Matte lipstick is definitely back. With the demand growing for rich pigmented vampy matte lipsticks, more and more cosmetic companies are showing up to the party.
Make-up entrepeneur Napoleon Perdis is the latest to release a collection of matte lipsticks packaged in a super sleek black tube and all named after Hollywood icons; Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, Veronica Lake, Lauren Bacall and Rita Hayworth. Check out what PRO thought…..
A sleek, slender black tube that’s very chic and slips easily into handbags and clutches. Much more slimmer that the DeVine Goddess Lipsticks. The coolest thing about these lipsticks is they have a colour band around the centre for easy colour detection. Clever.
Creamy. Hydrating. Two things that all matte lipsticks should be, but alas are usually not. The Napoleon Perdis Mattestastics are super smooth and feel like you’re applying a lip balm, a welcome feeling for dry lips in this weather.
I usually pay particular attention to darker shades and especially reds when talking pigment, because those are the shades that one would wear the boldest. All of the shades are richly pigmented so you can get rich, block colour easily. All shades are creme (shimmer free) apart from Lana which has a tiny hint of sparkle. Both reds, Marlene & Veronica are blue based.
I put these little bad boys to the test and was surprised. The moment I felt the texture being so creamy on my lips I thought uh-oh… but lo and behold the colour lasted superbly. I applied Rita which isn’t the darkest colour, but still has some punch to it. I resisted the temptation to apply gloss (I am a gen Y child after all) and enjoyed hours of no touching up. Win!
Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick Swatches
From left to right: Ava, Lana, Lauren, Marlene, Rita & Veronica
5 out of 5 for these matte lippies from PRO! If you’re on the market for a matte lipstick then definitely consider one of these babies. The only thing is I wish there were more shades to play with, but then again 100 wouldn’t be enough for me 🙂
Napoelon Perdis Mattetastic Lipsticks available at Adore Beauty
What do you guys think of the new collection? Any favourites?
Love Katerina xx