If you feel like you can’t toss your high pony, toast a Pop Tart, or brush the cat fur from your shoulder without bumping into a liquid lipstick, you’re not alone. Especially over the past few years, they’ve been errrrywhere — from fancy brands like Chanel to big drugstore lines (I like the ones from Maybelline and Physicians Formula), and at all price points in between.
Now there’s a “clean” beauty option from Honest Beauty, and guess what? It’ll make you cabbage patch right outta your office chair, which is what happened to me when I tried one of the nudes.
Mauve nude BFF is the perfect “there but not there” lip color (and you know I love me a nude lip!).
I’ve tested four of the seven shades, and all of them feel smooth and flexible on my lips. The mousse-like formula stays put through breakfast, lunch, snacks and copious amounts of coffee and water without settling into my horizontal lip lines. Plus, most importantly, NO CAT BUTT LIPS. 😄
Even after wearing one for a full day, my lips feel comfortable and moisturized, and there’s nary a flake in sight the next day.
You can also play with the finish, depending on how you apply it. Tapping the lipstick on your lips with a fingertip deposits a sweet satiny finish, while applying directly from the doe-foot yields a delicate, dainty matte finish — not at all like the many aggressively powdery matte liquid lippies out there.
These look very similar to the $38 Chanel liquid lipsticks I love so much, but they’re only $12.99 each. What a steal!
I think all of the colors look pretty, and all of the ones I tried are wearable (like, there aren’t any edgy, crazy grays, blues or purples). Overall, I think mauve nude BFF is the one that would go with the greatest number of looks because of how low-key it is, but I also like how bright peachy coral Happiness POPs.
Keep an eye out for both of them, as well as Goddess (a bright reddish pink), Forever (a mid-toned mauve), Off Duty (a peach) and Passion (a mid-toned rose), at Target. (Fearless, a cool pink, is exclusive to honestbeauty.com.)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,