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Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick Review

makeup forever artist liquid matte lipstick

 

Pssst! Did you know that Make Up For Ever (MUFE) finally releases their own version of matte liquid lipsticks? recently? yes! They’re called the Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks. So far, there’s about 6 shades that came out. One is already sold out in Sephora’s website. Hmmm, I’m feeling the whole trending lipstick vibes right now…

Hallelujah! Finally Make Up For Ever jumped into the matte liquid lipsticks bandwagon, because I had been anticipating, waiting and dreaming. MUFE is one of my favorite makeup brand and I know that their products don’t disappoint, so, I have a high expectation towards their new line of matte liquid lipsticks. 

I ordered MUFE’s Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks online, and I was drawn to the two shades that I think will look great on me, based upon my skin tone and lip pigmentation. They’re the shades 105 Rosewood and 109 Praline. Upon opening one of the tubes, I noticed a hint of vanilla and a sorta strong jasmine scent. Immediately my mind thought of another matte liquid lipstick, which is made by Ciate London. The Ciate Liquid Velvet Moisturing Matte Liquid Lipsticks (reviewed HERE). But the formulation is slightly quite different. While Ciate’s Matte Liquid Lipsticks are creamy, MUFE’s Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks are creamy-er. Think Colourpop’s Ultra Satin Lipsticks (reviewed HERE). They’re definitely very creamy, cushiony and lightweight at the same time. It’s not like most matte liquid lipsticks that dry within seconds, the MUFE Artist Matte Liquid Lipsticks will take about 2-3 minutes to dry. 

 

makeup forever artist liquid matte lipstick swatch

 

105  Rosewood – I like the way it looks on the tube, and based upon the name, I thought that this was gonna be a true mauve shade. However, this Rosewood shade didn’t look very well on me. My lips looked like wood, without the rose, LOL ???? I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s not the quality of the lipstick, it’s just the shade. I felt like I really should have chosen the 103 Warm Beige or 107 Neutral Beige shade. Now one of them is already soldout in Sephora ????. Hmmm… Well anyway, this 105 Rosewood shade has a grayish/ashy undertone that it made me look either anemic or ghastly. This shade will definitely work on someone with a lighter skin tone than mine (NC25-30). 

 

109 Praline –  Love this shade to bits and pieces. As you can see from the pic above, my lips look divine and luscious! Ooh la la! LOL! ???? (shame…) This shade works on my pigmented lips and my sorta tan skin tone. It has a warm, medium, brick, reddish and brown shade that is not too dark and too light. Reminds me a lot of Kat Von D’s Lolita. For me, this is the best shade in MUFE’s Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick line and probably one of the best shade for someone with a medium skin tone.

makeup forever artist liquid matte lipstick reviews and swatches

 

Verdict: If you’re used to Matte Liquid Lipsticks that dries easily upon a few seconds after application, then you might be really surprised with these Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks because they take a while to dry and they might kinda feel sticky at first. They’re extremely creamy, almost like a mousse and is very very cushiony. Which I think is a nice thing because they fill the gap and lines on your lips, making it full and gorgeous. Eventually they dry down like any other good matte liquid lipsticks that is long lasting and reliable.

 

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Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Review

colourpop ultra matte lip

 

Hello Jell-O! Since my Kylie Cosmetics matte liquid lipstick review, (HERE) I’ve been really curious about Colourpop”s Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks, even more so when I was hearing and reading that both have a lot of things in common. However, for this review, I won’t delve much on their comparisons because there will be a separate review for that, hopefully soon. For now, let’s talk about Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip and focus on the swatches and formulations.

For being an affordable liquid lipstick, Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip delivers much more than that. It’s packed with super-strong pigments and it wont’t fail. It has the most pigment I’ve seen in a matte liquid lipstick, and yes, even slightly more pigmented than Kylie’s. It dries immediately and once it settles, it’s almost there for good. It’s takes quite an effort to remove it because it definitely won’t budge. And for that, I think it deserves some praises.

While it’s definitely nice to see a good quality and affordable lipstick, it also comes with a few letdowns. Since it’s highly pigmented, it’s also very drying and it feels kinda heavy on the lips. It’s difficult to remove and once it’s removed, your lips are gonna look raw. With me, for example, after swatching all the Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipsticks that I got, my lips were red and flaking, like I rubbed them on an asphalt, LOL! Also, the colors that I picked were mostly supposed to be on the wearable neutral-mauve tones, and they did looked like it on the tubes, but once applied and settled, they tend to be very muted and quite dull in tone.

See below.

 

colourpop matte liquid lipstick swatches tulle beeper viper trap lumiere2

 

  • Beeper: Warm Mid-tone Taupe. One of the nicest shade in this selection, simply because it’s wearable and it didn’t transform into a very muted dull shade. Also, it matches well with medium skin tones.
  • Trap: Dusty Greyed Out Beige. Simply put it, Grey + Beige = Greige. Interesting shade and one of Colourpop’s bestseller, but it didn’t work for me. I was really excited to try it, but apparently the shade doesn’t work for a medium skin tone. I ended up looking like I was running out of oxygen. 🙂
  • Tulle: Dusty Mauve Burgundy. Pretty vampy muted-red shade. This works quite well on my skin tone despite the fact that it’s a bit too dark. It’s extremely pigmented and is great for a nighttime look.
  • Viper: Dusty Rose. Gorgeous muted-mauve shade. I thought I wasn’t gonna like this before actually trying it, but now this is my most favorite shade of all the colors reviewed here. So wearable and perfect for winter.
  • Lumiere 2: Nude Light-Mauve Shade. I really liked this at the beginning but it dried down to a slightly grey-purple/violet shade that looked too muted on me. A little more flush of pink would have been nice.

 

colourpop ultra matte lip swatches

 

 

Favorites: Beeper and Viper.

Dislikes: Trap and perhaps Lumiere 2.

I have mixed emotions for Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip. I love its long lasting formulation, its affordable price and some wearable colors. It’s a bit too drying for me and the colors tend to transform into having some dull undertones. Still, I consider these as outstanding given its quality and its price.

 

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Ciao!