An Autumnal lipstick I wont be using

Tuesday, 31 October 2017


Every now and again I come across a product I'm not too fond of. Unfortunately, the Loreal Matte Lip Paint is one of them. Autumn has rolled around and out has come the dark reds and berrys in my make-up collection. I'm not big with bold lips, but a dark red tone is surprisingly something I'm relatively happy to wear. I have two in my lippy collection already - a lovely matte one from NYX, and another from Rimmel which has a little more sheen. When I travelled back to Ipswich the other week to visit a local pumpkin patch with Jamie for the perfect Halloweeny blog photoshoot, you can imagine my despair when I realised I'd not bought either of my darker lipsticks home with me. Of course, my blog and my instagram could not possibly have all these pumpkin patch photos without a dark lip, so off I popped to Tesco for a last minute hunt for one. The Matte Lip Paint is what I picked up.
The colour of the lip paint - Apocalypse Red,  is gorgeous, you can see it on in my post here. But that's about as far as the positive words go I'm afraid. I may have been a bit of a fool to buy it, but I blame the last minute panic.

Straight away I could tell the consistency may not be great, but I thought I'd give it a try and it would be fine on the lips. It's quite a thin consistency, with a lot of bloggers describing it as oily, which I definitely agree with. This makes it really hard to apply. Of course, I didn't have any lip liner which I think would be necessary for this, so I struggled for a while using just the doe foot applicator, trying to get a nice line of my lips and correcting with concealer at the end.

The finish is matte, and I did like it - I didn't find it too drying or uncomfortable on the lips, and it did seem to last for a while - I reckon I had it on for a good 4-5 hours and it didn't budge. 

For me, I just can't seem to love this lip paint because of the formula and what a challenge it was to apply. I would consider trying it out with a liner in the future, and not sat in the front of my boyfriend's car using just the sun visor mirror!! I would be interested to give some of the slightly easier to wear nude shades from the collection though. Have you tried any of these lip paints? How did you find them?

Lucy x

14 comments :

  1. This makes me so sad!! These are the only matte lip products I am using lately. I only have some pale nude shades and to me they feel more soft and powdery. I do need to try the NYX paints though

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  2. Ahh I hate it when you buy something and dislike it after one use! I havent tried this but really dont like lip paints with a thin consistency, it makes them so hard to apply and since I'm always in a rush that's not for me! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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  3. I really can't be bothered with products which are a pain to apply as I just don't end up using them. I think I'll be giving this one a miss!

    The Makeup Directory

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  4. That lipstick color is so pretty!
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  5. This shade looks so pretty. It's just a shame about the formula and the struggle to apply!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  6. I have tried some of these and they just didn't really work out for me either. The shades that I used were pretty patchy!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  7. Oh no, such a shame this isn't what you were expecting. I thought these would be amazing, glad I've read your review!

    Lily | Covet Luxe

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  8. Oh, I´m so sad to hear that you didn´t like this one, but thank you for sharing because I actually was planning on trying this line out, so maybe I should reconsider that... Very helpful post!

    xx, Valeria

    https://perfectblvck.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I was going to buy one of these the other day but now I'm glad I didn't! I'm currently using the Barry M liquid lipsticks and they're so good especially for the price. You should try them if you haven't already! x

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  10. This is such a shame! I've seen so many mixed reviews on these, it's a shame there still aren't many liquid lips at high street prices x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  11. Shame these do not live up to expectations but thank you for the honest review! x

    www.mes-dames.com

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  12. I just bought it yesterday and gave it a go straight and I have to say I like it! Love the colour, it last quite long and doesn't give dryness to the lips which is really important to me!

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  13. The oily consistency sounds horrible! Great that it dries down matte, but not fab if it's hard to apply in the first place, not sure how I would feel about the formula! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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  14. I'm so glad I read this! So many people have been talking about these lately and I was considering going them a go. I'll still pick up a couple, but it's always nice to read a genuine review rather than from someone who clearly has been sent the product and have to say nice things!!


    Kerrabella | xokerrabella.blogspot.co.uk

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