I feel like the phrase ‘accidental hiatus’ is a phrase far too easily applied to this here blog. But I took one, it’s been two months and I’m back now. Let’s get this show back on the road!
Although the title of this post should make its contents abundantly clear, this is a lipstick review. Once upon a time, I planned to make this blog a book – and general life bits – review space, but I didn’t anticipate how rubbish I’d be at reviewing. I’m only ever inspired to share something with you if it’s either really impressed me and I’ve fallen in love, or if the subject matter is so, so bad at doing what it’s meant to do that I can’t not talk about it – reviewing should be a bit less biased, no?
Well, that’s not about to change any time soon (soz). This is the Maybelline Creamy Matte collection, and I am officially in love. LOVE love. They might just be the one. They’re that good.
I’ve only got two of the collection, Rose Rush – a perfect everyday pink – and Siren in Scarlet, but I’m hoping to pick up the deep purple shade Divine Wine at some point too to get my autumnal colour schemes on the go. These lipsticks have a brilliant matte finish, they’re really pigmented and have great staying power. I wore Siren in Scarlet the night before last to a taste-testing work meeting, sampled a range of pastas, risottos and flatbreads, drank a hot chocolate and my lipstick was still perfectly in place. I’d brought it with me because I didn’t want the smudgy, worn aftermath most lipsticks offer after food and drink. Their texture is lovely, too – ‘creamy’ is spot on. They’re not slimey, they’re not wet and it doesn’t feel like you’re colouring your lips in with a crayon.
On top of all of this, they’re only £6.99 each at the moment, and when I bought mine Boots had the range on a buy one, get one half price offer.
Barg barg barg, buy these lipsticks, go on do it.
Until next time,