I was never a lip gloss girl. I could never seem to figure out what the appeal was, it was sticky and anything that went slightly near your face was in the danger zone; especially fly-away hairs! Then one day on a whim I bought a lipstick from Maybelline, (Rum Riche) and my whole perspective about lip color was changed.
The formula for that color was not specifically creamy, glossy or matte however it is the one lipstick that never smudges, or transfers.
Now I am on the search to find a lip stick that wears just as good if not better than my go-to. With all the new matte lipstick products coming out these days my search is becoming saturated.
This month I picked up two different “matte” lipsticks to help me transition from winter to spring.
1. Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick in the shade Nude Thrill. This liquid matte lipstick retails at Duane Reade for $8.99 and I was super amped to try this formula out as soon as I saw the ads for it. I typically am drawn to more bold hues in reds and pinks but figured it was time to throw a nude shade into my rotation.
I was highly unimpressed with the overall product. I blame myself for choosing a shade to close to my natural lip however the product is very heavy, transfers easily and does not dry matte.
2. e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Wine Tour. This lipstick, which isn’t marketed as matte, retails only $3! I am a big fan of e.l.f products and have tried their Mineral Lipstick in the past. I grabbed this tube for a wedding because I figured it was a safe bet, and if I hated it the investment was tiny.
I was blown away by the quality of this lipstick. Not only does it apply as a matte lipstick but it is longlasting AND barely transfers. I wore this to work (applied at 9:30 am) and still had a decent color until almost 3:30 pm!