Red lips for a night out, going out to eat, Christmas party, or going shopping!
I recently went on a little shopping trip to my nearest CVS, just to check out the.....yes you guessed, MAKEUP, LOL.....I found these new little Milani Lip Flash lip pencils and dared to try one out, it's good that if I happen to hate it, I can always return it since CVS has a great 'love it or return it' policy. These Lip Flashes are new lipstick pencils made by Milani, made to be a lipstick consistency but in pencil form. They currently have other colors such as Photo Flash, Star Flash and Flashy. I bought my Lip Flash in the color Hot Flash, a true red, with just a touch of shimmering pink sheen.
What the Milani website says about Lip Flash:
"The electric lip look is defined with highly pigmented flashy shimmer colors. Create news worthy lips with extra glossy, high color coverage and moisture rich ingredients. A sharpenable, easy to use, anti-feathering and nontacky lip gloss pencil."
The pencil contains 2.8 grams and retails for $7.99...it comes wrapped up in safety plastic (so nobody can swatch it! eww) and it has a clear cover cap. The pencil is a little 'chubby' but not too skinny. It is very easy to handle.
While the website claims the lip color to be 'extra glossy' I feel that is somewhat over-exaggerated. It's true that the lip color has rich pigmentation and is nicely moisturizing, the glossiness is not 100% instead a nice little smidget of shine. In any case, I feel the shine in Hot Flash is due to the cool little pigment or pearl sheen that is in the color....I've taken a closeup in the pic below that somewhat exhibits the gorgeousness of the sheen!