Haute Flash couldn't be a better name for this new Milani lip gloss product of 2012. I got all the 5 of the Haute Flash Lip Gloss as a prize for one of their MVP giveaways on twitter (@milanicosmetics).
Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lip Gloss are gorgeous, highly opaque and pigmented with lots of shimmer, hence the shimmer in its name. The shades are named as follows: 101 Hot Flash (bright red), 102 Flashy (bright pink), 103 In A Flash (Purple), 105 Golden Flash (Brown/Nude), and 106 Quick Flash (Cool Pink).
Because this glosses are very opaque, I personally wouldn't even use this to top off a lipstick. You can definitely wear this on its own since it is full coverage. The consistency is thick but unlike other glosses it is not sticky. Though it is a gloss, I find that it gives me a feeling of drying lips. Like my lips look glossy and nice but my actual lips are dry. They are extremely shimmery so beware. The wand is long and reached the end of the bottle. The actual applicator tip is flexible that helps glide on the product pretty well on the lips. All shades have the same vanilla cupcake scent to it which is not really bothersome but it might smell sweet for others. For a gloss, it is pretty long lasting too.
So what do I really think about this product? Well, it is a really good product but it is not my cup of tea. If only these were matte or satin finishes are even just plain glossy I would really go for it however the shimmers put me off. Please don't think that I am ungrateful to Milani for sending me these products, I really am thankful to them for sending me these. But I could not just say that I love these glosses because I won them and got them for free. that would not be an honest review. I think that Milani should work on making the Haute Flash shimmer lip glosses more moisturizing. Other than that, I think this is a very good drugstore product. It is decently priced retails for $7.49 each and is available in the drugstores.
I do hope that Milani would make a matte/satin version of these shimmer glosses that are more moisturizing. If they do that, I'm sure I would enjoy it and so would most girls.
I don't think that I would be able to use these products so I think I would give them to a friend of mine who wanted it. I was thinking of putting them up for a future giveaway but since I already opened it and swatched all of them and tried on Hot Flash, I don't think you ladies would find it hygienic.
Still, thanks to Milani Cosmetics! Don't forget to follow them at twitter @milanicosmetics and at Facebook for future giveaways and info!