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Milani Moisture Matte Color Statement Lipsticks – Swatches and Review



It’s absolutely no secret that Milani lipsticks are quite possibly some of my favorites at the drugstore and I recommend them consistently.  I was quite impressed when Milani rolled out the new Moisture Matte Color Statement lipsticks to their line and couldn’t wait to get my hands on them.  These gorgeous lippies are packed with stunning color, a matte texture and finish and all kinds of gorgeous.  Here are my thoughts and what I think about each.

Milani Moisture Matte Color Statement Lipsticks

The Milani Moisture Matte Color Statement lipsticks come in a total of 8 new shades and retail for $5.99 on  These lipsticks are starting to pop up at local CVS, Walgreens and Fred Meijer stores as well as select Kmart locations.  So why the hype?  Milani went bold and daring with some of the shades this year but also offer a matte texture (in my opinion they are more of a satin-matte type) in shades you can’t often get at the drugstore.  These bold pops of color offer a wide range of shades to compliment your style, skin tone and are going to be a hit this Spring and Summer.  Besides the eight shades, Milani also rolled out 2 additional pink toned shades to add to the fun.

Want to see me try-on each lipstick and provide swatches live?  Check out my video here.

Each lipstick is matte in texture, but I’m pretty impressed at how they feel on the lips.  They are much more comfortable on the lips than I would expect from any matte lipstick however, since they are not as drying as most mattes, they also do not have the staying or staining power of a regular matte lipstick.  Don’t get it twisted, these still have nice staying power, but a little more slip than a matte lipstick that I’m used to.

Milani Moisture Matte Color Statement Lipsticks

Catwalk and Power pink are new additions to the original Color Statement collection.  Both of those shades are matte / satin like textures and apply smoothly and nicely to the lips.  Both are bright shades and gorgeous for the Spring and Summer months.

Ingredients: Isononyl Isononanoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, Mica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, Ethyl Vanillin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Laureth-4, Dicalcium Phosphate. +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 34 (CI 15880), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

Milani Moisture Matte Color Statement Lipsticks Swatches

Now, if you have dry lips naturally – you surely want to make sure you exfoliate your lips prior to application.  While these have an almost satin like feel on the lips, they can still accentuate the dryness and cracks in your lips.  Honestly – after using a variety of matte lipsticks from high-end and drugstore brands, this can definitely happen, so preparation prior to application is the key.

Milani Moisture Matte Color Statement Lipsticks SwatchesLooking for a dupe for MAC’s Candy Yum Yum?  Check out Milani’s Matte Diva (63) because it is almost an exact dupe except Milani’s lipstick is much more comfortable on the lips.  You can click here to watch the video as I swatch them side by side.

Milani Moisture Matte Color Statement Lipsticks

If you are a matte lipstick lover, I definitely would recommend these.  I think the shade range is nice and if you are a pink lover, you’ll find some pretty awesome pinks in this bunch.  While they are reasonably comfortable on the lips, they can still be drying and I definitely suggest exfoliating your lips or applying lip balm prior to application.  Since these do not stain as much as a normal matte lipstick, I also suggest a good lip liner (Milani has quite a few shades) applied before putting these lipsticks on to keep them in place and to help eliminate some of the slip they have and for longevity.  Overall at the price point, they are still pretty nice and I have been enjoying them.

Have you tried these new lippies from Milani?  If you have, what are your thoughts on these?  Be sure to check out the Video embedded above or click here to watch directly on YouTube for live swatches on try-on of each lipstick shade.  Go to to see the selection of shades or your local drugstore that carries Milani products.

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  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    The shades in this line are just gorgeous. My fave is Confident. But I find myself wearing the new Jordana Modern Mattes more often because I don’t find them drying. Among the new Milanis, I’m wearing the 2 new pinks added to the regular lineup most often

    • Oh yes… you would definitely be hot mama in those new pink shades 😀

  • I *at least* have to my hands on Matte Naked. These look super awesome! I just hope that some of my local stores start carrying them! None of them carry Milani polish so I’m not too hopeful that the lipsticks will suddenly appear!

    • I hope your stores get them. My local CVS just got the Constellation Liners from months ago… teehee, so far behind schedule.

  • I need all the pinks and purple.

    • you would rock out those shades definitely 🙂

  • I really love these. Matte Glam is my favorite….which I never would have expected, but it’s so fun to wear!

    • Oh yes… Hot Damn Glam is what I call it. 🙂 I love it. Such a fab color that you never see in drugstore.

  • Very nice collection of shades. My favorites from these are Matte Innocence, Matte Naked and Matte Passion.

    • You would look fabulous with Matte Passion 😉

  • I really want all the pinks!!!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I love how vibrant the colors are!

    • they really are – I’m impressed that they are affordable.

  • Color Me So Crazy

    I love how bold and bright these colors are. I’m not sure how great they would look on my pasty skin, but I always like to experiment! So fun!

    • I bet the hot pink shades would be fabulous on your 😉

  • erikatheicyone

    These are so pretty! I need to pick one up and let my lips try the formula. If they like, I need a handful of those shades. NOW.

    • Oh my gosh girl… I can’t wait to find out which one you try. Let me know wha tyou think p:

      • erikatheicyone

        I’ll do that. 😀

  • I love the colors they scream spring/summer !! and the pinks I’m trying to be more daring, you think I can do it?

    • girl… YES! You have the perfect skin tone for these brights. I would love to see you in Diva and Passion. 😀

  • Passion and Confidant are right up my alley!

  • They look so beautiful!! All these bright colors makes me want spring to come faster even more. I love your review! Thanks for sharing thoughts and your tips for application!! 😀

    • thank you! You would love these. I have been using them with nothing but a light winged liner and mascara or lashes… let my lips be the show… love it.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    These are so gorgeous! I love everything. Hope to see them soon or I’ll throw a fit, lol

  • BTBAshley

    I haven’t tried these yet but they all look gorgeous! I need some of those matte nudes ASAP!

  • These are being reached for constantly in my routine lately. All of the shades have such a statement!

  • What a gorgeous lippies! I wish I had access to these :-(.

  • Victoria – manicurator

    What a gorgeous collection!!! I kind of want, scratch that, need them all.. 😉

  • These are so pretty- I actually like the two you showed not from the matte line too!

  • I’m thinking that Matte Confident needs to be mine!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    All of these shades are lovely! Matte Glam is my fav!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Such beautiful shades!