This past year may have been the year of the matte liquid lipstick, but metallic liquid lipsticks are definitely on the horizon.
Today I’m taking a look at the Milani Amore Mattalic Lip Crèmes, which combines a matte finish with a metallic finish – best of both worlds!
This limited edition collection contains 8 liquid lipsticks that have a beautiful metallic finish.
Paint your pout with dramatic, gilded glamour. It’s time to take Amore Matte to the next level with the new Limited Edition Milani Amore Mattallics. Available in eight shades for a limited time only, this revolutionary, highly saturated liquid luster dries to a soft, smooth metallic matte finish without drying out lips. Its soft and flexible plush applicator has an angled tip that hugs the curves of lips, working to lock in rich color that lasts up to 16 hours. With a waterproof and kiss-approved formula, Amore Mattallics Lip Crème delivers a non-sticky, smooth and transfer-resistant wear for beautiful lips all day and night.
Directions for use: Using the soft plush applicator, glide the liquid matte across your lips smoothly, starting at the cupid’s bow in a criss-cross pattern, then along the outer corners of lips, and the bottom of lip. Next, fill in the rest of the lips as if you are connecting-the-dots. Remove with an oil-based longwear lip color remover.
First up is ‘Chromatic Addict’ which is a gorgeous rose gold.
Next up is ‘Matterialistic’, a brown copper. I found this one to be very wearable, and a good alternative to a dark vampy lip.
‘Matte About You’ is a bright coral that can appear orange in certain lighting. This one wasn’t as pigmented as the others, and went on a bit patchy.
‘Cinemattic Kiss’ is a light taffy pink. Similar to ‘Matte About You’, this one was also patchy, as you can see near the corner of my bottom lip.
‘Dramattic Diva’ is a bright pink that can only described as Barbie’s dream lipstick.
‘Mattely In Love’ is a spin on a red lip, with a bit of a twist. It sort of reminds me of an updated version of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, which is right up my alley.
Next is ‘Automattic Touch’, which is pink-magenta. The formula on this one wasn’t my favourite – like a few others from this collection, it was patchy at times.
Last but not least is ‘Raving Matte’, which is a gorgeous eggplant purple. You all know how much I love my purples, and this one made me feel like such a boss!
I wasn’t sure if I was on board with this metallic lip trend, but after trying these bad boys, consider me hooked! I think that this is a really well-rounded collection as far as color selection. There is a color for every mood. They smelled like cake batter, which is nice, but the scent sometimes lingered, which made it a bit ovewhelming at times (Randomly smelling cupcakes throughout the day can be a bit confusing).
The formula is super light, which made it glide onto my lips very comfortably. It’s not mousse-y like the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, it’s closer to a liquid consistency (applying it to my lips felt like I was painting with water colors – so soft). The pigmentation was a lot better on the darker colors, which was great, because it meant that I could get full coverage in one swipe. However, a few of the lighter colors, like ‘Cinemattic Kiss’, and ‘Automattic Touch’ were a bit more difficult to work with because they were quite patchy in certain areas, and needed a few layers of application.
As far as staying power, I wish that these lasted a little bit longer. I found that after about 2 hours, they started fading off, starting from the center of my lips. And of course, like any liquid lipstick, it will wear off if you are eating messy or greasy foods (Liquid Lipstick vs. Taco. Taco wins).
My favourites of the bunch are ‘Raving Matte’, because purple, and ‘Mattely In Love’ because it’s such a fun twist on a classic red lip.
You can find Milani Amore Mattalic Lip Crèmes for $8.99 USD at CVS, Walgreens, and MilaniCosmetics.com. Also, in the comments let me know which one if your fave!
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