Hi Everyone! I’m so exited I’m finally back on track with my weekly favorites. In fact, I’ve been waiting a couple of weeks to write about TheBalm Meet Matte Hughes liquid lipsticks. More specifically, the shade Sincere. As with ALL my TheBalm purchases, I bought the Meet Matte Hughes during a Hautelook 50% off sale.
The Meet Matte Hughes long lasting liquid lipsticks run at $17 each full price. Unlike a regular lipstick, the formula on this is on the liquid/creamy side that dries to a matte finish. Similar to all liquid lipsticks, they come in a tube like a lip gloss. There are 12 shades in the range. I picked up Sincere which is a rosy nude shade and the shade Dedicated which is a bright berry red.
What I Like About It
+ Generally liquid lipsticks tend to feel extremely dry on the lips. The formula of TheBalm Meet Matte Hughes is on the creamier side so it doesn’t feel particularly drying on my lips.
+ As the name implies, these are really long lasting. Usually they can survive food and drinks (as long as the food isn’t very oily).
+ Unlike many liquid lipstick formulations, this doesn’t leave a gross ring around my lips when it wears out. Some of you that are frequent liquid lipstick users know what I’m talking about with the gross white ring. This formula just wears evenly.
+ These smell really nice, it’s like a minty vanilla smell.
+ I love the shade Sincere. It’s the perfect nude for my lips. Not too nude, not too pink and not too warm. I can wear it every day. I also really like Dedicated. However, since that is a bright berry red shade, I get a lot less use out of it. So, if I have to pick, I pick Sincere.
What I Don’t Like About It
+ This isn’t so much an issue with this particular formula, just liquid lipsticks in general – because they dry matte and are on the dry side, they tend to accentuate the fine lines on my lips. I don’t really mind since that is the trade off for longevity. But, if it bothers you, you can layer a lip-gloss on top.
That’s really it for my dislike list. Overall this is a great product. Out of all liquid lipstick formulas I’ve tried, this is my favorite! It’s actually very similar to the formula of the super popular Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. And the best part? If you are patient enough, you can get these 50% off either on Hautelook or TheBalm’s website during their sales. Actually… you may also be able to get them on sale at Kohl’s.
So, in summary, these are a great product for a great price! Stock up friends!
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