Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte: Review and Photos

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks in (left to right) 101 Cream Beige, 103 Warm Beige, and 203 Cold Pink.

If you're a makeup aficionado, the liquid lipstick craze that has overtaken YouTube is not news to you. But liquid lipsticks that are comfortable and don't suck all the moisture out of your lips might be, right?

Enter Make Up For Ever's Artist Liquid Matte Lipsticks, which have an intensely pigmented, mousse-like formula that sits lightly on the lips, dries matte, and wears well. Trust Make Up For Ever to take a product that everyone else does, dial up the pigment, and blow the formula out of the water—am I right?

One of my favourite things about these lipsticks, oddly, is how they wear off. Some liquid lipsticks are so long-wearing that you almost have to chip them off. You end up with a patchy ring around your lips. Not cute. These wear off very much like regular lipsticks—just not as quickly!

I have three shades to show you: today 101 Cream Beige, 103 Warm Beige, and 203 Cold Pink.

Wearing Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 101 Cream Beige.

Note that 101 and 103 are quite similar. 103 is actually a touch cooler, in spite of the name.

Artist Liquid Matte in 103 Warm Beige.

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte in 203 Cold Pink.

Cold Pink is definitely my favourite of the three. It reminds me very much of BITE Beauty's Mauvember. The cool tones make my skin look bright and healthy—don't you think?

Application tip:

You need very little of this product. You can apply with the doe-foot applicator, but I find it applies a little more product than you need. This will make your lipstick take forever to dry, and more likely to crack. I suggest using a lip brush, or if you're lazy like me, apply with the doe-foot, but then blot with some tissue before it dries.

You can find Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick at Sephora for $25 Canadian. Right now they have 15 shades, and I hope we'll see more soon.

Are you a liquid lipstick fan? Have you tried these? Do you plan to? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: These products were provided by PR for my consideration.

Charlotte Tilbury's Liv it Up: My Favourite Lipstick Shade for Spring

A recent makeup look featuring Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick in Liv It Up.

I adore bright pink and plum lipstick shades. But this spring, I've developed a love for light pink and nude lipsticks. Some do wash me out—but the right ones are delicious.

I introduced a friend to the wonders of Charlotte Tilbury a couple of weeks ago, and of course, I couldn't walk away from the counter without a treasure of my own. I tried a lipstick shade I normally wouldn't gravitate toward—and I love it.

How I feel about Charlotty Tilbury's Liv It Up.

Liv It Up is part of Charlotte Tilbury's Hot Lips collection, a range of 12 lipstick shades inspired by celebrities. It's a light, neutral pink in her Matte Revolution formula. I presume it's inspired by Liv Tyler.

If you haven't tried any of Charlotte Tilbury's lipsticks, you need to. They're my favourite formulas ever. Seriously, I have 13 of them. The K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipsticks are softly shiny and creamy, and the Matte Revolution lipsticks are matte without being TOO matte, and not at all drying. Honestly, I have a hard time wearing anything else. They're that comfortable, and that gorgeous.

Are you intrigued by Liv It Up?

Have you tried any of Charlotte Tilbury's lipsticks? What did you think? If not, I'd love to hear about your favourite lipstick shades for spring. Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.

A Look With Charlotte Tilbury's Instant Look in a Palette and Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk and Instant Look in a Palette.

Another blog post, another Charlotte Tilbury product. Welcome to my vanity.

If you have more self-control than I do and you haven't already emptied your wallet at the Charlotte Tilbury counter, I suggest trying her Instant Look in a Palette products—they're a great introduction. The look I'm going to show you today features the lighter of the two palettes, called Natural Beauty. It features a three eyeshadows, a bronzer, a highlighter, and two blushes designed to be used together (reminiscent of her "Swish and Pop" blushes). All colours are new—even the bronzer and highlighter, which are just a tad lighter than the colours in Charlotte's famed Filmstar Bronze and Glow. The eyeshadows are perfect for a very natural daytime look: A matte, barely-there pink, a champagne shimmer, and a light, soft brown with a satin finish. The blushes are both warm pinky-peaches with satin finishes.

If you've heard of any Charlotte Tilbury products, you've probably heard of Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, which is not only the perfect lip liner formula, but also the perfect nude for lining and enhancing your lips. Friends, it was a good day indeed when Charlotte released this perfect pinky-nude shade in the form of her Matte Revolution Lipstick, which happens to be the best matte lipstick formula I've ever tried—it's matte without looking flat, and it's incredibly comfortable on the lips. If you buy one nude lipstick this year, it should be Pillow Talk. Trust me. I ordered it about a nanosecond after I got the email, and I haven't looked back!

Here's a basic, light look I came up with featuring these two products.

Eyes:

I brushed the light pink all over my lid, from lash line to brow bone. Then I patted the champagne all over my lid and blended the light brown into my crease. I applied some black eyeliner and mascara, and then softened the black line with a bit more of the light brown shade.

Base:

I warmed up my cheekbones, jawline, and hairline with the bronzer, and applied the highlighter to the high points of my face. Then I swept the lighter peach blush shade up my cheekbone, and "popped" the darker shade on the apples of my cheeks.

Lips:

I finished with a slick of Pillow Talk on the lips—no liner or gloss.

What do you think? Will you be giving the Instant Looks in a Palette a try?

Disclosure: These products were purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.