Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Milani Rose Hip Lipstick

The Summer Season: Milani Rose Hip Lipstick

Milani Rose Hip (07) Lip Color ($3.49 for 0.13 oz.) is a beautiful, vibrant shade of fuchsia-pink. It has no shimmer but it does have a bit of a frosty sheen–not quite glossy. It’s intensely pigmented without having to pile on the layers, and it feels lightweight. The formula itself is creamy and moisturizing, but I find the color wears off considerably after two to three hours. (In all consideration, though I rate quality independent of price, $3.50 for a lipstick doesn’t make me feel guilty or worried about reapplying throughout the day!) I wish the scent was a little less synthetic and waxy, but I don’t notice it when I’m wearing it (though those with more sensitive sniffers may want to try before they buy).

Is this the right bright pink 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 Rose Hip Lipstick

Milani Rose Hip Lipstick

Milani Rose Hip Lipstick
Milani Rose Hip Lipstick

Milani Rose Hip Lipstick

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56 thoughts on “The Summer Season: Milani Rose Hip Lipstick

  1. YJ

    LOVE this color! I’m really enjoying the trend of bright lips lately. I wish I could have the chutzpah to try it for myself, but I’m wayyy too chicken! Btw, I love how you go into so much detail with the swatches… I’m always hesitant to buy colors, but it’s so much easier once I see it on someone. Granted, I’m Asian so my coloring’s a bit different, but still! =)

  2. Kara

    Wow, i love that color! when did Milani start coming out with such vibrant lipsticks??? I always passed over this brand, but i will deff check out the lipsticks now.

  3. This a gorgeous color. I have yet to try Milani lipsticks but I do love their bronzers.

  4. Hinahon

    Too bright for me, but I like the way it looks on your lips, it looks very creamy…
    I should see if I can find them anywhere near me and see the color range.

    By the way, I also had a question and didn’t know where to post it.
    I’m looking for a good mascara… And I don’t know which one to try out. How are MAC mascaras? Is there one that’s really good? I heard awful things about their mascaras so I wanted your opinion too :)
    Thank you !

  5. Leigh

    LOOOVE! So hot. You have really gorgeous eyes btw.

  6. Rosie

    Yay for the super super affordable Milani awesomeness! This color is freakin’ awesome!

  7. I have this lipstick also and love it :)
    It looks really pretty on you btw.

  8. SiaM

    I like the pigmentation and quality of these lipsticks I bought Orange Gina #24 which has a bit of shimmer = a bit gritty (I couldn’t find Mandarina) and I really like the color, wish it didn’t have that scent though still trying to get used to it (but still love it and planning to get more).

    • Do you notice the scent when you wear ’em?

      • SiaM

        Yes, even when wearing them, but I am slowly getting used to it =) The first day I swatch it and wore it was a bit to much for me, but still really liked the formula. Now, I can sense the smell but is not as overwhelming as the first time…

        BTW have you tried the Milani 3D Glitzy glamour glosses? I bought Stylish (which is orange with sparkles) to pair it up with Orange Gina, love their texture also…

  9. Angela

    Looks gorgeous!! does anyone know where to find this brand in the UK??:(

  10. diana

    how similar is this to mac’s girl about town?

  11. Diana B

    That color is beautiful and soooo affordable I’m always scared to try colors like this but for that price its worth the risk to try. Thanks

  12. Annie S

    you can really tell whether you like the lipstick by your smile…. they all look great on you but its easy to tell whether youll wear it again…. keep up the good work!

  13. kim

    Isn’t this suppose to be a dupe to MAC Show Orchid. I really love it’s intensity.

  14. Tia

    This is a lovely color…I totally overlooked Milani until ur last post with the Mandarina from them! Where I’m from they are $4.99 tho… I purchased the Rose Hip and Orange Gina!! The smell def sucks tho, Im totally not used to that but thanks for posting this gorgeous color!!

  15. sara

    i have this but it stinks soooo bad! terrible! like i wont wear it because of it. i got schiap and its exactly the same! but smells better and doesnt have a sheen.

  16. sara

    oh and i noticed the color looks darker on me. so does girl about town.

  17. ellebelle

    OMG love this, but it looks sooo diff on me!

  18. Allison

    Do you think someone with a yellow/warmer skin tone would be able to pull this off? I’ve read reviews of this color which said it looks best on cool skin tones… so sad if thats true, because I want a nice bright color like this but I only have a drugstore makeup budget at the moment :(

  19. suzanne

    I have this and for the price its brilliant!

  20. allison

    How does this color compare to Lickable/Girl About Town and Show Orchid?

    I had this one in my hot little hand last night, but decided to pass since I already have Lickable. Lickable was a major departure for me, a leap into the vibrant color pool!

    Too me this seems a little brighter than Lickable.

  21. Loooove this hue it’s so out there!

  22. jaspreet

    i can”t wear this shade

  23. Lena

    This is fabulous! I’m getting it with Mandarina lipstick tomorrow. Thanks for the post.

  24. Caitlin

    I love this,

    I’m trying to find it everywhere before I leave the country on Monday for 5-6 months. Want it so bad! Checked Walgreen and CVS, neither have it! Target doesn’t sell it either. So bummed. :(

  25. Yihanna

    I know in the states is like winter right now, but I live in a tropical island right and I was wondering if I could get away to wearing this bright pink color even if its December right now? Do the same rules apply or just change completely if we have a summer/spring season all year long? Don’t get me wrong I love the fall look and I actually wear it within reason (I love a red lippy) but is the bright pink a do or don’t?

    Please, please answer this question has been hounding me for days! <3

  26. joy

    where can you buy this brand??

  27. ERIKA

    Hi, can you tell me where can i buy this lipstick? Thanks

  28. leesie

    I’ll have you know I just walked down to CVS and bought this, on your recommendation I try a hot pink. I love it so much I stopped in at the library so I could apply it in the bathroom. And it is fantastic and so flattering on me, and I can’t wait to create a look with it and wear it out.
    I, for one, /love/ the scent. Mmmm.

  29. Dream


    Love the blog. Keep it up.

    I had an exact duplicate from Dior a couple of years ago. I would like to get the same shade from a high end brand, couldn’t find any myself. Help.
    (prefer Guerlain, Dior, Chanel, Givenchy) with no shimmer. need it ASAP for this summer.


  30. artemis

    u have such pretty lips! love the color and it looks good on you tho around here this is a BAD trend…like gross(combined with a lot of orange tan, glitter, gold and bleached hair) n if i ever wear something like that even tho im pale and with dark hair i’ll be associated with those bimbos haha but why should i care lol

  31. maddie

    awesome dupe for mac show orchid!

  32. Lilly

    Thank you so much for a wonderful blog!

    I love this colour so much but I live in Norway and Milani is not sold here, can you recommend me a colour similar to this one? We have all the high end brands like Chanel, Armani, Bobbi Brown ++ we also have mac but we don’t have MUFE, NARS and such..

  33. linda

    where do i buy this colour lipstick?
    what brand is it?

  34. Wow, that looks good on you! I’m too pale to pull it off but I’m going to get it for my daughter.

  35. ShelleenYoakum

    @linda Read the review before asking the questions next time, sugar. She has it all listed.

  36. Melissa

    We finally have the full range (or nearly full range) of Milani in Toronto at Walmart. Milani was nearly non-existent here except for a few items at some random places in the city and a Canadian online drugstore. I picked up Rose Hip for $4.88cdn and I am looking forward to rockin’ it! :) Thanks for the review, Christine.