Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Matte Lip Love

Matte lips and I are having a bit of a thing at the moment. It hasn't always been this way, so I was actually quite surprised at just how many I rounded up in my lip drawer for this post, and this isn't all of them. Whereas they used to dry my lips out within minutes and I'd be left with a chapped mess, I've found some beautiful products which give a great colour payoff and aren't too drying..

Starting off with my latest loves, the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks. I'm not going to say too much on these as I've just done a full review (read it here), but if you want some serious pigmentation with crazily long lasting power, you just need these in your life. Possibly the most similar out of the lot is the L'Oreal Glamshine Stain Splash, which applies as a gloss but dries to a pretty matte stain. I have the shade in 'Princess' which is a really lovely coral red tone. They take a little longer to dry so can feel a little tacky on the lips, but after a gentle pat they dry nicely to a matte finish. 

Another one I've seriously been loving the last couple of months is the Revlon Colourburst Matte Balms, which I have three gorgeous shades of. These aren't 100% matte I'd say, but go on so creamily and feel really hydrating on the lips. They have a fantastic colour range and all the pigmentations are so so good too. I've been wearing these a lot recently, but I seem to have mislaid a couple of them! Topshop has some similar lip crayons too, which I got Hedonist in. Sadly I don't wear this as much as I should because it's such a faff sharpening it, which is a shame as it's such a beautiful bright orange-red shade that isn't drying, and really perfect for summer. 

And the best of the rest, Kate Moss Lasting Finish lipstick in 110, Benefit Lollitint, and Becca Beach Tint in Strawberry. All have such good pigmentation, non-drying formulas and really long lasting power, and I love them all! It's clear to say matte lips and I are becoming very good friends.

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  1. I love the matte balms from Revlon and the selection of shades is wonderful! :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  2. I have two of the Kate Moss matte lipsticks and really like them. I've been um-ing and ah-ing over the Revlon balms and think I'm going to take the plunge and invest when I get paid :)

    Good post! x

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  3. Lovely post, i'm a huge fan of the Revlon matte balms. Fab idea to use lollitint too :)

    Style Sunrise

    :) x

  4. I love matte lipsticks but struggle to wear them in the winter when my lips are just a bit too dry! I'm looking forward to wearing loads of summery matte colours :) The Bourjois Velvet lipsticks sound amazing!
    emmerliejay x

  5. Great post! I love using matte lipsticks! Especially Revlon's matte balms! xo

  6. I'm loving all these shades! I'm going to need to pick up that coral revlon balm that you showed it's so pretty!

  7. Absolutely love matte lips, the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks have always been my go to for them, but I'm dying to try out the Bourjois Velvet Lipsticks. The Revlon Matte Balms are also the bomb, a great selection!

    Tiny Alis

  8. I love matte lips at the moment too, I'm on the hunt for the perfect matte pinky-nude <3

    Ellen xx

  9. I wasn't too bothered about getting the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks until I swatched them in Superdrug yesterday - they're still on my hand!! Definitely picking one up on my next trip.


  10. I love love love the Bourjois Rouge Velvet Edition (long name, much?) numbers, so much easier to manage that the Revlon Matte Balms. I always struggle to keep matte balms looking flawless because they cling to any sort of imperfection, but the Rouge Velvet range has just been perfect for me recently :) a lovely review sweetie x

    Megan / pixiecrop.com

  11. I'm a huge fan of matte lips! It's definitely my favorite finish to go for and I'm one with dry lips haha. You've got such a great roundup of products in this post!
    Lovely Notions

  12. I love the Kate Moss Lipsticks! I have 109 which is a cool toned orangey color! Lovely post xx RenaKiss and Make Up

  13. Charlotte Lucy Philpotts14:06

    I love the bourjois rouge velvet, they are such a nice texture and last for hours! x



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