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 cherryculture.com for $8.99 US each.
Have you tried these or the Dior version? What do you think of them?