Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip: Lightweight, Long-Wearing $14 Liquid Lipsticks

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pixi mattelast liquid lipHello, lovelies

My friends, we are living in an era of crazy lip colors.

Yes, it’s true. And I love the craziness! — the
greens, blues and other-worldly purples. It’s opening minds — boom! — and more and more makeup mavens are thinking about beauty in unconventional ways.

Still, sometimes I get a hankering for an old-fashioned flattering pink or coral like the ones in the new Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip line. They’re $14 each and available now.

All five are fabulously wearable and fairly comfortable for a liquid lipstick.

The Pixi MatteLasts have a thin, watery consistency similar to the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments (which are THE BEST liquid lipsticks out there right now IMO), so you only need a few drops for full coverage. As long as you’re careful to apply the littlest amount, they don’t feel suffocating or heavy, either, like most other liquid lipsticks feel.

The unscented, unflavored formula is also easy to apply quickly, which is fortuitous in this case because, wow! — these dry in less than a minute.

I still prefer my NARS Powermattes, though, because even though the Pixi MatteLasts feel fairly lightweight on my lips, the NARS Powermattes feel even lighter, and they’re much, MUCH more moisturizing.

Despite being a little drying, the MatteLasts are still pretty good, and they cost $12 less than the NARS version.

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Speaking of crazy colors…

I like to watch music videos on YouTube while I run on the treadmill, and during a particularly brutal four-miler yesterday, I randomly ended up watching the No Scrubs video by TLC.

Remember this one? It’s either 1999 or 2000.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrLequ6dUdM?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0&w=800&h=450]

I hadn’t seen it in years before yesterday, and it occurred to me, while breathlessly panting, that the makeup in it is really forward-thinking. There’s some [email protected] lip colors! Blues, greens, black… Makeup colors that you see today walking down the street on a Tuesday, but they weren’t that common back then.

There are also some Instagram-worthy brows and cut creases.

I wish I knew who did the makeup for this video because it was way ahead of its time.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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