Huda Beauty – Liquid Matte Minis Review (Nude Love Edition)

I’ve been eyeing up these mini lipsticks for a while now. These are the Nude Love Edition liquid lipsticks – not to be confused with the ‘Nude’ Edition, which I reviewed a while ago.

I saw one last pack sitting on the shelf at Sephora calling for me to take it home. So obviously I did. These are the colours I was waiting for. Even though I loved the Nude edition, the colours were still too dark for me to wear.  I wanted something natural, something pink, something NUDE! Continue reading “Huda Beauty – Liquid Matte Minis Review (Nude Love Edition)”

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Minis (Nude Edition) Review 

Huda, Huda, Huda! You have nailed it with these lipsticks.

As most of you know, I am not a big fan of matte lipsticks. I find them drying and many have longevity issues. In all honesty, I bought these due to the major hype surrounding them. 🙈 Yes, I know, I am very late to the party but when I saw she released a mini nude edition, I knew I had to have it.

The four colours are gorgeous – I mean, she has a variety of colours to choose from but I wanted the ‘Nudes’. Apart from one, the shades are quite similar. ‘BOMBSHELL’ is more on the peachier side whereas the other three are leaning more towards brown/nude.

The lipsticks are easy to apply. I find the applicator allows you to glide the lipstick on for an effortless finish. I, personally, did not find them drying. I have dry lips so I am always concerned about matte lipsticks just emphasising the dryness. I did exfoliate and moisturise prior to applying (which is a must if you have dry lips) but I found they didn’t dry my lips further.

The colour goes on quite shiny but dries to a matte finish. You can play around with the colours, layering them if you wish. I found myself using ‘VENUS’ quite frequently, as the colour is a very soft brown and looked good against my pale skin.

These lipsticks are long lasting. I took them on holiday with me for our evenings out and they didn’t budge. Saying that if you were to wipe your lips, you would get some colour transfer onto your hand/tissue but it isn’t a substantial amount. You do need a good makeup remover to remove all traces of lipstick and to me, that just shows it has good staying power.

I agree with their statement about the lipsticks being comfortable to wear. Sometimes, when you wear a liquid lipstick, it doesn’t allow you to forget that it’s sitting on your lips. My lips can feel dry and tight. I didn’t get this feeling whilst wearing these. The formula is so lightweight but it doesn’t lack in the pigmentation department.

Definitely one to buy and I’m sure I’ll be adding more to my makeup kit.


Sleek – Matte Me Liquid Lipstick Review (Birthday Suit and Petal)

I want to talk about Birthday Suit first as this was the one I preferred out the two. This is an extremely popular colour out of the shade range. I, for one, liked the colour. The applicator is a bit of a pain but I managed to apply the lipstick without too much trouble. It’s pigmented so you don’t have to reapply. It’s relatively long lasting.

However, someone reviewing it described it drying like cement on your lips and I completely understand that statement. Not a good feeling AT ALL. I know I always say this but I am not a big fan of mattes (this is my new catchphrase 🙈) but I am always open to trying out new lipsticks as long as they look and FEEL good. I made an effort to exfoliate and moisturise before I applied but it didn’t change that horrible feeling once it had dried (which was pretty quick by the way). During the day, the colour started to crack which looked ghastly. You can’t even reapply as it results in a patchy mess. You have to wipe off the excess and reapply! What a nightmare. 
Saying that, removing it completely isn’t simple but I expected that. You just need to ensure you use an oil based makeup remover. I just felt uncomfortable wearing it and it’s a shame because that colour is beautiful. 

Moving onto Petal and what a disaster that was. I loved the shade when I swatched it on my hand which seemed like a dusky pink, however it dries a little bright and it was too much for me and my pale skin. The end result was patchy which was strange as I didn’t have that issue with Birthday Suit. The formula seems different. Oh and do not attempt to rub your lips with this one (which is a bad habit of mine) – the middle part of my lips were left bare. This was pretty much straight after it had dried. 

A bit of a disaster – won’t be buying again.