Review & Swatches: Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in “Mandarina”

Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Mandarina

Availability: Drugstores & ULTA
Price: $5.49

Company’s Description

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.

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Packaging: 8.75/10

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.

Quality: 9.25/10

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.

Price: 9.25/10

For $5.49 you get 3.74 grams (0.13 ounces) of lipstick, which is a competitive price-point for a drugstore lipstick.

Final Grade

Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Mandarina Packaging

Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Mandarina

Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Mandarina

Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Mandarina Swatch

Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in Mandarina Applied

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4 Responses to Review & Swatches: Milani Color Perfect Lipstick in “Mandarina”

  1. Cindy says:

    NEED THIS COLOR!

  2. Gorgeous color! Milani has the best dupes around.

  3. sthobbie says:

    Love the color!

  4. Elyse says:

    One of my favorite tangerine lipsticks!

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