The New Milani Lip Intense Liquid Colors Are More Intense Than Daniel Craig’s Eyes and Prettier Than a Posy

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Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color

Wearing the new Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in 04 Fiery Coral

Makeup Math Word Problem No. 1

QUESTION: At noon a train leaves St. Louis for Chicago. On that train sits a cat lady obsessed with her tubby tabby. Quantify the intensity of her obsession, which, as you know, is quite intense, and double it. Now, multiply that by 20, and add 10. What do you get?

ANSWER: LOL! I have no idea. 🙂 But whatever the answer is, it approximates the intensity of the pigments in these new Milani Lip Intense Liquid Colors.

Milani Spring 2014

The fantastic foursome of Milani Lip Intense Liquid Colors, new for spring 2014

These pigments are insane! To quote Joey Lawrence from Blossom, “WHOA!”

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color swatches from the left: 01 Red Extreme, 02 Pink Rave, 03 Fiery Coral and 04 Violet Addict

From the left: 01 Red Extreme, 02 Pink Rave, 03 Fiery Coral and 04 Violet Addict

I’m having a hard time believing these are less than $7 each ($6.49 to be exact). If these four full-coverage liquid lipsticks played dress-up in fancier packaging, I think they could hang with Chanel.

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color wands from the left: 01 Red Extreme, 02 Pink Rave, 03 Fiery Coral and 04 Violet Addict

Wands from the left: 01 Red Extreme, 02 Pink Rave, 03 Fiery Coral and 04 Violet Addict

They feel so good on my lips — like thin, non-sticky glosses — and last a good, long while (I get about 6 hours), almost like they’re long-wearing liquid lipsticks.


I do, however, have to watch out for that white line that appears on my bottom lip… You know the one I’m talking about. With these I see it after about three hours of wear. No biggie. When it shows up, I just wipe it off with a makeup wipe or Q-Tip.

As for flavors and scents, well, I’d probably love this one if I wasn’t trying to get back in shape (uh…someone had a A LOT of chocolate over the holidays). These taste and smell like butterscotch.


Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in 04 Violet Addict

04 Violet Addict

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in 03 Fiery Coral

03 Fiery Coral

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in 01 Red Extreme

Red Extreme

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in 02 Pink Rave

02 Pink Rave

Packaging elitists might pooh-pooh the simple tubes, but ya know, so what? The tubes are tough, durable, and they match the color of the product inside (nice touch). Plus, they come with a convenient doe-foot applicator, too.

These may not look fancy from the outside, but hello! — they’re only $6.49 each, which makes them fan-frickin’-tastic for the price. If you’re a bold lip lover, keep an eye out for these when they arrive in drugstores this February.

PRICE: $6.49 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming February to CVS stores, Walgreens, Wal Mart and also online

Speaking of cat lady obsessions (Ha! When am I not talking about cat lady obsessions?)…

Behold! My new favorite shirt!


My mom got it for me for Christmas from Tar-ghay.

How you like meow?

When I wore it the other day, my neighbor complimented me on it. For the record, she is an 8-year-old girl, LOL!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. fancie says:

    I kind of like the packaging! The formula looks really good too!! Those things look super pigmented and they’re so pretty on you. I had a feeling I’d like these! Can’t wait to see them in stores!
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  2. hanna says:

    I love pink rave but I’m not sure it’d work for my skin color.
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  3. Deanna says:

    Oh! I’m loving the “Red Extreme” color on you! I’ve always been so afraid to wear red lipstick for some reason…I just never thought I could pull it off. But lately, I’ve been looking for a great red lip color to try, just to see if I could work it, and I think this will be a great, inexpensive way to try it on!

    That shirt is so you, by the way! I bet it looks super cute on you!

  4. Lerina says:

    Wasn’t expecting to see swatches so soon! Love them, though! And you look stunning. Excited about these for sure. Now I’m wondering what that pink color statement lipstick looks like (I’m a sucker for pink lips).

  5. Vanessa says:

    I like the idea, but the coral and violet both look pink… is that just my screen… ?

  6. Erin says:

    Holy cowabunga, you are one hot cat lady in that red shade! Its perfect on you. These look so amazing for the price. I am really impressed. I typically don’t use lower end makeup but I will definitely be trying this stuff out if I can find it in Canada.

  7. Nikki says:

    These looks good. Will try to get them when I can. Thanks for the review!

  8. Alison M says:

    Your Blossom reference has me chuckling 🙂 I’m eager for the Milani spring releases and feel like the brand has really been stepping up their game since last year’s launch of the Color Statement lipsticks.

  9. Nicole O. says:

    I’ve been anticipating swatches ever since I saw Milani post sneak peeks on their Instagram .

    I wish they had a beautiful purple shade . Violet Addict leans too pink .

    Pink Rave & Red Extreme WILL be mine , tho ! 🙂

  10. Sylirael says:

    I’m loving the look of Pink Rave – super impressed with the pigmentation, too!
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  11. Lora says:

    They all look gorgeous on you Karen. I can’t wait to try them for myself.

  12. Danielle says:

    These are extremely gorgeous! I am always on the lookout for a good liquid lipstick.
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  13. Lena says:

    yipeee, very glad to hear they’re A-listers! will definitely get a few. milani rocks!

  14. Kim says:

    More intense than Daniel Craig’s eyes? That’s a bold claim, woman. HAHA! These do look incredible, though. Like liquid vinyl. And I love your new shirt. Nice work, mom. 🙂

  15. Kiara says:

    Karen you look so pretty! Those lip colors look really nice on you! I’m loving all of them and the packaging seems nice!
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  16. Natalie says:

    These are seriously pretty on you. I love the way you apply your makeup. It’s always on point!

  17. Melissa says:

    I love all of them!

  18. ASH says:

    Red Extreme was made for you! Might have to pick that one up myself…

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