Nothing sets off a pair of sunglasses quite like a loud pout for me. I’m not one to play around with colour – experimentation in that forte is confined to lips and tips only – but I’ve been swatching around with textures, shades and trends of the former and came across something that just clicked into place. It’s not the most seasonal of discoveries, but paired with a simple complexion and some sunglasses, a good matte textured bold lip is where it’s at. A single statement finish that requires minimal upkeep and wins points on longevity without the tooth-smudging stress. Now we’re talking. Here’s two of my faves that I’ve been swiping on when the sunnies come out to play…
The Tango take on Pink: Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain in Blush Crush. This is the liquid-form product that set the matte ball rolling for me and is the one I’m sporting in the pictures above. It’s ridiculously easy to draw on, imparts the most gorgeous orange-toned pink on the lips that I’ve found and hangs around for aaaaaages. I usually struggle with lipstick smudging all over my teeth, but with this I don’t even have to do the whole ‘unattractive finger suck’, it just doesn’t move. The ultimate no-fuss lip for all.
The Classic: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Raspberry Freeze. I bloody love this suits all rouge. Not too cool, or too warm I’ve yet to find someone who doesn’t look kick ass in this deep pink shade. I also find this colour to mix really well with my other pick – a bit of the Colorbar to add some brightness into the blend. It’s probably the most matte out of the three and requires a dollop and a half of Maybelline Baby Lips to be applied pre and post application but it’s worth it as trust me – this stuff does not budge.
My regime for application when it comes to matte lippies is simple: slick on, blot off, reapply. Then it’s time to bask in the sun in your typically more spotted in autumn lip choice; because sometimes it’s fun to break the beauty rules a little, right?