Matte Confident is a glamorous shade of red that is especially gorgeous for a special evening occasion. Matte Passion is a lighter more flirty and subtle shade of red that I rock during the day. Matte Glam is a purple shade similar to a Maybelline deeper purple that I used to wear every single day. This shade is especially beautiful for those of us with darker features. Matte Orchid was the first shade I tried and it’s a beautiful girly pink. Matte Diva is my favorite kind of pink (not too sheer or light, but also not too deep and dark.) It’s my favorite shade of the collection. Definitely my second favorite in the collection is the Matte Naked shade. I am new to nude lipsticks because at times I think they’re more high maintenance than a bright color because seeing my natural lip color underneath the nude shade defeats the purchase of a nude in my mind. So I get a little paranoid, but this shade is close enough to my natural lip color but also noticeable and it’s just so gorgeous against my skin tone. I’m puckering my lips as I type because this shade is just completing my makeup look today 😉 Matte Blissful is another shade more on the nude side and it’s a very light sheer pink. Unfortunately, this color does nothing for my lips except end up making them look drier so I wasn’t the biggest fan of this shade in particular. Lastly Matte Innocence (another nude) is similar to Matte Blissful for me because it doesn’t really add color to my lips. It’s a subtle addition of color, but nothing drastic.
If you tend to have dry lips, these lipsticks (although matte and moisturizing) will show the cracks and any bumps. They are not like MAC lipsticks which cover all of my lip imperfections so wearing a lip primer or exfoliating your lips before using these is my recommendation. Otherwise, you will most likely not be pleased with the finished result. For $5.99 a pop, I think they’re great quality and moisture those lippie lips.
Which shades will you be picking up?
Disclaimer: These lipsticks were sent to me as PR samples. All opinions in this post are honest and my own.