It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Milani so I tend to stock the site and my local stores for new products consistently. About a month or so ago I came across a display for some products that I had been eyeing from the website that were recently released – so I decided I would pick them up to try them out. Ultimately – like with any type of product, what may work (or not work) for me, may or may not for others, so I figured I would share my experience on them. Today I bring to you my thoughts on the Milani Moisture Lock Lip Treatment, Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara and the Milani Length in Seconds Lash Extension Fibers. If you are not in the reading mood – you can check out my video where I explain my thoughts, here.
Let’s start with the Milani Moisture Lock Lip Treatment in 01 Moisturizing Almond Coco which retails on Milani’s website for $8.49. I got mine at Walgreens for $6.99 or $7.99 (sorry – I lost the receipt and couldn’t remember the cost). I was immediately attracted to these because I cleanse and moisturize with oil nightly so I thought this would be a great option for daily use as well as on the go (since carrying a tub of coconut oil with me in my purse was not an option). The lip treatment comes in 8 different types of oil treatment and has a Net. Wt. of 0.10 oz / 2.85 g which is a good amount of product and perfect for the on-the-go option.
This lip treatment includes a scent (specifically a sweet coconut for the one I selected) and is formulated with Jojoba, Avocado and Tsubaki Oil. Each shade is infused with a different nutrient-dense oil to treat a specific concern – the almond/coconut being that it helps with moisture. The applicator is really cool and unique. It’s soft and much larger than your standard doe foot applicator, but applies evenly and nicely to the lips.
What I love is that while there is some tact to the actual formula of the product, it is not sticky at all and really glides onto the lips, leaving them moisturized for house thereafter. There is a shine to your lips which make this perfect for days when you want a natural look as this particular one doesn’t have any color. Did I mention is smells wonderful? I absolutely love the fragrance from this product – not overpowering at all but leaves a hint of scent while applying. My lips feel soft, moisturized and overall hydrated for the rest of the day and I love that the packaging of this product makes it so easy to use and take with you. I’ll be buying more of these in different shades/types really soon.
The Lash Trifecta Mascara retails for $7.99 and helps to lengthen, curl and separate per the claims from Milani. This mascara separates each lash using a curved 3-sided sculpting brush that adapts to your lash line. It has special conditioning ingredients in the mascara formula that make the lashes feel soft – never brittle. With the use of this product, your lashes will appear longer and fuller and offer clump-free wear. The lash brush works well in coating each and every lash – including my really small ones that most mascara wands tend to miss. The formula seems to coat each lash well too. I like that the wand is on the thinner side allowing me to really get to the base of my lashes for good volume at the root.
Overall – I think this is an okay mascara. I have never really had any luck with Milani mascaras in the past, but liked how similar this mascara wand was to that of one of my favorite high end products. The formula in my opinion is mousse like and applies nicely – though like most mascaras, the first several uses are a little too wet to my liking for my teeny tiny lashes. The brush is interesting in that some of the parts of the brush are a little sharp or pokey like and rushing when applying this mascara is not ideal… taking your time will allow for you to use the brush properly without poking your eye. Once the formula dried a little, I noticed it applied nicely and did pretty okay. Since I have short lashes, I wouldn’t say it gave me a lot of length or volume, but I do love that my lashes are really soft (no matter how many coats I use) and I definitely didn’t have issues with clumps. Also – it really doesn’t smudge or move through the day unless my eyes are watery… then I’m a raccoon. lol The formula is a plain mousse black which makes it ideal for every day use – there’s no shine to it. I’m still on the fence as to whether I would repurchase this mascara again. I think that it is pretty okay – but doesn’t quite wow me like some other mascaras from the drugstore. I like it – but don’t love it.
The Length in Seconds Lash Extension Fibers is something you don’t see very often at the drugstore. Retailing for $7.99 this product is Vegan and is tiny little white fibers that help give you that false lashes look. I have pretty tiny lashes, so products like these seem to be ideal for someone like me, but often times, I think they just don’t work as well as I would like. To apply, simply apply one coat of your favorite mascara to your lashes and then brush the Length in Seconds Lash Extension Fibers onto your wet lash tips. Finish off the look with a second coat of mascara to seal in the fibers. I found that I really had to be selective with the lash fibers in the type of brush and formula I used to get optimum results. The fibers really are abundant, so sometimes if the mascara is not wet enough – they do not stick and can fall on my cheeks or into my eyes.
Applying this product can take some time and a little finesse which is something I’m not particular fond of. If it gets into my eyes – it causes my eyes to tear and even if I’m able to get it out, by that time my eyes are ruined and I really can’t salvage the makeup look. I make sure that when I am applying this product that my eyes are not sensitive that day and I take my time when putting it on. I like the concept of it and with the right mascara it really can give me a nice full look. I find however that most fiber extension products like this one, because my lashes are so small, that it doesn’t give me huge benefits like a plain mascara can because there really isn’t enough lashes to grab onto. While it tends to stay in place most of the day and doesn’t really flake off, I find that it can really irritate my eyes if my peepers are watery that day and can cause a mess.
Overall – I’m not sure if this product is right for me. I’ll continue to use it because it’s affordable and I like to make use of the product – but I’m not sure that I’ll repurchase it. Who knows, after a few weeks or months of continued use of this product, I may find a way to make it work and may end up changing my mind.
The photo above shows what my lashes are like before “without any makeup, mascara, etc.) and then what it looks like with the mascara (2 coats) and with the mascara and the lash fibers (two coats mascara, one coat lash fibers). The mascara only and then mascara with fibers were done on two different days so that I was not layering on additional product. As you can see, the mascara holds well on its own without the lash fibers and once I apply the lash fibers they really make my lashes stand out much more. I don’t necessarily think I need them but it works for what it does. I do think that the lash fibers work better with some of my thicker mascara wands however and a wetter mascara formula.
So what about you, have you tried any of these products before? If so – what are your thoughts on these products? If not, are there any you are interested in getting? You can pick up these products and so much more at Milanicosmetics.com or your local drugstores that carry the brand. I’m super excited to find Milani at my local Walmart now – woohoo!
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Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post and featured were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to feature these products here. Affiliate links are posted through out.