I LOVE a good matte red lipstick. I mean, who doesn’t?
If you want to walk into a meeting feeling bad + bougie, you’ll need THIS red lip.
I’ve been experimenting for years trying to figure out what works best, but I always run into issues.
the annoying parts about wearing a not-so-poppin’ matte red lip
- your lips end up drier than a saltine in the Sahara
- it rubs off on anything + everything
- fade, fade, fade.
It’s taken me forever to even muster up the courage to keep looking for a lipstick that covers all of these, but I got really excited after looking up The Lip Bar.
why I ditched MAC and ordered from The Lip Bar
1. it’s a vegan + cruelty-free product
2. it’s a black owned business run by a woman, Melissa Butler, who’s shown some serious perseverance.
3. features gorgeous, bold colors for women of all colors
My current favorite matte lip from The Lip Bar is Bawse Lady as you can see. Let me tell you, the name matches perfectly. When I have this shade on I feel like I command the room. Guaranteed head-turner.
First of all, it’s a liquid matte so it applies so easily. It dries almost instantly, so if you have a pop-up date after work you don’t need to stand in the bathroom fanning your mouth for six minutes waiting for it to dry (been there, done that, super embarrassing.)
Secondly, it doesn’t leave my lips feeling overly dry. I can apply a quick moisturizer before I put on the matte and it doesn’t affect the drying process at all. I can even dare to apply without a liner. Yeah, that good.
If you did happen to need a touch-up, it’s easily done. A bit tough to remove, but well worth the $13.
This isn’t even sponsored, I just love it so much I had to share. Order one. I’m telling you it’ll change your idea of a red lip.
If you have any other suggestions or colors that you like definitely drop them in the comments! I like my lipsticks how I like my men: dependable + sexy. HA!
xo | nyema.