Wearing Milani Crystal Gloss in Raspberry Icing
I was having dinner with friends a few weeks ago when one of the gals asked to see a picture of Tabs, and since that’s a request I’m always happy and quick to oblige, I grabbed my purse and reached in to fish out my phone, which at any given time contains at least 700 pictures of Tabs on the camera roll.
As I fished and fished, rooting around inside the purse, I kept coming up phone-less, with fistful after fistful of gloss.
“Um…” said one of the girls, “just how many lipglosses do you actually have in your purse?”
You know, I wondered, feeling my cheeks flush, that’s a good question… “A lot?”
And now, thanks to Milani’s five latest $5.49 Crystal Glosses, I don’t see myself scaling back any time soon.
Glittery fuchsia Raspberry Icing, hot pink Fruit Punch, the succinctly named Clear, pinkish coral Pucker Up and berry Sheer Dark Honey, all new for spring, have set up shop inside my current handbag.
Sometimes referred to as drugstore MAC Lipglasses, Milani’s line of Crystal Glosses have a similarly thick texture, slick when applied and slightly sticky on the lips, and come in a wide range of colors. They range in coverage from sheer to almost fully opaque.
Beyond that, they’re not big on bells and whistles, and that’s fine by me. A good price, a convenient doe-foot applicator, lots of colors to choose from, and I think they work really well.
I also like the shiny finish and how the pigments don’t seem to separate or do any other funky stuff as the day wears on. I get about three hours of wear time out of them, and all the while they feel comfy on my lips.
From the left: Clear, Sheer Dark Honey, Fruit Punch, Pucker Up and Raspberry Icing
Swatches from the left: Clear, Pucker Up, Fruit Punch and Sheer Dark Honey
Sheer Dark Honey
The only two things I wish I could change about these glosses are the flavor and scent. The scent reminds me of a just opened box of Band-Aids (so odd!), and the flavor, like a plastic toy dipped in artificial vanilla.
Weird, but thankfully, both of them fade within a few minutes.
A few standouts among the new spring shades…
- Raspberry: How fun is this fuchsia!? I bet it’ll look great paired with a simple cat eye in black.
- Sheer Dark Honey: Okay, this one might look a little haunting in the swatch, but on my lips it’s a very sheer berry with silver micro glitter — like a shimmery version of Clinique’s Black Honey Lipstick or Urban Decay’s Lip Love in Stung.
- Pucker Up: Because Urban Decay gets kisses! From Milani. Pucker Up sure reminds me of UD’s Lip Love in Failbait.
Despite their funky flavor and scent, I’m hooked on these Milani Crystal Glosses. They’re simple, pretty, effective, and priced just right. I’m really enjoying the spring colors and can’t wait to try more.
Perfect for a quick drugstore pick-me-up after a long day.
PRICE: $5.49 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A-
New workout wear?
I’m always on the lookout for cute new workout wear because it helps me stay motivated to sweat, and I recently spotted some pieces at Nordstrom from a line called Zella that caught my eye.
I’ve heard they’re like a more affordable Lululemon.
What do ya think? I really like the look of this skirted capri and loose layering top…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,