Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stain Review

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Milani products are some of the best in the drugstore. I love the new Brilliant Shine lipgloss, and their lipsticks are fabulous too! I wanted to love the new Milani Power Lip Lasting & Moisturizing Gloss Stains. They are glossy and pigmented, with a gorgeous selection of colors. The packaging is small, just a bit larger than a lip balm. They have a brush tip applicator that you click to get the product out. I tested Macaroon (medium pink cream) and Cabaret Blend (deep berry cream). The colors are lovely, application is easy and they are beautiful and glossy. The let down for me, is that they make my already dry lips, even drier.
I tried putting a balm under the Gloss Stain, which didn’t seem to help. While they didn’t work out for me, I know the new Milani Gloss Stains are very popular. You will probably see these glosses on the blog sale page soon!
Do you have any Milani favorites?
xo Amber

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    How gorgeous is Macaroon :-O Too bad the formula is so drying though… guess I’ll skip these then.

    • Amber

      Do you have a favorite lip stain?

  • http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk/ Jesss

    These both look like gorgeous shades! What a shame you found them so drying :(

    Jess xo

  • Anastasia

    Oh my, Macaroon looks fantastic, I wish it was moisturizing though, because my poor lips need all the help they can get :)

  • Marie

    It’s too bad they dry out the lips. Oh well, there are always other products out there to buy!
    Marie
    Iamthemakeupjunkie.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Gorgeous pics! I have a few here that I finally found but have yet to try them!

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    The colors are pretty. I’m sorry they didn’t work out for you

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

    Love both those colors :) I didn’t experience drying with mine… wonder if it’s a chemistry thing?

    • Amber

      Must be! I am clearly in the minority lol!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Gee, so sorry that you find them drying. Macaron is my favorite lipstick, these days, and it’s moisturizing for me, LOL. I have found out that I am sensitive to peppermint oil, that’s a common ingredient in lip balms, and that dries out my lips! Go figure

    • Amber

      I’m glad everyone else seems to like them lol!! They are gorgeous! Funny, I have the same problem with peppermint oil! It took me a while to figure it out haha!

  • http://alicesbeautymadness.blogspot.nl/ Alice Furlan

    I wished we had Milani in Europe! Their lip products look amazing!!! :)
    too bad the formulation is too drying :(
    xo
    alice

    http://alicesbeautymadness.blogspot.nl

    • Amber

      Alice,
      Thanks for stopping by! If you can get ahold of Milani in a swap or anything, I’d go for it! This is probably the first product from them I found didn’t work. Their blushes are amazing!

  • Nidia Doherty

    I swear, I have to pick up any lippie that says ‘stain’ these days. I love the long-wearing stains! I may even brave the drying to see how it does for me.

    • Amber

      Yes, because I seem to be in the minority with the drying. Most of “us” bloggers seem to love them! :) Have you tried IT Cosmetics gloss stain? It’s really great! I also like the Revlon Balm stains, but they aren’t quite as moisturizing. What are your favorites?

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Cabaret blend is pretty

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I didn’t experience any drying, but everyone has different experiences! I’m loving all of Milani’s new products so far this year!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    Love Milani!!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Oh, boo, on the drying. :( I do love the Brilliant Shines, though!

    • Amber

      What colors do you have Sheila? I have the mauve and raspberry and want more!

      • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

        Nude Illusion, Sweet Grapefuit, the Raspberry. I’m going to get Luminary, which looks like MAC’s Nymphette.

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    Both lovely colors! I’m in love with their new lip intense lip colors!

  • Justina

    A bummer they didn’t work for you, they’re so pretty!

  • MyNewestAddiction

    those lippies look awesome! creamy, glossy, pigmented. perfect!

  • marciaf

    I haven’t had luck with Milani lips but I’m not giving up.

  • Betzy Carmona

    They are so pretty !

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Wow, these are so beautiful! I like both!!!!

  • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    I thought Cabaret Blend was a drop of blood at first. It is very pigmented!

  • http://www.crazybeautifulmakeup.com/ Heather

    Love these, I never seem to find the good Milani stuff!

    • Amber

      I’m glad you like them, because you are getting them lol…

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    that’s too bad…they sure look pretty. I haven’t tried them but i’m sorry they didn’t work for you. I know you were probably excited to try them.

  • http://www.geniabeme.com Eugenia

    So pretty! I like them all!

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    I just revisited this post and those look super amazing