Milani I Am Radiant, I Am Bold, I Am Strong Bold Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Jan 12, 2019January 12, 2019

I Am Radiant

Milani I Am Radiant Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for zero.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rusty copper with heat undertones and a semi-matte end. It had wealthy coloration payoff in a single layer, which adhered evenly and glided throughout my lips with ease. The consistency was light-weight, velvety, and had sufficient slip to not tug however didn’t slide round when worn. The coloration appeared to separate barely alongside my deeper lip traces, although it wasn’t noticeable from a standard viewing distance. It wore properly for 4 and a half hours on me and was non-drying.

Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame (P, $34.00) is brighter, hotter (90% comparable).Colour Pop Love Life (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% comparable).Colour Pop Flor (LE, $6.50) is hotter (85% comparable).MAC Smarticle (LE, $18.50) is darker, hotter (85% comparable).Colour Pop Better Off (LE, $7.00) is brighter (85% comparable).MAC Devoted to Chili (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% comparable).Too Faced Cinnamon Bear (LE, $21.00) is darker, hotter (80% comparable).Anastasia #three (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is darker, hotter (80% comparable).Bite Beauty Maple (P, $26.00) is extra shimmery, darker (80% comparable).Colour Pop Mind Trick (P, $7.00) is darker (80% comparable).

Formula Overview

$6.99/zero.14 oz. – $49.93 Per Ounce

The system is meant to be “bold, hydrating color” with “intense color in just one swipe.” The end is extra of a “soft matte” to true satin (a bit of extra sheen than “soft matte” to my eye), and the end will put on all the way down to a extra matte end inside an hour or two of damage (or quicker if one blots). The texture felt light-weight, thinner on my lips however felt evenly creamy with extra of a velvety slip as I glided the product throughout my lips. It did not tug, however the product had good maintain and wore between 4 and 7 hours on me, relying on the shade.

In my expertise, the extra velvety slip appears to end result within the coloration pulling away a bit extra alongside my lip traces and will be extra vulnerable to accentuating any imperfections of my lips (texture, flakiness, and so forth). A number of shades had been on the drying facet, whereas most had been non-drying. The majority of the vary was pigmented with payoff usually ranging between semi-opaque and opaque. The system has a candy, vanilla scent however no discernible style to me.

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).

I Am Bold

Milani I Am Bold Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for zero.14 oz.) is a wealthy, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, bluish undertones and a satin end. It had good pigmentation, although not fairly opaque, even after I tried to construct up the colour, which I anticipate was due partly to it feeling extra emollient and “sliding” extra noticeably when utilized. This was evidenced additional by the slight streaking alongside the outer edges. There was a contact of product that sat in my deepest lip line (proper alongside the middle of my decrease lip), however the coloration went on evenly and didn’t drag when utilized from the tube. The lipstick stayed on properly for six hours, was barely drying over time, and left a faint, pinkish stain behind.

Colour Pop Skyfall (LE, $6.50) is much less shiny (90% comparable).Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% comparable).Colour Pop Mucho (P, $6.50) is extra muted, cooler (90% comparable).Bite Beauty Juniper (LE, $24.00) is extra shimmery, darker (85% comparable).Pat McGrath Full Panic (LE, $38.00) is cooler (85% comparable).Anastasia #12 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% comparable).Guerlain Provocative (863) (DC, $58.00) is extra shimmery, cooler (85% comparable).Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is extra shimmery, cooler (85% comparable).Tom Ford Beauty Jared (P, $36.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% comparable).Tom Ford Beauty Notorious (P, $55.00) is extra shimmery, cooler (80% comparable).

Formula Overview

$6.99/zero.14 oz. – $49.93 Per Ounce

The system is meant to be “bold, hydrating color” with “intense color in just one swipe.” The end is extra of a “soft matte” to true satin (a bit of extra sheen than “soft matte” to my eye), and the end will put on all the way down to a extra matte end inside an hour or two of damage (or quicker if one blots). The texture felt light-weight, thinner on my lips however felt evenly creamy with extra of a velvety slip as I glided the product throughout my lips. It did not tug, however the product had good maintain and wore between 4 and 7 hours on me, relying on the shade.

In my expertise, the extra velvety slip appears to end result within the coloration pulling away a bit extra alongside my lip traces and will be extra vulnerable to accentuating any imperfections of my lips (texture, flakiness, and so forth). A number of shades had been on the drying facet, whereas most had been non-drying. The majority of the vary was pigmented with payoff usually ranging between semi-opaque and opaque. The system has a candy, vanilla scent however no discernible style to me.

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).

I Am Strong

Milani I Am Strong Bold Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6.99 for zero.14 oz.) is a medium-dark burgundy purple with refined, heat undertones and a satin end. It had semi-opaque coloration protection that utilized erratically, particularly alongside the internal portion of my lips, the place it was noticeably patchy. The texture felt velvety, skinny, and light-weight however didn’t really feel clingy when worn. I anticipated it to settle into my lip traces loads, nevertheless it was fairly slight. This shade lasted properly for 5 and a half hours, felt a contact drying over time, and left a refined, reddish stain behind.

Maybelline Smoking Red (DC, $7.49) is extra shimmery (95% comparable).Chanel Rouge Audace (59) (LE, $37.00) is extra shimmery, darker, cooler (90% comparable).Shiseido Curious Cassis (RD620) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% comparable).Givenchy Pourpre Defile (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% comparable).MAC Diva (P, $18.50) is hotter (90% comparable).MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $18.50) is extra shimmery, lighter (90% comparable).Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is hotter (90% comparable).Tom Ford Beauty Fetishist (P, $54.00) is extra shimmery, cooler (90% comparable).Giorgio Armani Nightberry (201) (P, $38.00) is lighter, hotter (90% comparable).Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $24.00) is extra shimmery, darker (90% comparable).

Formula Overview

$6.99/zero.14 oz. – $49.93 Per Ounce

The system is meant to be “bold, hydrating color” with “intense color in just one swipe.” The end is extra of a “soft matte” to true satin (a bit of extra sheen than “soft matte” to my eye), and the end will put on all the way down to a extra matte end inside an hour or two of damage (or quicker if one blots). The texture felt light-weight, thinner on my lips however felt evenly creamy with extra of a velvety slip as I glided the product throughout my lips. It did not tug, however the product had good maintain and wore between 4 and 7 hours on me, relying on the shade.

In my expertise, the extra velvety slip appears to end result within the coloration pulling away a bit extra alongside my lip traces and will be extra vulnerable to accentuating any imperfections of my lips (texture, flakiness, and so forth). A number of shades had been on the drying facet, whereas most had been non-drying. The majority of the vary was pigmented with payoff usually ranging between semi-opaque and opaque. The system has a candy, vanilla scent however no discernible style to me.

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).

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry pores and skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nostril, and beneath the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with refined, hotter yellow undertones. Her greatest basis matches embrace: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (greatest match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in four.zero, 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).

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