16 March 2015

I have been digging through my tubs of lipsticks looking for matte shades and I was presented with these lovely lot.
Matte lipsticks made a major come back last year (Autumn season in the Northern Hemisphere). I feel like only now that we, from the Southern Hemisphere have entered our Autumn season that it's coming to a full circle. A lot of matte products are soon to be released here while the rest of world coming to their Spring/Summer will be sporting more of the 70s No Makeup makeup look.

Anyway, I love 90s makeup and I love matte lipsticks more. I am way too excited about the drugstore collections that are soon to reach our stores but for now let me introduce you to my Top 6.

Confession: I didn't get the chance to do all my photos for this post so we will be discussing matte lipsticks for days. I'll feature 2 lipsticks at a time so we should be done by day 3.

Let's start with my current favourite, Ladies and Gents, I present to you - Chi Chi Cosmetics Viva La Diva in Social Climber (AU$18.95) - Link!

Viva La Diva Matte range is one of the creamiest and most pigmented lipstick range in this price tag and I am all for it. I am going to declare it now and use the overused and possibly the number 1 enabling statement that will make you want to get this lipstick (now), this shade is  my lips but better and possibly the most flattering matte pink lipstick I own.

Here's what you need to know about this (Viva La Diva Matte) range:

1) It doesn't dry out your lips
2) Application is a dream, none of the tugging/pulling feel to it
3) It stays put on the lips for a decent time and leaves a nice stain after all the eating and drinking

Face: Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Syracuse
Cheeks: MAC Dollymix
Setting Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused
Brows: Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade - still not sure about this. Blog post to come.

My next favourite is MAC Velvet Teddy which I already talked about here - Link! - so I won't bore you anymore and add more rambles to a known fact that I love the shade. I will leave you some photos though for your viewing pleasure. I find that having lip swatches on a blog post is better than having just the normal swatches on the hand/arm. 

In case you're wondering, I do prep my lips with Nuxe Reve de Miel balm to make sure I don't have dry/flaky lips. You can read about my love for the said balm here - Link!

So that's it for this post. I'll speak to you about the other 2 tomorrow!

Hope you had a great weekend xx


  1. I really struggle with "nude" lips as my lips have quite a bit of pigment so most nudes look like ive got concealer lips :( Funnily enough a plain lipbalm on my lips is the best nude for me :) (Hey, at least it's cheap!)

    1. you're one of the lucky ones! my lips are weird, they are dark some days and normal other days. I can't do beige nude though, that's like concealer on my lips. but pink nudes are my absolute favourite :)


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