In case you can’t tell, I’m totally obsessed with matte liquid lipsticks.
There’s just something about them, whether it’s the fact that they’re comfortable to wear, or the gorgeous matte texture, or even how they make my lips look bigger, matte liquid lipsticks are still a huge trend and one that looks like will be sticking around for a while still.
When I heard that one of my favourite brands, Make Up For Ever, was coming out with a six-piece collection, I just had to try them out.
Artist Liquid Matte, which launched in February 2017 in Sephora stores, are a long-lasting matte lipstick which goes on as a liquid then settles to a matte. They have amazing colour payoff and dry to an ultra-matte finish. Wear is incredibly comfortable (no tackiness on the inner lip area) and the colour sets, meaning that it won’t smudge or transfer.
The shade range on these are quite small, with only six colours, all in the nude range. With that being said, there is a pink and a chocolate brown, but for the most part, they are all in the beige family. Each one features a doe-foot applicator for a precise application. If you prefer a lipliner, there are corresponding shades in the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip lipliner range as well.
I received three colours from the line, 101 Cream Beige (the lightest colour), 103 Warm Beige, and 107 Neutral Beige. I totally thought that I would love 101 the most, but after trying all three, I’m kinda having a hard time coming up with a favourite. All three colours are just so flattering on, and for being all nudes, they are very different. Best of all, since they are so flattering, you can definitely wear these with a variety of different looks.
As for wear, I typically find matte liquid lips to be long wearing in general, but every brand is different in terms of how long the formula last as some last longer than others. These weren’t too bad, I did find I would have to reapply the colour a little in the inner parts of my lips when I ate, however, for the most part, the colour stays on quite nice. They aren’t at the Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit level since those are like cement on the lips, but they hold their own quite well.
Matte liquid lipsticks are also notoriously drying, however, these have avocado oil and glycerin in them to help nourish and maintain lips’ hydration, so they are quite comfortable to wear, you won’t even notice you’re wearing anything at all.
I absolutely love these and hope they bring out more shades in the future. With that being said though, I actually love the six shades they chose to go with to introduce the collection. The three I have are incredibly wearable and I’m sure the other three are as well. These just may be my new fave matte liquid lipsticks (aside from the Kylie ones and the Sephora Collection ones), but I definitely highly recommend checking these out and swatching them in store.
Have you tried the Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Mattes? Which one is your fave?
Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.
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