If you’ve been following my challenge up to now, I’m sure you will have already seen one of my reviews on the Penneys’ PS matte lip kits. Of all the Penneys lip products that I’ve tried in the past year, they are without a doubt one of my favourites, simply because the pigment is incredible.
For today I decided not to wear the lip liner and instead, went straight for the liquid lipstick. I’m just not a big liner person, and to be honest, the shade is so bold and dramatic, I really didn’t think I needed it. The applicator is also quite fine on these liquid lipsticks which allows you to get a very precise application.
As the shade is so dark, I paired it with a barely there makeup look; just foundation, blusher and a lick of mascara. It’s definitely one of those shades where the rest of your makeup needs to take a back seat to your lips and though it might have been a little too dark, even for me, I still kinda loved it!
The pigment is incredible as I’m sure you can tell from the photos, and the colour pay off is equally as good. You only need a very small amount to get a full, opaque coverage, and once it dries it leaves nice smooth matte finish on the lips.
As it’s a liquid matte formula, it’s quite wet when you first apply it and isn’t hydrating or moisturising so don’t be expecting any creaminess to it if you’re wearing it. However, it doesn’t dry out the lips and it wears pretty well during the day without cracking or flaking off.
It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea I know, and I’m sure I got a few funny looks while walking around during the day, but let’s be honest, that’s never stopped me before when it comes to a bold lip!
What do you think about a shade like this? Are you brave enough to go bold?! I think next time I wear this, I might save it for a night out on the town, rather than a Sunday wandering around the shops.