Milani Lip Flash Pencils
Sharing time again, another Milani review. This time about their Lip Flash Full Coverage Pencil.
Mouth full right?
What they promise:
The convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick. Each one allows you to line, define and perfect your pout in one easy, simple application. Begin by applying from the center of your upper lip and work your way to the outer edges. Same application is used for your bottom lip.
I got 3 out of 8 colors: Photo flash, Flash light, and Flashy.
Again, I took the lip swatches on a full face because that’s the way I like to see them online!
The order is bare lips – one coat – two coats! Feel free to click them for full size.
I conveniently forgot to take a picture of bare lips, so i’ll insert the same one as last time LOL.
First off, Photo flash: a vibrant raspberry with raspberry shimmer.
Flashy: a bright fuchsia with fuchsia shimmer.
Flash light: an orange-toned red with red shimmer.
Fun, throw in your purse/backpack/pocket-packaging, super handy! The color of the lippie is also the same color as the tube, and it has a see-through cap. No confusion no’ mo’!
You’ll be needing a giant freaking pencil sharpener for these though, they’re the same size as a NYX jumbo pencil.
Generic make-up smell. No added perfume, so they smell like those clown sets you can buy your local Halloween-store.
Colors & pigmentation
In total there are 8 colors available. Two of them being more nude, that’s Star Flash, a very light baby pink, and Lip flash, a bronze. But the rest is pretty much very bright. Overall this is probably not the range you want to be going for if you’re a person that enjoys their nude-tude most.
You can sheer these out to a nice flush on the lips, if you’re very careful with them (like the Milani Haute Flash, these are EXTREMELY pigmented) and work them in with a brush or your fingers. You’ll still be able to tell you’re wearing a lippie though because of the glitter.
Now that we’re on the subject of glitter, I love the color they picked for all of these, Milani is so good with this!
The glitter matches the color of the pencil so it makes your lips look shiny and plump!
Do you hate the feeling of glitter on your lips? RUN! There’s definitely some grittiness going on with these since the grain isn’t finely milled. Not a lot though, it doesn’t bother me at all.
The overall texture of these is a bit waxy and sticky I would say, not as smooth as a gloss or a creamy lipstick.
However these apply so extremely easily. As with a pencil, you can easily rim your lips with them and they don’t bleed, but they’re muuuch smoother than a lip pencil!
Staying power & quality
The fact that they’re waxy makes them stay put very well, for hours on end, IF you don’t eat.
I tested this by eating an icecream (what a nice excuse for icecream) and they came right off. Drinking works, but you do leave marks on the glass. So again, it will come off.
You can always solve this by applying a thin layer and really working them into the lips though, but then you won’t get the full impact of the color and glitter.
I was doubting whether to give these a 3 or 4 star rating!
The thing is, I love the formulation, I only wish they’d stay on a bit better. I like my lips to not mark everything they touch that day!
I still enjoy wearing them though, and still wear them out.
But to go to work/school for example this would probably not be such a good choice as you probably don’t want to be reapplying throughout the day.
These retail for $6.99 on their website! Milani is quickly becoming my new favorite inexpensive cruelty free lip brand.
Posted on July 25, 2012, in Box o' appearance, Cosmetics, Reviews and tagged alternative, animal testing, animals, bright, colors, cosmetics, cruelty, cruelty free, drugstore, inexpensive, make-up, milani, pictures, review, reviews, swatch, vegan, vegetarian, veggie. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.