Monday, March 3, 2014

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss Review

Hello all,

Today I am sharing a quick review on the new Milani Brilliant Shine lip glosses that I purchased about 2 weeks ago. I've formulated my thoughts pretty quickly on these lip products. Before I get into my opinions about them, let me give you some info on them.

These are brand new lip glosses that were recently launched by Milani Cosmetics. If you haven't heard of them, click here to browse their collections. Milani is an affordable drugstore brand found at Walgreens, Walmart, Target and of course online. These glosses are on or around $5.49 each (every store might vary slightly in price). This type of gloss comes in 14 different colors ranging from nudes to pinks to berries to reds. I really like the shade options for this product. I feel everyone can find at least one color they'd like to try. I stopped at only purchasing two at first because I've never tried any of Milani's lip glosses.

Here are the photos:

Brilliant Shine glosses


The packaging is very basic with a clear tube and metallic gold lid. The applicator on the inside is the standard doe foot applicator typically found in lip glosses. I like the simple packaging and the tubes are nice and sleek.

Top: red my lips
Bottom: coral crush

As you see from the swatches these glosses are very pigmented and shiny. They really go on the lips super pigmented as it looks in the photo. These two shades are beautiful and perfect for summer. I love when lip products are cheap with awesome color payoff and these babies fit the bill. The formula is on the thicker side and a bit sticky which may or may not be your cup of tea. I however, don't mind having thick glosses as long as they're not tacky feeling. The website advertises that these glosses are non-tacky and paraben-free.

I love the pigmentation, the feeling of them on the lips, the packaging and pricing. Surely, these must be perfect, right? No!  What I can't stand is the extreme sticky feeling left behind after the gloss wears off. I'm talking super sticky that my lips start to get stuck to one another and I immediately need lip balm. Honestly, these really seem a little too good to be true :( I might try to find a way to make these work for me because everything about the gloss except the stickiness is right up my ally.

I'm not sure if others feel the same way but hopefully Milani will at some point reformulate these glosses. Have you tried them? If so, what are your thoughts?

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