Zara has launched some of the most comfortable and weightless matte lipsticks I have ever tried.
The fashion brand recently dropped it’s Ultimatte and High Matte liquid lipstick collection along with matching Line It Up lip liners.
You can check out the review on the Behind the Scenes Kit to see swatches of one the Line It Up lip liner and the Hi Matte liquid lipstick.
The lipsticks came in a very colorful box with each lipstick containing 0.12 oz.
The lipsticks all have that uniform navy color with that very soft to the touch packaging that gives you traction and allows for easy grip.
All the ultimatte lipsticks are only good for 6 months, unfortunately, so you’ll have to make sure that you use them up regularly.
All the lipsticks were highly pigmented and and had a slight candy like smell to them. They were also very creamy and easy to apply.
Knowing that these were selected by Pat McGrath, they make an awesome budget friendly set with great quality.
They are however, not the best long lasting lipsticks that I have tried. They do provide some type of moisture for being a matte lipstick but they also do transfer as well.
You’ll have to make sure that you carry it with you to reapply as needed throughout the day.
Both the Behind the Scenes Lip Kit and the Ultimatte Trio Kit contain the shade UM01.
Whether you’re aa makeup junkie who just loves to hoard lipsticks or someone who is just looking to get into lipsticks, this is a perfect set to try as it contains universally flattering colors that should compliment most skin tones.
There is a neutral, more girl next door shade as a well as a bold berry shade that makes statement. They’re all super pigmented and moisture rich and perfect to wear in the cold and drying winter months.
If you’re looking to try a variety of lipsticks before committing to a full size one then the Winky Lux Mini Lip Pill Kit is a great option.
The set comes in a beautifully packaged floral pink box with five of Winky Lux’s best selling lipsticks Meow, City, Royal, Heart and Pippy.
The net weight is .4g.
The set was purchased at Sephora for $16 which may be a bit steep for five little lipsticks that are a little more than half the size of my pinky finger.
I do have to say though that regardless of the size, these are some of the cutest lipsticks that I have ever seen.
Even though they are small, they definitely pack some pigment. Proof that great things come in small packages.
Don’t forget how travel friendly these little pill lipsticks are. They are so small that they can practically fit anywhere!
The formula of these lipsticks is different from a lot of the lipsticks that I’ve tried and trust me I’ve tried many lipsticks.
It’s creamy with a matte finish but at the same time it is not a drying matte. It sits very comfortably on the lips in the softest kind of way.
Even if you don’t want the set for yourself, it will make a great gift idea for a lipstick lover.
Nude pinks will always have a spot in my collection as they are always my back up plan for when everything else fails.
You can just never go wrong with a nude shade especially one that has a rosy finish.
This shade is a gorgeous nude brown color on my skin tone.
The two things that I love best about berries is wine and of course, lipstick. City is a sexy berry shade that is perfect for the fall and winter months.
Purple has always been a color associated with royalty and that is exactly what this shade exudes.
It’s not so much a deep purple nor is it an electric type purple. I’s jus the perfect shade that doesn’t make you look like you’re trying too hard.
We all know that shades of purple tend to be a universally flattering color so even if you’re a bit hesitant you should try it. You never know, you might end up buying the full size.
With all the amazing colors in this lip set, it would not be complete without a red shade. A good shade of red lipstick is a must have in every collection. I recently tried Pat McGrath’s Matte Trance in Elson and Stila’s Beso and they are amazing. This one from Winky Lux is great as well.
Red lipstick has always been and always will be a classic. It’s even better when it’s a comfortable and easy wear that does not smudge or budge.
Even if you’re not a frequent wearer of red lipstick, it’s always good to have on had for those special occasions so this little sample is perfect.
Though these lipsticks are minis, it is totally worth the cost because the quality is there. The rich pigment and the soft, velour formula is like none other. Grab it for yourself or gift it to someone. Either way it will be money well spent in my opinion.
I’ve tried quite a few drugstore lipsticks but el.f. wasn’t one of them.
My usual purchases from e.l.f include brushes, contour and blush set as well as their lip balms and lip exfoliators so yeah, I have to admit that to me it’s a decent drugstore brand as I frequently purchase their products.
New to my list of e.l.f products is their liquid matte lipsticks. They come in eleven different shades and I purchased four of them online from Ulta.
I thought that there was no drugstore lipstick that could make me feel this way, but after trying these metallic lipsticks from NYX, I was like WHOA!
The power of the pigment in these lip creams had me shook.
Back in the day when my coins were scarce, they’re still scarce now but back then they were a lot more scarce, NYX was one of my favorite makeup brands but somehow I got into the hype of trying other brands and I slowly forgot about them.
The story goes that ABH is on top of the list when it comes to makeup so of course I wanted to investigate for myself.
I have actually tried ABH in the past and I have to admit that their makeup is a force to be reckoned with. I tried their summer lip gloss set and I was very happy with them. The colors were absolutely gorgeous and I still frequently wear them to this day.
I recently picked up the Mini Matte Lipstick Set at Sephora a few weeks back because I wanted to see if they were as good as the lip gloss.
As you all may already know, I’m a lipstick lover and use lipsticks as a way to complete my look…you know…like a cherry on top of the cake, you get the point.We can all also agree that it’s a challenge and even next to impossible find that one lipstick that delivers in every way. I’ve tried so many lipsticks and found a few reasons why matte lipsticks could land a spot in your collection for years to come.Read More »
Now that Spring has sprung the fashion runway has graced us with some of the hottest lip shades of the season. It’s time to pack up your neutrals and unleash the attention grabbers from your collection. Here are some of the lip shades that have been causing a frenzy this season:
This is a fun and vibrant shade that is bold, bright and loud. It just screams ‘welcome spring’ and looking forward to summer. For darker skin tones, you want to stick with a red orange and lighter skin tones a more peachy orange. Get it on Amazon.
This is definitely a shade that is more flirty and playful. The purplish-pink tones will compliment any skin tone as purple is known to be a universally flattering color. This is a shade that almost all women will already have in their lipstick collection so don’t be afraid to sport it. I, myself, have quite a few that fall under this category. Don’t judge me!
Now, there are different shades to plum, the darker and mysterious shade and the lighter shades which I would say looks similar to a fuchsia but with less pink, if you know what I mean. It’s electrifying and would instantly take your look to a whole nother level.
And last but definitely not least, the shade red. Well did you think we would leave this classic off the list? Shame on you! We all know that red is here to stay and it would be a crime if it was forgotten. Matte red seemed to be the dominant shade this season. It’s a very responsive shade that automatically commands attention. Every woman should possess a tube of red lipstick, even if not for everyday wear, for those special occasions where you wanna make a powerful statement. Get it on Amazon.