Creamy liquid lipsticks seem to be the ‘thing’ right now – and L’Oreal of course are well and firmly on the bandwagon with these L’Oreal Matte Gloss shades. These are just two from the selection of four shades that are part of the Denim Collection – a bright pink and a bold red. The texture is the sort that most of the highstreet brands have managed to do in one way or another – the liquid lipstick formula, as thick and pigmented as lipstick but creamier and fluid like a gloss.
So a couple of things to note – one, the colours. These shades are NOT for the faint hearted – they’re bright with a capital B. These two shades are Coral Denimista (not Coral Dementia as I first read it…) and Fucshcia Flare (see what they did there with the denim collection thing). I do like a bright lip, but generally don’t like a matte one because my lips are generally too dry to pull it off – so these are a good option if you perhaps like the look of the matte lip, but want something that feels creamy but not glossy. Perfect balance.
Secondly to note – the applicator. Little heart shaped design with a little well in the middle. Very snazzy and means you can do a one-swipe application. Plus the narrow point of the end helps do a neat outline of the lips rather than smearing all over the place.
Overall – my view would be that these are perfect for girls who love matte lips but lips are too dry or if you’re someone who just loves a bright bold lip as you can’t get much brighter or bolder than these babies.
L’Oreal Matte Gloss * available from Boots