Two weeks ago, Milani Cosmetics was having their #fallessentials giveaway on Twitter and I was so lucky to be one of the winners. I have no idea what the other prizes was for the giveaways because I heard that it was different each day they held the giveaway but I got mine, a week after the giveaway and it was a Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Hot Pink Rage.
I was so excited when I got this in the mail because I have absolutely no idea what the prize was but I was really very happy with it! I can't ever wear a light pink lip but I really rock bright pink lips better. I have the MAC Viva Glam Nicki and the 3CE Lip Lacquer in Pink Boom to name a few. I always end up toning them a little bit down but not to the extent that it is a pale pink.
Anyway, this lipstick is highly pigmented. It is a little bit warmer than the 3CE Lip Lacquer in Pink Boom. It smells wonderful, like watermelons! It is definitely HOT as the name says. It glides on smoothly although it's a matte finish. It can be drying after a few hours of wear. After 2 hours and having a cup of coffee, I found out that the lipstick sticks to the fine lines and cracks of my lips. Definitely not a good lipstick for chapped and dry lips this winter.
Packaging-wise it is very nice and expensive looking - drugstore brands are coming out with great packaging and amazing products nowadays.
I give this lippie a 3.5 out of 5. I love matte lipsticks but there are definitely some matte lipsticks out there that are not as drying and has a better formula than this one. Awesome shade but the formula can be a little bit better.
Photos were taken by my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 camera. Let me guys know what you think of the quality of the photos since I might be taking more photos with it for Quick Reviews. :)