I went looking EVERYWHERE for these matte lip cremes. My beautiful friend Jenni was kind enough to grab one for me on her own hunt for these. Just a few weeks ago, I casually happened to walk into a Walgreens and there was a display that was already attacked majorly, but I was able to find another!!! SQUEEEE! Shall I show you what I got?
|Milani Matte Lip Cremes - flash|
|Milani Matte Lip Cremes - No flash / indoor lighting|
|Milani Matte Lip Creme - applicator|
|Milani Matte Lip Cremes in Flirt (t) and Desire (b)|
|Milani Matte Lip Creme - Desire (flash) (ONE COAT)|
|Milani Matte Lip Creme in Flirt (flash) (TWO COATS)|
Both have same consistency as far as pre-application texture. They also smell like synthetic vanilla frosting. For being matte, these are surprisingly easy and comfortable to wear. Almost feels like nothing once the product is dry. The scent did not linger too long after drydown, though those with allergies to scents may want to patch test first. Desire was so opaque and blendable! I have layered Desire and find that it plays well with itself. Unlike Flirt, who did not want to cover opaquely, could not layer without getting chunky or flaky.
When eating anything oil based, these will wear off. You will get the lip liner, worn off lipstick look. During casual wear with drinking, talking and eating non-oily foods, I can get a good 4 hours before the inside of the mouth area starts to crumble. Also, if you rub your lips together once set, these will crumble off as well.
Do I wish they were a bit more long wearing and could withstand a salad with an oil based salad dressing? Yes. But then again I have to remember to get my head out of the clouds and think realistically. For the price, these are pretty damn awesome! I'm looking forward to getting the rest of the red and berry colors!