Milani has released several new items for 2014, and although they’re not yet online, they are starting to show up in stores. Earlier this week, I purchased two Power Lip gloss stains, and I am loving them so far!
The Power Lips are packaged in short, squat tubes, and dispense through a dense white brush tip. Be careful when you start to twist them, because there will be no product, no product, no product . . . then BAM, too much product! This is true of every similarly packaged item I have tried, though.
I purchased the shades Creamy Cafe, a rosy brown, and Cabaret Blend, a bright berry. Neither have shimmer or sparkle – it’s just the lighting in the below picture that appears to make them sparkle.
Creamy Cafe applies more brown at first, but as the pigments stain my lips, it turns a little rosier. I know some people find that most stains go neon on them (especially with the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains), and although I don’t have that problem, I think it’s likely that others will given the ways these stain my lips.
I like Creamy Cafe, but I really love Cabaret Blend. It’s a really great color – bright yet wearable – and I was pleased with how evenly it applied (I did not use a separate lip brush, but I did smooth the edges out with my finger).
Both shades fade to an even, long-lasting stain. The stain shade is somewhat similar, but Cabaret Blend leaves a brighter and deeper stain. Here’s the stain effect from Cabaret Blend – very even!
I don’t find these drying or moisturizing (but do note that I rarely have a problem with lipstick being drying). Once the glossiness has faded, I generally add clear gloss or balm for both comfort and a little shine.
Are these something you’ll be looking for?