I’m not a fan of lipsticks, in general. I’m just a simple girl who prefers to use her lip and cheek stains for everything! However, with the rising trend of matte lipsticks partnered with my then consumeristic mindset, I bought some to try.
The Body Shop’s Matte Lip Liquid
I bought this last Christmas and instantly fell in love with its color – Nairobi Camellia. As a matte lipstick beginner, I went with this brand because it’s a brand I trust. (I grew up using their lip and cheek stain!) I really love the color for this one. It has a pink-dark red kind of vibe going on which I think is perfect. It’s noticeable enough on me but it’s not screaming for attention. It gives my lips just enough color to not make me look pale.
I like that upon application, it is very moisturizing and doesn’t dry easily. It’s easy to apply however, I do find the applicator a bit too long for my preference. Also, the color doesn’t really last long and doesn’t fade gracefully. The color seems to stay longer on the outer edges compared to the inner lip area. It also has a floral scent that I personally don’t like but it’s forgettable enough after a few minutes.
Retailing currently at 350PHP, this product is pretty solid but not the best out there.
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream
After buying a more pink/red hued matte lipstick, I also wanted to try a nude colored one – Abu Dhabi. This shade was always sold but I was in luck when my brother found one for me! Compared to the Body Shop, I was surprised that I liked this color more! I loved that it’s nude but it still defines and gives my lips a pop of color.
It still moisturizes my lips on application but definitely not as moisturizing as the Body Shop. This product dries quickly and has a cream scent to it. I like this scent better since it’s not noticeable at all. I also like that this product is smaller and compact which makes it easier for me to control where I am putting it. As a newbie, I definitely liked that!
It’s priced at 390PHP which I think is worth the price difference because you’re getting a better formula (lasts longer) and packaging.