Monday, October 21, 2013

Milani Fall 2013 Textured Creams Swatches & Review

* I received the following products in exchange for my honest review.

I have the new Milani Fall 2013 Texutred Creams to show you today. I was very impressed with Milani's first textured collection. Milani is definitely in my top 2 as far as brands with textured polishes. The fall collection followed suit and equally impressed me.

Gracious Green
Gracious Green is a sage green textured cream.

Mystery Mauve
Mystery Mauve is a medium muted pink-brown textured cream.

Lovely Lavender
Lovely Lavender is a pale lavender textured cream.

Charming Carmine
Charming Carmine is a true red textured cream.

Velvet Violet
Velvet Violet is a medium muted purple cream.

Beautiful Bordeaux
Beauitful Bordeaux is a blackened plum textured cream.

Color: I can confidently tell you, I have no other textured colors like this at all or even remotely close to these. The colors in this collection are completely fresh and new to me, and are definitely new to the drugstore market. The colors are also perfect for fall.

Formula: Lovely Lavender and Gracious Green I used 2 coats for, and the rest I used 3. I found the formula to be expected with these. The formula was good, not bad, but not perfect either. The darker colors need a little more care with application. What I was surprised most with these is that while they are textured, they don't dry completely matte. These do dry to have a bit of shine to them. I waited 20 minutes on each just to make sure. That being said, yes these do have a longer dry time, but nothing excessive.

Price:  The polishes in this collection are $4.99 each on the Milani website. This collection can also be found in select CVS and Fred Meyer stores.

Overall: I love this collection. The colors cover the full spectrum of fall shades (muted, soft, and vamp). The formula was good. This is an excellent collection featuring a popular nail trend with popular shades at a drugstore price. My favorites in this collection are Gracious Green, Charming Carmine, and Beautiful Bordeaux. You cannot go wrong here!

My Rating 4.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
*The above products were sent in exchange for my honest review.

Happy Monday!


  1. The textured creams all look like fruit leather or the textured paint in the eighties that wasn't supposed to show fingerprints. I like Beautiful Bordeaux pretty well though.

  2. I really love Gracious Green. These don't seem quite like anything else out there in terms of colour. Really unique.

  3. When I saw the bottles, the colors were a little meh to me. But I absolutely love that red. Velvet violet is also gorgeous.

  4. I love Beautiful Bordeaux!


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