Milani Embrace & Flirt Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep reddish plum.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry with strong, cool pink undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but there was some slight “streaking” where the color appeared lighter/darker in areas. The formula was thin and easily spread across the lips, but it was also easily spread past the natural lip line with the amount pulled on the applicator so be careful or wipe off excess prior to using. The color lasted for eight hours with minimal fading and was just a tad drying after six hours of wear. MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Violet (16) (P, $50.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Twerk (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). Too Faced Bend and Snap! (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (LE, $6.00) is more muted, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Embrace Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Embrace
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
87%
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Milani Desire & Romance Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and applied with even coverage, though the more liquid-y consistency does make it a little harder to maneuver around the edges. As always, I recommend trying to remove excess product from the applicator or using a lip brush to make it easier to apply. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fading and was a little drying after seven hours. Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (LE, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). NARS Jungle Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Rebel Heart (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Desire
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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Milani Adore & Lust Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink nude.” It’s a brightened, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a flat, matte finish. It had had mostly opaque color coverage, but the texture dried down very, very dry and “cracked” as soon as I smiled or moved my lips, which made it a more uncomfortable shade to wear. This was my least favorite to wear, as it felt noticeably drying after three hours of wear and only lasted for six hours before flaking and fading unevenly. Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop She Bad (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced When In Doubt (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Peach Tart (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Platform (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Melt Cosmetics Summer! (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (80% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Adore
C
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
74%
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Milani Beloved & Crush Amore Matte Lip Cremes

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. You’ll mostly find them at your local drugstore (I got mine from Walgreens), but they are available online as well through Milani directly. These have a very thin, liquid-y consistency–they easily get outside the lines and in general, the applicator can apply far more than you need, so I highly recommend a little patience and maybe using a lip brush (if you can) to apply and get really precise, neat lines. The formula has a longer dry down–about five to ten minutes before you can press your lips together–and gets very tacky after two minutes or so (do NOT! press your lips together or else you will lift color in large patches!). They’re one of the lesser drying liquid lipsticks I’ve come across (but these did get a bit drying after four to six hours of continuous wear), and they are long-wearing and pigmented. They have a moderately strong sweet, vanilla scent.

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Milani Beloved Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme Beloved
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
93%
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Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow (Part 3)

Milani Bella Copper (23) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted, gold sheen and copper sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry with richer, mostly opaque coverage when applied damp. The texture was dry and dusty, so it was better when used damp or over a tacky base. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading on me, but it had some fall out over time. Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P, ) is darker. LORAC Gold (P, ) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Nude #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, brighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted. Colour Pop Game Face (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Milani Bella Copper (12) Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Bella Copper (23)
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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