Milani Desire & Romance Amore Matte Lip Cremes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a smooth, matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and applied with even coverage, though the more liquid-y consistency does make it a little harder to maneuver around the edges. As always, I recommend trying to remove excess product from the applicator or using a lip brush to make it easier to apply. It wore well for eight hours with minimal fading and was a little drying after seven hours. ColourPop Succulent (LE, $6.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Miss Argentina (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Underage Red (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (DC, $21.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nikita (Left) (LE, ) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Maneater (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Thumbelina (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Kismet (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Weekender (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Jungle Red (DC, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Lullaby (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Frequency (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $27.00) is glossier (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme ($8.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation but a translucency to it–you could see my lip freckle coming through–but doesn’t look streaky, which was a surprise. It had a softer look to it than some liquid matte lipsticks do as a result. It wore for six and a half hours and left a stain behind, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Candy Cane (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Creeper (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #078 (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (PiP, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Rapid (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Cherry Bomb (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Cheerleader (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Blood Flower (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Tulip (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Follow Your Heart (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). NYX Eden (P, $6.00) is glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Hi Striker (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Season 10 (LE, $6.50) is darker, warmer (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.

Desire

LELimited Edition. $8.99.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

Romance

LELimited Edition. $8.99.
A-
A-
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme

Milani Romance Amore Matte Lip Creme
Milani Romance 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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Romance looks nice. Christine, what are you wearing on your eyes in the Milani Desire Amore Matte Lip Creme photo? It’s such a pretty purple color!

I have Romance, and it’s a stunning red, very beautiful. When I eat something, it’s not transfer-proof, but I find re-application to be very easy for a liquid lipstick. And it’s pretty comfortable to wear, doesn’t make your lips look shriveled and dry.

We all know how I love my reds, so it’s probably no surprise that I love these two! Romance really DOES remind me of one of my all-time favorite reds, MAC Damn Glamorous. And Desire is just different enough from what I already own ( I think?) to perhaps buy it.

These look much more supple in the finish than some of the other shades! Bravo! I love the colors, especially Romance!

i have both of these & love them .

desire kind of has a translucency that’s really beautiful !

romance dries down darker on me , but i still love it .

hopefully milani makes these permanent & create more shades .

the formula is awesome .

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