Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss. Review & Swatches

milani brilliant shine2Hi Guys & Dolls!

One of the most exciting parts of Milani’s 2014 spring launch for me, are these new Brilliant Shine lipglosses. 14 shades of glossy goodness! For just $5.49 a pop, I highly recommend you snatch these bad-girls up!

  • The packaging is a clear square tube with a shiny mirrored top. The shade name is on the bottom.
  • These are scented like baked goods, the closest thing I can think of is a vanilla cake. It’s sweet when you sniff it, but not obnoxious or noticeable when worn.
  • The lipglosses are $5.49 on the Milani Website and are a bargain at that.
  • In addition to the Milani Site they’re also sold at mass market retailers (Target, CVS, Walmart, Walgreens etc) near you!
  • Made in USA
  • Net Weight: 0.21 ounces/ 6 gramsPROS


  • The color selection 14 shades is pretty darn impressive particularly for a drugstore brand. I love that they have multiple berry, pink and coral shades- these is truly something for every preference and skin tone!
  • The texture is thick and syrupy, but still smooth. Non-tacky but little sticky.
  • At just $5.49 a tube, it’s like highway lipgloss robbery.
  • Available at mass retailers so they’re easy to find
  • The color names are on the bottom of the tube/clear tube so it’s easy to select a color. I also like the clean and tidy design of the square shape.
  • Milani is Cruelty Free and the Lipsticks are made in the USA!
  • The longer applicator means it’s faster to cover your entire lip, but it’s not so big that it make it difficult.



  • Ok, so I’m not in love with the shiny gold tubes. They aren’t offensive, they just hold fingerprints.
  • Some people don’t like sticky gloss.
  • Milani and be difficult/impossible to get in other countries.

How I feel about it: These are a great high-quality lipgloss! They smell like cupcakes, and the shade selection is excellent. They are priced perfectly for stocking your makeup kit, or adding variety to your own stash! My faves are Luminous, Pink Lady, Rose Blush, Sweet Grapefruit, Nude Touch and Blackberry

Get the at a local drugstore or

  • Bare Secret nude brown with a cream finish
  • Mai-Tai orange Bronze with gold Shimmer
  • Luminous peachy pink with gold shimmer
  • Mauve Fetish Mauve shimmer
  • Berry Tempting juicy berry cream
  • Ravish Raspberry raspberry cream
  • Pink Lady cool pink cream
  • Rose Blush rose pink with shimmer
  • Sweet Grapefruit pink-coral cream
  • Coral Crush peach-coral cream
  • Nude Touch clear with rose gold shimmer
  • Red My Lips juicy red cream
  • Brownberry Wine Brown with Shimmer
  • Black Cherry black cherry cream



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  1. Melody
    February 2, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    oOoOoO I’m so excited about these! Thanks for the swatchfest!

  2. Griselda
    February 2, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    Cora ur the best now i have to go get me some

  3. February 3, 2014 / 5:05 am

    Wow! Very pretty!! Very pretty colors. I never tried this brand before. Im going to pick some up to try out. Your lips are so perfect!

  4. February 5, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Wow!!! This collection has really great lip gloss colors. I think its a must try for its affordable. I will def check on this…

  5. April 8, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    Super swatches.. looks like a great collection!

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