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NOTE: before I get into this post, I want to mention that Drugstore.com is having a B3G1FREE sale on select Milani products right now HERE (you can mix and match between qualifying products) and many of the new 2016 products are included in that sale, as well as some of my favorite products from the original line (Color Statement Lipsticks, Color Statement Matte Lipsticks, Rose Blushes, Baked Blushes, and more). Free shipping on orders $35+. Just add at least 4 qualifying items to your cart and the 4th item will be free. There doesn't seem to be a limit on this sale, so if you add 8 items to your cart, 2 will be free, and so on. They do NOT have the Amore Matte Lip Crémes on their site, so this really isn't related to the rest of this post. It's just an FYI since we're talking about Milani.
When I announced last month that Milani was coming out with new, permanent shades in their wildly popular Amore Matte Lip Créme line, I received a lot of questions on that post regarding how these shades compare to the original shades.
So today I'm thrilled to be able to give you a shade-for-shade comparison of six of the ten new shades vs. six of the original shades, thanks to reader Eshani (TotalMakeupJunkie on YouTube). Eshani kindly let me share her comparison swatches above from her Instagram. Also, she posted a video HERE where she describes the CHANGE IN FORMULA (if you haven't tried the new shades yet, she says that there's a noticeable difference in formula). So definitely check out here video for her take on the formula change.
The most interesting thing that I want to point out, since a lot of you were saying that the new shades now available at CVS, Walgreens, and the Milani website are identical to the original limited edition shades, is that's not entirely true. Here's a breakdown (click a link below for Eshani's close-up swatches):
- Adorable (new) vs. Adore (original). Adorable is darker and browner.
- Precious (new) vs. Lust (original). Precious is slightly darker.
- Loved (new) vs. Beloved (original). Exact color match.
- Covet (new) vs. Crushed (original). Covet is significantly more brown, with no red undertone.
- Devotion (new) vs. Romance (original). Devotion is slightly darker.
- Obsession (new) vs. Embrace (original). Almost an exact color match.
Just to confirm, there will be a total of 18 Amore Matte Lip Crémes in the permanent range. If you missed my big Milani 2016 wrap-up post, you can see the ten new shades that are available now plus the additional EIGHT new shades that are coming soon HERE.
I hope this helps, and thanks again, Eshani, for the great comparisons and info!