Milani Sweet Grapefruit, Coral Crush Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss Review, Swatches, Pictures

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Milani Spring 2014 Collection, Tangerine, Orange, Peach, Coral, Pink, Raspberry, lip gloss, lip shine, non-sticky

I just can’t stop raving about Milani Spring 2014 Collection, all products have been so incredibly impressive! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on their Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Sweet Grapefruit and Coral Crush. I fell in love with both of these colors the moment I saw them!


Milani Spring 2014 Collection, Tangerine, Orange, Peach, Coral, Pink, Raspberry, lip gloss, lip shine, non-sticky
Milani Brilliant Shine lip gloss in Coral Crush and Sweet Grapefruit

Milani Spring 2014 Collection, Tangerine, Orange, Peach, Coral, Pink, Raspberry, lip gloss, lip shine, non-sticky
Milani Brilliant Shine lip gloss in Coral Crush and Sweet Grapefruit – wands

Milani Spring 2014 Collection, Tangerine, Orange, Peach, Coral, Pink, Raspberry, lip gloss, lip shine, non-sticky
Milani Brilliant Shine lip gloss in Coral Crush and Sweet Grapefruit

Milani Spring 2014 Collection, Tangerine, Orange, Peach, Coral, Pink, Raspberry, lip gloss, lip shine, non-sticky
Milani Brilliant Shine lip gloss in Coral Crush and Sweet Grapefruit – arm swatch

Milani says that Brilliant Shine glosses are “moisturizing and non-tacky”, provide “rich color, extreme high shine, and comfortable lasting wear”, while “the flexible sponge-tip applicator makes application easy”.

Brilliant Shine glosses all come in clear plastic tubes topped with reflective golden caps. Visually that design is very appealing, however, the caps tend to keep the fingerprints, making them look dirty. The sponge tip paddle-shaped applicator is slightly curved, which makes applying these glosses easy even without the mirror. Also, for those of you who are sniffers like myself, Brilliant Shine glosses smell like vanilla cupcakes!

Coral Crush is a creamy warm coral tangerine, perfect for anyone looking to try the orange lips trend, which seems to be everywhere this Spring, without the boldness of a full-coverage bright lipstick.

Sweet Grapefruit is a creamy warm coral pink, a very lovely shade that can look flattering on just about anyone, and it pairs well with all shades of pink and mauve lippies if you ever need to add some shine.

The texture of both glosses is slightly sticky and feels like thick syrup, which is kind of nice, because it evens itself out every time after you smudge your lips together. The color intensity is probably best described as semi-opaque, because it gives off a fair amount of pigment while letting your natural color peek through. My lips are naturally very pale, making these glosses appear truer to color, so keep that in mind, because they will probably look very different on you. Both Coral Crush and Pink Grapefruit wore for just over 4 hours before I had to reapply, which in my experience is a pretty good track record for a lip gloss.

Milani Spring 2014 Collection, Tangerine, Orange, Peach, Coral, Pink, Raspberry, lip gloss, lip shine, non-sticky
On the lips: left – Sweet Grapefruit; right – Coral Crush

THE VERDICT
I’m in love with these glosses, despite their slight stickiness and the golden reflective caps that show fingerprints. The longevity is as good as I’d expect from this type of product, and the pigmentation makes the colors visible on the lips without stealing the spotlight from the rest of the makeup.

PRODUCT RATING
Coral Crush – 91%, A-
Formula 8.5/10 | Application 9.5/10 | Pigmentation 9/10 | Longevity 9.5/10 | Product 9/10

Sweet Grapefruit – 89%, B+
Formula 8.5/10 | Application 9.5/10 | Pigmentation 8/10 | Longevity 9.5/10 | Product 9/10

PRICE & AVAILABILITY
$5.49 USD for 0.21 oz. Available at Milani, drugstores.

Ingredients:
Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Silica Silylate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Caprylic/Capric Tryglyceride, Ethyl Vanillin, Lauryl PCA, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hydroxypropyltrimoniummaltodextrin Crosspolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Cucumismelo (Melon) Fruit Extract. +/-May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake(CI 42090)


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  • These are soooooo pretty and look gorgeous on you. Subtle yet pigmented color. I thinki need to run and grab a few. Great post!

    • Thank you Jamie, these lip glosses are truly amazing and absolutely worth buying.

  • I want! I really like Sweet Grapefruit!

    • I bought that one first (and then went back for the other one), it really is the prettiest IMO 🙂

  • I have Sweet Grapefruit and love it so much! Such a gorgeous color for Spring!

    • Totally agree with you Rachel, it’s a fabulous shade.

  • I was at CVS just yesterday looking at these exact colors! I put them back because I figured I didn’t NEED more lip glosses. Now I think I need to go back and get them! 🙂

    • Girl, trust me, these are a steal! Milani blew it out of the park with their Spring releases, you just can’t go wrong.

  • I need to go on a major Milani lip and blush haul. So many awesome products that I do not have. Great post!

    • So glad to hear that you like my post and Milani’s latest collection. Their newest products are absolutely worth checking out 🙂

  • I love the sweet grapefruit

    • I’m happy to hear that you like it. It’s such a romantic rosy shade!

  • Those are so pretty and spring forward. Love them!

    • So glad you like them, too 🙂 I agree, they are very pretty colors!

  • Lovely shades! I would really like to own both of them 😀

    • It’s so nice that you think these shades are lovely, I had the hardest time picking them 🙂

  • Love these glosses so much!

  • Your choice in lip colors are fabulous!! I think we have similar likings!

    • We sure do! I notice that you always choose the same products I would have selected for myself 🙂

  • Coral Crush is pretty!

  • These look amazing on you!

  • Love both shades, they look great on you!

  • They both look great on you

  • These look stunning on you!

  • I need another lipgloss like I need another hole in my head… but you’re making me want that Coral Crush. I really want to try the Milani Power Lip, too. You’re right, they are killing it this spring!

    • For realz, I never thought I needed them either… and then I saw them 🙂

  • They both look very pretty on you 🙂

  • dude…your lips look amazing.

    • Aww, you flatter me 🙂 But really, thank you! <3

  • Luscious lips, what more can I say, lol! I’ve been to Walmart and CVS but can’t find these new Milani lippies.

    • Oh bummer! Well, if all else fails, you could maybe get them from Milani website? Although i’m sure it wouldn’t be as good of a deal, since you can’t use rewards or coupons. And thank you :)) <3

  • ohhh I love these shades! Def picking them up!

    • These two really stood out to me, but there are many other gorgeous shades in the lineup 🙂

  • Sweet Grapefruit gives me so much life- it’s the perfect light pink.

    • Glad you like it too! It’s a very pretty color, indeed 🙂