Milani’s Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipgloss is a fantastic cross between a thick – but not goopy – lip gloss, with the pigmentation of a lipstick.
Milani says this lip product is new for 2012, but when I went to put away one of my new MAC Plush Glasses from the Vera Collection, I found two older versions of Haute Flash mixed in with my other MAC lip products! It would appear these lip glosses are not new but reincarnated!
The older, limited edition versions have longer black caps and black writing on the tubes. The new ones have gold writing on the tubes and gold caps that are shorter.
There’s a difference inside, too. As you can see in the above photo, the old wand is longer. And the old version has a doe-foot applicator compared with the new paddle:
One more similarity! I’m not sure about all of the colors, but I’ve got two of the old ones – Flashy and In a Flash – that are also in the new bunch.
Here’s comparison swatches!
In a Flash:
I forgot to mark them in the photo, but the new is on the left and the old is on the right. They look slightly different in real life; the old one looks a little lighter. By a hair.
New Flashy is different! The new one is much more of a bubble gum pink than the old one. I love them both!
I also remembered, as I wondered how my Milani lip glosses got in my MAC drawer (oh yes, I have a drawer that is mostly full of MAC lip products…), that when I bought my original Milani Haute Flash glosses, MAC had recently released Dare to Wear LipGlasses that were similar to the Milani shades. The two products smelled similar, had similar shades, and also had similar tubing, caps and applicators.
The new Star Flash looks similar to Dare to Dare, so I did a comparison swatch:
They look very similar to me in real life; MAC Dare to Dare might have a bit more blue particle in it.
I was so intrigued by the new/old, that I had to share!
But let’s get back to the six new “haute” shades of Haute Flash. These are truly non-tacky, with great color that lasts for quite a while.
In a Flash:
In a Flash is so well-pigmented! And it stains your lips a bit, which helps with how long the color lasts. It’s a purple with blue and magenta shimmer throughout.
Hot Flash is a vibrant, red shimmer. This popped on my fair complexion.
Flashy is a gorgeous candy pink with pink shimmer.
Star Flash is a light pink with blue shimmer. I love how the light reflects off this one.
Quick Flash is an even lighter pink than Star Flash.
Golden Flash is a warm brown shimmer – very wearable. I was afraid it would be too pigmented to work with my skintone but it has a nice nude shift to it on the lips.
Overall, I love that these are new products for Milani in 2012, and not a limited edition offering. These are quality lip glosses. Most of these wore on me for at least four or five hours with color on my lips. I touched up my lips after lunch.
They are a bit thicker, but not goopy or tacky. They glide across your lips. They don’t feather, which I really like!
Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipgloss retails for $6.99. You can purchase it online at the Milani Cosmetics website (click the link in this sentence) in stores (where Milani is sold like CVS) .
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