1. You find out which lipsticks apply well and which lipsticks need a brush. As far as these swatches Matte Luxe is not a lipstick that applied well from the bullet and I’m lucky I got it to work with a brush.
2. You will exfoliate your lips then find out you need to exfoliate more. Some of the more unforgiving shades hug every invisible flake making them visible. It’s annoying.
3. You find out how close some shades are. Matte Iconic and Matte Confident are different but barely. You could get by with one or the other.
4. You find out keeping a list of shade names is key. You may think you can eyeball each shade know what you’re looking at but that’s highly unlikely. In this post and the last one, I realized that some shades only had a hair of difference.
5. The damage you’ve done sneaks up on you. Between all the exfoliating and removing lip color it’s obvious your lips don’t feel like normal. But I found out just how much damage I’d done while eating some french fries. I guess salt and irritated skin doesn’t mix. I’m slathering on lip balm as you read this.
Be on the look out for more swatches.
Milani Color Statement Lipsticks are available at CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and other drugstores.