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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



Happy FriYay Friends!


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Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint Review

tarte tarteist quick dry matte lip paint swatch review


Happy Hearts Day Folks! I hope everyone’s feeling the love this V-day. Whether you’re gonna be an orphan or has a date in this day of love, make sure you slay your lip game. What better way to nail that perfect pout than to try Tarte’s newly-improved matte liquid lipsticks. Yes, their previous matte liquid lipsticks weren’t that good and they don’t really turn into a matte texture, swatched HERE. They’re still available and are called Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paints.

The newly-released and promising matte liquid lipsticks from Tarte are named Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints. And yes, they’re true to their description. They do dry quickly. Like, really really quick, and they don’t budge. Only a waterproof micellar water or makeup remover could take these new lippies off. They come in different shades that are very wearable (lots of nudes and mauves) with a mild non-irritating vanilla scent. Each tube costs $20. Available HERE.

When Tarte released these Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint, I was so excited, because they really make good compatible colors that suit my skin tone, and we all know that their previous matte liquid lipsticks were not exactly what everyone hoped they’d turn out to be. Yet these new Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints deliver an almost perfect matte liquid lipstick in the same caliber as Kat Von D, Stila, Too faced, Smashbox and Anastasia. Well-pigmented, creamy, lightweight, waterproof, transfer-proof, long-lasting and quick-drying. 



tarte tartest quick dry matte swatch


  • Rose´ Rosy Nude. Looks more of a nude-beige shade on my pigmented lips, but not nude enough to make me look washed-out. The perfect nude shade for anyone with a neutral to warm skin tone.
  • BounceRose Coral. Seems like a twin of Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare. A gorgeous blend of muted reddish/pinkish coral with a hint of cocoa. This color is so meant for Valentines.
  • DelishRosy Mauve. My favorite “my lips but better” in a matte liquid lipstick formulation. This simply gives my lips enough drama without looking like I’m vying for the Oscars, lol, joke. Definitely, this is not too bright and not too dark. Take note that this shade is quite similar to the Front Row shade, pictured on top. 
  • Front RowDeep Mauve. A shade almost identical to Delish, but slightly darker. This has a brownish tone, like a blend between Kat Von D Lolita and Lolita II. It is a beautiful shade especially for medium skin tones and can be worn for any occasion.


tarte tarteist quick dry matte lip paint swatch


I really really like these new Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints by Tarte. Although they focused quite a bit on having more nude colors, they also have a decent selection of muted mauves, cocoa browns and wearable reds in their newly-improved matte liquid lipstick line. Just a bit of drawback though, even though these lipsticks are almost perfect to me, they may feel a bit too drying sometimes, but that seems to be almost always the case with good matte liquid lipsticks. Something’s gotta give.

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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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