Matte + lipsticks = LOVE! My matte lippie obsession is growing which meant I was ridiculously excited to hear about the new Matte Lip Liquids by Illamasqua. As part of the exclusive ‘matte’ summer range they’ve released 3 new beauties.
Full swatches below!
My absolute favourite of the two is Exotic, a stunning, bright orange red which is practically MAC’s Morange but in matte liquid formula. As you know I much prefer red shades with an orange tone which explains why this is my new fav – I even took it as the only red lippie on holiday with me last week.
The Barbie purple based pink is called Forbidden, and boy, it is bright in real life! I’m still gearing up the courage to wear this out but I think it’s stunning and would suit a tan beautifully.
I’ve seen a lot of people talking about the formula of these so I wanted to input my thoughts also. These apply as a liquid but dry to a matte effect on the lips after a couple of seconds. I find the thin brush very easy for me to apply the product and it just takes practise creating the perfect, even base. The product does feel quite drying once set, but to be honest I’ve never found a matte lipstick that isn’t (compromise, right?). I’ve found that it lasts well whilst lightly kissing/eating/drinking but will need applying after a full meal etc. I am actually wearing this in my previous outfit post here and only re-applied once in the night at that party.
I hope I haven’t rambled too much. All in all, I really love these and am definitely eyeing up the third shade already – Surrender, a gorgeous peachy nude. These are available for £18.50!
Do you like matte liquid lipsticks? Which is your fav?