Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Milani Colorstatement Lipstick Swatches (Plums & Berries Colors)

Hey loves,
Today I have a review on Milani's Color Statement Lipsticks! For this post, I'll be showing you swatches of the Plums & Berries colors. 

Please see my blog posts on the other shade ranges:

I thought this collection would be great to show you guys since the Fall season is quickly approaching, and I feel like plums and berry lipstick colors are perfect for the fall. These lipsticks also come in natural, brown, red, and pink colors/ collections, but I'll show you those in a later post! Now for the swatches of the plum and berry colors....

Here are the swatches of the lipsticks in indirect sunlight. These lipsticks have different finishes ranging from matte, cream, pearl, shimmer, and metallic. These lipsticks are quite opaque and the coverage is build-able which is definitely a plus. The colors have a slight glossy sheen to it. Colors from left to right: Plumrose, Uptown Mauve, Chilled Brandy, Violet Volt, Raspberry Rush, Sangria, Black Cherry.

Colors from left to right: Plumrose, Uptown Mauve, Chilled Brandy, Violet Volt, Raspberry Rush, Sangria, Black Cherry.
Left to right: Plumrose, Uptown Mauve, Chilled Brandy
 - Plumrose: Has a cream finish, pretty neutral pink shade. Perfect "my lips but better shade"- gives your lips a bit of color without looking too bright or out there. I'd imagine this as a good everyday / work / office shade.
- Uptown Mauve: Cream finish. Mostly pink, but has some burgundy mauve & purple undertones. Good shade for those easing into berry shades.
- Chilled Brandy: Shimmer finish. Burgundy leaning brown shade with lots of burgundy /bronze shimmers. Leaves a frosty sheen. I personally don't like shimmery/frosty shades so while this is a miss for me- shimmer lovers may like this.

L-R: Voilet Volt, Raspberry Rush
-Voilet Volt: Metallic finish. Purple shade with tons of purple/blue almost duochrome looking shimmer. Would make a really pretty eyeshadow or nail polish shade, but I can't imagine wearing this on my lips as an everyday color. Maybe for some artistic interpretation or costume look?
Raspberry Rush: Metallic finish. Hot pink shade with tons of hot pink shimmer throughout which gives it a metallic sheen.

L-R: Sangria, Black Cherry
- Sangria: Matte finish. While it says its a matte shade, I feel like this still has a bit of a glossy sheen to it- which I don't mind, but I thought I'd mention it incase someone really wanted this to be a completely matte lipstick (which it is not). Deep burgundy / berry shade. This color is definitely a statement color since its so deep and dark. This color definitely fits the Fall trend of deep colored lips. The color is build-able, so you can apply a sheer coat for a less dramatic look and layer on more for a more dramatic look.
- Black Cherry: Cream finish. Very deep burgundy shade with purplish/brownish undertones. When applied lightly, it is a berry tone, but it can be built up to a almost blackish brown purple shade. Definitely a dramatic / statement color. I do not think I have the guts to pull this color off nor can I imagine wearing this everyday- but again, definitely fits the Fall trend of deep colored lips.

Overall, I really like the formula of these lipsticks. They are not drying, and they have nice, rich build-able opacity, and leave a slight glossy sheen. They have a slight fruity scent to them, which I like- its not offensive or anything. My favorites in the plums & berries range are: Plumrose and Uptown Mauve because I feel like they are the most wearable and I generally like cream finishes more. While I don't see myself wearing Sangria, Chilled Brandy, or Black Cherry much, I feel like they are good statement/trendy colors for the Fall.

What do you guys think of the shades, and which one was your favorite? Let me know!

Until next time...


Milani products can be purchased at: CVS, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Kmart, and

*Disclaimer: Products were provided for review. Opinions are 100% my own. I am not affiliated w/ the company. 

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