It’s been awhile since I have made a post on here, but I have just started a new job and am just now settling into my new routine. There will be more frequent posts in the near future 🙂
Today’s post is all about a new milani drugstore lip oil that I picked up a couple weeks ago. This looked like it would be awesome for many reasons, one being the price. It cost around $8 at my Lawtons. A lot of lip treatments are much more expensive so I was happy to pay what I did for this product.
Unfortunately, after using it a few times I wish I never did buy it in the first place. But that’s one of the best things about having a beauty blog. If you hate something, you can put it out there into cyberspace and know that you may have saved someone else some money.
Milani offers a lot of different “flavours” of this lip treatment: Coconut, Lemon Honey, Peach Mango, Grape Seed, Primrose, Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Rasberry. How good do all of those sound? There is no difference in formulation across these flavours, they all claim to do the same thing which is to “lock in moisture” with ingredients like Jojoba, Avocado and Tsubaki Oil. Plus the formula is vegan. I really wanted to like mine, but I just couldn’t bring myself to put it on again after the third time I used it.
The one that I picked up was Rejuvenating Peach Mango. The smell of this is identical to those little peach ring candies…does anyone know what I’m talking about? There is no color payoff at all, it is just a clear oil.
The smell is definitely really fruity and sweet, which I love. The applicator is also a plus, I love how plush and large it is. Using this for the initial application feels really nice on your lips.
I put the oil on my lips, excited for them to be feeling all soft and moisturized. This was not the case. After only a few minutes my lips just felt very oily. There didn’t seem to be much of a “rejuvenating” pay off from this product at all. I very quickly felt the urge to wipe it off and put on some plain old lip balm.
Another drawback is that I noticed that the product felt like it was bunching up in the back of my throat. You know how when you wear a lip product, you get little tastes of it throughout the time that you are wearing it? Usually you don’t even notice, and even if you do it’s not a big deal. The formula of this was so slippery and thin that I think a lot more got into my mouth than any other lip product that I’ve worn. I would cough to clear my throat and just taste the weird peachy flavour of this. It was not a pleasant experience.
I also found that even after letting this sit on the lips for a long time (a hour or two) my lips felt just as dry as they did before I put it on. On one of the attempts that I made to like this, I had put it on right before bed and woke up with the need for chapstick. This is not what I picture on the morning after you apply a lip treatment. Super disappointing!
Has anyone else tried these? Did I pick out the worst flavour of the bunch? Let me know your thoughts!