Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Lip Gloss

Morning Everyone!

I’m so sorry for the looooong hiatus (long for me, hah!) from my blog. I caught the flu last Tuesday and I literally didn’t leave my bedroom for an entire week. I had no energy to blog even though I wanted to. :-( But I’m finally feeling better and I’m back with something a little different for you all… Makeup swatches! :-D I ended up snagging all four of the Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lip Glosses during Milani’s Cyber Monday Sale a few weeks ago. I’d been lemming them for a super long time, and when they were available for 50% off  and free shipping during the sale I pounced on the opportunity to buy them all!

This is my very first time swatching makeup EVER so be gentle. ;-)

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Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lip Gloss

Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Lip Gloss
Here’s some close-up bottle shots for you all. You can really see the shimmer that’s jam-packed into these suckers! :-D

From top to bottom: Flashy, In A Flash, Hot Flash, Star Flash.

Star Flash

Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Lip Gloss - Star Flash
Star Flash is a pale pink gloss with a blue shimmer. It’s pretty frosty on my lips but I do like the flash of blue/purple shimmer. It looks a bit celestial so I think the name Star Flash is quite fitting for this one. :-)

Hot Flash

Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Lip Gloss - Hot Flash
Hot Flash is a stunner! This sexy cherry bomb red is full of pink shimmer. I really love this one and I could see myself rocking a fun retro look with this shade. ^_^

In A Flash

Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Lip Gloss - In A Flash
In A Flash is a fun purple gloss with fuchsia and blue shimmer. I enjoyed this deeper color more than I thought I would. I think the color contrast also helps give the illusion of whiter teeth. :-)

Flashy

Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Lip Gloss - Flashy
Flashy is a fuchsia colored gloss filled with fuchsia/red shimmer. I liked this one a lot too. It’s not as dark as In A Flash but it’d still be a fun shade to rock if you want a slightly edgier look. :-)

Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Lip Gloss
From left to right: Star Flash, Hot Flash, In A Flash, and Flashy… With camera flash. :-P


Final Thoughts:

I really love these shimmer lip glosses! They’re extremely pigmented and I love that the shimmer can be seen in any lighting. All of the Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lip Glosses have doe foot applicators. I had to use 2-3 dips to get full coverage but they apply very smoothly, even with the intense shimmer. They have a slightly sweet scent to them, almost like candy but not cloyingly sweet. They are a bit on the sticky side, so if you’re not a fan of sticky feeling gloss then these may not be for you. The only one I could take or leave is Star Flash, I think it’s just a touch too frosty/cool for my skintone. ^_^

And one more cool thing about these is the fact that they’re dead on dupes for MAC’s Dare To Wear Lipglasses! Kelly from Vampy Varnish did a great comparison at the end of her post for the Haute Flash Collection. You can see it [HERE] by scrolling to the bottom of the post.

Purchase Info:

The Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lip Gloss shades are a limited edition collection that was introduced back in July. I don’t think they’re available in stores any more but you can still find them on Milani.com and CherryCulture. Retail cost is $6.99 each.