Milani Berry Tempting, Ravish Raspberry, Pink Lady Brilliant Shine Lipglosses

This spring, Milani launched a new gloss formula, Brilliant Shine, in fourteen different shades. The new formula is supposed to have “rich color, extreme high shine, and comfortable lasting wear,” plus be “moisturizing and non-tacky.” I have several more to try (and not all of them are even photographed yet!), but here are the first three I tested. The texture is thick but smooth and mostly non-sticky, and the gloss smells like sweet vanilla but has no discernible taste. It comes with a paddle-shaped, sponge-tip applicator that fits along the curve of the lip. The formula has a high-shine, glossy finish, and they wear between three and four hours on me. I notice a slight tackiness that develops after an hour of wear, but it never feels full-on sticky, but it’s not 100% non-sticky. In some ways, the formula reminded me of MAC Lipglass, just not as thick and not tacky. Based on these three, they’re somewhat hydrating while worn.

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Milani Berry Tempting (05) Brilliant Shine Lipgloss
Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss Berry Tempting (05)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Revlon Racy Rose (008) Blush

Revlon Racy Rose (008) Blush ($9.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a a warm-toned coral with a hint of pink and a frosted sheen. NARS Love (LE, $29.00) is more matte. MAC Lured to Love (LE, $25.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink (P, $55.00) is pinker. MAC Legendary (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Born to Love (LE, $21.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

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Revlon Racy Rose (008) Blush
Revlon Powder Blush Racy Rose (008)
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
71%

L’Oreal Gilded Envy, Silver Sky, Timeless Blue Spark Infallible Eyeshadows

This post features three of the six new shades L’Oreal added to the Infallible range with their Butterfly collection. As far as I know, these are new and permanent. I know Ulta has them available online, too, if you haven’t had any luck finding them locally. You can find the other three reviewed here.

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L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow
L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Gilded Envy (755)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
87%
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Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush

Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush ($9.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a subtly cool-toned, light-medium pink with a satin finish. NARS New Attitude (LE, $29.00) is brighter, more matte. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is cooler-toned, more matte. Tarte Dollface (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Formal (LE) is similar. Too Faced Lollipop (LE) is similar. MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is more matte. MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is more matte. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Lovecloud (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Divine Desire (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

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Revlon Haute Pink (002) Blush
Revlon Powder Blush Haute Pink (002)
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
73%

Maybelline Touchable Taupe, Stormy Sahara, Untainted Spice, Espresso Exposed ColorSensational Lip Colors

For spring, Maybelline’s added ten shades of “nude” that range from the very, very palest beige to muted mauves to deep plums. I greatly appreciate that Maybelline considered the spectrum of skin tones when they thought about flesh-colored lipsticks, because what’s “nude” for one skin tone isn’t going to be nude for everyone.  Here are the last four from the new set of shades!  My favorite in this set was Untainted Spice.

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Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) ColorSensational Lip Color
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor Touchable Taupe (940)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
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Maybelline Maple Kiss, Truffle Tease, Sin-a-mon ColorSensational Lip Color

For spring, Maybelline’s added ten shades of “nude” that range from the very, very palest beige to muted mauves to deep plums. I greatly appreciate that Maybelline considered the spectrum of skin tones when they thought about flesh-colored lipsticks, because what’s “nude” for one skin tone isn’t going to be nude for everyone.  This is the next set of three that I’ve finished testing, and my favorite from these three is Maple Kiss, as it applies really nicely and wears well.  The other two are more emollient, so they slip more and do not apply quite as evenly.

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Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) ColorSensational Lip Color
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor Maple Kiss (925)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
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