What I love about a good lip gloss is when it’s compact, isn’t too tacky, wears decent and easily fits in the pocket of my jeans.
Milani Cosmetics Crystal Gloss for Lips meets most of this criteria! Milani has added eight new shades to its existing line of glosses. Crystal Glosses are sheerer and thinner than the brand’s Haute Flash Full Coverage glosses, and these are also sheerer than the brand’s Glitzy Glamour Gloss line.
Check out lip swatches of the eight new shades!
Fascination is a peachy nude pearl.
Cotton Candy is a light pink frosty shade, although it is described as a pearlized shade.
Precious is a nude cream.
Pucker Up is a light coral cream.
Fruit Punch is a pink cream.
Raspberry Icing is a bright pink shimmer.
Sheer Dark Honey:
Sheer Dark Honey looks black-brown in the tube, but it’s a wine-colored shimmer.
Clear…needs no explanation!
The Crystal Glosses are supposed to smell like Cotton Candy, but the one thing I don’t like about these is how they smell. They do smell sweet, but when I sniff them there’s also a chemical smell that I can’t identify It’s like a very “off” cotton candy.
These glosses are compact, the perfect size for slipping into your pocket or small wristlet for a night out with the girls or a date at a bar or club! But be prepared to reapply after a couple hours or so; I wore these from about 7:30 a.m. til about 9:30 a.m. before feeling the need to touch-up my lips. During that time frame, I sipped on coffee.
The pigmentation of the shades, which are designed to be sheer to medium in coverage, really depends on formula. The shimmers tend to have more color, with the pearl and cream shades tied for second.
My lips felt soft with Crystal Gloss. This is not a sticky gloss, and it doesn’t feel overly tacky as it wears off.
The Crystal Gloss for Lips retails for $5.49 on the Milani website (linked to above). You can also find some of the shades in stores; Fascination, Precious and Cotton Candy are exclusively at CVS!
So what do you think of Crystal Gloss? Have you tried it? I love how portable these glosses are, and they’re perfect to pair with bold eyeshadow looks!
Share your thoughts in the comments!
Disclaimer: The Milani Crystal Gloss for Lips shades were provided to me for review by the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!