Milk Makeup Review: Lip Products

Milk Makeup Lip Color in Gnarly, Oil Lip Stain in Tude, Lip + Cheek in Quickie. Five Product Face.

Milk Makeup is the type of brand that either inspires or confuses, but there's no denying that it's catching everyone's attention. The aesthetic is a frenzied departure from traditional Instagram makeup. Highlighting is less about shimmer and more about oil, natural skin is celebrated, and color is used for expression, not coordination. The packaging is utilitarian and each product is designed to be easy to use.

I've been slowly building up my Milk Makeup collection and below I share my thoughts on a few of the lip products I own. If you like the brows I've got going on in these pictures, check out my Natural Brow Routine and my Milk Makeup Gel Brow Review.

Milk Makeup Lip Color in Gnarly, Oil Lip Stain in Tude, Lip + Cheek in Quickie. Five Product Face.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Quickie. Five Product Face.

Lip + Cheek in "Quickie"

Price: $24
Available: Sephora
Size: 1 ounce

There's nothing I love more than a multi-use product. Quicky is a sheer berry shade with a semi-glossy finish that can be used on both the lips and the cheek.

Out of all the Milk Makeup products in this post, you get the most bang for your buck with this one since $24 buys you an entire ounce. I love the color - I was looking for something that would give me a sheer wine tone... I just wish that it was less glossy and more of a stain. On the lips it doesn't last very long, 3ish hours tops. On the cheeks it works well but only if you're going for a glossy look.

I'm mixed on the packaging. On the one hand I appreciate that I can apply it straight from the bullet, but I still end up using my hands to blend it in and the lid has screwed off twice in purse.

Milk Makeup Lip Color in Gnarly. Five Product Face.

Lip Color in "Gnarly"

Price: $22
Available: Sephora, Urban Outfitters
Size: 0.1 ounce

I actually have this in two shades, Gnarly, a cool-toned neon pink, which I have in the travel size and Wifey, a mauvy rose shade. 

This is one of the most pigmented lipsticks that I own. It's both creamy and long-lasting, and the color range is great. Most lipsticks come in a million shades of nude, a few red, and then the obligatory plum, coral, and brown. I appreciate that the brand chose a few unexpected shades for this product, which does fit with Milk Makeup's overall aesthetic of natural skin but bold details.

The packaging and shape of the bullet are perfect. The clear cap let's you see the shade, particularly helpful if you have a few shades, and the long thin product shape allows for more precise application.

Oil Lip Stain in "Tude"

Price: $18
Available: Sephora, Urban Outfitters
Size: 0.355 ounce

My newest Milk Makeup goodie and my favorite of all three lip products. Tude is supposed to be a sheer red, but on the lips it reads more hot pink.

As many of my friends can attest, I have a tendency to fidget and bite my lips (who knows how much lipstick I've swallowed in my life), so I was excited about the prospect of a stain. When first applied, this product does add a noticeable glossy finish to the lips, but after about a hour the shine fades and my lips are left with a bright, beautiful stain that wears for hours. It's that trendy gradient lip/popsicle pattern that has become incredibly popular and pairs well with a no makeup makeup look.

I hope Milk Makeup expands the range, I would love wine and peach shades.


Ingredients: Castor Seed oil, Avocado oil, Ethyhexyl Palmitate, Sunflower Seed wax, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Candelilla Wax, Silica, Isononyl Isononaoate, Tangerine Peel Oil, Mango Seed Butter, Apricot kernel oil, Mica, Orange Peel Wax, Lemon peel extract, Peach Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl acetate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Bis-Stearyl dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylene Carbonate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, May Contain: Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 lake, Yellow 6 lake, Red 33 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Red 28 Lake, Titanium Dioxide


Ingredients: Castor seed oil, bis-digylceryl polyacyladipate-2, Isononyl isononanoate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, Candelilla wax, ozokerite, silica, dimethicone, Shea butter, microcrystalline wax, bis-stearyl dimethicone, cetearyl alcohol, methyl dihydroabietate, hydrogenated castor oil, isopropyl myristate, Grapefruit peel oil, tocopheryl actetate, Coconut oil, propylene carbonate, isopropyle titanium triisostearate, ceteareth-20 stearalkonium hectorite, polyhydroxystearic acid, trimethylsiloxysilicate, phenoxyethanol May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, red 6, red 7, red 7 lake, mica, red 33 lake, red 28 lake, yellow 5 lake, blue 1 lake


Ingredients: Diisostearyl Malate, Triethylhexanoin, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Dextrin Palmitate, red 28, Capryly Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Red 27, 1,2-Hexanediol, Red 6 Diisostearyl Malate, Triethylhexanoin, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Dextrin Palmitate, Caprylyl glycol, tocopheryl acetate, ethylhexylglycerin, red 27, 1,2-Hexanediol, Red 28

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