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.