Milani Has Duped Some Of MAC’s Most Infamous Shades With Their Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks

Milani broke the internet last year with their Color Statement line of lipsticks. The blogosphere was in a frenzy and bloggers and makeup enthusiasts alike couldn’t get enough of the super affordable, extremely pigmented lipsticks. Well Milani is back again with a new line of lipsticks, Color Statement Moisture Matte, and I tell you MAC better watch their back because they’ve been duped!

milani color statement matte lipstick

The Moisture Matte Lipsticks are not your typical mattes. They are not as dry as some mattes can be and that is because they are infused with grape seed extract imported from Italy to make them more comfortable on the lips. There are eight shades available from pale nude to sultry red, there’s something for everyone… and they are vegan as well!


milani color statement matte lipstick swatches

Matte Confident  bold brick red

Matte Glam yummy grape Italian ice purple

Matte Orchid super flattering fuchsia

Matte Diva poppy hot pink

Matte Passion fiery sunset orange red


Matte Naked medium nude

Matte Innocence pinky nude

Matte Blissful girly blush pink

The lipsticks are extremely pigmented in one coat and glide on smooth and creamy. No pulling or tugging. I usually do on lip swatches to give you guys a better look but I’m still sick and my lips are still on the dry side so I will spare you guys that vision right now lol. When I’m better and my lips are back to normal, maybe I’ll do another post with on lip swatches and a review on wear as I can’t tolerate anything matte on my lips right now. Moving on… if some of these shades look familiar that’s because they are dupes of some of MAC’s most popular shades. Let’s take a closer look at the brights compared with their MAC dupes…


milani color statement matte lipstick confident

Milani Matte Confident, MAC Ruby Woo

milani color statement matte lipstick glam

Milani Matte Glam, MAC Heroine

milani color statement matte lipstick orchid

Milani Matte Orchid, MAC Flat Out Fabulous

milani color statement matte lipstick passion

Milani Matte Passion, MAC Lady Danger

I don’t have it to compare but I have a strong suspicion that Milani Matte Diva is a dupe for MAC Candy Yum Yum. The MAC lipsticks are slightly more pigmented with one swipe and a little brighter, but I think that the Milani dupes are a great substitute. Definitely at $5.99 compared to $16, you can get two for less than the price of one!

Overall the Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks made a great first impression and I can’t wait to play with them more and create looks. Be on the look out for these at CVS, Duane Reade & Walgreens stores near you or order online at (P.S. All lipsticks are currently 30% off with code xoxo)

Product(s) in this post were provided for review consideration.  See my Disclosure page for additional information.

When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.


  1. Kishia
    01.23.2015 / 12:12 pm

    Can’t tell you how happy this post makes me. Looking forward to even more of your great content this year! Yippee!

    • Erica
      01.23.2015 / 12:31 pm

      Thank you so much for the continued support, Kishia. Glad you enjoyed this post! 🙂

  2. Kishia
    01.23.2015 / 12:15 pm

    Not sure if my earlier comment came through but I’m so excited about this post! Can’t wait to get even more great content from you this year!

  3. 01.23.2015 / 12:29 pm

    Yasssssssssss I have all the MAC shades but I’ll get these dupes for my “work makeup” stash

    • Erica
      01.23.2015 / 12:32 pm

      lol I usually take my dupes with me on vacation so I won’t care as much if I lose them but you just gave me another idea!

      • Lee
        02.02.2015 / 9:41 am

        Good idea! I’m going on a cruise and would be so upset if I lost any of my precious MAC lippies. I’ll grab a few of these to take!

  4. 01.23.2015 / 7:55 pm

    Yes! I love Milani – Teddy Bare is one of my all time favorites. Must get the Lady Danger dupe and the matte nude. Thanks for the notice Erica!

    • Erica
      01.24.2015 / 9:45 pm

      Youre welcome!

  5. Trina
    01.24.2015 / 7:35 am

    Almost impossible for me to waste money in a lipstick from Mac now. Was never loyal.

    • Erica
      01.24.2015 / 9:50 pm

      I usually only get limited edition must haves, especially when I can use my pro discount. Most of my faves from the permanent line up has drugstore dupes

  6. Jan
    01.24.2015 / 10:43 am

    These look great, but do they have that (awful) Milani esque smell like their other lipsticks?

    • Erica
      01.24.2015 / 9:51 pm

      They still have the watermelon scent but I noticed it’s not as strong on these

  7. 02.07.2015 / 9:07 am

    Oh, I’ll definitely be getting the bold brick red. This is wonderful!

  8. 03.04.2015 / 4:45 pm

    I absolutely love Confident, Glam & passion. For some reason does not have the Glam listed in the lineup for purchase. sold out maybe?

    • Erica
      03.04.2015 / 5:14 pm

      It was definitely there before so it must have sold out. They did just have another sale 🙁

  9. 03.13.2015 / 4:37 pm

    just got my hands on the matte Confident. Am in love! i cant seem to find the matte Glam anywhere (not even their website). Hopefully it’s back in stock soon.

    • Erica
      03.14.2015 / 1:24 pm

      That seems to be the most popular shade!

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