Beauty Review: Matte Lips

Matte Lips Review


I like to think I'm in the know. As a lifestyle blogger I have to be. So when everyone was raving about matte lips, I knew I had to see what everyone was talking about. Almost every makeup brand has put out a matte product. Sometimes too many choices can be a bit overwhelming. To help you in your quest to find the perfect lip, I tried some for you.

bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte

I really love Nude lipstick so I was really excited about getting to try this product. I have Swag and I really love the color.  I'd love to get some additional colors in the future. I really like how well it went on. The texture is great. It did dry my lips a bit but I haven't found a matte liquid that doesn't.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

I received the Patina shade in this month's Birchbox. While not the shade I would have picked, I was happy to be able to try the product.This product is a bit thicker than I anticipated. The color also went on darker than I expected. One great thing about this product is how long it lasted. One application lasted all day. In fact, this product was a bit hard to remove.

NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream

I've never been much for drugstore lip products but since I am on budget,  I decided I would give this brand a try. I purchased this in Cannes and I love the color. This product goes on well and has a great texture. I also really love the wand. I did feel like I had to reapply more often with this than with the other products I tested.

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid

After having a great experience with the NYX, I decided to try another drugstore brand. I picked this one up in Nude Thrill.I noticed right away that I wasn't crazy about the wand. I do really love the color. It is such a great shade. This one does have a pretty strong scent that I find a bit off putting. This was the least drying of all the formulas.

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick

I had seen other bloggers raving about Kylie Cosmetics. I was a bit hesitant but decided to give it a try. I went with the Koko K shade. The Koko K shade just didn't look right on me. The formula goes on well but it dries pretty quickly. Like the others I tried, this was also drying.  This one probably lasted the longest without needed reapplication. One downside of this long wearing formula is that it was hard to remove. 

August Beauty Review Conclusion

Of all the products I tried, I probably wouldn't buy the Kylie Cosmetics again. I really like to see my lip products in person before I buy. If I had that opportunity, I would have purchased a different shade. 

I am most interested in trying additional colors from the bareMinerals Gen Nude collection. I had the hardest time picking a color because I wanted them all.

Of the two drugstore brands, I would by either if they had more colors that I like. The Maybelline colors were more bold. The only other color I would consider trying is the Nude Flush which is a little more pink than the shade I purchased. The NYX comes in more colors that I would love to try. The price is good which makes up for the fact that I had to reapply it more often.