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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Beauty on a Budget: Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Classy Nude and Modern Mauve

I've been lemming the Dior Serum De Rouge lipsticks for ages but I could never justify spending the money on a product that makes no claims to longevity and contains less lipstick than usual. That's why I was really excited when I saw these suspiciously similar looking lipsticks by Milani and decided to give them a try.

The packaging looks very similar to the Dior one and is a long skinny tube that clicks product up as you twist the bottom. It also makes the same clicking noise when you twist the product down.

I decided to buy the colours (left to right) Classy Nude and Modern Mauve.

Classy nude is a very sheer nude colour that tones down the pigmentation on my lips slightly but for the most part just makes my lips look glossy.

Modern Mauve is a raspberry pink colour that is also relatively sheer but more pigmented than the nude shade. This is a great summer shade and an easy way to wear a brighter lip that isn't too much effort.

I don't know what the 'HD' aspect of these lipsticks is but they feel very moisturising on the lips. The glossy/moisturising properties means that they don't last long which is a shame since they contain quite a bit less product than normal (1.8g versus 3.4g in a standard Milani lipstick). I find myself reapplying these quite often and use these in the same way I'd use a lip balm or gloss rather than how I use a lipstick.

The product has a really strong watermelon smell that reminds me of lipsmackers which I actually really like! It's not a scent that makes me feel nauseous like some other brands (I'm talking to you NYX Round Lipsticks!). All in all I really like these lipsticks and think they're a good summer product since they're easy to wear and keep your lips hydrated.

I purchased mine from for $8.99 US each.

Have you tried these or the Dior version? What do you think of them?


  1. I love modern mauve! It really does look like an easy to wear colour! :D

  2. Both of the colours look so pretty on you lips.

  3. Ki: There were also a few other colours I was eyeing but Modern Mauve kept popping up as the shade to try from this product.

    Thanks Tanisa! They're definitely lovely shades :)