House of Luxe Bobbi Brown Lipsticks

Welcome to the House of Luxe - loads of gorgeous new lipsticks from Bobbi Brown. The brand has gone all-out on lipstick this autumn/winter with three new formats - Luxe Matte Lip Colour, Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet Matte, and Luxe Liquid Lip High Shine. The Luxe Matte Lip Colour launched early September and features a perfectly unexpected paradox of oil-infused, super powders that offer a maximum matte look and feather -light feel. The lipstick … [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...]

Sheer Matte Lipstick – it’s a thing!

Estee Lauder's Pure Color Envy Lipsticks come in loads of shades, and loads of formats including SHEER MATTES. Yep, a sheer matte. Seems a bit of a contradiction, right? But, actually, much to my surprise, it works. That's not to say I love it - but that's more because I don't love a sheer lipstick, nothing to do with the matte aspect. But, as far as sheer lipsticks go, matte is definitely the way for me. It's hard to explain the coverage … [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...]

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...]

Lancome’s Matte Shaker Lips

Lancome's new Matte Shaker lips promise SO much - but, for me,  I'm not sure they fully deliver. I love a matte lip. Matte lips have been THE big trend in lipstick for a while now, and there are some seriously great mattes out there. Most recently, I have become addicted to Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bang Bang. It is an amazing red. It goes on easily, and then dries matte very quickly, doesn't dry too much, and stays on! One … [Read more...]

Lipstick Queen Famous Last Words Liquid Lips

This is Poppy King's Lipstick Queen's first ever liquid lip - yep, I was surprised too. Liquid lips that set to matte are everywhere, and at this moment in time I am particularly in love with the Smashbox Always On version - see this post. The Lipstick Queen collection is called Famous Last Words - and the colour names will tell you why.   So, I was sent See Ya  - Nude - to try, and, obviously, that's not my favourite colour at … [Read more...]

NEW M&S Limited Collection beauty bits

New year, new makeup! It's time to give your makeup bag an overhaul and get rid of all those bits and pieces you don't use, and invest in some new products. M&S Limited Collection release a few new products this month - key items that you should have in your bag. First up, a brow palette. I know how messy those can get, so invest in a new one. This all-in-one kit, the Step by Step Brow Kit (£8) contains three powders, in  Light, Medium and … [Read more...]

Illamasqua’s Antimatter Lipsticks

It's fair to say that one of the big beauty trends of 2016 was matte lipstick. Illamasqua is taking us into 2017 by bucking that trend - slightly - with the launch of their AntiMatter Lipstick. This new lipstick range is a semi-matte range, in 16 fabulous new shades. There are also key shades in the range that can change other colours into softer, or deeper hues. The lipstick finish is a matte, yet creamy finish, a bit of a beauty … [Read more...]