Like all company’s lipsticks this Milani Uptown Mauve is a very staining one. Whether you are a fan of the lingering stain or not, once you put this lipstick on, you won’t have to worry about it fading away or transferring easily. It lasts for about 4 to 5 hours without the need of reapplying. The color payoff is wonderful. The lipstick is very opaque and matte with a nice subtle flowery-fruity smell. When applied it does drag along the lips but not too much and certainly not enough to make the application an unpleasant experience.
The product is a little drying, but that can be easily attributed to the fact that it is so matte and long-lasting. As for the color– it is a very bright purple with pink undertones. This color would best suit ladies who have deeper and darker skin tones with cool undertones. Girls with alabaster and fair skins should stay away from this color, just because it would look way too bright and out of place on them. As for me, who considers herself light to medium with warm undertones, I think I can still pull this lipstick off with some warm-based purple eyeshadow and a foundation tone slightly darker than my natural skin tone.
Undertones: cool, pink
Who can pull it off: medium, olive and dark skin tones with cool, pink undertones
Closest dupe: MAC Rebel
Best matching lipliner: NYX (834) in “Prune”.