Violet Lips Feat. Milani Violet Volt and Violet Addict

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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.

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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. 

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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…

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and how they look on moi….

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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.

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  1. April 21, 2014 / 7:43 am

    I love Violet Volt – it is one of my favorite lippies… I have been on the hunt for the Violet Addict but my local Walgreens or CVS have yet to bring them in. I may have to give in and order online but I hate paying for the shipping from Milani. You look fabulous dahling 😉 xo

    • April 22, 2014 / 7:04 am

      Thanks Honey. Have you tried Walmart? I don't see these at Longs, oh well they're always late anyways.

  2. April 21, 2014 / 8:31 am

    I like violet volt! Youuu have an awesome lippie collection Kath! 🙂
    Which are your favourite ones?

    • April 22, 2014 / 7:05 am

      Hi Naomi. Tough question because I have a gamut of favorites. Would it help if one of these days I will come up w/ separate posts for each color?

  3. April 21, 2014 / 9:14 am

    Violet color looks amazing on you!

  4. April 21, 2014 / 10:05 am

    I haven't tried these yet, but you've got me wanting Violet Volt! Such a pretty orchid!

  5. April 21, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    I am sooo getting into the Violets lately! They look great on you!

  6. April 21, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    Violet addict is pretty. I still have to try these out. Soon enough.

  7. April 21, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Wow, both of the Milani violets look fantastic on you! I love the Lip Intense and the Color Statement line, but violet is too bright on my pale skin.

  8. April 21, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    Both of those look smashing on you. You were born to wear bright lippies and you are my inspiration to step out of my neutral box. 😀

    • April 22, 2014 / 7:08 am

      Thanks Erika. Let's paint the town purple, plum, orange!

  9. April 21, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    I am loving Violet Volt. They both looks soooooooo gorgeous on you. My Walgreen's doesn't have them yet or they keep running out of stock. I need to get my hands on these, because WOW they look amazing!!! Great post as usual girl.

  10. April 21, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    Ohhhhh my goodness! They're both gorgeous colors that look so fab on you.

  11. April 21, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    I love these two colors!

  12. April 21, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    You can rock just about any lip color (which makes me jealous!) These are 2 of my fav Milani lippies!

    • April 22, 2014 / 7:10 am

      Thanks much! I was surprised myself w/ Milani lip pie's quality

  13. April 22, 2014 / 1:43 am

    Man I wish the Color Statement Lipsticks had less of a watermelon scent, I'd pick more of them up! Violet Addict looks super pretty!

  14. April 22, 2014 / 4:30 am

    I've been in love with Milani lately, especially their Spring collection. The products are fantastic, and sometimes even higher quality compared to some dept store brands.

    • April 22, 2014 / 7:12 am

      I agree w/ you on that! In fact I like this liquid lippy better than Hourglass and YSL!

  15. April 22, 2014 / 5:20 am

    I'm obsessed with the Lip Intense in Violet Addict, but I think I need Violet Volt too… for reasons.

  16. April 23, 2014 / 3:05 am

    i pretty much love fuchsia anything

  17. April 23, 2014 / 3:06 am

    i pretty much love fuchsia anything

  18. April 23, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    both these shades look fabulous on you!

  19. April 23, 2014 / 7:36 pm

    I love these on you!! I could never pull them off :/

  20. April 26, 2014 / 4:20 am

    I have Violet Volt and it's my favorite springtime lipstick! It looks so pretty on you.

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