Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Summer 2016 Metallic Lippie Trend: Milani Amore Mattallics Lip Cremes (Review + Swatches)

Summer 2016 is shaping up to be quite interesting as far as the beauty community is concerned. Last year saw a boom in the "strobing" or highlighting craze and, in case you thought that had went away, Milani is now bringing metallic lippies to a drugstore near you. This limited edition formula is actually part of their Amore line, so expect to still get that same matte texture with a little bit of a twist. These new Mattalics Lip Cremes have a fine micro shimmer throughout the formula giving the lips an intense metallic, wet sheen.

As luck would have it, I was at my local drugstore when the new Milani Amore Mattalics Lip Creme display was being placed on the shelves, so I had a complete visual of this limited edition line up. Truth be told, metallic lipstick might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it sure is fun if you're feeling adventurous. In total there are eight shades to choose from, ranging from nude to a deeper purple. For the purpose of this review, I snagged up three of the shades in light, medium, and dark tones just to test the waters out.

Milani Amore Mattalics Lip Cremes in (Left to Right) Chromatic Addict, Matterialistic, and Raving Matte
Milani Amore Mattalics Lip Creme Swatches in (Left to Right) Chromatic Addict, Matterialistic, and Raving Matte

♥ What is this product? 
The Amore Mattallics Lip Cremes are matte liquid lipsticks with micro shimmer throughout that give them an ultra metallic finish. This limited edition collection contains eight shades, ranging from a nude to a dark purple with a strong emphasis on the mid-tone pinky lip colors. They are sold in drugstores such as CVS and Walgreens for $8.99.

♥ What claims does Milani make about this product? 
Straight from Milani's website, "Paint your pout with gilded glamour. Introducing 8 limited edition shades of new metallic matte liquid lip crème. Bold and richly pigmented, these metallic liquid lip colors shine with a soft luster and dry to a smooth matte finish—without drying out your lips. Waterproof and kiss-approved, each Amore Mattallics Lip Crème delivers up to 12 hours of wear. Remove with an oil-based longwear lip color remover." 

♥ How can you use this product?  
Depending on the shade you pick up, you can actually utilize these liquid lipsticks in multiple ways. If you're the daring type, wearing them all over your lips is sure to make a bold statement. However, I think the way I'll be getting the most use out of these beauties is as highlighting accents in the center of any matte pout to give it more interest. As far as application goes, the doe foot applicator is pretty standard. The applicator makes it fairly easy to apply the lipstick to all the curvatures of the lips and the flat portion of the doe foot allows the product to go on easily and very opaquely with the very first layer.

♥ How does the product wear? 
These Mattallics Lip Cremes dry incredibly quick (as in under a minute). That plus all the micro shimmer in the formula lends itself to a drier consistency. The lipstick starts off at a comfortable dryness, but soon gave me that sensation of needing to constantly lick my lips. Also interesting to note, while Milani claims the need to remove these lipsticks with an oil-based remover, it came off easily when I ate a non-greasy sandwich as well as when I used a basic baby wipe.

♥ How does the product compare to other liquid lipsticks?  
While there are quite a few metallic glosses out on the market, metallic liquid lipsticks are a relatively new trend, especially for the drugstore, so there's not much to compare it to. In terms of how it acts as a liquid lipstick, I feel like it is on par with the inherently dry nature of what a liquid lipstick is. That being said, I feel as though the application is easier and much more even than the majority of liquid lipsticks, which can sometimes require multiple coats to look decent. 

♥ What are my overall thoughts on the product?  
The Milani Amore Mattallics Lip Cremes are a good, new innovation for the drugstore. So what it comes down to is: do I think this is a product you absolutely need in your collection? No, I do not. But for the bold person who likes to strobe every part of their face or just someone looking to have fun with their makeup, this might just be the answer for that.

Makeup Deets
♥ Eyeshadow - Morphe 35O Palette
♥ Glitter Liner - Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Duo in Topaz Twinkle
♥ Lashes - Salon Perfect Demi Wispies
♥ Foundation - Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate
♥ Concealer - LA Girl Pro Conceal
♥ Brows - NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe
♥ Bronzer - Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder in Naked Dark
♥ Blush - Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Captivating
♥ Highlight - Wet n Wild MegaGlo Multi-Stick in Marigold Round topped with Wet n Wild MegaGlo Powder Highlighter in Precious Petals
♥ Lips - Ofra Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Brooklyn with Milani Amore Mattalics Lip Creme in Chromatic Addict in the center


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