makeup for a minimalist: the matte lip

IMG_2674if it’s a matte lip, i love it.  mostly because you can forget you have anything on your lips and they still (usually) look good by the end of the day/night.  i am a nars velvet matte lip pencil fiend (only one of my shades is pictured here), but i just got my first bite beauty matte creme lip crayon and i’m sensing a new obsession.

nars velvet mattes: i own the shades damned, cruella, dragon girl, dolce vita, and sex machine.  pictured above is sex machine because a) i’m away from home for the summer and it’s sadly the only one i brought and b) it’s the one i like the most for summer.  it’s a beautiful light pink with a hint of dustiness that’s perfect for every day if you want, or paired with a bolder eye look at night.  a must have for me.

bite beauty matte creme lip crayon in sucre: this is a beautiful peachy pink.  it stands out more than nars sex machine and is pinkier than nars dolce vita.  i find this pencil to be slightly more creamy and less drying than the nars velvet mattes, but still completely matte.  i’ve got my eye on glace and framboise, as well as the butter cream lipsticks in pecan and heather.  this was my first bite purchase and i am definitely going to get some more – any recommendations?

mac velvet teddy: my first mac lipstick and obviously i had to go for this classic shade.  on my first application i was disappointed because i thought it was too brown on me, but with a second attempt i saw that it was actually the perfect mix of brown and pink.  i’m loving the formula on this one and how subtle (did you guys know i like things subtle?!) it is but with a hint of edge.  i just placed an order on the website for faux, kinda sexy, and mehr, and i cannot wait for them to arrive.  i’m not one for trends, but i’m really liking that neutral lip shades are so big right now.

mac lip liners in whirl and soar: i really don’t usually pick up trend items, but i guess these mac purchases aren’t really a good example of that!  despite the trendiness and the “kylie jenner look” that’s so big right now (blegh), i really do love these shades and i am so happy i decided to add them to my collection.  the pencils are drying – they are pencils after all – but i love a serious matte so it’s fine by me.

+my image, please credit if taking.


2 thoughts on “makeup for a minimalist: the matte lip”

  1. Some lovely choices! I want them all. Fab post would love if you could check out my latest post too xxx


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