EMEERGENCY REVIEW: MILANI Amore Matte Lip Creme Review

Dear lord.


I’ve been seeing emergency reviews all over the internet lately and now I can understand why. Sometimes you try a product that is just SO BAD, you need to shout from the rooftops and warn everyone in sight.



If you guys saw my recent(ish) drugstore haul, you will see I bought the Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in the shade ‘Fabulous’. I bought it because the shade looked gorgeous and in store it was only $6. For a matte liquid lip that’s a great price. Milani usually never disappoints me so I thought why not? Now I’m just thinking “WHYYYY?!”.



I’m not even doing my usual pros and cons with this one, the whole thing was just a disaster.

Firstly, the APPLICATION was extremely difficult and time consuming as the applicator is so thick that it’s hard to get an exact line. It’s also a bit fuzzy so you will get little hair-like strokes on the edges of your lips as you try and apply the product. This is a dark. ass. product. Having hairlike strokes is a f***ing problem! 

Second, the COLOUR is wayyyy lighter in the tube than what you actually get. I thought I was getting a deep red, old-Hollywood glam vibe, not almost-black vamp lips. Trust me, the photos make the swatch look much lighter than in person. I love a good vamp lip, but I bought this product because I wanted a deep red! Is that so hard??


Third, this went on so extremely PATCHY that to get full pigmentation I had to layer the product.

Fourth, within less than 30 minutes, this started a FLAKING off in chunks!! I felt my lips getting dry and I was horrified to check my compact and notice literal chunks of this product had fallen off my mouth and onto my chin. Some of them I had actually absent-mindedly rubbed into my skin!

Fifth, this wasn’t a ‘one-time flake’ because I applied too much. No, in a 3 hour outing where I only had a few bites of an appy (using a fork and knife), I had to REAPPLY THREE TIMES because I would look in the mirror and patches of my lips were exposed!




They should have named this shade ‘Hot Mess’, ‘First Time We’ve Ever Formulated a Lip Product’ or ‘WTF AM I DOING’, anything but, ‘Fabulous’. Ugh, just no!  Do not buy this product unless you want gross flaky lipstick all over your chin and patchy lips! 


xo J




  1. November 25, 2017 / 12:45 am

    This is my first time hearing the term Emergency Review, but I can see why it’s a thing! This sounds terrible, I hope you can return it!

    • November 28, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      I’ve seen some Youtube videos like that where a product is just so bad they dedicate a whole quick video to talking about it! The store I buy Milani from is a 30 min drive from my place so I think at this point it’s just gonna have to go to the makeup graveyard lol. Thanks for reading!! xo J

      • November 28, 2017 / 4:24 pm

        Oh no, yeah 30 minutes is way to far to justify the drive!

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