You know what they say, “Good things come to those who wait.” You’ve asked for lip swatches of the new limited edition Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes and I’m finally delivering along with a quick overview of the entire line. Woohoo! As you can imagine, I’ve been extremely busy but I’ve been working through these babies and I’m quite pleased with the liquid lipsticks Milani whipped up. They’re reaaaally nice!
For starters, they smell like yummy vanilla cake batter and they apply very easily. All 8 shades are intensely pigmented with full coverage in a single swipe. Most of the shades apply evenly but I had a little bit of trouble with the darkest shade of the bunch, Flirt. It applies a bit patchy and the color can be difficult to even it out without using a lip liner or over applying.
Minus Flirt’s minor slip up, I find the Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes to be quite enjoyable and an excellent alternative to higher end liquid lipsticks like Kat Von D and Anastasia Beverly Hills. I actually found them to be quite comparable to the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks as they glide on smoothly with a slightly thick creamy texture and dry down within a minute or two to an ultra matte finish that lasts around 7-8 hours before showing signs of fading. They even have the same tight, slightly uncomfortable feeling during dry down as the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks.
I hate that the Amore Lip Cremes are limited edition because I knew they would fly off the shelves with just 2 shades to each store and sell like hotcakes online. However, it seems that Milani is making them a little less limited because I recently spotted a display at my local CVS and they were supposed to be a Walgreens exclusive. Don’t fret if you haven’t spotted them in your area just yet. The store release was originally slated for September so your local CVS or Walgreens may not have received their display yet. Keep the faith!
Crush, warm brick brown
Adore, pink nude
Beloved, brown rose
Lust, cool rose
Embrace, deep reddish plum
Desire, bright red
Romance, deep red
Flirt, deep vampy wine
Crush, Adore, Beloved, Lust, Embrace, Desire, Romance and Flirt