If you've been a long time reader of my blog, you know I like them lipsticks and what I like even more is when they're matte! Color Studio have answered my prayers in their latest black and gold packaged tube of wonder and pigment aka their Pure Matt lippies!
First things first, the slide out drawer like packaging that leads to these clicky-lipsticks bullets gets a whole load of thumbs up from my side. It seems alot of effort has been put into these lipsticks, and it definitely shows.
Before I got into the details, I would just like to say that whether you wear these lipsticks with or without a lip balm will make the biggest of differences in your opinion of these. For me personally, I wear lip balm under everything so I had no major issues with Color Studios latest offering. They are pigmented, semi matte and last for an acceptable amount of time (4 hours plus ) along with having an amazing scent to them.
The darker shade, Wicked, is amazing! You could layer it on for a full-on heavy vampy look, or you can blot it off and get away with wearing it during the day time. I LOVE this color, and I also love the fact that there is quite a variety of reds in this collection. From brighter reds, to true reds and then vampy reds. There literally is something for everyone, and lets not get started on the bright pinks!
Unfortunately, Desert Rose is just too light for my skin tone. It definitely isn't for the more Olive/Asian skin tones, someone with lighter skin tones should be able to get along with it wonderfully but regrettably for me, it made me look super tanned ( not in a good way ) and reminded me of something Nicki Minaj would wear haha ( again not in a good way ). The lipstick itself gets a bit patchy if you layer it, but other than that I have no issues with it. Once again, really like the formulation, but the color just isn't my cup of tea, if you're someone who likes super pale lips then you might want to check this out :)
So to conclude this review, I'd say go get your self at least one of these lipsticks, just remember to wear a lip balm underneath, and you won't be dissapointed! There is just soo much to choose from, I personally am going to be getting myself Asia (the most perfect nude), Venom ( a beautiful purple-y shade) along with La Rouge and Atomic ( bright pinks ).
Price- PKR 750
Have you tried any of the Color Studio Matt lipsticks? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time, tc.