There’s a lot to love about matte lipsticks. They’re usually intensely pigmented, long lasting and look super sexy on the lips. The downside? They can be incredibly high maintenance. Especially matte nudes. Sometimes, they can be a real pain in the butt to work with!
Like the Milani Matte Innocence lipstick. A lot of ladies thought the color would be problematic for darker complexions but it’s actually the formula. Matte Innocence is a warm pinky beige that looks great against my skin tone when paired with a lip liner. However, the matte formula is extremely unforgiving on my lips.
Matte Innocence has a lightweight creamy texture that applies smoothly and evenly with full coverage in a single swipe. The matte formula is surprisingly comfortable to wear and doesn’t feel drying at all. But it looks so bad! Matte Innocence clings to every flake, settles into lip lines and looks super dry. I had to slather on some balm and gloss to make it look presentable.
Once I paired it with my NYX Expresso lip liner and Marc Jacobs Sweet Escape gloss I really grew to love it. However, I wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t like putting a little elbow grease into your lipsticks. You’re definitely going to need it! Especially if you plan on wearing this baby alone. It lasts for around 2-3 hours but as it fades it looks unbearably bad so you’ll have to keep a mirror handy. If you’re a fairer beauty with smoother lips I think the Milani Matte Innocence lipstick could be a hit for you. Like Matte Diva, it’s not a bad lipstick! Just not the lipstick for me.