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Pixi by Petra MatteLast Liquid Lip Review

Hello Guys! I went Target-ing a couple of days ago with one specific mission in mind, to take a look at some Pixi Beauty products. Guess what, there were a lot of stuff I liked and I was really confused as to which product I should buy.

 

I’ve heard a lot of great things about Pixi beauty products and judging from what I saw in Target, I felt like I didn’t wanna leave. I enjoyed gazing at the sheer amount of pastel green tubes, compacts, containers, and bottles in the Pixi beauty aisle, which is a refreshing take compared to some of the ultra-glossy and saturated beauty packaging nowadays. I really wanted to take home their Highlight & Contour Palette (Strobe & Sculpt) but I also couldn’t take my eyes off their MatteLast Liquid Lip ($14). In the end, I bought three of them.

 

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip

 

 

Here are the swatches:

 

 

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip swatches

 

 

Pastel PetalBeige Nude. Slightly too nude for me, but still wearable for that edgy look, especially if you dramatize your eye makeup. This is a great shade if you have a fair to light skin complexion.

Really RoseRosy Brown. I love this perfect blend of muted rose and brown. The rose is almost like a coral-brick that looks really good on any skin tone.

Evening RoseMauve Brown. Another well-crafted shade that looks one or two shade darker than the Really Rose. This really makes for a beautiful pout.

 

MatteLast Liquid Lip review

 

The packaging is solid and well-done, except for the brush applicator that seems a little too soft for me. I find that I prefer a firm and sturdy brush applicator for any liquid lipsticks even the mattes, because it makes it easier for me to define or line the edge of my lips.

 

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip pastel petal evening rose really rose

Other than that brush applicator that could do some improvements, this MatteLast Liquid Lip is almost perfect. It settles like a true matte liquid lipstick and it’s not too drying. It is transfer-proof and really long lasting. It also smells like a fruity bubblegum. I also find it to be comforting on the lips and really lightweight. On top of that, it’s even well-pigmented, and even though there were only 5 shades released, the colors are universally flattering. My only regret is not buying them all.

 

Pixi by Petra MatteLast Liquid Lip review

 

Bottom line, the Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip is a really good and well-done matte liquid lipstick. It is comparable to a lot of fan-favorite matte liquid lipsticks out there but with an affordable price tag. All the shades are gorgeous and they really look good on everyone’s lips.

 

Now, I can’t wait for my next Target escapade. Aren’t you?

 

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip

 

 

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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 deservesΒ 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. πŸ™‚
  • 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.

 

colourpop ultra matte lip reviews photos

 

 

 

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Ciao!

 

 

 

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