The love affair with liquid matte lipsticks continues! As soon as a new brand or shade is released, my beady little eyes are right there eyeing up the swatches ready and waiting to add it to my collection. I’m like goldilocks, needing to try every liquid matte lipstick to find one ‘just right’ never content at the possibility of something else being better! Since Huda Beauty launched there has been a lot of hype around the brand with the lip liners selling out and the lashes receiving high acclaim. With a liquid matte lipstick in the mix, I simply had to try one out ;)
Firstly packaging which here you get what I like to call ‘dream packaging’. Something well designed, well executed and ultimately something that ends up going into my packaging drawer as opposed to the bin (oh yes such a drawer does exist!) I love the quirky design with the liquid lipstick sitting between the lips and even the individual tubes are smart, sleek and well made. In terms of shade range there are 16 to choose for with the majority sitting in the more vampy category. I picked up Gossip Gurl and Trophy Wife, at the time Bombshell was out of stock but I might have ordered this from somewhere else ;) Gossip Gurl is more pink, the pinkest liquid lipstick I own yet still great for an everyday option. Trophy Wife is that beautiful muted mauve that I can see me reaching for a lot come Autumn.
In terms of formula, compared to other brands I’ve tried these come across more wet making application a tad tricker and therefore the finish less clean. As these are strong in the pigmentation department I did find they smudged slightly throughout the day but that issue will disappear with a nude shade. Once dry they still feel comfortable to wear on the lips, not the longest lasting liquid lipstick I’ve tried however you still get a good 5-6 hours from them. Overall I tried these more for that cult status and my obsession with liquid lipsticks however I wouldn’t say they are the best liquid lipstick in town.