Thursday, July 25, 2013

Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip Balms

              Almay's first lip product is a lip gloss unlike any other. It is a combination of the conditioning properties of a lip balm and the shine of a lip gloss. These have become my favorite drugstore lip gloss! I absolutely recommend them to everyone, even if you don't normally go for glossy lip products.

*Scent: These have a very distinct, kinda sweet scent to them. I go through phases of liking it and then not-liking it so much. Overall, I wouldn't say that is bothers me too much because after I apply one of them, I don't notice the scent afterward.

*I have incredibly dry lips and am constantly applying lip balms, so when I noticed that my lips remained moisturized after these wore off, I was very surprised! I don't think these will take the place of my lip balms, but they do sustain the moisture in my lips despite the fact that they are a lip gloss. I think the name "liquid lip balm" doesn't completely fit what these glosses are. I would call them, simply, "moisturizing lip glosses."


Rosy lipped: dusty rose

Cantaloupe: peachy-coral

Apricot: red-toned coral

Lilac love: pinky-purple

Apple a day: pinky vibrant red

Just Plum: deep plum

         Overall, I am really enjoying using these glosses! The shade range is nice, because it includes  neutral pinky colors, while still having deeper shades, and some brighter shades. If you are looking for a great, moisturizing, fairly inexpensive lip gloss, I recommend checking these out!

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks

Milani's Color statement lipsticks come in a wide variety of richly pigmented shades. In total there are 30 shades, with 6 in the following categories: pinks and corals, reds and oranges, plums and berries, and 9 in the naturals and browns. 

*The scent of these lipsticks is quite strong, so, if possible, I would recommend smelling one to make sure you don't hate the scent. Personally, I don't really love the scent but the product itself is nice. Ultimately, I would prefer that these had no scent. 

*I found it very helpful that the packaging clearly shows the shade of lipsticks which means there is less of a chance that A) you end up not liking the shade and B) that someone has opened it and used it in someway. 

* The lasting power on these are fairly good, and even when they faded, my lips remained somewhat "stained."

Sweet Nectar: vibrant orange

Plum/Rose: plummy-purple

Red Label: cool-toned red

            Overall, if you are looking for a huge shade range of vibrant, and extremely pigmented lipsticks and don't care much about lip product scents, then these could definitely be something worth checking out. Also, at about $5.49 a lipstick, they are some of the best quality lip products out there for the price!