Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick

The Summer Season: Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick

Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick ($5.00) is a darkened magenta-purple with a violet sheen. It’s like a much more purple, almost downplayed version of MAC Show Orchid. It’s as if MAC Violetta and MAC Show Orchid had a baby, actually. Magenta Madness has good color pay off and applies evenly and smoothly. If you’re not sensitive to scents (synthetic ones, in particular), Milani is a great brand for highly pigmented lipsticks at a budget-friendly price.

Is this the right purple lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick

Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick

Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick
Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick

Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick

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32 thoughts on “The Summer Season: Milani Magenta Madness Lipstick

  1. chibu74

    HOT, HOT, HOT…love it

  2. go

    Very nice but doesn’t seem wearable, I could be wrong.

  3. Elysia

    Even better than this is Revlons Wild Orchid. It is super opaque and stays on forever

  4. Missa

    wow i thnk i need that…i thnk electric fushia lipglass frm mac would look fab on it ?! gonna diff check this out, thx girl.

  5. naske54

    This is a good look… but not for summer. I think that summer make up should be natural and soft. Its just too much for summer.

  6. Sari

    Ahhhh ! I need this !

  7. Wendy M.

    Pretty… but not my cup of tea.

  8. Sass

    I like Illmasqua’s Underworld better. Their metallic purple undertone is deeper, more pigmented and reflective. This Milani one I am not feeling.

  9. Melissa (divinem)

    Absolutely gorgeous but wouldn’t work on me because it would accentuate my not-so-white smile that cannot be bleached because of sensitivity.

  10. Ooh, pretty! Unfortunately not available in the UK. :(

  11. ilmy

    Yes, it is the perfect purple for me and also cheap!!
    Thanks, Christine for being our model, you look terrific beautiful with this color!!1

  12. WoOw L O V E it.
    It really looks amazing on you

  13. alex

    Honestly, I don’t like it.

  14. Hahaha!! I wish my lipsticks had babys! :) Very nice shade, I looove snow orchid

  15. Leenie

    I would wear it, the color is pretty, but then I wear bright colors like pinks & purples, burgundy lip sticks.

  16. Ashley

    This is pretty! I wish it was just a bit more pink though!

    I have been trying to research hot pink and magenta NYX lipsticks and I would love to see some swatches of them for the Summer Season! From what I’ve seen Chloe, Louisiana, and Pandora look really nice!

  17. Joanne

    Soooo pretty….kinda reminds me of MAC’s Electric Fuchsia but in a lipstick form!

  18. Hilana

    I actually like this colour very much! Looks totally different in the tube than on your lips. And strangely, blue eyed blondes look very nice with this colour, especially if the eyes are kept to the bare minimum. Much like yours in the picture. Lovely.

  19. Kat

    I’ve really come to love this brand. I have yet to try their lipsticks, but let me tell you, their lipliners are phenomenal (at least the one that I’ve tried is!)–so much pigmentation and it is smoooooth. I’m so weary of red lips, but lately I’ve been using bonfire as a lipstain like you suggested and the color is amazing. Very bright cherry red. I usually concentrate on the center of my lips instead of filling out my whole lips, and just blend it for a natural just-ate-a-popsicle look. I’d be very interested in seeing some of their lipliner swatches and your opinions on them.

  20. Kitty Kris

    This is alot like The Makeup Store’s Seniorita lipstick.

  21. Leslie

    I am definately digging this lip color!

  22. kenneth alan

    I think the only reason I love this lipstick is because all I can picture is Gaga in the “Let’s Make a Sandwich” scene from her Telephone video. But If I remove Gaga from my mind (which is difficult), then I just see a really ugly shade that like a little girl would get in a plastic ring from one of those quarter machines at a walmart. I’m still going to buy it if I ever find it. I can’t seem to find Milani whenever I go to a Target, CVS, or Walgreens. It’s like my local ones don’t carry Milani. (whoah long comment)

  23. Cheyenne

    I’m sorry but that’s an awful color. Way too crazy and out there. I’ll take a HUGE pass.

  24. Megan

    This looks a lot like Revlon’s Wild Orchid lipstick to me

  25. I love this! It looks great on you :)

  26. Promise

    Your skin looks great in these pics – Are you wearing any foundation? I’m trying to make my skin look better and less dry, and I’m trying to wear as little foundation as possible. Thanks!

  27. Erin

    Do you think this is a dupe for Illamasqua’s Underworld lipstick? Trying to decide if I should spring for the more expensive brand or not.

  28. dannii77

    Whats the difference between this and Mac Violetta. Are they exactly the same in colour? Thanks