Milk Makeup's Lip Metal follows the brand's minimalist philosophy to a T, but in this case, it's a product that could have benefited from having a little more flare!
Lip Metal is a liquid lipstick that comes in a standard plastic tube with a sponge-tipped wand applicator. The fragrance-free formula is lightweight, and you get bold color coverage in just a swipe or two.
One issue, and it won't be a problem for everyone, is that this is not nearly as metallic as it's made out to be. The formula is shiny, but for a product named "Lip Metal" that's described as a metallic liquid lipstick, there's very little about the finish that's metallic.
Another issue: Though the lightweight quality of the lipstick remains throughout its wear time, it also becomes slightly sticky over time, eventually fading to an attractive stain.
So, what about the special "mineral complex" that's supposed to provide antioxidant protection in this product? Milk's mix of magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, zinc chloride, and sodium chloride might have some antioxidant benefit, but it's not the level of protection implied.
Lip Metal ultimately isn't bad, it's just not as bright and shiny as it seems.
- Initial feel on lips is lightweight and comfortable.
- Bold color in a couple of swipes.
- Fragrance free.
- Finish isn't metallic as claimed.
- Formula becomes stickier over time.
- "Mineral complex" doesn't provide much antioxidant protection as claimed.
Milk Makeup At-A-Glance
Milk Makeup is one branch of the Milk media company, based in New York and Los Angeles, where creativity and innovation are at the forefront. That vision echoes throughout their skincare and makeup lines, designed to create cool, effortless looks with easy application.
Since many Milk Makeup products can be used several waysa blush is a highlighter is an eyeshadowand since even some skincare products come in solid, swipe-on formulas, their target audience is a savvy girl-on-the-go: one whos not afraid to experiment with a low maintenance, high concept look. Milk makeup was created to travel well and often, since few products come in liquid form, and all can be applied without brushes, puffs, or applicators. Not everyone's ideal makeup can be done in five minutes in the back of a cab--but if you're that girl, you're a "Milk girl."
For the most part were impressed by Milk Makeups performance, design, and vibe, but their ingredient selection isnt exactly worry-free: While Milk Makeup advertises their products as made with the best possible ingredients, many of them, unfortunately, contain irritants such as citrus oils. A multi-tasking, time-saving product isnt worth your time or money if it also exposes your skin to troublesome ingredientsalthough some Milk products fare better in this regard, so do take a peek at our reviews!
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