Two weeks ago I picked up of the L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick – Cowboy and Matador – and have been really putting them to the test!
Two weeks ago I picked up of the L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick – Cowboy and Matador – and have been really putting them to the test! While I love the colors, I am really disappoint by the formula. I tried them out about half a dozen different ways because they seemed to be getting really good reviews around the interwebs so I was determined to make them work but I really could not.
I really do like the shades in the line – I wish these liquid lipsticks had worked out for me because I could list off another 3 – 4 shades that I would like to have! These liquid lipsticks are also very comfortable to wear – they dry down completely but do not feel drying at all.
With that being said – the wear on these is garbage. These liquid lipsticks take 15+ minutes to dry down completely and if you can not speak, drink, eat for until they are completely dry then you are golden. BUT, if you so much as close your mouth completely then they wear time is awful. I have tried these both with and with and without balm, with and without exfoliating, and with different applications. I found that the best wear was without any balm and with a very thin layer (which I think is standard) and the wear time was … an hour? or two? other combinations began flaking off within like 15 minutes.
I honestly don’t know how people were able to make these work for them, if you have tried the L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks and have had a great experience with them, please let me know! I would love to make these work because I am in love the the shades of this range.
I noticed that there a few products I’ve been reaching for very regularly this fall and these products have creeped their way into my purse.
I noticed that there a few products I’ve been reaching for very regularly this fall and these products have creeped their way into my purse. (An honorable mention goes to Maybelline Color Sensational in Touch of Spice and Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip in Fairy Floss).
L’Oreal Infallible Paints Matte in Tongue Tied – This matte lip paint took me way out of my comfort zone! Generally, I like lip liners with a gloss or balm on top because they are comfotable fade very gracefully, this product manages to deliver both! It is a warm, brown nude, it isn’t drying, and it doesn’t flake throughout the day. I really like layering this over bolder lip pencils to create different toned nude lips.
Laura Mercier, Lip Colour Sheer in Baby Lips – I originally bought this because I read somewhere on the internet that this was Joan’s lip color on Mad Men (Christina Hendricks) – I highly doubt that, but i have no regrets. This lipstick is just the perfect your-lips-but-better color (not a classic red, dear mysterious internet article) with a comfortable, satin formula and vanilla cake flavor. This is the lip product that I can just slap on to look more put together.
Bite Beauty, The Lip Pencil in 22 + Pixi by Petra, LipLift Max in Sheer Rose – I want every single one of these Bite lip pencils! They are creamy, but not greasy, and long lasting, but not drying – they remind me a lot of the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liners. The Pixi gloss is a great color to add glossiness without taking away pigment. I don’t think it is plumping and it is a slightly sticky gloss, but its a beautiful, sheer rosy color. I know I didn’t like the flavor of the gloss when I bought it (I think it was a chemical-mint) so I have since added few drops of peppermint essential oil to it!
I have an itch to pull out the reds and deeper berries and I can’t wait for some holiday parties to rock some bolder lips! What lip colors have you been loving this fall?