February 6, 2014

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss - swatches, pics & review of 11 shades!

Hello, Beautiful!

Milani's new Brilliant Shine Lip Glosses have a cushiony, balmy, gel-like texture that gives lips a glossy shine. Launching with 14 pretty shades - of which I have 11 to share with you in this post - in cream, shimmer and frost finishes. I have four stand-out favorite shades: Ravish Raspberry, Rose Blush, Coral Crush, and Nude Touch -- but they're all very wearable shades! Check out all the product info below, along with my full review, after the pics!

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shades: 01 Bare Secret, 02 Mai-Tai, 03 Luminous, 04 Mauve Fetish, 05 Berry Tempting, 06 Ravish Raspberry, 07 Pink Lady, 08 Rose Blush, 09 Sweet Grapefruit, 10 Coral Crush, 11 Nude Touch
Continue scrolling down to see more pics of each individual shade.

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 01 Bare Secret

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 02 Mai-Tai

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 03 Luminous

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 04 Mauve Fetish

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 05 Berry Tempting

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 06 Ravish Raspberry

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 07 Pink Lady

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 08 Rose Blush

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 09 Sweet Grapefruit

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 10 Coral Crush

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss
Shade: 11 Nude Touch

Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss Info & Review:
Cost/Availability: $5.49 depending where you shop (0.21 oz full size). Launching February 2014 at CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. 
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Kisses!

Milani's Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss offer rich color, extreme high shine and comfortable lasting wear. Moisturizing and non-sticky with a flexible sponge-tip applicator for easy application. Made in the USA.

Launching with 14 shades. Below are the shades and their finishes:
  • 01 Bare Secret - cream
  • 02 Mai-Tai - shimmer
  • 03 Luminous - frost
  • 04 Mauve Fetish - shimmer
  • 05 Berry Tempting - cream
  • 06 Ravish Raspberry - cream
  • 07 Pink Lady - cream
  • 08 Rose Blush - shimmer
  • 09 Sweet Grapefruit - cream
  • 10 Coral Crush - cream
  • 11 Nude Touch - shimmer
  • 12 Red My Lips - cream
  • 13 Brownberry - shimmer
  • 14 Black Cherry - cream

I have 11 of the 14 shades, and I had four stand-out favorites: Ravish Raspberry, Rose Blush, Coral Crush, and Nude Touch. I like other shades, of course, but those three were my favorites and where I'd point you to go if you weren't sure what shades to get. They are the three shades that I've been keeping in my purse the most out of all. I definitely like the cream finish glosses better than the shimmer, but they all feel the same on the lips - which is nice, because sometimes shimmer glosses don't feel as smooth.

They all have a very cushiony, balmy, gel-like texture. Similar to the Flower Lip Glosses, Maybelline Elixir glosses, or even the new L'Oreal ones that are similar. They have a bakery sweet scent - I wrote down "vanilla" on my notes, but I'm not really sure that's the scent. I like the scent though, and it's not over powering. They are very glossy/shiny looking on the lips.

In the description, they are listed as non-tacky but I changed it to non-sticky because I do find them to be ever so slightly tacky - but in a very comfortable way on the lips, and you need that bit of tackiness to make a lip gloss last longer. But please don't be afraid of that word tacky, because they feel great on the lips. But if you were to swatch them on your hand, and then go to remove them, you'll notice that tackiness that I'm talking about. You don't notice it on the lips in any kind of uncomfortable or gloopy, or sticky way. They are a nice feeling gloss. I find I can wear these without a lip balm underneath and they will still look great on my lips - even if they are a bit chapped. I have very dry lips, so it's rare that I can apply any lip product without some kind of balm on underneath.

I don't think they're the most pigmented glosses out there - in fact, I'd say a lot of these are on the more sheer to light side of opaqueness. Certainly no wear near the full coverage of the Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color. You'll definitely notice color on your lips, with the exception of shades Luminous and Nude Touch, which seemed to be the most sheer and more of a shimmer topper gloss that would work great over lipsticks and lip stains, or worn alone for a very natural - yet glossy - lip look.

Overall, I really liked the formula of these glosses. I like that whole balmy, cushiony, gel-like texture. I think the shade range is really nice - there is a gloss shade in there for everyone! I'd recommend picking up at least one or two shades and see how you like them; start with one of my three favorites if you're unsure of what to choose.

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of this lip gloss? Which shade is your favorite? Do you plan to pick any of these up or add them to your beauty wish list? Discuss in the comments below.


  1. Ooo thanks for the great swatches. These are all so lovely. I really like Ravish Raspberry and Nude Touch the best though.

  2. El frambuesa es precioso! besos

  3. Oooo these look gorgeous! I've never tried Milani anything but I think I NEED ravish raspberry and rose blush lol

  4. @ Luna: You're welcome! Nude Touch is a great gloss to top anything or on its own. I've been keeping it in my purse because it just is a perfect pick-me-up to anything on my lips. Love Ravish Raspberry too! :)

  5. @ twiStar: You won't be disappointed with these glosses. They are really nice - some of my favorite glosses Milani has ever come out with. Ravish Raspberry and Rose Blush are two favorites of mine so you'll enjoy them if you do pick them up!


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