Sunday, 7 August 2016

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks Swatches & Review

Each lipstick retails for $20 USD ($26 CAD) and contains 0.17 oz (6.5 g) of product, which is a bit more than a lot of lipsticks out there that usually contain about 0.11 oz of product. 
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UPDATE: New video with swatches of all 12 shades & 11K Subscribers Giveaway (ends March 3rd 2017).

Check out my video for review and lip swatches of 5 shades (Bombshell, Venus, Flirt, Trophy Wife and Spice Girl): 
I also compared Huda Beauty Lipsticks to Kylie Cosmetics Lipsticks on my channel:
  
I love the packaging! It comes in a box that slides open just like her lashes do but the front is transparent so you can clearly see the lipstick and the shade is also featured on the lips.

 
The shades along with their names are also featured on the sides of the boxes.
It comes with a doe-foot applicator that makes it easy to apply.
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Shades Swatched
I got 5 shades from Sephora for now but the full collection will be available in October, so will pick up few more including Trendsetter. 
  1. Bombshell subtle pinkish nude
  2. Venus deep taupe-brown
  3. Trophy Wife rose wood
  4. Flirt cheeky brown 
  5. Spice Girl an iconic 90s brownish mauve 
Here are arm swatches of all 5 shades (Bombshell, Venus, Flirt, Trophy Wife and Spice Girl). For shade reference, I'm NC40-NC42 in MAC.  

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Bombshell - Subtle Pinkish Nude
Usually I do have to pair lip liners with nude lipsticks especially lighter shades to make it work for my skin tone but surprisingly I didn't have to do that with this one. It's such a beautiful shade!
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Venus Deep Taupe-Brown
Unlike Bombshell, I do feel like I need a lip liner to pull this one off but I still like it.
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Trophy Wife - Rose Wood
This is my favorite from the bunch and there's no surprise there since these shades complement my skin tone well. I'd definitely recommend this one to anyone because I feel like it would complement all skin tones.
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There's also her lip contour pencil in Trophy Wife and they're exactly the same. Here are swatches of Huda Beauty Lip Contour Pencil Trophy Wife (left) and Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick Trophy Wife (right).
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Flirt - Cheeky brown
This one is my least favorite because I feel like it's a bit more cool-toned and I find it doesn't complement my skin tone if I were to use it on its own. However, I'm planning on pairing it up with a darker lip liner.
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Spice Girl - iconic 90s brownish mauve
I really love this one!! It's such a gorgeous shade that I'd personally wear in fall/winter.
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Review
I'm quite impressed with the formula of these liquid lipsticks because they're lightweight, non drying and comfortable on the lips. I also have Huda Beauty Lip Contour Pencils, which are drying but these are comfortable on the lips. I find these are some of the least drying liquid lipsticks that I own. These last long on the lips (about 5-6 hours) but they start to slightly fade away towards the center when I eat. These lipsticks are pigmented but not as opaque as I wish they were. 
 
Application: These apply like a gloss but dry down to a matte finish in about 30 seconds. I just wish it was a bit more opaque because I felt like I had to build up the color but I like how I can build up the color or even mix in the lipsticks and I still get a smooth application.
Scent: These do have a scent to them, so keep that in mind especially if you are sensitive to products that are scented. Stila, Sephora and Kylie liquid lipsticks have similar vanilla scent to them but these have a different scent, which I can't really describe. 
Pros: 
  • Pigmented
  • Smooth and easy application: These apply smoothly and evenly.
  • Matte: These apply like a gloss but dry down to a matte finish.
  • Lightweight 
  • Non Drying
  • Long Wearing : These last on my lips for 5-6 hours but they do slightly fade away. when I eat. However, I like how these fade away beautifully and don't leave a film on the lips.
Cons  
  • Minimal transfer: These do slightly transfer even after being completely dry 
  • Not too opaque: I just wish these were more opaque 

Shade Reference: MAC NC42, Indian/Pakistani/Brown skin/tan skin
Here's lip swatch of Bombshell that I posted on Instagram:

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