Milani Color Statement Lipsticks – Plums & Berries – Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks – Plums & Berries – Swatches and Review


Ready for more lip spam? As I said before, Milani sent 4 sets of lipsticks from their new Color Statement line for me to review! Today is the Plums & Berries set from Milani!  These ones were a little scarier for me to try out!  A few were definite ‘misses’ for my skin tone/preference – but I also found some major ‘HITS’ within this set!


Let’s take a look!



Sangria is a favorite from this set!  When my boyfriend saw it he said “Ok, you are wearing that again!”  Sangria is a vibrant berry with strong pink tones.  This is also a matte shade (I love mattes!)

Raspberry Rush:

Raspberry Rush

Another major favorite!  I wore Raspberry Rush to work today and it lasted from 7am until about 3pm before it started to wear off a little.  Raspberry Rush is a vibrant hot fuchsia metallic with purple tones.

I don’t do full face shots often – but here’s a full photo of me wearing Raspberry Rush at work today!

Raspberry Rush Work



Plumrose is a pretty safe color from this set!  It’s a rosey cream shade!

Uptown Mauve:

Uptown Mauve

Uptown Mauve is a vibrant mauve cream.  Another one I love from this set!

Violet Volt:

Violet Volt

This one was hard to photograph!  I switched lighting around until I could get it true to color on me!  Violet Volt is a color I can’t really pull off.  It’s a vibrant violet and it’s really pretty… but it’s not pretty on me.  Probably going to play with this color and sheer it out with lip balm so I can pull it off better!

Chilled Brandy:

Chilled Brandy

This one is definitely not flattering on my skin tone!  This is a bronzey berry frost shade.  I don’t wear frosts much because they accentuate my dry lips (as you can see from the picture!).  I’m sure it would look great on a lot of women, I’m just not one of them.

Black Cherry:

Black Cherry

Black Cherry is just too dark for me!  I’ve seen other girls rock it in reviews but this is another miss with my skin tone / preference!  Black Cherry is pretty much what the name implies!  A really deep cherry / berry shade.

The Lip Liners:

Lip Liner

So in the two previous posts Nick said “Why are you drawing Z’s?” I honestly don’t know… so here is a C and S.  I think I liked the Z’s better.

Anyways, here are the 2 Lip Liners that came with the set!  The C is in Brandy and the S is in Fuchsia.  Fuchsia is gorgeous and my favorite of the 2.  It went with most of the Lipsticks in the Plums & Berries.  Brandy was just a tad too brown for me.  Both had great pigmentation and they glided on with no issues!

Overall – The Plums & Berries are really pretty!  I highlighted some of my favorites, and although I wasn’t in love with all of them, please keep in mind that I wasn’t in love with them on me!  All of the lipsticks glide on easily, have RICH pigmentation and are affordable!!

Make sure you check out my 2 previous Milani Color Statement posts:

Reds & Oranges

Pinks &  Corals

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks retail for $5.49

Milani Color Statement Lip Liners retail for $3.99

You can find Milani Color Statement Lipsticks and Lip Liners on Milani’s website, or find them in your local drugstore!

So what do you think?  Will you be picking up any of the Plums & Berries?

***Products in this post were provided for review.  All opinions are my own***

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Michelle Rouhier March 17, 2013 - 7:31 am

Fantastic reviews-all of the MIlani lip ones! I love that you put a full-face shot and also relieved that you mentioned how long it lasted on you. I can never get makeup to last long on my face throughout the day, so I always look for that information. It is a deal breaker for me. I loved so many of the shades!


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