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Matte Lipstick Is a Big Trend, So Why Are There Only Two Choices at the Drugstore?

I'll always love Sephora and elegant department stores, but I'm also intrinsically opposed to having to go one of those places to pick up on-trend makeup. My latest pet peeve is matte lipstick. Matte is everywhere; suffice it to say it's the lip and skin texture of the season. And yet at the drugstore today there were only two matte lines in the whole place, and what little stock there was had clearly already been rummaged by desperate fashionistas. Of the paltry choices there were, the matte I prefer is the Sally Hansen Moist & Matte in Charmeuse ($7). It's the true red my volunteer at the right is wearing. It doesn't dry your lips out, and it tastes like mint, plus the applicator's pretty cool. On the downside, the pigment's staying power is unimpressive, and it definitely doesn't stay on when you drink and eat. OK for a shopping trip or going dancing, bad for a romantic dinner or drinks after work.

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lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
I agree; she really is stunning, gorgeous, beautiful - wow! like a model; seriously. and I love that lipcolor. I'm really surprised by this, Bella; because I live in L.A. and our drugstores; even our supermarkets (at least the ones that sell makeup) carry tons of great, cheap options. I'm surprised that San Francisco is not at least the same but not better. Even so; I buy the little lipstick that I do use from AVON or online. just today I wore a bright red lip that I achieved with an Avon lipliner and a red chapstick (sounds wierd; but it looked so good)! I really like the one that the volunteer is wearing; I think I am going to buy it even if it doesn't stay...
lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
I agree; she really is stunning, gorgeous, beautiful - wow! like a model; seriously. and I love that lipcolor.I'm really surprised by this, Bella; because I live in L.A. and our drugstores; even our supermarkets (at least the ones that sell makeup) carry tons of great, cheap options. I'm surprised that San Francisco is not at least the same but not better. Even so; I buy the little lipstick that I do use from AVON or online. just today I wore a bright red lip that I achieved with an Avon lipliner and a red chapstick (sounds wierd; but it looked so good)!I really like the one that the volunteer is wearing; I think I am going to buy it even if it doesn't stay...
Angelica Angelica 6 years
Wow! It looks great!
Angelica Angelica 6 years
Wow! It looks great!
Beauty Beauty 6 years
Volunteer says that you all are too sweet—she's blushing. As for the other brand, you're right, Faylinn, it's the Revlon. I bought it in Strawberry Suede, but it was just so drying and the pigment was off. Could just have been the shade, though, I suppose.
sloane220 sloane220 6 years
that lipstic looks gorgeous on your volunteer, and outside of lipgloss, mascara, and eyeliner, i don't like to buy makeup at a drugstore. i need to be able to try things on before i buy it, and many drugstores don't have a decent variety shades to match different skin tones to begin with.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 6 years
your volunteer is gorgeous, and the lippy looks amazing on her. :)
Faylinn Faylinn 6 years
I've been wondering this too. I hardly wear lipstick so I don't want to spend $20 on a stick that will spend more time in my makeup bag than on my lips. By the way, Bella, what is the second choice? Revlon?
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