“A woman’s greatest asset is her beauty.” Whoever has said it, at least all the gals agree with it. Every girl is beautiful. But she always strives to elevate her look by using array of cosmetics. From base, blush to eyeshadows and liner, nothing can complete the look without applying anadorable lipstick. Before you buy a lipstick, you must have sufficient info about its use.
No look can be completed without using a complementing lip color. Each year we are introduced to some hot favorite lip colors introduced by a number of brands around the globe. Each one claims to have the best beauty products. But we just can’t buy any of them without checking some swatches and reading some detailed reviews about them.
Things to Know Before Buying a Lipstick
As I am going to review some of the most top rated matte lipsticks by world famous brands. But before that here are some important things that we all should be seeing while buying a lipstick.
· Do not be fooled by replicas. Replicas of all major brands are quite common these days. These come in same look but lesser in quality.
· Choose the lip color in accordance with your skin tone. For the girls with fair skin tone, pale pinks, peaches, nude and soft mocha hues bring a standout style.
· Blazing shades like reds, fuchsia, peaches and various brown hues boldly complement a light medium skin color.
· Ladies with darker skin color can use any color they feel like wearing but it would be good if you stay away from too flashy lip colors.
· A lipstick should also be a lip moisturizer (especially in winter). So make sure that it promises soft and hydrated lips.
· Doing a bit of research on harmful chemicals, found in the lipsticks would be good before buying it. The commonly known harmful ingredients include; Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate and Parabens.So make sure that you don’t buy one with any of these mentioned here.
Note:Dark vampy lips are the latest fashion trend, especially for the coming winter 2016/17. If you too want these, make sure to opt for a minimal makeup look overall with all the focus on the bold lips.
Reviews for Top Rated Lipsticks
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge is the latest lipstick line by Lancôme. Like all other beauty products by it, these lipsticks are claiming to be the best at the moment. Let’s review them in detail.
- Available in 24 eye catching colors
- Creamy and satiny in texture
- Enriched with Pro-XylaneTM
- Stylish black lipstick case comes with a magnet closure system.
- Pro-Xylane™ and Ceramide V are moisturizer restoring ingredients that keep your lips soft, supple and hydrated.
- The soft and soothing effect lasts as long as eight hours.
- Vitamin E protects your lips from severe weather conditions.
- Sheer colors are easily glided on the lips.
- Wide color range
- Stunning black case.
- Highly affordable
- The colors are not as bright as they seem to be in the pictures. Most of these are sheer in texture.
- Buying them online may disappoint you. I would recommend you to check them personally from some local store near you.
Why I Recommend it this Winter?
My first reason is simple. The lipstick line promises soft and supple lips for hours. And I simply hate chapped lips in winter. Secondly, there is such a versatile color range to choose from. And above all, I find these are quite reasonably priced.
Gucci Sensuous Deep-Matte Lipstick Range
This flawless lipstick range by Gucci was released last year in Dubai. But it is still going strong. It has a lot to offer to all the beauty freaks. Let’s review it in detail
- Available in 12 alluring shades
- Beautiful and sleek packaging just like some fashion accessory
- Creamy and lustrous in texture
- Matte finish
- 12 Shades both natural and bold hues
- Matte finish enriched with concentrated pigments.
- Creamy and pigmented
- Light weight and easy to apply
- Glides easily
- Keeps lips moisturized and supple
- Created with a special contemporary formula.
- Oil and elastic polymers keeps your lips supple and promises a matte finish.
Less hours of wear (4 hours or so)
Why to Buy this one?
The wide color range has a lot to offer. Darker shades are for the girls who want to have bold pouts this year. While soft and soothing colors are best for everyday use. As long as it’s good for your lips and promises a drop dead gorgeous look, it can be tried!
Dior has launched its recent lipstick collection, Dior Rouge Dior. It’s a striking collection of 57 couture lip shades that promise comfort with its satin feel.
- 57 shades including ravishing reds, pastel pinks with a few unique hues as well.
- This collection offers a satin to matte finish.
- Enriched with Highly pigmented particles to give a comforting feel.
- Superb packaging; blue metal tube with silver combo and an eye catching cap that is boldly red inside.
- Moisturizing effect for your lips.
- Enriched with concentrated pigments.
- Supple and soothing feel for about 16 hours.
- Variety of fun colors to choose from.
- Easy to wear.
- It’s a rare matte formula with shimmery effects in it.
- Visionary matte and Montaigne matte are the hues not suitable for everyone.
- As it promises a long lasting effect but it is surely not 16 hours in a single wear.
My Final words on it before you buy it!
Except a couple of colors in the collection, all the colors are best to pull off. This latest lipstick line is improved in moisturizing element as compared to the previous by Dior. The rich pigmentation helps covering the lips easily and gives a fuller look to your lips. Best for students, working women, this classy range by Dior is perfect for all.
NYX has a huge fan following because of the high quality beauty products they have been creating since years. This latest matte lipstick range is getting quite a rave review. Let’s explore it in detail.
- Available in 35 Velvety and volumizing colors
- Highly pigmented
- Creamy in texture
- All the lipsticks are rich in pigmentation
- Envelops lips completely
- Light weight
- A silky matte finish with hours of wear.
- No more chapped and dry lips as your lips will have a long lasting suppleness
- No smearing
- Wide color range, from nude to bold ones.
- Suitable for all skin tones
- Matte finish without giving a dry feel
- Slightly fragrant
- Unbelievably affordable.
- I haven’t find any fault. But a few of my colleagues complained about the color. They ordered it online and unfortunately, they did not find the colors as were shown in the site.
What makes it different?
These lipsticks range promises a good pay off. So many colors to choose from, with a promise to keep your lips moisturized and soft for whole day long. And above all, getting all these qualities at such a reasonable price is just outstanding. Go grab it today. I recommend it.
Winter is approaching and most of the girls look for a hydrating treatment for their lips. NARS Pure Matte lipstick line is consisted of a variety of colors.
- Available in 14 alluring and eye-catching shades.
- Sleek and slim design of the lipstick makes it ideal for storing in your clutch.
- Ultra-matte texture
- Addition of mango butter in ingredients
- Matte coverage
- Soft and supple feel and no scaling.
- Wild mango butter promises a more advanced lip moisturizing treatment.
- Ingredients like vitamin E and açai oil work as antioxidants.
- Softly applicable.
- Lipsticks that stay put for long.
- Reasonably priced
- A friend of mine have found a few of the shades, hard to apply because of its matte and dry consistency. So she prefers it using with a lip balm first. I recommend you too, to be extra careful in checking the consistency before you buy
Why I recommend it?
Winter is around the corner. And we all are going to face the common issues like dry, chapped lips and scaling. This lip line of long wear lipsticks, comes with highly beneficial lip ingredients that work to bring out softly hydrated lips for hours. Because of the wide color range, women belonging to all the age groups can pull it off.
One of the most reliable yet expensive beauty brands, Tom Ford brings this exceptionally good lipstick range. Let’s see what makes it so special.
- Available in 10 flattering colors
- Velvety matte finish
- Highly pigmented
- Glides on the lips smoothly
- High quality justifies the high price
- Luxurious lips guaranteed!
- Creamy texture with full moisturizing qualities
- Enriched with natural extracts for lip’s care
- From romantic neutral lips to bold berry-licious ones. It has got something for all.
- Too pricey
Why to Get one?
Though buying a lipstick by Tom ford is an expensive deal. But the high quality of the product makes us overlook the price and buy at least one. I personally have used it and I just adore the velvety feel that lasts on my lips for hours. The array of colors makes it hard to pick just one.
Liptensity Lipstick Collection by MAC
The recently unveiled lipstick collection by MAC has some of the best colors for all the skin tones. Let’s know more about it.
- This latest range by MAC has 24 radiant colors. In the words of MAC, “…lipstick formula that pushes the boundaries of colors.”
- Also named as rainbow lipsticks.
- Highly pigmented colors
- New packaging, matched with the lipstick color inside. Bullets are made with flat tops.
- Available in stores now.
- Creamy and satiny finish that lasts long.
- From sexy nudes, flattering reds to vampy blue lips, the collection has got it all.
- You will get, what you see in the pictures i.e. intense and shimmering lips.
- Rich in pigmentation. Promises smooth and lustrous lips. Some are calling it the best by MAC so far, in lipsticks.
- Easy to put on.
- Reasonably priced.
- There are a couple of shades like Blue Beat and Stallion, that might not be suitable for everyday use (but for Halloween only). So before buying any, especially for Halloween, do not forget to consider these two shades.
What is so special about this collection?
Yup! There is something really special about this collection. In most of the cases, what we see in the pictures is not the same what we receive. There is a bit of difference and all you have is anger and dismay. But this particular collection by MAC is offering the exact same results. Even the swatches of it, show a phenomenal result. Secondly, soft and supple lips is another promise by this new collection. So my final verdict, It’s a must-have.
Matte Revolution Lipsticks by Urban Decay
Matte lipsticks are often considered to be dry and hard to apply. This lipstick range of matte lipsticks by Urban Decay claims to have the creamiest formula in matte lipsticks. Let’s have a detailed look.
- Available in five flirty shades.
- Matte finish
- Finely detailed packaging
- Reasonably priced
- Matte finish with creamy consistency
- Creamy formula enriched with moisturizing ingredients like; avocado, olive and babassu oils.
- Conditioning of shea butter and illip butter promises soft and supple lips for hours.
- Enriched with vitamin C and E as antioxidants.
- Easy to apply
- Formula that stays put.
- Moisturized and creamy lips for hours.
- Easily bends and covers the lips in a single swipe.
- High quality
- Though there is not much to write about the cons of this awesome product. But still a few customers have complained about an unpleasant smell in it.
Why I recommend it?
Most of the customers who have used this are all praise for this collection. High quality product, enriched with so many natural ingredients, it’s a rare combo. The shades are impressive, the superior blendability and so on. The price is also worth the quality of the product. So from my side, it’s a big YES! The rest depends on you. All the best, ponder well before you buy and make the best choice!