Chanel launch two new Rouge Allure Matte Lips

Chanel launches two new matte lip products this week - Rouge Allure Liquid Powder and Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme - and if you like matte lips, and Chanel, you are going to love these. Chanel's Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica, continues to explore matte colours and textures with these new products, which are very different. Chanel already has Rouge Allure Velvet, and the Velvet Extreme is one step-up. It only comes in … [Read more...]

Va-Va Plump your lips with Buxom

Buxom has launched another new lip product - this time it's a plumping, shiny, liquid lip colour - the Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick. I'm a matte lipstick fan, so when this landed on my desk last week, I wasn't sure about it. I have tried it, and there are three things I want to share with you about this product: 1. It REALLY tingles upon application 2. It is VERY shiny 3. It transfers to mugs/cups/glasses VERY … [Read more...]

Clarins launch new matte Joli Rouge Velvet

Matte lipsticks. There's no letting up to this trend. Now Clarins has launched a matte version of Joli Rouge to add to your choices. Joli Rouge Velvet is a reinterpretation of the brand's iconic Joli Rouge, in a new matte version. The idea here is that it gives a matte finish, but still retains all the nourishment and hydration the other formulas give. It's enriched with organic marsh samphire and organic apricot oil. So, you get the matte … [Read more...]

No7 Matte Liquid Lips new shades

Boots No7 has just added three new shades to its Matte Liquid Lips collection - all of them nudes. Nudes are big  news this summer, thanks in no part to the (real life) Duchess of nudes, Meghan Markle. The new Royal rocks a nude lip, and, whilst I don't, I can see the appeal. For an easy summer look, the new shades are Freedom, Faith and Victory. Freedom, pictured left, is a pinky nude. I'm not sure I'd call this a nude to be honest. It's … [Read more...]

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint

I'm not just a little late to the party with Fenty Beauty - I actually completely missed the date! Sometimes, even being a beauty writer with 15 years experience behind you doesn't get you on the right lists, and I missed the Fenty Beauty launch at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh last year. It was an early morning launch, so doubtful if I would have made it, but, well, an invite would have been nice. So, I followed up on the launch and was sent … [Read more...]

MAC’s new Metallic and Holographic Lips

There are two new lip tends for this season - holographic and metallic. Trust me, you heard it here first, you will be wearing both or either of these come February/March! I've tried both MAC's new offerings, and I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lip Colour Holographic shine (£18). The name doesn't trip off the tongue, but the product itself is fun and if you like a high shine lip, then this is … [Read more...]

Clinique’s new Powder Matte Lipsticks

This is a new one - a lipstick which is a powder! Well done Clinique on another innovative launch.  The Clinique Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder is a whole new way to wear matte - and we are ALL wearing matte! The backstage beauty hack you may know of is, to create a really velvet-like matte lip look, makeup artists often dab a spot of pressed powder on top of lipstick. Inspired by this pro trick, Clinique created their latest lip … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Colour

Are you over matte lipstick? Maybe even just a little bit? I have to admit I love it. But I bought yet another tube of Smashbox Always On in Bang Bang red the other week, and, as the weather turned, my mouth just didn't feel so great. All matte lipstick is drying. And whilst the new mattes - liquid and stick form - do have all sorts of ingredients in them to stop them being as dry as the mattes I recall from my youth, they just aren't nourishing … [Read more...]

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments

MORE MATTE LIQUID LIPS! They are everywhere this season. This is the AW of the matte lip - and if it's liquid, even better. This NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is very liquid - so much so it almost drips off the applicator. So, this stuff is infused with something NARS are calling 'Fluid Pigment Complex', giving the a super-saturated liquid pigment. I have to say they feel NOTHING like a matte lip. They are excellent - they last a long time, you … [Read more...]

Barry M Matte Me Up Metallic Mattes

OOH, these are a wee bit different now, aren't they? Barry M's latest matte lip venture is of the metallic variety! The Matte Me Up Lip Kits come in three shades, and each one has a lip pencil and a liquid matte lipstick. These are fun, and perfect for the summer. The matte look could be a wee bit harsh for sultry summer nights, but if it's metallic ... It’s no secret…metallics have finally landed. Whether you’re after full lip coverage or … [Read more...]