Of course you can rock these during any season but the hydrating matte formula is great for winter and the collection includes pretty spring pinks, summery orange and deep autumn berry.
The brand sent me the entire range packaged in a cute envelope box. It also came with mixing pots and base pigments in case I want to get creative and whip up a custom color.
The doe foot wand is flexible with a nice pointed tip so you can manoeuvre around the lip contour, outline and shape. I wouldn’t say application is totally effortless. The texture is a tad thin and liquid-y so you may have to blend carefully and apply a couple layers to intensify coverage and eliminate streaking. Once set, the lipstick stays put for hours with very little transfer and fabulous longevity. If you want a solid matte veil make sure your skin is clean, exfoliated, smooth and dry. Refrain from using lip balm underneath as it may affect color payoff and adhesion.
Throughout the day the pigment feels light and relatively comfortable with a hint of rose oil to prevent dryness and chapping. If you plan to remove the color and top-up with a fresh coat, it may not go on as smoothly. The lipstick is a bit difficult to remove evenly without a makeup wipe as it tends to get pilly when rubbed off and leaves behind a stain.
Despite having a few issues when reapplying on-the-go, I love these lippies! The color is extremely vibrant and bold so lips look full, well defined and pouty. I think each hue is even more vivid than it appears in the tube (make sure to swatch) and most are flattering on all skin tones.
The MatteLast Liquid Lipstick retails for $20.00 each at Shoppers Drug Mart.