As soon as I saw Milani post an Instagram about their new Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment, ($8.49) I knew I had to get my hands on a few of these.
I had some CVS points that I had to use up before they expired, so I had a perfect excuse for hitting one of my favorite places: the drugstore.
This is how Milani describes Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment: “Discover a revolution in lip hydration plus a healthy dose of shine with a first-of-its-kind lip oil in 8 addictively scented, kiss quenching shades. All lip oils are formulated with the natural healing power of Jojoba, Avocado and Tsubaki Oil. As an added benefit, each shade is infused with different nutrient-dense oils that treat a specific concern. The soft, extra plush applicator hugs the curves of your lips, locking in moisture.” They come in 8 different versions: Moisturizing Almond Coco, Healing Lemon Honey, Rejuvenating Peach Mango, Conditioning Grapeseed, Repairing Primrose, Revitalizing Grapefruit, Protecting Pomegranate and Nourishing Raspberry.
Ingredients: (these may vary by shade) Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate/Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil,Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Husk Oil, Silica, Flavor (Aroma), Benzyl Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil.
Moisturizing Almond Coco, Conditioning Grapeseed and Repairing Primrose
What I like about these:
-the packaging is nice I love the applicator, which is quite large and soft
-the formula is thicker than I expected, which is great because it applies very nicely and gives a glossy finish, sort of feels like a lip gloss, but isn’t sticky
-these work great for my lips, they left them feeling smooth, soft and nourished
-I love that they don’t actually have a flavor or aren’t overly fragranced
What I didn’t like:
-while I love the applicator, it’s so big that you end up getting just a little more than half the little tube of product
-I thought that this would be an ideal overnight treatment, however this only lasts on my lips for a bout 2 hours
-not as moisturizing as I had hoped, I thought this would actually be more “oily”
-I’m not sure if there are actually any differences between all eight of these
Overall I have to say that I like these little oils, but I can see how some can find these to be a little disappointing. The main reason why I like these is because my lips are pretty much always dry and cracked, especially during this weather and these oils bring instant relief for that dryness. The also feel amazing when applied right after a lip scrub. I wouldn’t use any other lip product on top of these, so don’t think of these as lip primers. Wish they were perhaps a bit more long-lasting but as someone who suffers from chronically dry lips, I’m used to constantly reapplying lip balm during the day (when not wearing lipstick). These are very nice for bringing instant relief to cracked lips, but will not replace a good lip balm.