‘Sup, girlies? How was your day? I managed to finish most of my errands and between loads of laundry popped by my local Laura Mercier counter to try the new Lip Velvets ($22) line o’ lipsticks from the Cherries Noir fall makeup collection.
You know how it feels when you hear a lot about a product before its release and figure there’s no way it can live up to your expectations? Well, that’s kinda how I felt on my way to the counter today. I’d been hearing from a friend that Lip Velvets were the makeup missing link, perfectly balancing the feel of a gloss with the look of a lipstick.
Bold words, right?
Lip Velvets come in five semi-matte shades; that’s Cassis (a deep berry) in the top picture there.
Cassis feels thick, slick and semi-sticky — a lot like a gloss. It’s more moisturizing than I expected, but the finish definitely doesn’t glisten like a traditional gloss. It’s more like a semi-matte finish with just a touch of shine.
So far so good.
After two hours, during which time I drank a bottle of water and ate a bag of chips, Cassis was even less shiny than it had been when I applied it. What remained was a lovely matte stain.
I don’t know if these are the missing makeup link, but I think they’re pretty cool. If you want the look of a matte lipstick with the feel of gloss, check ’em out!
Lip Velvets are fragrance- and flavor-free and come with an easy-to-use doe-foot applicator.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,