During the holiday season UD also released the Limited-Edition Metal Meets Matte Lip Palette ($45.00) featuring an eclectic selection of sultry, must-have shades.
This addictive little palette offers a great variety - you get 6 metallized shades and 6 mattes finishes that range from deep plum, nude, sparkly fuchsia, dramatic purple and bright bombshell red. It also comes with a retractable lip brush and hard plastic sheet that helps preserve the lipsticks.
The matte hues provide medium to full-coverage intensity while the metallics appear glossy with sheer to medium color payoff and varying amounts of glitter. The rows are lined up so that the top shades match the complimenting colors directly below. For a multidimensional effect, layer the shimmers over the mattes.
The pigment can be applied with a finger but for neatness and definition I prefer to use the brush. The glossy purple palette is small enough for travel and slips into larger handbags or totes but it is more inconvenient than a traditional tube of lipstick. I don’t usually carry around a 12 color lip kit but to reapply on-the-go you have to.
The lipsticks all have a smooth, supple texture for comfort, hydration and buildable saturation. There is something for every skin tone and you can smudge them on your cheeks to create pretty blush!