Milani Adore & Lust Amore Matte Lip Cremes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “pink nude.” It’s a brightened, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a flat, matte finish. It had had mostly opaque color coverage, but the texture dried down very, very dry and “cracked” as soon as I smiled or moved my lips, which made it a more uncomfortable shade to wear. This was my least favorite to wear, as it felt noticeably drying after three hours of wear and only lasted for six hours before flaking and fading unevenly. Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Shrimpton (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Dior Tender Matte (340) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced When In Doubt (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Midnight Snack (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop She Bad (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Cream Beige (101) (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Peach Tart (LE, $14.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Knotty (LE, $6.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lady Be Good (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Warm Beige (103) (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Platform (LE, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Dandy Apple (LE, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia Peachy (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Forbidden (P, $6.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Anastasia Stripped (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “cool rose.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation that applied smoothly and evenly while drying down to a soft but not emphasizing matte finish. The formula is consistent with the range: thinner and more water-like, so take care with application to avoid messy edges or over-applying. It wore well for seven hours and felt a bit drying at the five-hour mark. Too Faced Freshly Baked (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Tattle Tail (LE, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Solow (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Magick (DC, $21.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Walk This Way (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Petal (P, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Canoodle (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain #05 (P, $33.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Love Bite (LE, $6.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Ciate Sydney (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $20.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Lucky Strike (P, $7.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Genie (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Reality (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Cami (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel La Secrete (61) (LE, $38.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Speed Up (LE, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. You’ll mostly find them at your local drugstore (I got mine from Walgreens), but they are available online as well through Milani directly. These have a very thin, liquid-y consistency–they easily get outside the lines and in general, the applicator can apply far more than you need, so I highly recommend a little patience and maybe using a lip brush (if you can) to apply and get really precise, neat lines. The formula has a longer dry down–about five to ten minutes before you can press your lips together–and gets very tacky after two minutes or so (do NOT! press your lips together or else you will lift color in large patches!). They’re one of the lesser drying liquid lipsticks I’ve come across (but these did get a bit drying after four to six hours of continuous wear), and they are long-wearing and pigmented. They have a moderately strong sweet, vanilla scent.

Adore

LELimited Edition. $8.99.
C
C
6.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total

Lust

LELimited Edition. $8.99.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total
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Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Adore Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Lust Amore Matte Lip Creme

Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani
$8.99/0.21 oz.

87%

Average

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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I really like Lust! Looks so pretty with this eye look! Christine, how do you feel this formula compares with the KVD formula?

Nicole, to find reviews for Burberry lip products, I went to the search box in upper right corner, typed in “burberry lip” and a drop down menu pops up for Burberry Lip Velvet, Lip Mist, Lip Cover, and Lip Definer . I didn’t see reviews for any Burberry Kisses. I didn’t realize Military Red came in 2 formulas, Lip Mist and Kisses. I will test for you and let you know.

Thanks Katherine! Military Red must come in 3 formulas because I have it in the lip Velvet formula! Its like a matte -not ultra matte-formula…very nice. It has been reviewed by Christine. It got an A ,I do believe. I think the Kisses formula is a newer one that is supposed to be sheer, but buildable. Thanks for keeping me updated! I have been eyeing this deep plum shade for a while. You’re the best! 🙂

Sad that Adore’s formula isn’t great, because that nude color is gorgeous! Very eager to try Lust out – who can argue with those prices??

I skipped Adore, but Lust is perfection! So far I’ve been very happy with these– I hope Milani makes them permanent and expands the shade range!

Adore actually shrunk your lips it was so dry! The formula for it sucks, literally. But Lust is like, WOW, so lovely and looks perfect ! Especially for an ultra-matte.
I love the purple eyeshadow look you have on for Lust! Not sure which ones they are though? You know I love me a great purple eyeshadow, LoL!

I initially picked up Beloved and Adore. I picked up Adore with the idea that it is good for mixing to lighten up other colors – I don’t like matte nudes on me, I prefer a satin or glossy finish. I do agree that the Kat Von D matte lip creams are a bit more comfortable, I think because they seem to have a bit more substance to them, but the Milani ones are priced so well with a great wearable color selection, so I think they’re worth it! I want to go back for Romance, Embrace, and Flirt, if I can still find them.

Your purple eye shadow in the Lust Amore photo is lovely!

I’m still at a loss for matte lips .. the dry cakeyness .. I just don’t get the attraction.

Monica.

These look extremely drying. The swatch on the arm and on the lips looks like the problem has found every single line and dried in there. The color shown here is blah.

Lust is super dark on me compared to this swatch. It’s more of a dark rose shade on me. Love both of these though! 🙂 (still on the hunt for Beloved, 2 CVSes and a Walgreens later still no luck!)

I just picked up Lust yesterday and tried it on this morning. I’m loving the initial wear. My hesitation with most long lasting, liquid matte lipsticks is that they pucker my lips and emphasize the lines, but this one is sitting very nicely and not giving me deep lines in my lips!

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