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A Beauty Review: Milani HD Advanced Lip Color

Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Candy Apple and Ignition ($8.99)

Ignition is a coral red, and Candy Apple is a true red.  Both colors go on sheer and shiny.

This is the perfect lipstick for people who don’t like lipstick.  Why?

I’ve never been good with reds or any other bold lip color.  I’m not really a fan of calling attention to my mouth, so I’d always much rather play up my eyes.  Smokey eyes and a nude lip is my go-to bold look.  I have always been super jealous of people who can rock red lipsticks, though.

Considering I’d try anything once, I gave this a shot.  This is the best red lipstick I have ever tried! Ignition is more of a coral-y red, and Candy Apple is more of a true red.  Both go on sheerer than your usual lipstick (so no Gwen Stefani lips here) but that’s good for me, because I get to rock the red trend without going all out.

If you’re trying to ease into trying red (or any other color Milani offers), go for these.  They give you pigment without being full-on and in-your-face.  One of the biggest beauty trends this season is bold lips.  If you’re like me and you’re not used to playing up your lips, these could really be the way to go.  On the other hand, if you’re looking for in-your-face color, this isn’t it.

All that talk about pigment and nothing to say about formula? Milani’s HD Advanced Lip Color goes on so smoothly.  It feels great and definitely moisturizes my lips.  It’s almost like a tinted lip balm, but smoother and with more pigment.  A product that nourishes and looks good gets an A+ in my book.

To be completely honest, I’m looking at their website right now picking out which colors I’m going to get next.  If I’m planning on spending more money on a product (I’m cheap – what can I say?), then you know it’s got my seal of approval.

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About Kathleen Tower

Kathleen is the style editor for The Collabor-eight. She's a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova, she turned her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she's not at work, she's browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own "Manicure Monday" inspiration. She believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges and nearly steals!

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