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Last week, I talked about expanding my bright lipstick stash by branching out more to purples. Like pink, nude and red, this hue can be interpreted in hundred and one ways. So while browsing Walmart's beauty aisle few days ago, I can't help but be entranced by these Milani pretties.
From the Lip Intense Liquid Color line, 04 Violet Addict ($6.49, 0.20 fl oz/ 6ml) is a liquid lipstick which is surprisingly nondrying. I say so because my experience with liquid lippies (i.e. Hourglass, YSL, Kat Von D) is borderline lackluster. Violet Addict is purple-pink. The pigmentation is indeed shockingly-intense and the color you see from the packaging is pretty much consistent with the inside. It is shiny like a lipgloss sans the tacky feel. It also has a decent wear time of about five hours. I just wish the applicator bends so it conforms to the shape of my lips for a more precise application.
Next is Violet Volt ($5.49, 0.14 oz/ 3.97g) from the Color Statement Lipstick collection. This shade is deep purple with frost finish which is perfectly wearable anytime, any day. But see I'm a woman who breathes bright lips so take my word with a grain of salt. Are there even rules with lipstick shades these days? Geez, wear whatever makes you happy! I had about six hours of wear time, and that's in between coffee and water sips. It has a fruity scent which isn't overbearing. Generally I'm not a fan of frost lippies because they look dated but surprise, surprise, Violet Volt is a game changer!
Here are side-by-side swatches of Milani Violet Addict and Violet Volt...
and how they look on moi....
I'm into makeunder these days so save for YSL BB Cream, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (diffused light), Cover Girl Mascara, and groomed brows, I have but a bold purple lippy to complete my look.
Have you tried any of these Milani eye candies?