Video: My Deepest Regrets

I purchased a few things that I am not proud of, and I regret it.

In the video, I talk about two colors/formulas from Milani that are not as uncomfortable as the others. Those colors are Glamour and Emotion.

Products mentioned in this video include:

  1. Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes that I mentioned here. See me wearing Dearest, Glamour and Emotion here.
  2. Be The Skin Botanical Pore Toner 
  3. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50V 1970 Balancing Exfoliator Toner
  4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood and American Doll
  5. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper. See me wearing Beeper here.

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-Genevia 

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Video & Product Review: Swatched Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes

I don’t typically buy drugstore lipsticks, but one day I saw swatches on Instagram of Milani’s fall collection. I fell in love with the dark colors, and I had to have them. They were hella hard to find because they’re only sold at select Duane Reade and Walgreens stores, in my town. I literally went to three Duane Reade stores, one Walgreens store and tried my luck at Rite Aid lol. The only store that had the very small display of lip colors was Walgreens. The only problem was two of the colors I wanted were sold out, so I was only able to get Dearest, Emotion and Glamour.

As I was creating the video for this product review (Sunday), I went to the Milani website to see how the company described the colors and guest what? Won’t He do it! The entire fall collection is now available online! Boop! Be advised that it’s being marketed as ‘limited edition,’ so the colors may not be around for long. I had no clue Milani was going to offer the collection on its site. I figured it was limited edition for in-store only, so I counted my blessings with the three I bought. But God had a plan! #Blessed. I purchased three other colors from the fall collection online (Beautiful, Attraction and Magnetic) and two from the “main?” collection (Devotion and Sugar). I’ll probably update this post with my thoughts on the other colors or maybe just post pics on Instagram. Now for the review:

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Dearest is described as a “deep merlot.” I live for this hue and its color payoff is great. My issue with this particular shade/formula is that it crumbles and starts to flake once it’s been on for about 15-20 minutes. Thank the Lord I noticed it was crusting before I left the house to go out. Basically, it’s not long-lasting or transfer-proof, especially since it started to fall off my lips after a few minutes. This particular shade is also extremely drying compared to the other two shades. The color is beautiful, but it’s not even worth the $8 because you’ll only wear it for two seconds.

Emotion is described as a “reddish brown.” It’s comfortable on the lips and not overly drying. The color payoff is great, and it seemed to last for a few hours. It wasn’t completely transfer-proof, though. I’m not the biggest fan of the actual color, but I like the formula.

Glamour is described as a “pearl bronze.” The formula is pretty much like Emotion. It’s also comfortable on the lips and not overly drying. There’s a luminous sheen to Glamour. It’s not exactly metallic, just more pearly. It reminds me of ColourPop’s Zebra, although – Glamour is much darker and not as shiny. The color payoff is also good, and it lasted for a few hours. Like Emotion, it’s also not transfer-proof.  I would wear this instead of the ColourPop color because it’s not sticky and dries down much faster.

Milani claims its matte lip cremes last “up to 16 hours.” Lies. I’m hoping the other colors/formulas are similar to Emotion and Glamour as far as comfort and texture. I’m already certain they won’t be long-lasting and transfer-proof, but who knows? The Dearest formula is completely different from Emotion and Glamour, so I’ll see.

Are you a fan of Milani’s Amore Matte Lip Cremes? If so, please share your thoughts.

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-Genevia 

Product Review: ColourPop Ultra Metallic Lip With Swatches

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Top: Man Eater; Bottom: Zebra

ColourPop. The social media makeup sensation that broke the internet with its low prices and richly pigmented products, released its latest line of liquid lipsticks with metallic finishes a few weeks ago. I decided to get hip and bought two ultra metallics and three ultra mattes (not pictured). I’ll be reviewing the items in the above picture since they’re currently VIP items in the social media makeup world and VSO (very sold out). Updated: See the ultra metallic and ultra matte lip products on me here.

So, let’s talk about it… I’ve been on a nude-lip diet these days. That’s why I only purchased two items. There are four metallics total. The other two colors didn’t appeal to me as much as Man Eater and Zebra. The others are cute, but I wasn’t hype to get them even if they’re just six dollars.

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Top: Man Eater; Bottom: Zebra

Pros

  1. The color payoff is legit. There’s no need to apply more than one swipe on the bottom and one swipe on the top of your lips, unless you want a more opaque coverage.
  2. The finish is legit. It goes on wet and creamy, but dries down to a metallic finish.
  3. It does have a comfortable feel on the lips and isn’t overly drying.
  4. The formula doesn’t dry down very fast, so if you do decide to apply more than one coat, it won’t look too cakey.

Cons

  1. My lips had a sticky/creamy feeling when I would rub them together, which may have a lot to do with the reason why the brand claims “the formula is not completely transfer resistant.”
  2. The brand also claims the formula is “extremely long wearing” but that claim doesn’t make any sense because you can’t have a product that is not completely transfer resistant be extremely long wearing. The color will wear off after some time, especially if you do things like eat and drink – which means it is not extremely long wearing. Now, if you decide not to eat and drink – your lip color will obviously last longer.
  3. Zebra moved around a bit and started to fade off my upper lip (I smoked hookah that night, had one cocktail with a straw and a little chapstick underneath). When I wore Man Eater bare, the product also started to fade off my upper lip after having breakfast (piece of bread, oatmeal with a spoon and bottled of water). Both products started to fade within four hours of being worn.

Overall, it’s not a bad product for six dollars. Just know it won’t last very long, so take your pictures ASAP! I would buy more colors in this finish, if they appealed to me. My favorite color is Zebra because it’s not too loud even though it has a metallic finish. I love it alone, too. Man Eater would have to be worn ombre style with Zebra, with a dark pencil underneath or something else. I would never wear it alone; it’s not flattering on me.

If you have these colors or the other two colors, what are your thoughts about them? If you have any questions about these two products, please ask in the comments section below and I’ll get back to you asap.

Thanks for reading!

-Genevia