Milani Cosmetics’ Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Naked review

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  • Manufacturer: Milani Cosmetics
  • Availability: part of the Color Statement lipstick collection
  • Color Range: muted rosewood matte
  • Cost/Amount: USD$5.99 for 0.14 ounces / 3.97 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: Kat Von D's Studded Kiss in Lolita
Milani Cosmetics’ Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Naked

A little deeper and a bit warmer than I thought it would be. (I wavered between this and Matte Innocence, but decided against Innocence because I wanted -=some=- color.) It applies smoothly and stays in place well. It's just not my favorite color. Good news, for folks who really wanted Kat Von D's Lolita but winced at the $22-per-tube price tag: you have a lower-cost dupe that's still cruelty-free.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the lip color in the tube; top right, the color applied over bare skin, to better show the shade; and below, the color applied to the lips.

Matte Naked is neutral-warm, not true neutral. For people with very cool undertones, or deeper skintones, this shade may not be the best fit for you unless you're very cautious about the other colors you wear (both makeup, and clothing.) I don't see myself reaching for this on a daily basis, but I can wear it when I'm consciously wearing warmer colors and it will look nice.

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