Matte lips are here to stay and I couldn't be happier with the trend. I've always had a thing for matte finish lip products and these Luscious Lip Couture's* really hit the nail on the head when it comes to excellent quality products which are made for our desi skin tones. I've always said that Luscious really does work on making sure that the colors they bring out suit our desi skin tones, and they've done that wonderfully with these lip products. There's not a color that I tried that would not suit our South Asian skin tones in my opinion.
These lip coutures come in super cute lipgloss like tubes with an angled doe foot applicator that doesn't soak up the product. The pigmentation in these is brilliant, you really do need one swipe and these stay for a long, long time. To compare with a product that is already in the market and has been raved about a lot, I'd say these are a more refined version of the beauty blogger favorite, NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. While I'm a big fan of those as well, these are just a bit more pigmented, last a bit longer and don't dry out your lips at all, which is a problem for me when I use the NYX SMLC.
While I'm more biased towards the matte formula due to my own personal preference, the glossy formula is pretty great too! There is no sticky-ness involved and they last a fairly decent amount of time as well.
All in all, there's no reason for you to not give these a try. Luscious has you covered with a selection of shades ranging from day-time pinks, to nudes and bright reds in glossy and matte finishes.
Shades from left to right - Fame (matte), Stiletto (matte), Celebrity (glossy)
Here I'm wearing Stiletto (matte finish). A beautiful red with orange undertones that just makes you teeth look whiter and generally suits my skin tone beautifully. If you're not one to go for true bright reds, then this one is a must have for you! I can't recommend this shade enough.
I can for see this shade, Celebrity (glossy) becoming one of their best sellers! This has to be the most perfect peach-y nude with a beautiful glossy finish. This can totally work for an everyday shade or you can air it with bolder eyes, your choice!
I'm sorry about the lighting in this comparison image, not sure if you can tell very well but this shade, Innuendo (matte) is a bright, neon coral! Seriously, this is an attention grabbing shade! If you're into fun, bold lip colors for summer time, you have to check this one out!
As always, my images are completely un-edited, any discrepancy is due to lighting and monitor settings.
Give these lip coutures a try, you won't regret it! Priced at PKR1,095 these are available at all leading departmental and cosmetics stores as well as online at www.iloveluscious.com -These have great pay off, pigmentation, lasting power and won't dry you out.