I’ve beef with matte liquid lipsticks. Sure, they’ll final for hours by way of all kinds of consuming, ingesting, etcetera… But at their worst, they are often dry, flaky, and downright uncomfortable. It’s the first cause I’ve been carrying satins, stains, and balms as a rule for the previous few years. That mentioned, it is extremely uncommon I come upon a liquid matte I need to put on greater than as soon as. But after I swiped on Hourglass Cosmetics’ Velvet Story Lip Cream for the primary time, I knew I’d discovered a brand new long-term companion.
Despite having a $36 price ticket, which I take into account fairly excessive for a single lipstick, this six-shade vary of nude and pink lipsticks bought out instantly after their April debut (they have been gone earlier than the tip of the launch day). It’s fairly simple to see why: It’s so. Fucking. Comfortable.
This lipstick, or lip cream, because the model calls it, takes every part about matte lipsticks and turns it on its head. It’s very matte, sure, however in a manner that appears comfortable and blurred somewhat than daring and intense — like your pure, naked lip however just a bit extra colourful. So the phrase “velvet” in its identify is extraordinarily becoming.