I’ve always been a fan of bold lipsticks; I’d happily wear a deep crimson or rich magenta coupled with dewy skin and slick of mascara any day of the week. Obviously, when it comes to vivid shades, the more pigmented, the better; but these opaque, colour-saturated formulas often come at a price- dry, flaky, cracked lips.
A long-lasting, smudge-proof, non-drying colour is the holy grail of makeup for lovers of matte lipstick . But does this lip colour unicorn really exist?
Matte lipstick has never been an easy choice for me. The chalky textures and the quick drying, pasty formulas have me reaching for a cleansing wipe quicker than you can say, “pass the lip balm.” There’s always that fear that a lack of sheen will highlight every fault and unsightly line around the mouth. But I love bold, high-impact lip colours and to be honest these just pack more of a punch in matte formulas.