All posts tagged: Lipstick

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Lipstick Swatches Review

Something was clearly up when Rihanna launched her Fenty Beauty Collection in SeptemberĀ but a single lipstick was nowhere in sight. Then last month, she unleashed Stunna, a gorgeous red lip paint. On Christmas Day, she goes all out with 14 matte lip colours in the Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick range. With a satin-matte finish (as this is a solid lipstick after all), most of the formulas are surprisingly smooth to apply (especially PMS, Freckle Fiesta, Candy Venom, Shawty). Creamy and pigmented (some shades like the pinks, corals and reds more so than the others), the lipsticks are also relatively long-lasting (if you don’t eat oily foods with it on). The colours are also even (except for maybe Griselda), and oh-so-gorgeous. At S$28 a pop, they will be launching on Christmas Day in the Sephora US stores, and on Boxing Day in Sephora Singapore stores and online. Here are some swatches to help you decide which ones to snatch off shelves. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without expressed and written permission from The Beauty …

Tatouage Couture Matte Stain by Yves Saint Laurent Beaute

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute has always been at the forefront of the liquid lipstick game. Some six years ago, when it launched its Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres, it blew so many of its competitors out of the water. The lightweight texture of the liquid lipstick gave lips a punchy colour with a Ferrari-finish shine. Now, it is set to keep lipstick junkies’ pulse racing with the new Tatouage Couture Matte Stain. As lightweight as the Vernis a Levre, with that fresh watery feeling on the lips, the Tatouage formula dries down on the lips with a pretty pop of colour and a trendy satin-matte finish. Clearly inspired by the permamence of tattoos, the Tatouage range is long-lasting (but not through oily food). Just one dip and one coat is enough for an smooth and even coat of beautiful colour. The spatula-shaped applicator – stamped with a tiny YSL logo, no less, for that luxe factor – makes precise strokes a breeze. Watch this for a snapshot of how this lippie performs. TBG’s picks: No.16, …

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Gingerbread Man

A good liquid and matte lipstick is hard to find. And the Too Faced Melted Matte Long Wear Lipstick is one of them. It goes on opaque in one dip one coat, super long-lasting (through meals and drinks, especially when you stay away from oily food), with a completely matte finish. Does not feel too drying on lips either, and applicator is easy to use for precise strokes. If you are thinking of giving this lippie a shot, no better time to buy the limited edition Gingerbread Man shade. The toasty terracotta shade is very flattering and suits most skin tones; packaging is cute, and smells like fresh-from-the-oven-cinnamon-sprinkled Gingerbread šŸ˜‹ Available at Sephora.

YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture The MatsĀ 

These new Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks by YSL Beaute are saturated in colour. Intensely pigmented in a coat or two, they have a perfectly matte finish, a texture that few solid lipsticks can provide. So if you have drier lips, best to exfoliate and apply balm before application. The Mats are also super long-wearing and leaves a strong lip stain behind. I applied the lipstick once in the morning and touched up once more after lunch. It remained perfectly in place for the rest of the day. The colours are also bold and beautiful, the kind that will make up for an otherwise bare face.  TBG picks: 222 a burgundy red 219 a juicy bright red 207 a tangerine coral 221 a bright fuchsia pink

Tom Ford Boys and Girls lipsticks

And they’re here. Tom Ford’s annual limited edition Lips & Boys extravaganza has been kicked up a notch with a collection of 50 Girls shades. Of course, they are inspired by his favourite girls such as Isamaya, Isla, Naomi and Scarlett. These shades are less pigmented than the ones in the Boys range. They are more sheer and translucent for everyday looks. Some can even be worn as a topper for a metallic sheen. Like the translucent Lily, sheer blue Isamaya, light purple Violet and bronze Amber; which lend the lips a luxurious finish. If you want shades that are brighter, go for the coral Isla, orange-red Scarlett, and bright red Naomi. These mini-sized lippies are always sold out quickly, because apart from the fab shades, the formula is moisturising, lustrous, and long-lasting. ClickĀ hereĀ for swatches of the Girls, andĀ hereĀ for swatches of the Boys.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Light Lipstick

Described as luminous and hydrating, Make Up For Ever isn’t lying about its new range of Artist Rouge Light lipsticks. Said it before and we’ll say it again. Make Up For Ever makes some of the best lippies out there. This new range that is made for the woman who prefers to wear her makeup colours lightly but beautifully, (or just for subtle makeup days) does not disappoint. The Artist Rouge Light Lipstick goes on translucent but with a clear and even colour; in two to three coats.  Application is smooth and easy; feels moisturising but not cloting or sticky.  Lightweight with a super glossy finish. Love. TBG picks: L206, a bright berry fuchsia; L500, a dusky sexy rose nude; and L501, a deep aubergine. Swatches here and here.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipsticks

The new range of Pure Color Love lippies from Estee Lauder are clearly targeted at Millennials.  Available in 25 shades with four finishes: matte, creme, metallic chrome, and pearlescent shimmer. While most of the collection is made up of regular pretty pinks and reds, there are a couple of bold metallic shades – black (Moon Rock), deep burgundy (Nova Noir), and a dark plum (Pocket Venus).  The Beauty Gazette‘s picks from the collection:  Strapless, a creamy, sexy pink nude  Radial Chic, a soft coral pink with a creme texture Bar Red, a true matte red Pocket Venus, a fun metallic dark plum with shimmer Proven Innocent, soft pink with a matte texture Pigmented and opaque in two slicks, the texture is lightweight. The creme versions are relatively moisturising with a soft shine, while the mattes are super pigmented (full colour in one coat) and are not too drying on the lips either.  Layer the textures to give lips extra dimension and colour: like a creme or shimmer over matte, or shimmer on creme for extra …

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever’s new Acrylip Lip Paint is a must-have for lipstick junkies who love intense lip colours. Dispensed through an ergonomic felt-tip applicator attached to a squeeze-tube, the pigments of this liquid lipstick pack a punch. So all you need is a tiny bit for a lot of colour. This range of rouge leaves the lips with a satin shine when you spread just a small amount all over lips. If you go all out with a thicker layer and apply it with a lip brush, you get a high-shine acrylic finish. Relatively long-lasting, the Acrylip is non-sticky, non-drying, and opaque in a single coat.

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick

This new range of lipsticks from Shu Uemura are easy to wear, and come in bright, poppy shades. Just one or two coats provides full-on colour. The lipsticks have a matte finish, but they also have a creamy texture that does not feel too dry on the lips. However, as with all matte lipsticks, if you don’t exfoliate your pout first, the dry flakey skin will show. I like to prep my lips with a layer of balm first, so that my lips look smoother and more plump when I have a bright shade on. These relatively long-wearing lipsticks also offer a full-on stain, so you have to spend less time touching up the lipstick throughout the day. See swatches here.

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid collection

I love the idea of a make-up extension line that is inspired by a perfume. There is a cohesiveness in the story line. And if make-up were part of the outfit that a woman slips on before a night out, the fragrance completes it. Tom Ford’s Velvet Orchid EDP was launched in 2014, to complement the house’s iconic Black Orchid EDP.   How the brand describes the scent: “An oriental floral that evolves the carnal grandeur and seductive power of the iconic Tom Ford Black Orchid into an uber-feminine fragrance lavished with notes of cool citrus, dramatic petals, suede accord, and vanilla. Rich, spicy, and intensely floral, it evokes a warm exotic garden. Notes: Orange Blossom, Hyacinth, Jonquil, Cattleya Leopoldii Orchid, Suede Accord, Vanilla Tincture. Lavish. Dramatic. Seductive.” What it smells like to me:Ā Rich and sexy, sweet and musky; suede, relatively intense, warm and womanly. Like the perfume, the new make-up from the Velvet Orchid collection is encased in luxe and hefty, gold and purple packaging. The Velvet Bloom blush is a light pink mauve …