Best & Worst of Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipsticks

Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to be “bold, hydrating color” with “intense color in just one swipe.” The finish is more of a “soft matte” to true satin (a little more sheen than “soft matte” to my eye), and the finish will wear down to a more matte finish within an hour or two of wear (or faster if one blots). The texture felt lightweight, thinner on my lips but felt lightly creamy with more of a velvety slip as I glided the product across my lips. It didn’t tug, but the product had good hold and wore between four and seven hours on me, depending on the shade.

In my experience, the more velvety slip seems to result in the color pulling away a bit more along my lip lines and can be more prone to accentuating any imperfections of my lips (texture, flakiness, and so forth). A few shades were on the drying side, while most were non-drying. The majority of the range was pigmented with payoff typically ranging between semi-opaque and opaque. The formula has a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste to me.

01.

01. I Am Confident Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

A

Milani I Am Confident Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-copper with subtle, warm undertones and a...

Milani I Am Confident Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-copper with subtle, warm undertones and a...

02.

02. I Am Motivated Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

A

Milani I Am Motivated Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The...

Milani I Am Motivated Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The...

03.

03. I Am Cool Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

A

Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium purple with soft, warm pink undertones and a cream finish. The...

Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium purple with soft, warm pink undertones and a cream finish. The...

04.

04. I Am Fabulous Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

A-

Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte...

Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte...

05.

05. I Am Positive Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

A-

Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a...

Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a...

06.

06. I Am Pretty Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

A-

Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium, peachy beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had...

Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium, peachy beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had...

07.

07. I Am Radiant Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

A-

Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rusty copper with warm undertones and a...

Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rusty copper with warm undertones and a...

08.

08. I Am Smart Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

A-

Milani I Am Smart Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The...

Milani I Am Smart Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The...

09.

09. I Am Happy Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

B+

Milani I Am Happy Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright pop of medium, pink-coral with a satin finish. It had opaque...

Milani I Am Happy Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright pop of medium, pink-coral with a satin finish. It had opaque...

10.

10. I Am Victorious Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

B+

Milani I Am Victorious Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, purple-burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a satin...

Milani I Am Victorious Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, purple-burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a satin...

11.

11. I Am Bold Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

B+

Milani I Am Bold Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, bluish undertones and a...

Milani I Am Bold Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, bluish undertones and a...

12.

12. I Am Powerful Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

B+

Milani I Am Powerful Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It...

Milani I Am Powerful Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It...

13.

13. I Am Invincible Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

B+

Milani I Am Invincible Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep black with neutral undertones and a satin sheen. The...

Milani I Am Invincible Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep black with neutral undertones and a satin sheen. The...

14.

14. I Am Awesome Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

B

Milani I Am Awesome Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It...

Milani I Am Awesome Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It...

15.

15. I Am Strong Milani

Milani

PPermanent. $6.99/0.14 oz.

B

Milani I Am Strong Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin...

Milani I Am Strong Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin...

Glossover Breakdown

90%

Average Score
A
8
B
7
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
9
application
5
Total
90%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
9
application
5
Total
90%

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Really nice formula and beautiful shades. I really love all of them except the really paler shades which I can’t pull off. Will keep my eye open for these although I am pretty lipsticked out. I just have so many and must do another de-clutter before purchasing anymore.

Found 2 shades that I may at some point buy. I Am Cool and I Am Radiant are both lovely and would get plenty of usage from me, I believe. But, I’m in no rush, as this is a low-buy year and I’m not allowing myself very many lip products. On the flip side, I do feel like Milani did a good job with the formula and I’m also a fan of more positive naming of shades! I personally would have skipped the “I Am” and just went with the individual attributes each one ends with.

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