Milani I Am Positive, I Am Confident, I Am Motivated Bold Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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

01/06

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

I Am Confident

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 satin finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly in a single layer. The texture was lightweight, velvety, and smooth with a touch of creaminess that helped it glide without tugging. It wore well for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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01/06

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

I Am Motivated

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 pigmentation was opaque in one stroke, while the consistency was smooth, velvety, and lightly creamy and wasn’t quite as thin as most shades in the range. The added thickness made it more flattering on my lips as it did not emphasize my lip lines or pull color deeply into my lip lines. It stayed on well for five and a half hours, was non-drying, and left a faint 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).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Product Availability

Milani Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick $6.99/0.14 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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All three of these look amazing! And I obviously must have a “thing” for this family of shades, because I am duped to my eyebrows with PMG Strangé, MAC Paramount, VG I, and Retro, plus Chanel Rouge Vie. However, I love the less expensive option here, JIC one of mine turn on me!

I think that this might be the first time that I have more than one dupe for each of the shades reviewed. I like all of them obviously and definitely like I Am Positive better than my namesake in the Nars. The Nars Deborah always reminded me of baby poo so never wear it. This is such a nice review and relatively inexpensive so might check them out when I am in town next.

‘I Am Positive’ doesn’t actually mean anything good in my neck of the woods (though these days, it’s not so much the death sentence it used to be).

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