A long awaited post! First of all let me just say. I love my lipstick. And I love 'em matte. Now imagine my excitement when I saw Color Studio's new range of Pure Matt Lipsticks online! Now imagine my excitement waking up to these gorgeous babies one fine morning, totally unexpectedly! Needless to say I put these right to test without wasting any time. So are these worth the hype?
In a word. DEFINITELY! Just look at that gorgeous, unique packaging. The outer matte cardboard slides to reveal the actual lipstick nestled snugly in its casing. For once, I did not have to fumble with annoying cardboard. It certainly was a nice surprise. The actual packaging on the lipstick however is pretty simple. Glossy black and gold - they remind my friend of the Chanel lipsticks. They are sturdy and efficient in what they are supposed to do and I have found no issues there.
These Pure Matt lipsticks come in 28 variants of the color spectrum. The range is quite impressive and includes something for everyone, from the palest of nudes to the most vibrant hues of colors that leave you in awe. The shades I received include:
So Sexy- A sultry nude.
Ravishing- Gorgeous Coral
Romance- Yellow toned red.
Venom- Bright blue toned purple.
The formula for these is obviously matte, and it is a true matte instead of the "satin" matte you get with some brands. In my humble opinion these aren't drying at all, although they aren't moisturizing by any means either so if you do have dry lips you might feel that these tug on your lips or apply patchy although I haven't had any issues with them whatsoever. Come winter we shall see if that changes or not! The scent is a pleasant vanilla-esque fragrance, but it may bother some because it is definitely noticeable. They last on me pretty decent too but I would expect a little longer than 5-6 hours of wear from a super matte lipstick. In a nutshell, am in love with the formula and texture of these!
Swatched on my lips! So Sexy is the absolute perfect "mylipsbutbetterandmatte" shade. Ravishing is such a headturner, a beautiful coral, reminds me of something Joan from Mad Men would wear. I've had so many people ask me what I have on my lips when I have this on! Romantic is a warm red which isn't really my cup of tea because I prefer cooler reds but it definitely pops on the lips! Venom is a beauty! Not quite everyone's shade, it is a bright fuschia purple which has become my absolute favorite! Love that ColorStudio went crazy out of the box with shades like these!
Priced at PKR 750, these are pretty reasonable because you definitely get the bang for you buck, I'd say they are wort every penny. I'm still excited about these as much as I was the first day I saw these so that goes to show that I really do enjoy these! I'm definitely picking up more, namely Monsoon and Striptease!
You can get these nationwide at Color Studio stockists but sometimes all shades aren't in stock at all counters which disappoints me, but heres a good news, they now have a website where you can place an order with free delivery over orders of PKR 1000! They also have an offer going on right now where you can get 20% off on order above PKR 2000! Visit http://colorstudio.pk/ to shop!
-True matte formula.
-Wide shade variety.
-Some shades not available in select stores.
-Not "ultra moisturizing" as they claim but not particularly drying.
|4/5: Love, love, love!|
Have you tried out any of these? What's your favorite shade!?