Milani Enchanted Amethyst Matte Lip Art Lipstick Review
Oh, Milani. Why couldn’t you just make a billion Enchanted Amethyst lipsticks so we could all easily grab one? Or two. Or three. This is such a tough lipstick to find! It’s sort of become the modern day unicorn. We know it exists out there somewhere but very few have actually seen it.
I guess you could consider me one of the lucky ones! It took a bit of searching. Okay, a LOT of searching! But I finally managed to get my hands on the new, limited edition Enchanted Amethyst Matte Lip Art lipstick from the Bedazzled Collection. Yay! I was expecting the new formula to be similar to the Color Statement matte formula but it’s pretty different. I actually like it a lot better. However, Enchanted Amethyst still has a bit of room to grow.
Enchanted Amethyst is a cool, mid-tone lavender with a slight pink undertone and matte finish. It also has a sweet vanilla scent (with no taste) that smells so delicious! The watermelon scent on the Color Statement Lipsticks didn’t bother me too much but I’m glad to see Milani take a break from it. The packaging also received a cool new upgrade. It still sports the classic plastic gold tube design but this time with a rounded look and transparent top. I like it! It gives Enchanted Amethyst a more “grown up” kind of feel.
Enchanted Amethyst is an absolutely beautiful lavender lippie that seems to look great on both light and dark complexions. However, the formula isn’t as universal. Enchanted Amethyst definitely seems to be better suited for ladies with smooth, flake free lips and minimal fine lines. Matte lipsticks will always be a struggle for us dry lip gals but the Matte Lip Art formula is going to take a little extra work. It’s very, very similar to the MAC Retro Matte lipstick formula as it has a very flat matte finish with no sheen at all. The texture is a little drier than the Retro Matte formula though so Enchanted Amethyst looks a bit more rough on the lips. Ironically, it doesn’t feel drying but it can make your lips look powdery and parched. You’ll definitely want to slick a light layer of balm underneath for the best results. And maybe pair it with a lip liner too. Enchanted Amethyst tends to cling to dry spots and settle into lip lines considerably as it wears on.
Speaking of wear, Enchanted Amethyst doesn’t last quite as long as most matte lipsticks either. I usually get around 6 hours of wear time but Enchanted Amethyst only lasts for around 3-4 hours before fading into a stain. As you can see, the new Matte Lip Art formula isn’t perfect by a long shot. It’s definitely not going to be everyone’s cup of tea either. But for $4 it really isn’t too bad. Especially since it’s a super close dupe for one of my all time favorite lipsticks!
Remember the super limited edition RiRi Boy lipstick from Rihanna’s summer collection? Well, Enchanted Amethyst makes a great dupe for it! It’s slightly lighter and cooler but on the lips the differences are barely noticeable. The finish is exactly the same and the new vanilla scent is so similar you won’t be able to tell the difference! I do wish Enchanted Amethyst was a little less dry looking but I don’t regret picking it up. If you missed out on RiRi Boy and can manage to find a CVS or Walgreens with a stocked display I suggest checking out Enchanted Amethyst. It’s a pretty decent RiRi Boy dupe!
MAC RiRi Boy lipstick (top) and Milani Enchanted Amethyst Matte Lip Art (bottom)