I love lipsticks, like, I loveeeee lipsticks; even with my recent attempts of eyeliner I will always prefer a bold lip and easy eye over anything else because sometimes (most times) girl is lazy.
Matte or comfort lipsticks are my favourite, shades that last for hours, are bold and pigmented and aren’t too drying either. MAC has always covered me on this, but in the back of my mind I know that we consume a lot of chemicals from products via eating with lipstick so I’ve tried to find the best natural and cruelty-free alternatives that do the job.
That being said, you’re never going to get the exact same finish or formula from cruelty-free as you would elsewhere, but these Living Nature ones definitely come close. Newly added to the range, Wild Fire* and Pure Passion* are near-perfect matte formulas with a lovely albeit surprising hue and a definite try if you’re looking for something free of chemicals.
When I say surprising hues, I mean they look nothing like the colour in the bullet – Wild Fire is an red-orange shade close to Lady Danger and Pure Passion is a little more pink red, nothing as dark as what you see above. Where these miss out though is formula and application – the colour comes out quite streaky and a bit tacky, and once it’s blotted down it does appear to be more of a matte stain, but after a few hours it goes look uneven.
Your best bet? Load up some lip balm, apply it over a liner and blot down for a more natural demi-matte finish. Sure, it won’t last as well as your usual matte during food and life, but it has a lovely colour and is quite comfortable to wear through the day unlike usual formulas. The matte lip hunt continues…
What are your favourite matte lip products? Do you have any natural or cruelty free suggestions?
Lots of Love,
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