Just in case you were wondering…Milani’s new line of Brilliant Shine Lip Glosses will not make it through an intense chow-down session with your (my) favorite salad in the whole wide world.
They will, however, make it through an intense 35-minute-long eye rolling session while watching Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Actually…I’m sure they could’ve lasted the movie’s entire 90-minute length (wear time is from 2-4 hours), but the movie was just so, so bad that I couldn’t sit through it (not even the J. Renn eye candy/savory biceps could save it).
Drugstore shoppers, these absolutely gorgeous glosses are smooth like the skin on J. Renn’s bulging biceps and have a comfy, non-sticky formula, mountains of moisture and a light and lovely butterscotch scent (they are unflavored, though).
But be warned… The formula’s quite thick and reminds me of Guerlain’s Gloss D’Enfers, so you may want to wear your hair back in a ponytail. Yes, when you wear these, your mane will get caught in your kisser if you whip your Victoria’s Secret hurr back and forth.
Sometimes I like the way thicker glosses feel on my lips, so I don’t mind.
And ooh! — the choices here. Lots of colors, finishes (cream, shimmer and frost) and coverages ranging from sheer to opaque, and thanks to the flocked sponge applicator, all of the shades, even the deepest, most intensely pigmented ones, are easy to apply.
I think Milani did a great job on all of these colors, but for me the creams really stand out. Freakishly smooth and shiny, they’re like glosses that would otherwise run $30 or more in a department store.
If you can’t decide where to start, may I suggest Bare Secret, Sweet Grapefruit, Pink Lady or (and!) Coral Crush? They’ve been my 24/7 partners in crime this week.
Wow, I must say — Milani’s having a major moment right now, especially when it comes to lip products. Great quality, colors and price. Products like these make me love drugstore makeup even more.
PRICE: $5.49 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming February to CVS, Walgreens and Walmart stores (and also online)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,