Milani Color Fetish Hydrating Lip Stain is a new hydrating lip stain with a high-pigment glossy finish and comfy formula that stays put. Available in 6 shades, it applies with a glossy shine that transforms into a semi-matte tint as it dries down.
Made with hydration-rich Hyaluronic acid and plant-derived Squalane, the cushiony formula claims to be never sticky or drying and promises up to 8HRS of stain power, hydration & comfortable wear. Say hello to your lazy girl lip era!
HOW TO APPLY
Apply with the pointed doe-foot applicator for easy and precise application, starting at the center of the lips and blending outward. For a soft matte look, blot the lips after application. For a more bold glossy look, apply a second coat until desired intensity is reached.
Milani Color Fetish Hydrating Lip Stain comes in 6 shades:
- Mauve Mentality (mauve pink)
- Mahogany Mami (reddish brown)
- Rose Rising (dusty rose)
- Pink About It (vibrant pink)
- That’s Fire (fiery red)
- Bitten Berry (deep berry)
The reason I actually purchased a few shades of the new Milani Hydrating Lip Stain is because it seemed very similar to my favorite Urban Decay Vice Lip Bond Liquid Lipsticks so I wanted to try and see how it compares! However, once I tried the new Milani lip stain, it turned out to be more of a dupe for the Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil.
Yes!! Have I got your attention now? Keep reading to get the full scoop!
As soon as I tried the Milani hydrating lip stain, the formula reminded me of the Rare Beauty lip oil right away! It feels very similar to Rare Beauty in terms of texture that’s lightweight, creamy and hydrating, and applies very smoothly with a great color payoff.
The formula starts out with a glossy shine but sets to a semi-matte stain as it dries down. The glossiness wears away within 1-2 hours but you’re left with a pretty stain that holds up really well for a good 6-7 hours.
However, the formula isn’t totally transfer-proof and tends to leave slight lipstick marks on coffee cups. Also, it doesn’t last well through lunch and I have to touch-up the color after eating.
True to its name though, this lip stain is hydrating and feels comfortable on lips through the wear even long after the dry down. I also like that it doesn’t feel sticky or tacky on my lips and there’s no noticeable scent. Many long-wearing lip stains leave my lips feeling dried out, but not this one…it isn’t drying and doesn’t become blotchy as it fades away (which I appreciate!)
As for the pigmentation, Milani hydrating lip stain has an excellent color payoff and all I need is just 1-2 coats to get rich and vibrant color with a gorgeous glossy finish.
Here are the lip swatches of all the shades of Milani Color Fetish Hydrating Lip Stains (from Milani’s website)
I think that Milani’s formula performs very much like a high-end lip product and the quality is on par with it. In fact, I found the Milani’s version to be slightly more pigmented than the Rare Beauty one.
So, is Milani hydrating lip stain a dupe for the Rare Beauty tinted lip oil? Yes, the formula is definitely very similar and I also found an almost exact shade dupe…
Milani Hydrating Lip Stain in Mauve Mentality looks almost identical to the Rare Beauty tinted lip oil in Delight. If you look very closely, Milani’s shade has more purple tones while Rare Beauty’s shade has a brownish tone but on my lips, they look pretty much the same and I can’t tell a difference between the two!
The shade Mauve Mentality is just a little bit darker than the shade Delight but it definitely qualifies as a dupe! I would say Milani hydrating lip stain offers a great affordable alternative at $9.99 considering Rare Beauty tinted lip oil costs double the price at $20.
From their lightweight and moisturizing texture to the pigment-packed glossy finish formula that wears comfortably, I am loving everything about the new Milani Color Fetish Hydrating Lip Stains!
They really are a great combination of a color-rich lip gloss and lip stain (without the dryness!) and the result is a low maintenance lip color that stays put…all under $10! Well done, Milani!