I’m a sucker for this whole metallic lip trend! Several companies have come out with metallics, and while I like the shades and the formulation, I have yet to find a metallic matte that I love. Well – I think I have found my ideal metallic liquid lipsticks and those are the Milani Cosmetics Amore Matte Metallic Lip Crèmes.
Disclaimer: Press sample. See end of post.
I was pretty psyched when Milani sent me these lippies to try! I’m a huge fan of the brand and I’m never disappointed in their products, particularly their lipsticks! The Amore Matte Metallic Lip Crèmes come in 10 incredibly beautiful, vibrant shades! When I opened the box of lippies, I literally gasped at their beauty (especially the reds and browns!). In addition to it’s extreme prettiness, the formula smells like butterscotch and vanilla! If you’re not into lip products having a strong scent, then I don’t recommend these, but I personally love the smell! It’s very sweet!
Each shade applies quite beautifully and very smooth. I did a big swatch party on my Snap Chat (HelloMissNiki), and I did mention that while swatching, some of the shades may not look as metallic as the rest; so if you see them in photos, you may be a little turned off. Please keep in mind, that while the metallic may not be noticeable in photos, in person the metallic sheen is present. It may not be as prominent in certain shades, but the metallic is still there! Below is the video of my SnapChat Swatch Party!!!
In addition to my swatch party, I also tracked the wear of one of their shades. I applied it at 8:30A and it went on beautifully! My one piece of advice is to apply over bare lips. I always put foundation over my lips with my beautyblender, to create a primer for my liquid lipsticks. With this formula, it sort of mixed with the foundation, almost melting it and absorbing it into the color. So instead of the vibrant metallic burgundy shade, I was left with a muted, burgundy, beige. Very strange. But – just make sure your lips are bare (using a balm beforehand is okay), and you’ll be good to go. Anyways, throughout the day, I drank and ate… even having a wrap which is kryptonite for some lipsticks, and the lipstick held up nicely! It faded a little bit in the middle of the lips, but that’s normal for all lipsticks, so I wasn’t surprised. I was shocked at how well it held up during lunch. Considering I put the product on pretty thick to cancel out the weird foundation mix, I was expecting some drying and flaking, but nope! It lasted all day and that was really exciting to me! Below is my SnapChat video of the Amore Matte Metallic progression throughout the day!
Here are the incredible shades! I’m so in love! Mattely in Love is the shade I’ve been looking for forever! I love the holiday season and a red metallic lip is all I ever wanted! This is the one! I love it so much!
01 CHROMATTIC ADDICT
Rosy brown metallic
03 MATTE ABOUT YOU
04 CINEMATTIC KISS
Rosy pink metallic
05 DRAMATTIC DIVA
Hot fuchsia metallic
06 MATTELY IN LOVE
True red metallic
07 AUTOMATTIC TOUCH
Purple berry metallic
08 RAVING MATTE
Vivid purple metallic
09 PURE MATTENESS
10 PRETTY PROBLEMATTIC
Deep wine metallic
As mentioned earlier, I love the metallic trend and have tried a few brands, but let me tell you why I love the Milani ones the most. I’ve tried the ColourPop ones, and while I’m all about ColourPop (I have an unhealty addiction), I didn’t really like their metallic lippies. I just felt like they weren’t as vibrant as I expected and they didn’t have the matte finish I was hoping for. In their defense, I don’t think they ever claimed it to be a matte. OFRA Summer Metallics are beautiful! The colors are amazing, they’re intense, but they don’t have the finish I was looking for. The finish is pretty, don’t get me wrong, but they didn’t dry down to a matte. The Milani ones are as matte as matte can be and that is exactly what I was looking for! So if you’re into extreme mattes and metallics, you must give these a shot! There’s a color for everyone, and I am almost certain that you’ll be happy!
From the left:
MATTELY IN LOVE, AUTOMATTIC TOUCH, RAVING MATTE,
PURE MATTENESS, PRETTY PROBLEMATTIC
My top 2 favorite shades (Left: MATTELY IN LOVE | Right: RETTY PROBLEMATTIC)
Disclaimer: I received these products from a PR company/manufacturer for review. Please visit my Disclosure page for more information.