Milani's Violet Volt is said to be a dupe for MAC's Heroine lipstick (limited edition). I missed out on Heroine and am just not willing to pay the $99.99 for it on Amazon. Yes, it really is that much, if you don't believe it do an Amazon search yourself.
With Lip Liner, Daylight
With Lip Liner, Flash
- Affordable (about $5.50, depends on location)
- Not limited edition
- Long Lasting
- I wish it came in a creme or matte formula
Milani lipsticks are only around $5.50 depending on your drugstore. It took me 2 months to find this shade. It seems to always be out of stock at my local Walgreens and Walgreens was the only place that sells Milani near me so I had no choice but to wait. Patience is a virtue! This is a stunning rich metallic purple. It's a pinky purple and it is creamy and opaque upon application. It contains vitamins A, C, and E for moisture but after wearing it for an hour or so my lips felt a little dry. Not crackly dry just..not moisturized. Also, I wouldn't be able to compare this with Heroine since I don't own it but I can already tell you it is not exactly a dupe for it. The finishes on these lipsticks are completely different because Violet Volt has fine shimmer and Heroine does not. Heroine is a creme lipstick. Violet Volt is a metallic finish. Violet Volt is stunning none the less and unique on it's own and I'm happy to have added it to my collection.