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Friday 19 July 2013

Deborah Milano | Shine Creator Lipstick

Deborah Milano | Shine Creator Lipstick in Shade 7 'Shiny Cyclamen' | £8.50* (link)

I love a good lipstick me.  I think every beauty obsessed female has a 'thing' for a certain type of product, don't they? I'll often throw a lippie into my basket on a stroll through Boots and if I'm ever going to splash the cash on anything cosmetic then it's usually in the form of a lip colour. It's a sure fire way of changing your entire look in a flash - or swipe of a lipstick tube! Deborah Milano is a brand I'd never heard of before I had the chance to try it - but BOY am I glad I have now! Before I even got to try the lipstick I was really impressed with their website and the array of products on offer - I certainly have my eye on a few other products in the range...

I was sent their Shine Creator lipstick in the shade 'Shiny Cyclamen' - a beautiful raspberry pink shade. I'm usually one for reds and corals, so it was a refreshing change for me to receive something different to what I'd have probably picked myself. I found I actually quite like the raspberry tone - I must admit it suits me better now that I have a tan (and I was also pretty chuffed to find it matches one of my've got to love matching outfit/lipstick combos!)  What I love though, is the texture and the finish.  Now, I'm a big fan of the Revlon Lip Butters (Lollipop and Creme Brulee being firm favourites of mine - if you're interested ;)!) so I was enticed very much by the 'Shine Creator' lipstick.  It feels very smooth and buttery to apply - slightly thicker in consistency to Revlon's offering. I have to say I was impressed by the staying power. Anything with 'shine' in the name often suggests a limited wear time - but the Shine Creator actually stays put pretty well.  It doesn't smudge too easily and has a non-slip formula - it's very much a buttery, glossy lipstick. After a while, it wears off to a subtle stain - the photograph above shows the gloss finish when first applied, and then the stain after a short while of pottering around the house (excuse cruddy bathroom photograph - it often gets the best light - needs must!). Even though the gloss wears off after a while, the lipstick still has a slight sheen and isn't at all drying. The colour pay-off is quite subtle but noticeable and true to the colour seen in the tube - you can layer it up for a more intense finish or slick one layer on for a more subtle, soft effect. It's worth mentioning that the lipstick also contains SPF15 which is a lovely little addition for this sunny weather we are having recently, as well as being hypoallergenic. Bonus!

Overall, I really like the Shine Creator lipstick and am intrigued to try out a coral shade... (me and my corals - obsessed much?)  It's a really good 'everyday' kind of lipstick to have in your collection. I wore this shade to an interview the other day and it looked like a nice pop of colour without being overdone. I currently have my eyes on their 'Milano Red Lipsticks' (link) which are a more pigmented option from the range of lip products on offer - definitely will be treating myself to one of those soon!  You can find the range on the Deborah Milano website here - see what you think girls! Definitely have a nosey if you're a fellow lipstick magpie like myself...

Have you tried anything from Deborah Milano? What shade tickles your fancy?


  1. Love the review Beth, I haven't tried lipsticks from this brand before but I definitely will be now. I love the shade on you and the fact it's really subtle too! I've got my eye on Glowy Amaranto, such a nice in between pink and red shade! :)


    1. Thanks Vanese :) I'm definitely going to make an order soon :) I want an orangey red! Oo yes thats a nice shade - i bet it will suit you :) They're really reasonably priced too so its worth giving them a whirl :) xxx

  2. I've never tried anything from this brand but I definitely will now, the colour is beautiful. Your hair looks amazing in the last picture by the way! :) x

  3. Deborah Milano is a brand ive never heard of before either. This lipstick is a gorgeous colour too! It sounds like an overall great product!xx

    vintage teapot//fashion beauty & life

  4. Such a gorgeous colour and it looks quite pigmented, but like you said easily buildable too! Really does sound great!

    Alice x

  5. This is such a pretty shade and it looks amazing on you :) xx

  6. This is such a flattering shade and looks lovely on you. I struggle to find shades that work well with blonde hair but I love this one.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  7. I always go back and forth between loving lipsicks and blushes - I can't get enough of either
    This is a great shade on you!

  8. Shiny Cyclamen looks gorgeous on you Beth. You should totally reach for more raspberry pink shades in the future. It really suits your complexion :) I love the sound of its texture. Anything that applies buttery but not slippery gets my approval. Love the fact that it's non drying too. :)

  9. You look absolutely beautiful :) xx

  10. Gorgeous, what a lovely shade on you!
    Emma x

  11. it's an italian brand! Here in italy it's very famous!! :D Apart from their lipstick (wich are amazing) you should try their eyeshadows!! SUPER PIGMENTED!! :D

  12. Beautiful! I love the little embellishment at the top of the lipstick too, it's the small things :P

    Amy xx
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  13. This is a gorgeous colour & I love the packaging. Going to have to take a look. A girl can never have too many lipsticks
    Beth x


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