Happy New lippy!
While working on a client recently, her choice of lipstick was a matte long wearing liquid lipstick, the current craze nowadays, the one that stays on your lips for days on end. I ended up giving her the lipstick tube and as soon as I left, I went to the local Beauty Bar here in my neighbourhood to replenish the lipstick. And then I came across
Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long lasting Liquid lipstick. These are all from the brand The Balm Cosmetics. I wanted to update my lipstick collection and these are the colors I ended up home with.
These are nude pinkish brown shades with the exception of a plum looking shade. From top to bottom, Affectionate, Charming, Sincere and Charismatic.
Texture is smooth, is not runny and lasts a good 4-5 hours. Photos below show a 6 hr time lapse of how long this liquid lipstick lasted. Excuse the lighting, but I noticed there is a little feathering on the upper lip and is less darker as it was first applied. I was also careful in dabbing my lips during the meal but there is still color left in fact it is still noticeable and still quite pigmented despite some feathering on the upper corners and a little bleeding on the bottom lip.
I like the texture of it, doesn’t have that silicon feel although it is an ingredient in the formulation, it doesn’t feel drying or doesn’t feel dry or cracked on my lips. It has a slight peppermint flavour like a mild tingling feeling but its not so distracting.
Tips on applying a matte lipstick:
- Exfoliate lips with a lip scrub or a DIY recipe, mix brown sugar and olive oil and mix into a paste. Apply and scrub into lips until you feel the dead skin flakes come off. Rinse.
- Apply a lip primer, a good one to try is MAC Prep and Prime Lip primer
- Apply matte lip color beginning from the bottom lip and then the upper lip. Let stand for 15 seconds.
- When its time to remove, use an oil based cleansing oil like Biore Cleansing oil, let it soak into the lips with a cotton pad and remove gently.
Its reasonably priced at Php775.00 and I will definitely make these lippies a staple in my personal and pro kit. Perfect for Bridal and everyday looks. There are 18 shades in total, the shades are named after qualities you look for in a friend or soul mate, a matt ch made in heaven. Like a loyal friend colors stay true and doesnt feel clingy.
Go and get these liquid lipsticks at Beauty Bar and see how these lipsticks stay committed to your beauty kit.
MAC Prep and Prime Lip is available at all MAC beauty stores. Priced between Php 900.00- 1200.00