Allow Me to Introduce Matt(e) Hughes! theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

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Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick

All the men lined up in a row

Meet Matt(e) Hughes.

He’s attractive, feels good on the lips, smells like Thin Mint cookies (LITERALLY, to the tee!), and sticks around even when you sloppily pound down a massive Big Mac and fries!


Let’s ignore the fact that I just made two food references in the first sentence of this post and get to know Matt(e) a little better…

The Balm has come out with these $17 Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick, and I’m a huge fan. They’re extremely comfortable and don’t feel drying at all, which is so rare when it comes to matte lip products. The formula actually reminds me a bit of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes.

When applied they’re quite liquid-y and can even bleed a little, so I would use them with a lip liner to prevent that.

Compared to matte liquid lipsticks from brands like Anastasia and Colourpop before, these are quite different. While those formulas remain full-on GLUED to your lips, which some people like, but some people also hate, these can be easily removed and don’t feel so…claustrophobic. In turn, that does mean that they aren’t quite as bulletproof of some of the other liquid lipsticks out there.

Once they dry down to their matte finish, though, they do stay put.

Here’s the kiss test…

meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick

Kiss test using “Adoring”

As you can see, they aren’t completely budge-proof, but they are long wearing! (Side note: Why couldn’t I make kiss marks that looked that cute and not like the squid tentacle prints I made when I was busy sending almost every boy in my 5th grade class a “Do you like me? Check yes or no” note?)


I love the color selection too. There’s mostly everything you need, aside from possibly a purple, but I don’t think a lot of people will really miss that though.

meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


meet matt(e) hughes liquid lipstick


Basically, I’ve got a giant crush on Matt(e) Hughes. Don’t tell my husband! 🙂

Which of these is your favorite?

Jen Clark

Hi, beautiful! I’m Jen from Jen Leigh Beauty. Now, rather than just talking to myself about makeup, I write it down in a blog. Besides being madly in love with anything I can smear on my face (and sharing pics on Instagram), I’m more in love with my hunky husband, my sweet 2-year-old, and my fluffy fur baby. Thank goodness they put up with the madness, because I love chatting about my favorite things with people who understand the addiction.


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  1. Erin says:

    Sentimental and Dedicate are nice colors. I’m not really feeling full on mattes ever. I find them too trying.
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  2. Rachel R. says:

    I like the looks of the three reds.

  3. Are these the new additions only colorwise or did they change the formula as well?
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  4. anusha says:

    Ur lip swatches look amazing! !

  5. Ooooooh so many pretty colors! Likey. I think I may be ready for an secret affair as well 😉
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  6. sarahc says:

    These are not drying like every other matte lipstick? Sentimental and Dedicated are killing me, they’re so gorgeous on you.

  7. Madeleine says:

    These all look like great shades, but I’m disappointed to read that they can bleed a bit as I personally expect a matte liquid lippie to stay put all on it’s own!

    • Inés says:

      I think she wants to say that they can bleed “When you apply”, because once they are dry, these are going to stay there for hours.

  8. Tatiana says:

    Oooh, I like Dedicated, Sincere and Adoring. But if these have a mint smell or taste to them they’d be a “no go” for me.

  9. kwmechelle says:

    Love that they’re not super frying or super matte like other liquid lippies. Not feeling the “my lippie looks great but my lips feel like the Sahara” look. Lol.

  10. Anna says:

    These look gorgeous! Might have to grab some!

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