L’Oreal have just launched a new liquid lippie to love called Infallible Lip Paint/Matte (R179,95).
The shades range from nude to super bright and they’ve got a lot of silicone in them so they glide on nicely to create a smooth matte lip colour.
I’ve also noticed that if you opt for the brighter/darker colours, they leave a very nice stain in their wake. In a way, it reminds me a little bit of Lancome’s Juicy Shaker Matte but the closest lippie to compare it to would probably be The Body Shop’s Matte lip liquid.
Of all the shades I was given to try I most like Apocalyptic Red, a lovely deep berry. I like to slick it on and then use my finger to smooth it out to create a stain-like, airbrushed effect so it doesn’t create a harsh lip line (my lips are uneven so I generally do this with darker shades) and like that the effect is long-lasting but it doesn’t dry out my lips.
Just note that, like most matte lip colours, if your lips are dry or flakey this will emphasise them. If this is you, consider investing in a gentle lip scrub. You can find some fab ones at Lush. I recently reviewed one over here.