For every phase in our life, our taste levels change.
I’m not exactly eighteen, but I do remember what kind of makeup I loved when I was eighteen – luscious pink lipglosses, baby pink lipsticks, and eventually progressing to pale pinks, beautiful peaches, but never bordering on the dark and bold lip. I have tried them one at a time, but I was never convinced to stay and keep my lips that way. Last year was my “lip color” coming of age. I finally succumbed into solid lipcolor, eventually liking solid, matte lipcolors.
Matte lipsticks? My key word is Scarlett Johanson from the Black Dahlia. Solid color, full lips. Amplified definition. Ultra sexy. If you think that the opposite of luscious, glossy lips are matte and flat lips, think again. Matte lips are classic lips. They will never, ever go out of style.
I thank the heavens for fantastic formulas of my favorite lipstick brands, and one of my favorite nowadays is Bobbi Brown‘s newly launched Creamy Matte Lip Colors. The formula’s really creamy, easy to spread, and there’s instant coverage in one sweep ( and another one to make everything even ) . The formula is also non-drying, that it did not cause my lips to dry and chap, unlike that of other brands that I have tried years ago ( technology is really my BFF, I tell you! ), so for those who have dry lips and still want to pull off a full, matte lip, Bobbi Brown has the perfect formula for you.
The claim of Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color is a staying power of at least 8 hours, no smudge or color transfer, and intense moisturization. I can definitely vouch for its staying power and intense moisturization, and it doesn’t bleed ( something that happens with really solid lip colors when applied to the lips, the lipcolor seems to run out of your lip shape, and make you look scary eep! ), but as for the color transfer, it still does, somehow to a glass. As inevitable as it can be, as I believe that lipstick formulas that do not transfer to any surface will cause the lips to feel tight and chap, one way to prevent color transfer is to blot your lips with a tissue per layer of applying the Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color. It won’t be perfect, but hey, I really had a bad experience with something that promised me no color transferred, and my lips were aching within an hour – the formula was just too toxic! I can live with this, promise!
The shade I got was a beautiful shade called Calypso. Bobbi Brown describes it as pink coral, but it is definitely alot of things to me.
In broad daylight, I take a photo of Calypso, and it seemed a creamy coral ( reddish peach ) , then mixed with a hint of pink. Warm tones of coral reign here in this photo, as seen above.
But when I had shade, or when I was indoors, it looked a bit different. The pink is so much brighter here, that it could almost pass off as a bright, reddish pink with hints of some juicy coral shade. Yep, the other way around!
Either way, I love how Calypso looks on me, and is definitely one of my favorite lipsticks as of late! Looks like I’m going to be enjoying my newfound love of matte, and dark lip colors! Let’s just hope that this trend stays a little bit longer as it took me a while to finally embrace it! and oh, one tip of advice for those who want to venture into matte lip colors – moisturize your lips prior to application, and even better, exfoliate your lips prior to applying matte lip color for a clean slate!
How about you? Do you love matte lipsticks? What can you say about them? I’d love to hear from you!