Those of you who have been following me for a while now, will already know that I’m quite partial to a nice berry lip. I love the dramatic effect a bold berry gives to my makeup look, and today’s choice definitely does that.
I first tried one of these matte lipsticks from Wet n Wild a few months ago, when I was very kindly sent a few to try out. The first shade I tried, Purty Persimmon, was a gorgeous orange red which I loved, and I’ve been totally hooked since. So much so, I went out and bought several other shades for my challenge.
Today’s shade, Wine Room, is exactly the kind of berry I love; strong pigment, dramatic and absolutely gorgeous! In fact, I think this might be one of my favourite budget matte lippies that I’ve tried so far.
When you first apply this on the lips, it initially feels very dry but once on, actually has a nice creamy texture to it. You do have to work with it a little to blend, but the pigment is so good you don’t need to layer it too much which is always good.
However, I think the thing I like about this most apart from the colour, is the lasting power. This baby won’t budge off your lips unless you’re really trying to make it! I ate breakfast and lunch with several cuppa’s in between before having to reapply, and even when it did start to fade, the colour was still pretty good.
I love nothing more than discovering new favourites, and as budget brands go, Wet n Wild has really impressed me. Sure, it’s probably never going to be as creamy as a MAC creme, but it holds its own pretty well if you ask me!