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Today I will be sharing my thoughts on some drugstore matte lippies that I’ve purchased and tried recently. The reason for this is because I’ve always been wanting to try some matte lippies but I know from one past experience long time ago (can’t remember the brand) that they tend to really dry out and make lips look flaky and just unattractive.
But lately I’ve been seeing a lot of pics of girls wearing matte lippies and I thought maybe they have improved the formula and they won’t be as drying as before. Now, I’ve been eyeing some products from Dior, Marc Jacobs and of course my fave Chanel but I wanted to try it first with cheaper brand to make sure it’s for me before splurging on more preferred ones. And I know I’m comparing apples and oranges as high end brands will of course have better quality but still… 😄
So from friends and fellow bloggers’ recommendation, I tried the Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip Color and Covergirl’s Katy Perry Katy Kat Matte Lipstick. I also picked up one of this Revlon Kiss Tinted Lip Balm. Here’s my thoughts on these products:
The Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lipcolor that I got is in the #210 Rose & Shine shade. I wanted something that’s not too pale nor too bold and I think this one does it for me. It’s creamy and easy to apply and comes in a uniquely shaped container.
It dries up quickly to a nice matte finish. Almost effortless. It’s supposed to be transfer proof but in my experience, this wasn’t the case. I had coffee 2 hours after application and I still saw marks on my white cup every time I take a sip. And after coffee, it starts to feel dry. It does last long (8 hours I’d say) if you don’t plan to eat and drink for that long 😄. This is based on the parts of my lips that didnt touch food or drinks. Overall, not bad for the price.
Next one is the Katy Perry Matte Lipstick from Covergirl. I got it in shade KP07 Kitty Purry and just by looking at the color of it, I thought it will be a mauvy or berry shade. But it actually looked more of a pale pinkish shade on me. Too pale for my liking.
This one isn’t in a liquid form and at first I thought it was hard to use. After a couple applications, it started to glide on the lips smoothly and easily which I really liked. It has a demi matte finish so if you’re looking for the full and opaque matte finish, this probably won’t be the best option for you. It also stays on for a long time but again, didn’t find it to be transfer proof. But I really liked this because it’s buildable.
To solve the paleness issue with the Katy Perry lipstick, I applied this Revlon Kiss tinted lip balm first in the Sweet Cherry shade. This is one is probably one of the best tinted lip balms I’ve tried. Perfect for quick touch ups and will keep lips moisturized with a subtle hint of color. I often just use this by itself on very casual times when I’m too lazy to wear makeup.
And this is what it looked like when I apply the Katy Perry Matte Lipstick with the Revlon Kiss Tinted Balm. Still has the matte look and lips feel softer because of the balm. Now I think I’m ready to explore high end brands.
And this is my new set of lippies joining my fave ones from Chanel. I have the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet which is basically a vetvety matte kind of lippie and the Rouge Coco Shine which I love because it feels like wearing a tinted balm with sheer and buildable color. And of course a tube of lipgloss coz you’ll never know when you’ll need that extra shine and sparkle 😂!
I was browsing for nude matte lippies and came across this brand having a sale and offers free shipping to Canada so I gave in and thought I’d try it. After a week, it came in the mail 😃 yaay!
This is Tarte Cosmetic’s Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in the Bestie shade. I love how lightweight this one feels on the lips and produces a very nice matte finish. I will definitely try more different shades from this brand.