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Best & Worst of Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipsticks

01/02

Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick  
Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick  
Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick  
Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick  
Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick  
Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick  

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.

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Milani I Am Positive, I Am Confident, I Am Motivated Bold Matte Lipsticks

01/06

Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Positive Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick

I Am Positive

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 semi-matte finish. It had rich pigmentation that adhered evenly and smoothly to my lips. It had a lightweight, thinner consistency that had a velvety slip but did not feel wet nor did it slide around while worn. The color didn’t seem to emphasize my lip lines as much as other shades in the range. It lasted well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$6.99/0.14 oz. - $49.93 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polydecene, Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Isononyl Isononanoate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax (Candelilla Cera), Silica, Mica, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil), Ethyl Vanillin, Lauroyl Lysine, Gardenia Taitensis Flower, Tocopherol. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Milani I Am Cool, I Am Powerful, I Am Victorious Bold Matte Lipsticks

01/06

Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Cool Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick

I Am Cool

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 color payoff was fantastic with rich, opaque coverage delivered in a single stroke. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and a little denser compared to most shades in the range, which I felt helped the lipstick sit better on my lips as it did not emphasize my lip lines like most of the other shades did. It stayed on nicely for five and a half hours, was neither drying nor hydrating, and left a faint, fuchsia stain behind.

Formula Overview

$6.99/0.14 oz. - $49.93 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polydecene, Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Isononyl Isononanoate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax (Candelilla Cera), Silica, Mica, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil), Ethyl Vanillin, Lauroyl Lysine, Gardenia Taitensis Flower, Tocopherol. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

I Am Cool
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Milani I Am Radiant, I Am Bold, I Am Strong Bold Matte Lipsticks

01/06

Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick

I Am Radiant

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 semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which adhered evenly and glided across my lips with ease. The consistency was lightweight, velvety, and had enough slip not to tug but didn’t slide around when worn. The color seemed to separate slightly along my deeper lip lines, though it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was non-drying.

Formula Overview

$6.99/0.14 oz. - $49.93 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polydecene, Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Isononyl Isononanoate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax (Candelilla Cera), Silica, Mica, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil), Ethyl Vanillin, Lauroyl Lysine, Gardenia Taitensis Flower, Tocopherol. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Milani I Am Pretty, I Am Happy, I Am Invincible Bold Matte Lipsticks

01/06

Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Pretty Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick

I Am Pretty

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 a smooth, lightly creamy texture–a little creamier than velvet-like as other shades weren’t as emollient and felt thinner overall–that glided easily across my lips and yielded opaque pigmentation in a single layer. The color went on evenly and didn’t emphasize my lip lines, which was an issue I had with some of the other shades in the range. It lasted well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me.

Formula Overview

$6.99/0.14 oz. - $49.93 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polydecene, Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Isononyl Isononanoate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax (Candelilla Cera), Silica, Mica, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil), Ethyl Vanillin, Lauroyl Lysine, Gardenia Taitensis Flower, Tocopherol. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Milani I Am Fabulous, I Am Awesome, I Am Smart Bold Matte Lipsticks

01/06

Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick
Milani I Am Fabulous Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick

I Am Fabulous

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 finish. The color coverage was opaque in one layer, while the lipstick had a smooth, lightly creamy texture–almost more velvety, as there was glide but no wetness. The color went on evenly and didn’t sink into my lip lines noticeably (far less than most shades in the range, too). It wore nicely for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$6.99/0.14 oz. - $49.93 Per Ounce

The formula 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.

Browse all of our Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polydecene, Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Isononyl Isononanoate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Euphorbia Cerifera Wax (Candelilla Cera), Silica, Mica, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil), Ethyl Vanillin, Lauroyl Lysine, Gardenia Taitensis Flower, Tocopherol. (+/-) MAY CONTAIN/…: Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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