Last week, I wrote about getting rid of three quarters of my lip products (and a lot of other stuff). I may love makeup, but I’m not the kind of person who wears a different lipstick every day. I find that almost every lip product, no matter the brand or formula, is too high maintenance for me. I’m always drinking something (usually coffee or water), and I hate having to constantly check my lipstick in a mirror and touch it up. So, I’m trying to have some will power and stop buying lip products once and for all. Of course, if something really catches my eye, and I’m confident that it’s a good formula and that I’ll wear it often, I won’t feel bad about buying it.
Here are three of my favorite lip sticks that made it through the purge.
The first is L’Oréal Le Matte Lipcolour Stick in She’s So Matte. This is a warm, neutral shade; it’s one of the few peachy lipsticks that I think suits me. As far as formula, this one of pretty long-lasting. I don’t have to reapply that often, and it continues to look alright on the lips as it wears off. The second two products are actually quite similar to each other. Colourpop Matte Lippie Stix in Lumière and Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft are both matte mauve colors. Lumière is just a touch more purple and Lovecraft pulls slightly grayer on the lips. The lasting power of both is also pretty similar. My tube of Lovecraft came in a sample bag, and if I ever run out of it, I don’t think I’d purchase the full size since it’s $21 and the Colourpop Lippie Stix are only $5 and so similar in formula.
I’m really surprised that three of my most-worn lipsticks are matte; I tend to hate the way matte products feel on the lips, but these are all comfortable and long-lasting.