There’s been a ton of nice spring releases this year but one of my favorites is the new Milani Color Statement Matte Lipsticks. They popped up in stores earlier this year sporting 8 new, shiny permanent shades in a creamy, easy to wear matte finish for just $6.
Of course, I’m a big fan of the beautifully rich colors but I just love the formula too! The Color Statement Matte Lipsticks are some of the best mattes I’ve come across in a while. They’re all creamy with a lightweight texture, full coverage and a sweet vanilla scent. None of them felt drying and most shades were pretty easy to work with.
Matte Innocence is a warm pinky beige that seems better suited for fairer beauties with smooth lips. This shade is terribly unforgiving and settles into lip lines and emphasizes flakes. It wears for around 2-3 hours.
Matte Blissful is a cool baby pink that’ll work well for a variety of complexions. Deeper complexions may want to pair it with a deeper liner for definition though. The color is a bit more forgiving than Matte Innocence but I still recommend thoroughly prepping your lips before wear. It lasts for around 3-4 hours.
Matte Naked is a warm rosy pink with brown undertones that’s the perfect nude lipstick for my complexion. It’s hands down my most favorite shade from this collection as it’s incredibly easy to wear and doesn’t really highlight imperfections. It wears for around 3-4 hours.
Matte Diva is a cool, bright hot pink that’s extremely beautiful on WOC but very high maintenance. It tends to emphasize flakes and settle into lip lines considerably so I recommend lining your lips (entirely) with a lip liner for the best results. It lasts for around 3-4 hours.
Matte Orchid is a cool magenta that’s a little more forgiving than Matte Diva. It does showcase imperfections but it’s not as noticeable from a comfortable distance. It wears for around 3-5 hours.
Matte Glam is a cool muted grape that’s incredibly easy to wear. It applies well and looks great on the lips. No lip liner required! It wears for around 6-7 hours.
Matte Passion is a vibrant tangerine orange with a slight red undertone. it’s another shade that’s pretty fuss free and doesn’t require much maintenance at all. It lasts for around 5-6 hours.
Matte Confident is a cool blue red that’s perhaps one of my favorite red lipsticks. Surprisingly, the color is very low maintenance and it’s flattering on a variety of complexions. It wears for around 5-7 hours.