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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Milani Pretty Pair Lipstick & Lipgloss

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Many of you have asked the nailpolish colors I had on in some of my recent posts so here they are; I hope to do a post soon with a bunch of nailpolish swatches:

- In the YSL Primer Post, I wore Nina's Ultra Pro Nailpolish (available at Sally's Beauty Supply Store) in "Sweet Nothings" (like a lilac purple).
- For my toes and nails (in the post where I had the strappy shoes from Target), it's Essie nailpolish in "No Boundaries".
- My sister's blue nailpolish (which was actually mine! LOL), is China Glaze nailpolish in "Frostbite".




Anyhoo, I recently went to Target the other day to get some body wash and was walking around the cosmetic aisle (because it's somehow euphoric and therapeutic to walk through familiar territory!) and I saw these new Milani lipstick and ligloss duos called "Pretty Pairs" ($6.99 at Target). Each shade name starts with a "Two", for example the one I bought is "Two Perfect", and examples of other shades are like "Two hot to handle" and "Two Cute".CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE COLORS.

Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Quality: 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Shade I bought: Two Perfect
Additional shades available? Yes
Price: $6.99 at Target
Where to buy: Walgreens, Target, any retailer that sells Milani products
Would I buy again? Yes


They aren't anything like the stay on lipsticks such as L'oreal's Infallible lipstick, these are simply just a lipstick with a matching lipgloss in one with a pull out mirror on the back. They are pretty light-weight and tiny to carry around so it doesn't occupy a lot of space, the lipstick can be worn alone or with the lipgloss if you wish. It has NO SPF protection, but this is just a really basic lipstick and lipgloss set on the go, and at a nice price! The lipstick is creamy and easy to apply, the lipgloss is too and they both don't have a weird taste or smell (at least to me), the only thing I don't like is the lipgloss brush wand, it's stiff and super tiny; if they just tweak the brush wand it's perfect for me.

It contains:
- Shea butter
- Vitamin E & A
- Avocado and Jojoba Seed Oil

I LOVE the color I got, "Two Perfect, it's a nice nude-peach color in person, not super coral or orange, but a nice tinge of peach so it's pretty wearable and I think it complements a good majority of skintones nicely without being washed out or overpowering. I definitely want to check out the other shades they have soon!

PROS:
- Affordable, moderately easy to find in most stores here in Cali
- No weird taste or smell
- Love the shade I got!
- Has a pull out mirror
- Easy to tote around in your purse, not overly bulky or heavy

CONS:
- Lipgloss brush wand is a bit stiff and tiny
- Even though they currently have more shades, it's not a big selection, I think if they add more shades, that would be awesome!

Overall: Definitely like the one I got, and for you lippie lovers like me, definitely check it out the next time you are out and about!









Just the lipstick:


With the gloss:

25 comments

♥Leigh♥ said...

What a great find! I think the color you picked is pretty. Fun for the summer look.Ü

Citrine said...

The lipstick looks pretty nice by itself (and layered)...

Maybe I should give these a look, I had the runway eyeshadow last year and I sort of hated them...but some of the Milani nail polishes are really pretty.

donnarence said...

the colors is really pretty. i love that it is really opaque and the mirror is cute..:D

aYu LaLaLa said...

Very pretty. I love nude lipstick and lipgloss. Too bad, we don't have Milani in my country. Not only Milani, but other brands too, such as Urban Decay, Nars, NYX, and ELF. U're so lucky being an American

FuN and MakeUp said...

very interesting packaging... i was at the drugstores yesterday n i dont think i saw this.. looks really good n creamy!

Cherrielantern said...

ooooo it is the perfect nude color...i like =)

Tina Marie said...

that's so cool. i wanna try this! :)

Shopn'Chomp said...

That packaging is quite genius and the color looks gorgeous on you. Will have to check this out the next time I'm at Tar-jay... :)

Maggie (Ying) said...

i've never seen this before, it must be new!
the packaging is a bit bulky and all around a little bit weird, in my opinion.

but, i think the color IS very pretty!

Erica said...

I just made a blog post about these...

http://laliamora.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-shades-of-color-drugstore-cosmetics.html

Hopefully they will make more colors, I really like them! :D

Thanks for the review

A. Rose said...

pretty! and you're right, the price isn't too bad. thanks for sharing :)

Connie De Alwis said...

Thanks for the review! The color is lovely

gothique said...

I almost bought one of these the other day. I probably should have!! :h:

JennySue said...

I too saw these on one of my seemingly daily trips to Target but got sidetracked and didn't check it out. I love the sliding mirror, great idea. Thx for the review.

Maria Elizabeth said...

that looks really nice. milani is one of my favorite drugstore brands. such good quality at inexpensive prices, loveee it.

mzkrystall said...

woww!! ive never seen this product before, and i loooove milani! thanks for this review, girl! love it.

Sofee said...

girl..I saw these and the reason I didnt pick one up was because of the ugly packaging...I guess u cant judge a book by it's cover huh?? Ill be picking one up soon!! Thanx for da review :D

bludarkmist said...

love the color on your lips, but then again most colors do =D

thanks for the review, i'll check it out

lindah said...

very pretty! probably great to pair with a smokey eye :)

Sara said...

Hey doll! I want this now :] These colors look very pretty, PLUS, two products for one cheap price- how great is that! I'm becoming more and more obsessed with lip products thanks to you and other beauty bloggers!Is there a similiar color out there that you could compare it to? I don't think I will be able to get this any time soon since the stores around here never get the new stuff. I have yet to find Carmindys stuff from TLC in stores. Grrr. Have you tried her line and do you like it? Was mostly wanting to try her cream blushes. Her makeup also looks fabulous but I have seen mixed reviews on her items on MakeupAlley. Was also wondering if you knew of a dupe for MAC's l/s "freckletone"? Thanks so much gorgeous and hope all is well! ♥

Sofee said...

hey nessa I just bought this thanx to ur awesome review..I wanted to buy more shades but they seemed a little too dark ..are u planning on getting more shades and which ones??

Sofee said...

I think Im gonna buy "too pretty"

sssdawna said...

i really like milani. that is such a cute color..i also love target! lol

yummy411 said...

wow can't wait to find these at my target! i know i prob won't see them until september or something! ugh! lol

affan said...

What a lovely packaging and the colour of the lipstick with a mirror behind it.The colour is very pretty that goes well with the girls. Thanx for the awesum review provided by you guys.
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