cutest compact around the colors stand out and make a good impression. The lip gloss is highly pigmented ( see pic above) , not sticky , applies easily and overall looks very pretty on its own. The lipstick has some shimmer to it but its not as creamy as their velvet lipsticks and needs the gloss to look better.It is not flavored and has just a hint of the smell. If the compact had been cuter this one would have been a big winner !

Velvet Lipstick Creamy Lip Color :

What it is : A velvety formula that wears comfortably for hours , moisturizes and feels luxurious all day. Contains Vitamins A, C & E .

My thoughts : I have tried these lipsticks before and thought the formula was good for the price but the smell bothered me a lot . Its not that the smell is bad, its just me - I am over sensitive to any scent in my lip products. They comes in a 16 different colors and just like their eye shadows these are bright , well pigmented colors. If you don't mind the smell you will love stocking these up !

Color Perfect Lip Color :

What it is : A creamy -smooth full coverage lip color. The unique contour tip perfects lip shape with a more precise application.

My thoughts : The shape reminds me a lot of the lipsticks from the Estee Lauder Jewel Collection. Like they say, the contour is perfect for lining your lips and then filling them in. You don't need a lip liner with these ! The two colors I tried Bronzy Leaf and Beloved are great for changing the effect of any lipstick. Bronzy leaf adds a golden bronzy touch while Beloved adds a pinky frost. On their own, they are way too bold for my taste but layered over other lipsticks, they are almost magical in changing the look of it !

Overall, I love Milani's prices but don't adore the packaging or the scent in some products. I would like it if they could make the packaging a little more classier but then I guess that could drive the prices up. Its always a battle with the prices in this economy.

Final Words : If it is color, vibrancy and high shine are what you crave for - you must give Milani a try. If great packaging and no flavor/ scent is your deal, this may not be your best option.

Indian Girl


Ranjani said... @ November 20, 2008 at 8:28 AM

Loving the red on you!

An Indian's Makup Blog ! said... @ November 21, 2008 at 10:29 AM

Thank you, gorgeous !

Nosh said... @ November 21, 2008 at 1:35 PM

I agree, you really do look fantastic in reds! Somehow I am not sold cuz of the packaging. I know, I am crazy. :P But I am a big sucker for packaging. They have amazing shadows though!

An Indian's Makup Blog ! said... @ November 22, 2008 at 2:07 AM

Hey Nosh :
Nope, not crazy at all :) We dont wanna take out a sleazy lookin lipgloss out in the girls room...I am sucker for cute packaging too...
I agree somehow their eyeshadows look much better ...

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