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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review, Swatches, & Comparison: L'Oréal La Palette Nude 1 & 2

L'Oréal La Palette Nude 1 & 2
L'Oréal's new La Palette Nudes 1 and 2 are the latest to join the ranks of new neutral palettes hitting drugstore shelves. While they are priced quite a bit higher than the typical drugstore shadow palette at $15, they come with 10 shadows, and nearly double the product by weight compared to Maybelline's The Nudes Palette.

L'Oréal La Palette Nude 1 contains brown-based neutrals that cover the spectrum between light and medium-deep nudes. There's a nice mix of matte, satin, and shimmery textures, but doesn't contain any glittery or metallic shades. The one thing this palette lacks is a stark contrast with a deeper black or gray shade. L'Oréal La Palette Nude 2 is a purple-toned palette that contains a mix of cooler taupe-mauves, and a similar texture profile as the La Palette Nude 1. Why it's called a "Nude" palette is beyond me - I would think you have to be somewhat of a color-lover to embrace all of the purples.

Palette names aside, I'm happy to say that these shadows are buttery smooth! All of the shadows in each of these palettes have great color payoff. The only thing I noticed was a slight chalkiness with some of the matte shades - not the kind of chalkiness that makes for patchy application, but more-so a dry texture that makes it easy for the shadows to appear caky. Still, they are some of the best matte shadows from the drugstore, so it's hard to complain!

Now, let's talk dupes! La Palette Nude 2 was the hardest to duplicate. There really aren't any similarities between it and Urban Decay's Naked3, or Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes - it's far more purple-leaning, and the shadows are overall more subdued. On the other hand, the La Palette Nude 1 bears a striking similarity to Urban Decay's Naked Palette. While there are about 2 shades that are near perfect dupes (check out the pictures for Smog and Virgin below), it's actually pretty different. Just like the La Palette Nude 2, La Palette Nude 1 is like a more subdued version of UD's Naked Palette.

Which L'Oréal La Palette Nude do you have your eye on?
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Korean Makeup HAUL, Reviews, & Tutorial!

It's time for a HAUL! I'm branching out and trying some Korean makeup products from brands like Holika Holika, Innisfree, MISSHA, and more. Check out my finds, and hear my thoughts, in the video above!

Products Mentioned:

  • Aritaum Mono Eyes - this line contains powder and cream shadows, and I'm impressed with all of them!
  • Innisfree 2014 Fall Collection Mineral Eyeshadow - these neutral matte shadows apply so smoothly, and have great pigmentation to boot!
  • Holika Holika Jewel Light Shimmer Eyes - probably my favorite shadows of the bunch, these shadows come in sleek packaging, and perform beautifully. 
  • Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara - of all of the products I purchase, this was my least favorite. It didn't do much in the way of curling or volumizing my lashes, and was impossible to remove.
  • MISSHA The Style Two In One Fit-In Gel Eyeliner - these are easily my favorite products of the bunch. Each pot contains two shades - one liner, and one shimmery highlight. Both are very creamy, and last all day!
  • Innisfree Creamy Tint Lip Mousse - while I definitely wasn't expecting the kind of pigmentation these "tints" provide, they look and perform beautifully nonetheless!
  • Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tints - once again, "tint" doesn't begin to describe the amount of color these bring to the lips, but they are fun regardless. They also include a sponge tip to easily create the increasingly popular gradient effect on the lips (check out the demo in the haul video above for an example)! 

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Review & Swatches: Maskcara IIID Foundation

In the midst of the craze for highlight and contour palettes, Maskcara's IIID Foundation Palette is flying under the radar as a palette that goes above and beyond - not just highlighting and contouring, but also acting as a foundation, concealer, blush, and illuminator! For $42, you get 4 pans of cream color that work magic to create a full face of makeup, reducing what could be a 10 product operation into one that requires 1 palette. 

To start, there are three contour, highlight, and blush shades to choose from - mine are Linen, Walnut, Dahlia, and Pearl. Maskcara's website has a color finder to help anyone with a fair to deep skin tone find the color combination that best suits them. Despite offering full coverage, none of the creams feel heavy on the skin. My acne-prone skin hasn't protested once! Both the contour and highlight shades dry to a matte finish, while the illuminator and blush maintain a dewy finish (although they don't feel tacky). 

Onto how to HAC (Highlight and Contour). I prefer to start with the contour shade, placing it in the hollows of my cheeks, around the perimeter of my forehead, and below my jaw. I find that starting with the darker shade allows for a little more wiggle room if I go overboard and need to temper it with the lighter highlight shade. Next, I apply the highlight shade in the areas that were left bare after the first step. I follow up with the blush shade, applying it to the tops of my cheeks, but avoiding the center of my face because the dewy finish can emphasize my combination complexion. Last, I go into the highlight shade and apply it to the very tops of my cheek bones - once again avoiding the center of my face for the same reason as before. Check out the video above more a complete demo!

I'm happy to say that this palette not only provides a near full face of makeup, but it lasts all day! After nearly 12 hours, you can see there was some minor breakdown in the trickier spots around my face. But it stayed in tact for the most part, and could be improved upon with a dusting of setting powder right after application. 

Overall: two thumbs up! I really recommend this to anyone who wants to simplify their daily routine without completely forgoing the appearance of a full face of makeup. 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Shop My Stash Tutorial: Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

It's time to reach deep into your makeup collection for another Shop My Stash tutorial! This week, I'm using a palette that goes WAY back in the beauty community. Wet n Wild's Comfort Zone Palette has been a go-to drugstore palette for years - and it's much-loved for a reason! On the left side, you have a column of neutrals that are perfect for an easy, everyday eye. But the shadows on the right allow you to play with a little bit of color, and even offer a MAC Club dupe! Check out the tutorial above for a smoky look that's perfect for a night out. 

Products Used:

  • ELF Smudge Pot in Gotta Glow
  • Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette
  • Butter London Wink Eye Liner in Union Jack Black
  • YSL Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils in Black
  • Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation
  • BECCA Ultimate Coverage Creme Concealer
  • Anastasia Contour Kit (I just used the shade Java to contour)
  • Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette
  • L.A. Splash Smitten Lip Tint in Charmed
What are your favorite shades from the Comfort Zone Palette?


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Review & Swatches: Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette
Looking to lighten up your look for Spring? Maybelline has just launched a palette that might be for you! The Blushed Nudes Palette combines rosy pinks, and mauve-toned taupes, and is an apparent Naked3 Palette Dupe. Although the shadow quality doesn't quite live up to Urban Decay's, I think they are some of the best Maybelline has release among all of their newly released 12-pan palettes.

While there's only one matte shadow, there's a diverse mix of shimmery shades. Nearly all of the shadows apply smoothly, evenly, and can be layered to achieve nice color payoff. The only real dud in the bunch is the deepest shimmery plum - it's a tad chalky, and the shimmer isn't nearly as apparent when worn as it is in the pan. Still, for $10 it's hard to beat! To get the most out of these shadows, I recommend working with a flat shading brush to build pigment on the lid, and grabbing a small, dense, domes brush to work deeper pigments into the outer corner and crease.

Overall, I think this is a really unique palette that offers a diverse mix of shades not often seen from the drugstore. I really recommend it to anyone that wants to add a little bit of variety to their everyday makeup look.

Need some inspiration? Check out The Blushed Nudes tutorial I posted a few days ago!

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Dupe or Dud: Urban Decay Naked3 vs. Maybelline The Blushed Nudes

The resemblance between Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette, and Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes Palette is uncanny - so I'm putting them head-to-head in a dupe or dud! Both contain 12 shadows that are a mix of soft, shimmery pinks, and cool mauve-y taupes, but one is $54, and the other is about $10. Keep on reading to see how they stack up against each other!

I have to be honest, I don't love Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette $54 worth. It's certainly beautiful, and the shadow quality is consistent with what I've come to expect from Urban Decay, but the shadow selection lacks enough contrast to create as many different looks as I would like. But, at the time of its launch, there weren't many flattering pink-toned palettes available. With Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes Palette, that's all changed.

In total, I found that about half of the shadows from Naked3 could effectively be duped with shadows from The Blushed Nudes Palette. The rest, while similar, weren't quite as close. The shadow quality is another huge point of different between these two palettes. It's hard to top the pigmentation, and smooth texture that Urban Decay offers, and Maybelline's palette is no exception. But, while it may not be an exact dupe, you can certainly create eye looks that appear very similar - check out the side-by-side shot below. I'm wearing shadows from Urban Decay's Naked3 Palette on the eye to the left, and shadows from The Blushed Nudes Palette on the eye to the right - the two look extremely close, no?

Ultimately, I don't think you can get The Blushed Nudes Palette and expect it to perform identically to Urban Decay's Naked3. But, while it's not an exact dupe, it can get pretty darn close it you're willing to work with the shadows a little bit to maximize color payoff!
Urban Decay Naked 3 on the left, Maybelline The Blushed Nudes on the right

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Review & Swatches: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks
Just like felt-tipped lip stains, chunky lip pencils, and lip butters, liquid lipsticks are having a major moment in makeup right now. It's hard to keep up with so many hitting shelves at once, but one brand that's commanding the spotlight is Anastasia Beverly Hills. Their liquid lipsticks are everywhere (particularly my Instagram feed), and I couldn't hold out anymore! I had to put them to the test...

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks ($20) promise intense pigmentation, a matte finish, full coverage in just one swipe, and all-day wear. I bought 5 shades - all of which (unintentionally) fall into the warm, bold color category:

  • Milk Shake: Pale, milky nude
  • Retro Coral: Bright pink coral
  • Neon Coral: Bright sherbet orange
  • Spicy: Red orange
  • Vamp: Deep brown red
I didn't realize I ordered so many warm shades - some of these looked a little cooler and berry-toned on the site. Still, the variety of light and dark shades were enough to get a good look at the formula, and how it might vary from shade to shade. 

First off, let's talk opacity. Anastasia says one layer will do the trick, but lighter shades like Milk Shake, Retro Coral, and Neon Coral applied streaky with less than two layers (two layers are shown in the lip pics below). Spicy and Vamp, on the other hand, cover completely with just one swipe. 

All of these have a thinner cream texture that takes about 30 seconds to completely dry. Blot any sooner, and some of the lighter shades will show streaks. The drying time is nice for those that want some time to work with shades and mix them together, but can be a pain for anyone using one of the lighter shades and wants to avoid streaks. 

The lasting power is where these really shine. Not only do all of these apply true to the shade in the tube, but the colors look the same at hour 1 as they do at hour 5. For real. No flaking, smudging, or fading - even through eating and drinking!

The only thing you really need to be careful of with these is the state of your lips during application. To be honest, I didn't think these were going to be my cup of tea when I first tried them. My lips were dry, lined, flaking, and these definitely didn't do them any favors. Make sure your lips are exfoliated and hydrated to get the smoothest application, and longest lasting power. While they don't nourish the lips, they also don't dehydrate them further - which can't be said about all liquid lipsticks!

Overall, provided you're okay with the drying time and layering up to avoid streakiness in the lighter shades, these are worth checking out! $20 is a worthwhile investment when you love the color, and can avoid reapplying throughout the day. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks
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Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Tutorial

Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes Palette is the latest to join the collection of large 12 pan palettes the brand has released over the past year (you might remember my review of The Nudes Palette, which is the first release of the collection). Despite seeing it all over social media, I only recently spotted The Blushed Nudes Palette at my local Walmart. Given how closely it resembles Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette, I knew I had to give it a try!

The Blushed Nudes is full of rosy pinks, and soft taupes - my ideal color palette to transition from Winter to Spring. Check out the look I came up with in the tutorial above!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Review & Swatches: Rimmel Glam'Eyes HD Eyeshadows in Brick Lane

Rimmel Glam'Eyes HD Eyeshadows in Brick Lane

I've been itching to share my thoughts on Rimmel's Glam'Eyes HD Eyeshadow palette in Brick Lane for nearly a year, but hadn't found any in stores! Finally, I came across them while browsing ULTA's "What's New" section - they've finally hit the states.

For between $3.99 and $4.99, this palette gives you 5 neutral shades to work with, and there's a nice mix of warm and cool shades that will flatter a wide array of skin tones. While there aren't any matte shades, most are shimmery, and there's a medium taupe shade with a satin finish that's subtle enough to be worn in the crease, and even on the brow bone(check out the demo in the video above to see it in use). Each of the shadows has impressive pigmentation and a buttery-smooth texture that lays smoothly and evenly across the lid.

Given the price and quality, I really recommend these! If you see them in-store, definitely give them a chance. There are 4 new palettes in all, and I plan on giving the other 3 a try once I can get my hands on them!

Rimmel Glam'Eyes HD Eyeshadows in Brick Lane

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

ULTA 21 Days of Beauty + Platinum Exclusive Deal!

If you subscribe to their emails, you'll be well aware that ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty has begun! The sale kicks off with a deal for BareMinerals All over Face Color and Blush - you can now snag it for just $10. They also have something special for Platinum members! For today only, you can get the LORAC Pro To Go Palette for just $26. Check out the rest of the steals throughout the 21 Days of Beauty to make sure you don't miss out on something you've had your eye on, and make sure to sign up for their emails to catch exclusive steals for Platinum members!

What are you planning on getting during ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty?


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Top 5 Drugstore Highlighters

'Tis the season to get your glow on! I'm eager to start rocking a fresh, dewy finish for summer, so I went hunting in my collection for highlighters to make it happen. These are the top 5 I'm loving - and they won't break the bank!

Products mentioned:

  1. City Color Glowing Complexion Illuminating Cream - a pearlescent liquid highlighter that can be applied directly, or mixed with foundation for an all-over glow. 
  2. City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse - an iridescent gold mousse that can be worn as both a shadow, and facial highlight.
  3. Colourpop Shadow in Girly - a cream-gel hybrid that provides a satin white highlight with a subtle pink shift. 
  4. Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls - One you get past the shimmery overspray, this pressed powder highlight provides a gorgeous lit-from-within satin finish to the skin. 
  5. Wet n Wild Mega Glow Illuminating Powder in Catwalk Pink - Not highlighters have to be labeled as such! This blush quad includes shades with both satin and matte finishes. When swirled together, they can be applied to the apples, and tops of your cheeks to give cheeks an illuminated flush!


BH Cosmetics Enhancing Eye Palettes for Green and Brown Eyes + how to intensify your eye color!

BH Cosmetics Enhancing Brown Eye Palette

Shadow palettes specifically designed to enhance your natural eye color are nothing new - it seems like they come and go in waves. The latest to hit the market comes from BH Cosmetics, and their Enhancing Eye Palettes for Blue, Green, and Brown Eyes. Each set of shadows promises both neutral shadows, and shades that complement your eye color - I picked up the brown and green eyed palette because I have a mix of both!

The Enhancing Brown Eyes Palette contains a mix of brown-toned neutral shades, and warm purples, while the Enhancing Green Eyes Palette contains a cooler mix of pastels, greens, and purples. Overall, I was impressed with the quality here! Although BH Cosmetics has some stellar products, their shadows can be hit or miss. These were very smooth, pigmented, and easy to blend. There's also a mix of textures within the palette. I was happy to see that matte, shimmery, and borderline glittery shadows performed equally as well!

One concern I thought I would have with the packaging is how small the pans are, but I'm happy to say that I didn't encounter any issues with brushes fitting properly. Check out the video above for a demo!

As far as enhancing eye color goes, these definitely do the trick, but not like you might expect! The warmer purples in the brown eyes palette brought out the green in my eyes, whereas the cooler shades meant for green eyes enhanced the amber flecks I have, making my eyes appear more brown.

Of course, you don't have to buy a palette that explicitly caters to your eye color to get the job done. You could do just fine pulling from the shadows you already own! Just take a look at a color wheel.  Find your eye color, or the color you want to emphasize (specifically for those with brown eyes), and choose shadow shades that are directly across from it on the color wheel. Voila! Instant eye enhancement.

What are your favorite shadows or palettes to enhance your eyes?
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Review & Swatches: Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Colors

Wet n Wild's new Velvet Matte Lip Colors are some of the latest matte lip colors to hit drugstore shelves. At $3.49, they are also some of the most affordable from the drugstore. I picked up some of the more unique shades that stood out to me on the shelf - check them out:

DJ Doll: Medium poppy 
The Stand Out: Pastel lilac
Plumgenue: Medium plum

I hate to say it, but these were a bit of a miss for me. Of the three shades I tried, I found each lacked the pigmentation I expected - especially after having tried Milani's Moisture Matte Lipsticks. Although it's not something I mention in my video review, it's pretty clear in the photos below that they aren't completely matte. I would say they fall into more of the satin category. While they apply smoothly, I found it took a lot of layering to get the pigmentation seen below.

It's not all bad news though! If you don't mind the subdued pigment, and don't like it when lip products stain the lips, these might be worth checking out. Bonus: those who don't like artificial scent or taste will love these too! I didn't catch a whiff of anything when wearing these.

Final thoughts: while not for me, some might appreciate the way these wear. And at $3.49, you don't have to break the bank to find out if they are for you!

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Colors

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Monday, March 9, 2015

25% Off Stila Cosmetics!

SPRING SALE ALERT: Stila Cosmetics is offering 25% off site-wide starting today, until Friday March 13th! Use code SPRING25 at checkout to take advantage of this stellar deal. I've tried quite a few of their products - check out reviews, and demos of them in the photos and videos below!

Here's what you need to check out:

Here's what's in my cart to try:


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Shop My Stash Tutorial: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette made a huge splash after its initial launch (even spurring the launch of a sequel), but has since fallen by the wayside as newer palettes have surfaced. I was so happy when multiple people suggested it as the feature of a Shop My Stash tutorial because it's definitely one of those "old friend" palette that you can come back to after months without use, and fall back into some favorite looks. 

This week, I'm playing with some of the purple and berry shades to create a subtle, lifted smoky eye, with a gold lid. Find out how to get the look in the tutorial below!

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Beauty Q&A: Foiling shadows, drugstore liquid lipsticks & more!

Q: How do Makeup Geek Foiled Shadows, NYX Prismatic Shadows, and NARS Dual Intensity Shadows compare?

A: NARS Dual Intensity Shadows are specifically formulated to be used both wet and dry to achieve two different intensities. While NYX and Makeup Geek Foiled Shadows can be used with a wet mixing medium during application, the opacity doesn't change. While all of the shadows in this comparison are fantastic, the NARS shadows offer up more versatility with their formulas, and unique shades. For a come complete comparison of the NYX and MUG shadows, check out the review I did of the NYX Prismatic Shadows!

Q: How do you foil shadows?

A: If you're using a medium you can spritz, like MAC Fix+, you can spray the brush directly, then dip it in the shadow or pigment you want to foil. In my Smashbox Double Exposure Tutorial, I used ELF's Makeup Lock & Seal - a medium with a dropper dispenser. In this case, I like to put a drop or two of medium onto a flat shader brush, then dip the brush into a shadow. However, ELF's mixing medium also comes with a small cup you can use to mix pigment before applying.

Q: Can melt Cosmetics eyeshadows be foiled?

A: No, but fortunately you don't need to! The shadows are very pigmented all on their own. If you rely on foiling shadows to up their lasting power, try applying a primer beforehand instead.

Q: How do Rimmel's Provocalips lip stains compare to L'Oréal's lip stains?

A: To start, Rimmel's are about half the price, and have a significantly smaller shade selection. Both come with a gloss or balm to transform the finish of their respective lip stains, and both have impressive lasting power - I experienced 5-6 hours worth of wear for both. The main difference between the two is texture - L'Oréal's is a tad thicker. Because they are so similar, I recommend checking out Rimmel's first. If none of the shades appeal to you, there's sure to be something for you in L'Oréal's collection!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

melt Cosmetics Love Sick Tutorial

While both of the melt Cosmetics shadow stacks are gorgeous, and perform beautifully, I was most excited to try the Love Sick collection for its unusual color combination. Despite thinking any look that could come from using all 4 colors would be totally unwearable, I'm pleased to say that they can come together to create an unexpectedly flattering look - and one that a lot of you were asking for a tutorial on when I wore it in my Top 5 Beauty Innovations video! So, here it is. Check out the tutorial above, and learn more about the products I used below. 


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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review & Swatches: NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette 

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette is one of the most affordable contour palettes to hit the shelves as of late, and it's also the only affordable palette with interchangeable powders. At $25, it includes 8 pans, but the brand has announced that they will be offering more shades in the near future.

Included in the shade mix are 4 highlighters, and 4 contour powders. Of the highlighters, two are shimmery, and include both a frosted pink-leaning white and champagne. The other two are similar to setting powders - one with yellow undertones, and the other is neutral. Each of the highlight powders are very smooth, yet have a slight chalkiness to them. While it might sounds like an unexpected combination, it made for powders that applied smoothly, and kicked up a lot of product during application, but sunk into fine lines throughout wear - not a look I recommend.

The contour powders put on a better performance, and even include cooler taupe shades - something quite a few of the contour palette currently out seem to neglect. However, despite looking relatively distinct in their pans, each of the shades included look extremely similar when applied. I would have liked to see more variety to flatter a wider range of skin tones.

Despite the lower price tag, I'm not sure NYX's new palette is worth it for everyone. The contour powders lean cooler than some might like, without offering a warmer alternative, and those that struggle with powders creasing in fine lines (especially around the eyes) might want to avoid the two matte highlighters altogether. It could make for quite a bit of wasted product if you find that only half of the shades are actually useful to you.

What's your favorite highlight & contour palette?

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette 

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Review & Swatches: Milani Moisture Matte Lipsticks

Milani Moisture Matte Lipsticks

Milani's Moisture Matte Lipsticks are the newest addition to Milani's lip collection. While the current shade selection is narrow, the promises are big. All 7 shades offer a matte finish, along with a guarantee that they won't budge or feel uncomfortable on the lips. I bought 2 shades when I first saw them on a drugstore display (and used one in a Valentine's Day tutorial), then Milani sent two more of the bolder shades my way. Here are 4 of the new colors out:

  • Matte Naked: medium cool nude
  • Matte Blissful: light cool pink
  • Matte Orchid: electric fuchsia
  • Matte Glam: deep purple
The texture across all of the shades are consistent. All of them glide across lips without tugging, and leave a smooth, velvety texture when you blot your lips together. My lips were in rough shape at the time I took the pictures below, but you can see that any dry patches, or uneven texture remain smoothed and un-emphasized. 

While I didn't experience transfer-proof wear, the bolder shades stain the lips to extend the wear of the overall color. I noticed Matte Orchid lasting through eating and drinking beyond the 4 hour mark. After the matte finish completely wore away, my lips remained tinted for an hour or two longer. 

Despite the long-lasting wear, these didn't dehydrate my lips - and I certainly didn't experience the uncomfortable "tightening" that goes along with a lot of matte lipsticks. Comfortable wear: check.

Overall, these are some of the best mattes to come from drugstore shelves. At just $5.99, they're unbelievably affordable. All of the shades currently released lean cool, so hopefully they even things out with some warmer shades in the near future!

Milani Moisture Matte Lipsticks

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