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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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Eyeshadow palettes for me at this point, as it’s easier for me to return to and pull out a palette than use single shades (since I’m usually behind enough in organization that a range is either perfectly organized or perfectly disorganized). I suspect that in a post-blogging world, I’d get good use out of both, depending on my mood, but I love using singles as I can get exactly the shade I want!

— Christine

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick Swatches (Spring 2019)

01/04

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick  

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick ($38.00 for 0.11 oz.) saw a shade extension of at least 12 shades (at least, what was available at Neiman Marcus when I purchased them; Sephora has less, YSL shows a couple more I don’t recognize), which I’ve swatched for you in this post…