Alright I’m pretty excited about this one guys. I got these because I saw someone on Youtube say that they were fantastic. You can watch that video here. I was a little skeptical so I only got two of the colors Daringly Nude and Touch of Spice. Ulta says that these are $7.99 but they’re only around $5 at both Target and Walmart. As a matte lipstick they should have no shine or shimmer. Lots of people expect a matte lipstick to go on a little chalky and be quite drying.
I have to see that these lipsticks go on really well. They’re creamy feeling and pretty close to opaque in one swipe. The finish is definitely matte (more so than something like the Rimmel matte lipsticks which are also great). I don’t really notice these drying out my lips too much either which is a problem I have with a lot of lipsticks. I usually wear an eos lip balm underneath them (I really like it under matter lipsticks because it doesn’t add too much shine but still moisturizes). There are 10 shades ranging from neutral everyday colors to bright pinks to deep red. I do wish that there was a bit more selection but I’m sure if they stay popular they could add colors. The staying power is fantastic. I have the hardest time finding a lip product that will stay on my lips but these do the job. I may need to touch up a tiny bit after eating but that’s really the only time I would maybe feel the need to touch up. I don’t know exactly how long they stay but they are always still on whenever I get home and go to take my makeup off. One thing that has happened a few times is I get a buildup of the product on the outside part of my lips. There’s still color everywhere but the product itself kinda moved to the outside and that didn’t look good. This only happened maybe twice and I think it has something to do with how much I had on my lips but I thought I would mention it. It doesn’t settle into my lines and it goes on smooth. One thing that could possibly put people off is the smell. It smells kind of like terracotta. It isn’t a super strong smell and I only smell it when I apply it so it doesn’t bother me too much.
The first color is Daringly Nude. This is actually a pretty good nude for me. It looks a little peachy toned in the swatch but it’s more of a pinky nude color. In certain lights it just looks straight up pink on me instead of nude. It isn’t too nude so it doesn’t completely blend into my skin. It just lightens my lips a little and I think this looks great with a nice smokey eye. You can see it doesn’t really settle into my lines and it applies great.
The other color I have is Touch of Spice. I love this one. It’s a medium dusty warm pink with a little bit of brown. On me it’s the perfect color to add a little drama but is still okay to wear in the day time. It might come of as more of a nude on people with darker skin but on me it’s far too dark for that. This also looks really good with a little bit of Daringly Nude in the center of the lip. It goes on well and lasts super long.
Overall I love these. They go on great with no streaks or settling into lines. They last an amazing amount of time. I definitely need to go pick up some more of these the dark red one looks fantastic. I would definitely suggest checking these out especially when you can get them for just around $5. I give these a 9 out of 10. See you guys Monday!