Monday, January 16, 2012

Makeup Monday: Lip Flash




(turban and headband from Little Fille, top sunglasses are Juicy Couture, middle are David Yurman and bottom are Versace)
 

I'm giving my eyes a break from makeup while my right eye's inflammation calms down (hence the sunglasses and profile shot), so I thought this would be a perfect time to try out my new lip colors from Milani. When I first got into makeup, I couldn't afford the MAC I coveted, so I turned to Milani for high impact makeup. Back then, their single shadows were vastly superior to the palettes they offer now, but I still find myself turning to their products when I'm looking for something new (and affordable!) to try out. After a reader wrote to me and suggested I try these Milani Lip Flashes, I went to CVS (full disclosure: I am a paid member of their Beauty Club Beauty Board - but I paid for and used these on my own) and picked up a few different colors to test drive.

I'm pretty happy with them - they're all very shimmery but not gritty, and the colors are beautiful. My favorite is the bright fuchsia 06 Flashy, which is highly pigmented.  07 In A Flash would have been my favorite based on the color, but it's a little glossier and less pigmented than I would like. 03 Flashlight perfectly matches my glasses, which is fun, but I was hoping it would have more of an orange tint (it's a cherry red).

Have you tried any other Lip Flashes? What did you think of them?



Close up and product shots after the jump!



In A Flash, Flashy, Flash Light.






53 comments:

  1. honestly, you`re so beautiful!!!

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  2. I love the Lip Flashes! they are so pigmented!

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  3. Love those lips!

    http://thecharleygirl.com

    xxoo

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  4. i tend to stick to revlon tubes for lip color, because it is affordable and easy to re-apply. i have a few very expensive pigments in fonts, and i end up never using them because of the hassle. sigh.

    love the turban; very fitzgerald of you.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  5. Green sunnies and number 3 lipgloss are my favorite!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  6. so beautiful! and i love ur blog!;)

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  7. I'm not much of a lipstick girl but I just tried red lips and I like it! I really love the 06 flashy, I'm going to CVS to pick it up after work!

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  8. I love the last color! Looks pretty xo

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  9. i've never tried these before but they look incredible!!!
    xo TJ

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  10. You have such beautiful face!Love all the shades!And I want the second sunnies :)
    Many kisses
    Dena from Style LimeLight

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  11. You're so gorgeous - you don't even need the makeup!

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  12. Ooh, these look beautiful - Flashy in particular! I hope your eye calms down soon lovely x

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  13. Gorgeous hues. I think 07 (In a Flash) looked the best on your skin.

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  14. I have to be honest, I have never really gotten into bright lip colors. The main reason is that I inherited tiny lips, which looks funny with a pop of color. I've tried the red lip, but I also feel more self conscious about my tiny lips.
    Anyways, I love how you are able to try and use any color. You are blessed with beautiful lips.

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  15. These are so pretty! Such beautiful colours, I adore the one that matches your glasses!
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  16. I love In A Flash! Also your red glasses are fantastic!

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  17. So glad you blogged about these! I've been curious about them, now I definitely want to try :)

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  18. Love the first too! I'm looking for a lipstick in that color! You look great!

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  19. Beautiful colors
    Kisses

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  20. im in love with the colours!! :)

    http://misannie.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wow these lip colours are so intense and I love it!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  22. I wish I felt like I could pull these off as well as you do!

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  23. Love these!! I have been going through a bright lip stick phase lately and trying to collect new colors :) Thank you for sharing!

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  24. I think 06 is my favorite (the middle one), and I love trying products at CVS because of their 100% guarantee, if you don't like it, return it, no problem.

    I recently started experimenting with lipsticks too, something I have previously shied away from, but I'm loving it!

    Best,
    Casey
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

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  25. These are gorgeous! How do these compare to the UD high gloss lip pencils?

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  26. Great lip colors!! I am definitely going to pick me up some!
    www.samspinkslippers.blogspot.com

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  27. Obsessed with the versace glasses! And the lip stick rocks too :)

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  28. Beautiful colors, and you seriously have the prettiest lips.

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  29. I'd never heard of these until I saw it here (i live under a rock, you see) I'm really keen to try it out - it looks very convenient.

    Ahka Vintage SHOP
    Ahka Vintage BLOG

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  30. love the colors !!!
    flashy looks great on you !


    <3
    pia

    everlightly.blogspot.com

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  31. your blog is really cool, i read evrey post, but this is my first comment, Best wishes to you!

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  32. Adore "In a flash" however all the shades are screaming Spring to me...love them!

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    x

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  33. What fabulous colors. I want to try them all out. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  34. I love 'In a flash'! The colours look great on you. An eyecatching lipstick is such a great way to update an outfit.

    http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

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  35. These are really pretty but a little more glittery than i'm going for these days
    in dramatic fashion

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  36. Love, love, love that first pink color! I hope your eye gets better! Your sunglasses are adorable though :)
    Luvv, Leigh B

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  37. I almost picked up flash light the other day but thought it might be too glittery. It looks really nice on you though so I might just give it a try. Much cheaper alternative to the urban decay high gloss lip pencils! (Oh and you might want to try some warm chamomile tea bags on your eye... usually helps me!)

    Victoria
    Forever Fashionably Late

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  38. I'm a glasses girl all the way. Love the different looks. Just followed you on bloglovin. Great blog.
    xx, M

    http://themarcystop.blogspot.com/

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  39. i just found a new "all the time" lip color that i'm trying out, but i may have to invest in one of these for fancier occasions!

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  40. LOVE THIS!

    I really need to keep my lips exfoliated this winter so I can pull off lots of bright/matte lipstick! great post :)

    KatieFitz
    http://kfitzdesign.blogspot.com

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  41. I love your style!


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  42. You literally have THE PERFECT shape of lips. Not even kidding. Those babies are hall of fame status.

    I like the pinky one best :)

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  43. Lisa Griffin: That's the main issue I have with these - they don't have any options without glitter. I'm more of a matte or creamy finish kind of gal, or slight gloss. If you want something like this without the glitter, try out the Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss pencils.

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  44. Pink Glitter: The only one (out of these three) that is similar to the high gloss pencils from UD is the "flashy" one (my favorite). My fave UD pencils are the non-glittery ones, and Milani doesn't have any without glitter. That's my only beef with these - I'd love one without the shimmer!

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  45. girl in the poodle shoes: If CVS sees your comment, they might replace me with you;) I also love that. To be honest, I used to be afraid of buying from the drugstore because you can't try it on. But now I just buy it, try it, and if I don't like it, get my money back:)

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  46. sunglasses in first photo is PERFECT

    xo katrina
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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