I love a good bold matte lip. I just think if you’re going for a striking colour it usually looks that much more striking when it’s matte. Granted I may not get as much use out of a these lipsticks as my everyday neutrals, but they’re the ones that make me feel like “f*** you, I’m an anteater!” You’re really going to have to look at the link for that one to make sense.
Barry M Lip Paint in Peachy Pink
This is probably the most unusual pick of the bunch. It may not seem like the most bold colour at first glance, but the effect it gives really pops. The texture is very matte and almost chalky, which might horrify some people, but it gives an amazing retro vibe that I love. It looks like it came straight out of the 60’s. See it on here.
Rimmel Matte Lipstick in 109
I love this colour because I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it before. It’s kind of a rusty, orangey, toned down red colour. It’s great if you want to throw on something chic, but you don’t want it to look as try hard as a classic red. The formula of this one is probably the least matte of the bunch. See it on here.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl
I first saw this on my friend Emma and I don’t think I’ve ever been so drawn to a lipstick before. It’s so, so matte and long lasting and the colour… ah, the colour is perfection to me. It hits somewhere in between a blue based red and a magenta. It’s something special. See it on here.
|L-R: Barry M Peachy Pink, Rimmel 109, Nars Dragon Girl, Mac Flat Out Fabulous, Wet’n’Wild Cherry Bomb, Bourjois Pink Pong|
Mac Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous
This lipstick is great to me because it’s quite a bold, intense pink/purple colour, but it doesn’t register barbie at all. I think it’s because it’s just deep and plummy enough to steer clear of that. The formula is a retro matte, which means it has quite a dry texture that lasts all day. See it on here.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Mega Last Matte Lip Cover in Cherry Bomb
Once this is on the lips, you’d never know that this is a $2.00 lipstick. The colour is beautifully deep and rich and the formula is matte, but not too drying. It’s such a good choice for a vampy lip. See it on here.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Pink Pong
This one looks quite similar to Mac’s Flat Out Fabulous, but there are some key differences. First, the colour is a bit brighter and more vibrant. It’s more of a true pink. Secondly, the formula is completely different. Mac’s option feels like a typical lipstick on the lips, whereas Bourjois’ option feels completely weightless and velvety. It’s a breeze to apply. See it on here.