I have two matte lipsticks to share with you today - and you know I love mattes, I did a whole series on them! These two are from Accessorize and come in two rather bold shades - a bright candy pink called Love-struck (£4.95)* and a darkened plum by the name of Passionate (£4.95)*. These shades are available from Superdrug or Accessorize, but I could not find them online.
First off, how cute is the floral packaging? We all know I like to keep it classic when it comes to packaging but these have such a pretty, retro vibe that they would be fun to pull out of your purse. The tube also comes with a little lid containing a matching glossy balm in the shade of the lipstick, so that you can gloss your matte lipstick or wear it alone as a coloured balm. MUA do a similar thing with their lipsticks.
|L-R: Love-struck balm; Love-struck lipstick; Passionate balm; Passionate lipstick.|
My favourite of the two, as you may have already guessed, was Passionate. As a matte it was pigmented and opaque and had a blackberry-stain red-pink undertone to it's blackened purple hue.
From afar, this is still a crushed berry, black cherry kind of colour that I find ridiculously pleasing.
Do you like these shades?