(The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipsticks in Charming, Sincere, Committed, Doting, Dedicated, and Loyal from Beauty Bar, P1,195)
Do you ever feel guilty for owning too many lipsticks? Well, a tiny part of me can be when I see my growing collection. I know I’ll never get around to emptying them so I justify every purchase with a blog review. Thus, a set of travel-sized liquid lipsticks from The Balm seemed to be a…valid buy. You get 6 beautiful, wearable shades, and there’s only 1.2ml of product to consume! If you fall in love with a particular shade, you can purchase the regular size for P795 a piece.
From my experience, drugstore liquid lipsticks (e.g. Sleek MakeUP’s Matte Me and Makeup Revolution’s Lip Lacquers) have questionable formulas. The simple act of drinking water removes it. It’s rare to find affordable ones that last a good amount of time and are non-drying. The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipsticks are terrific!
The colors are so universally flattering, especially the warm red (Loyal) – a possible dupe for the beloved MAC Russian Red. This lasts forever on my lips! The bold fuchsia (Dedicated) is such a unique shade that looks stunning on dark skin. The mauves (Sincere, Committed, and Charming) honestly look pretty identical to one another but actually differ in saturation; they’re great for everyday wear. Committed is my favorite among the 3! The warm coral (Doting) stands out in a sea of pinks.
The product comes out in a velvety texture but dries down to a matte finish. It goes on opaque in a single swipe. It’s transfer-proof, which is Heaven-sent for people who don’t like touching up – a staple for events! I need a good micellar water to actually remove it at the end of the day. I find that the deeper shades last a longer amount of time (5 hours or so). The formula is so lightweight, and it doesn’t dry my lips. It even leaves a cooling sensation! Also, it’s really easy to mess up (big time) when applying liquid lipsticks because precision is everything but not with this particular doe foot applicator.
Anyway, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones! In case you missed it, I already posted my Best of 2016: Skin Care and plan on publishing my Beauty and Literature entries on January!