I’m a lipstick addict, that’s something I cannot argue with and have accepted gracefully. Over the past few years I have changed from obsessing over the standard lipstick formula to the matte liquid lipstick. Any brand that announces the release of a matte liquid lipstick formula I instantly research in to and spend more time than I care to admit admiring the shade range. Evidently, you can then imagine my excitement when Huda Kattan announced the release of her matte liquid lipsticks.
I admire Huda’s determination and success and considering how she built her brand, I was rather positive that she would create a formula that would be a strong competitor against all current matte liquid lipstick formulations. Thankfully, I wasn’t wrong at all as I can say hand on heart that the Huda Beauty Matte Liquid Lipsticks have the best formula I have ever tried to date.
I have a strong feeling that Huda will expand on the range of colours offered, and I truly hope that I am right as I would love to have more options. Currently there are 16 shades being sold, and I have 5. (I most likely will go back for more). If the remaining 11 shades I have not tested are consistent with the formula of these 5, then they truly are perfection.
The shade range itself is impressive and one that offers something for everyone. There is a strong selection of nude tones which are always appealing to a vast majority. Fortunately for me, there was a red shade too which was the first I added to my basket. Choosing 5 shades was certainly difficult, but I narrowed it down to Heartbreaker, Cheerleader, Icon, Trendsetter and Bombshell.
Before I begin to tell you more about the formula, I really need to put it out there that I absolutely love the packaging. It’s different, it’s beautiful and definitely worthy of keeping. As for the formula I love it just as much as I do the packaging. The formula is presented in a frosted tube with Huda’s logo printed on it. The colour shown on the packaging does not represent the actual colour of the shade when applied on the lips so I do recommend that you check a variety of swatches online if you cannot go to a Sephora and give them a swatch yourself. Each tube contains 5ml of product, which is more than an Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick (3.2ml) and less than Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (6.6ml)
The applicator is your standard doe-foot, there is no significant difference, other than its length, that I am able to notice in comparison to other brands that also have a doe-foot applicator. Nonetheless, it is easy to use to allow a precise application. The actual formula is very similar to the Lime Crime Velvetines, it is thin and applies like water to the lips. Regardless of the thin consistency, you are able to achieve full opacity with just one swipe.
Although you can achieve full opacity with one application, you can however layer this formula should you decide to without the fear of it peeling or crumbling off. I do recommend that you wait 30-40 seconds between each layer to allow it to dry completely before you add more. From my previous reviews of the Dose of Colours Liquid Lipsticks and Lime Crime Velvetines, you would be aware that I am a fan of the thinner liquid lipstick formulas and whilst I wholeheartedly love the aforementioned, Huda’s formula is the most comfortable to wear.
For any person that loves the concept of a matte liquid lipsticks but hates the thought of having to apply a formula that would either dry your lips horribly or feel heavy, Huda’s formula is ideal for you as it feels weightless when applied. As for the wear time, it will last you well even throughout food and drink. Of course, wear-time will vary depending on what you eat, but overall the lasting power is not disappointing and does wear off nicely.
There is one fact in regards to this formula that I find truly amazing and that is that it doesn’t stain the lips. As mentioned above, I do love the Dose of Colours and Lime Crime formula but both do stain my lips and require more effort when it comes to removing the product fully. However, despite the opacity and lasting power of Huda’s formula, it is easy to remove and does not require much effort. With one swipe of an oil based cleanser (which I always recommend for liquid lipsticks), the product is removed from the lips effortlessly without leaving a stain behind.
Overall, the only potential negative to Huda’s Matte Liquid Lipstick is the sscent. Now, personally, I don’t mind sweet smells as long as they don’t linger, but I understand some are sensitive to scent and this fact could be a deal-breaker for them. The formula has a soft coconut scent, it’s not overpowering nor does it linger after application but as you apply the product you certainly are able to smell it. Other than the scent, there is not one bad thing I could honestly say and I would definitely recommend these to anyone.
Have you tried Huda’s Matte Liquid Lipsticks? What are your thoughts, share with me in the comment section.
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