Winter Lipstick Haul

Trend It Up Pure Serenity in 030, Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid, New Look Super Matte Liquid Lipstick in Dark Rose
How many nude matte lipsticks is it okay to own? I probably have more than I could ever use. Yet as a little Christmas gift to myself and despite my Beauty Spending Ban I allowed myself to buy a few more lipsticks. "Why?!" I hear you asking. Well, let´s just say that I thought I deserved a treat after two months of not buying makeup  and then my indecisiveness took over and I just had to have all of these. Oops! Let me introduce you to my new loves, five matte lipsticks which are perfect for winter.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in 610 High Flyer

These lipsticks have been a super hype in the blogger community lately so when I saw them in stock on Asos I just couldn´t resist. High Flyer is a pinkish mauve shade which is way stronger than the packaging might suggest. It has a super soft feeling to it and so far I´ve not had any problems with it staying on my lips. On dry lips it enhances the dry patches a bit but I haven´t found it to really crease yet. It´s also not as drying as other matte lipsticks which is definitely a big plus for me! The formula leaves my lips with a nice, well pigmented colour and feeling very soft.

Trend It Up Pure Serenity Soft Lipcream in 030

This was a pure impulse buy in our local drugstore but I´m so happy I took this baby with me! Finally, I´ve found a nude pink that suits my skin tone and doesn´t make my teeth look completely yellow! Also bonus points for the colour in the tube looking exactly like the dried, finished colour. As any other liquid lipstick it´s very easy to apply (even though I´m not a fan of straight doe foot applicators) and then dries to a matte which will not budge for anything. I´ve found it to be a bit more drying but it´s definitely nothing that can´t be fixed with a good lip balm. As most of my wardrobe is dusty pink nowadays this is the one lipstick I´m grabbing most days.

Swatches of Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick in 610 High Flyer, Maybelline Vidid Matte Liquid in 50 Nude Thrill, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina, Trend It Up Pure Serenity Soft Lipcream in 030, New Look Super Matte Liquid Lipstick in Dark Rose
from bottom up (Rimmel The Only 1 High Flyer, Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Nude Thrill, Nars Velvet Matte Bettina, Trend It Up 030, New Look Super Matte Dark Rose)

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in 50 Nude Thrill

This is probably the most brown-orangey nude in my whole collection. I actually didn´t buy this but got this from my mom as she found she just wasn´t wearing it. I´ve found the formula of this one so interesting. It´s much creamier than any other that I own. This means that the pigmentation and appliance is really great as well as the feeling on my lips. However, it also means that it takes a long time to fully dry (see swatches for reference; it didn´t even dry on my arm). Still, once it´s dry it survives food and drinks without smudging. I´ve found it to crease a bit and slightly wash out on the inside of my lips. Yet, I still very much like it for a bit of a change in my lipstick collection.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina

I finally took the plunge and bought myself a Nars Lip Pencil after hearing so much about them. Bettina is a brown nude with a pink undertone. I very much like it for a bit of an understated lip. I can imagine this colour with almost any look! Again, the formula is super interesting. Even though it´s a matte and definitely looks like it, it still has tiny glitter particles in it which show when the light hits it. This is something completely different and I absolutely love it! Also despite it being a pen it goes on super smooth and soft and while it´s not the strongest colour in one swoop you can definitely build it up. What I really love about this is that it feels so very light on my lips and doesn´t make my lips stick together at all. However, it is quite drying on my lips so I´d recommend taking good care of them before and after.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina, New Look Super Matte Liquid Lipstick in Dark Rose

New Look Super Matte Liquid Lipstick in Dark Rose

This is the most daring yet also most stunning colour of the bunch. I´d probably describe it as a dark, violet berry. The formula is quite liquid so it goes on super easily and quickly dries to its fully matte finish. Let me tell you, when they say super matte it means SUPER matte! That also means it won´t budge for anything except for oil. Somehow it´s totally not as drying as you´d think though. I´ve also only found it to crease very slightly when I´ve applied more than one layer (which wouldn´t be necessary in the first place as it´s super pigmented). Just a quick word about the packaging: Blogger´s Dream! As berry hues are a favourite of mine for winter this will definitely get a lot of wear as well. I´ll warn you though: it´s a mess to take off. I still have a stain on my arm from the swatches.


After my little splurge returning to my spending ban is now a must. I will say thought that these offer quite a variety of shades so that I´ll have something to fit every outfit and/or makeup. Also while this number of nude matte lipsticks might seem excessive I know that these are the exact shades I love right now so I´ll definitely get a lot of use out of them. Even in spring and summer I could totally get away with the Nars Lip Pencil or the Trend It Up lip cream. Who says matte lipsticks have to ever go out of season?!

What is your favourite lipstick for winter? Do you go along with the matte trend or are you more of a glossy girl?

10 comments

  1. I love the look of nude thrill - still a nude lip but just that little more daring! And you can never have too many nude lipsticks!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Me too! It´s just something different to all the other nudes I have in my collection & while it´s a bit daring I love to wear it.
      xx Lisa

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  2. I can't stop collecting lipsticks... it is such a problem!! I have a hard time finding matte colors I love though... especially bc they tend to be drying! Nars pencils are my favorites that I've found (I LOVE Damned) but may need to be trying the others out as well! Thanks for sharing :)

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

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    1. Me neither. Maybe my lips are super weird but I actually find a lot of matte colours that I love. Sometimes they can get quite drying but mostly I´m fine. I do have to say that I don´t wear them for like 10 hours on end so that might be a reason for it.
      xx Lisa

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  3. Hello Lisa. I usually wear mate lipstick during the winter actually most of the times. Never used the ones from Nars but I am a big fan of Mac's cosmetics. Have a great Monday
    http://mihabalan.com/2017/01/22/eat-pray-love/

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    1. I´ve just fallen head over heals in love with matte lipsticks. They don´t need as much care as shiny ones so that´s a big reason why I love them.
      xx Lisa

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  4. Beautiful lipsticks! I often don't wear lipsticks but I do like a good lipstick for when I decide to wear it! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

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    1. Thank you lovely! I tend to go without lipstick most days as well just because I don´t have time to put them on properly but when I do I love having a big collection to choose from, haha.
      xx Lisa

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  5. Wow, these colours are stunning! Love Dark Rose xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you lovely! Yeah, that´s why I needed to buy them all, haha.
      xx Lisa

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