Availability: Drugstores & ULTA
A creamy-smooth, full-coverage, lustrous lipcolor that makes lips look and feel magnificent! The unique contour tip perfects lip shape with a more precise application.
Milani offers a full 40 shades of its Color Perfect Lipstick. This review is for the shade Mandarina–a vibrant, warm-toned, red-leaning orange.
Milani’s Color Perfect Lipsticks come in plastic, square tubes with snap-on tops. The color of the packaging isn’t particularly flattering, and the design seems a bit dated. The design of the lipstick tube is interesting, though, with its geometric shape.
Mandarina is an outstandingly bright, bold, opaque color. The lipstick leaves a creamy finish.
The Color Perfect Lipstick formula has medium creaminess, so there isn’t a lot of tugging on the skin when you’re applying. The formula also keeps your lips decently moisturized, which is nice to see since a lot of bold and opaque colors also dry out the lips.
I got average wear-time from Mandarina–about 3 hours before I felt I needed to touch up.
Ease of Use: 9/10
The narrowed tube allows for more precise application, which is important when you’re working with such a vibrant color. Of course, the end will become wider as you use up the product.
Because of the decently creamy formula, you get smooth application without needing to re-apply multiple layers.
For $5.49 you get 3.74 grams (0.13 ounces) of lipstick, which is a competitive price-point for a drugstore lipstick.