Monday, June 4, 2012

Milani - Crystal Gloss for Lips

So a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a beauty blogger meetup here in Central Florida! It was really fun and exciting to meet other blogging ladies, and they were all so kind and such an inspiration. That meetup was my first, so I was really nervous about going, but they all made it painless!

Something that I was not expecting when I went was the amount of products that each blogger got to bring home, thanks to several sponsors. One of the biggest sponsors was Milani. I got so much great stuff to try from them, including these Crystal Glosses. 

Here are the crystal glosses in their sealed-up glory. They're pretty tiny, and are just over three inches long each. They're such a cute, convenient little size - perfect for your purse. The gold tops screw off, and they have an application stick with sponge on the end. They aren't squeeze tubes, if you're unfamiliar!

From left to right, the shades are: 
  • Clear
  • Cotton Candy
  • Fruit Punch
  • Raspberry Icing
  • Precious
  • Fascination
  • Sheer Dark Honey

Here they are swatched on my arm, in the same order. Since it's my arm, I apologize for the texture - it's all the tiny hairs! But as you can see, they're actually not entirely too bold. I have a very fair skin tone, so I suppose the Fruit Punch and Raspberry Icing ones are a little bright, but the Fruit Punch one is my favorite!

Here they are swatched in the same order, but on white paper. The clear one just sort of got soaked up (far left), but you can see that they cover very well, and can really see that some are more shimmery than others. Also, the Sheer Dark Honey one is probably the sheerest, but isn't nearly as dark as it appears in the container. The rest are pretty true to their color both in and out of the container.

I did apply some to my lips, but swatched on my arm for a side-by-side comparison of them. The coverage is nice on my lips, but like most glosses (as opposed to lip sticks), they're not super bold. It's a nice balance. I actually really like this since I'm a little self-conscious with lips that are too bright! (But that's easy to do since I'm so pale). Still, I really like these glosses, as they apply well and come in very nice, wearable colors. Application is smooth, and they aren't super gloopy and messy.

<3 Corrinne

These products were provided by Milani for review. As always, I only offer my honest opinion.


  1. Great review! I have tried a couple of them, but I'm not a fan of the smell. I still need to open some more...Oh BTW I'm sure the bright color look awesome on you!

    1. Thanks! I thought they had a distinct smell too, which I guess I forgot to mention. It wasn't particularly bad or good to me, but it was funny that they all had the same scent! And thanks - I'll have to branch out and play with brighter colors ;)

  2. Nice review and layout of product. I have tried them as well. The packaging makes them so tempting to try on. I love gloss.

    1. I love lip glosses too. I can never have enough, but I guess that's also because it's the one thing that you can keep reapplying all day! And I agree - the packaging is too cute. They're extra tempting because they're mini!


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