Simply Lippy Challenge Day 264 | theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Shade Romantic

Today’s lipstick was my last mini lipstick from my second Meet Matt(e) Hughes mini set that I bought a few months back. I’ve now tried twelve shades from the collection, liked them all, and loved quite a few.

I was saving today’s shade as I had a feeling it would be one of my favourites; it is rich and bold, and as with all the lippies in this collection, has the most amazing pigment.

As far as shades go, I was actually expecting this to have more of a raspberry undertone than red; for some reason I thought it looked slightly raspberry in the tube. However, even though it didn’t have the tone I expected, it was still lovely nonetheless – I just might have saved it for a more autumnal day and not for holidays!

The formula, as I’m sure you know if you’ve been keeping up with my posts, is very long lasting and you get an incredible pay off from just one layer. It is blendable, creamy, and the peppermint addition to the formula gives your lips a nice tingle on application too.

Of all the liquid lipsticks I’ve tried over the past year, these are definitely my favourite, and so many of the shades I will wear over and over again.

They don’t dry out your lips, they don’t crack or flake, and some of the shades are just to die for! 

What do you guys think? Hands up if you’ve tried one of these! And if not, then what’s your favourite liquid lipstick? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts so comment below and let me know…

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 250 | theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Last Liquid Lipstick in Shade, Faithful

It’s no secret how much I love theBalm liquid lipsticks so I feel like I don’t need to go over all the same points again and bore you all to tears! However, today’s shade is definitely one of my absolutely favourite of all the shades I’ve tried so far.

I love a berry toned lip, particularly at this time of year when we’re coming into colder days. There’s something so lovely and rich about the pigment in this shade, Faithful, that is giving me all the Autumn feels and I love it.

As always, the formula is blendable with amazing colour pay off, and a little goes a very long way. The liquid element dries quickly to leave a very matte finish, but doesn’t dry out your lips at all.

One of the things I love most about these lippies is the fact that they don’t crack or peel throughout the day, even though they have dried in, and the lasting power is really one of the best I’ve come across in a liquid formula.

Liquid lipsticks are having their time in the spotlight right now, they are just everywhere. But without a doubt, for me, theBalm have the best offering of all the brands, so if you’re looking to invest in a liquid formula then I really don’t think you could go too far wrong with one of these.

For the purposes of the challenge, I bought these as part of a mini set of six, but they all come in full size too if you’d rather not spend on several different shades. Either way, I definitely recommend these.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 243 | theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Lipstick in Shade Charismatic 

If you’ve been following my lipstick challenge over the past eight months, you’ll already know what a huge fan I am of theBalm’s liquid lipsticks. They can do no wrong in my eyes and therefore I have nothing bad to say.

Today’s shade, is probably not my favourite of all the shades I’ve tried up to now ( I think I’ve tried ten now in total!), but it’s still nice nonetheless and has the same gorgeous formula.

These liquid lipsticks have all the goods in my opinion; they have great pigment, are long lasting, wear very well and smell gorgeous. What else do you need?!

Although I only discovered the range at the beginning of the year, I have become completely obsessed with some of the shades and will definitely be wearing them for years to come.

There’s been a lot happening recently so blogging had to take a little bit of a back seat, but I’m back into the swing of things now and I’m looking forward to discovering my last 122 lipsticks of the challenge!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 228 | theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in Shade Reliable

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I just love theBalm lipsticks. In fact, I think they might just be my favourite ever liquid lipsticks. Ever!

No matter how many of these I try, no matter what shade, the formula, pigment and staying power is exactly the same; just brilliant. Out of the nine I’ve tried so far this year, including today’s, I can honestly say I like every single one of them.

Of course, some shades I love more than others and that’s just down to personal preference more than anything, but they are all as good as each other when it comes to formula and finish. Not to mention, their peppermint scent makes them smell A-MA-ZING!

Today’s shade is a very autumnal shade, with some brown tones that are perfect for this time of year. It’s not a shade I would normally go for, but found myself really liking it and getting excited for the autumn months ahead.

If you’re a fan of theBalm, these mini sets are great for throwing in your handbag, and especially good for travelling if you want to bring a few different shades away with you.

If you missed my earlier posts on these lippies, you can catch them all below by title:

And if you’ve tried these then let me know what you think! I love hearing your thoughts on the lipsticks I try because not everything suits everyone, and what I might like, others might not like so be sure to comment below and let me know.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 220 | theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Lipstick in Shade Brilliant

It’s no secret by now that I’m a big fan of theBalm liquid lipsticks – I love everything about them from the pigment, to the finish, to the peppermint tingle they give your lips and until last week, I hadn’t worn one for ages.

I bought my first set of minis back in January and loved every shade in the range, so when I spotted a new mini set with different shades a few weeks ago, I obviously had to buy it and try out the other shades.

Today’s shade, Brilliant, is a gorgeous rich pink red shade which has amazing colour pay off as you would expect from theBalm – they are just so good at pigment in all their products, and I love the colour pay off you get from just one layer.

The forumla is creamy on application with a gorgeous peppermint tingle, and though the finish is quite matte, I don’t find it drying at all. I have read some reviews that do find them a little drying, but in my experience they aren’t at all, and I have become a big fan over the past few months.

These sets are great for the purposes of my challenge as I get to try six shades for about €4.50 each – so although they are small, they are very good value in that respect, However, if all the shades weren’t up your street, they are also available in full size and can be bought individually. 

I don’t think a matte liquid lip is everyone’s thing, but if you like this kind of look then these lippies are definitely worth a try!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 213 | theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Lipstick in Shade Affectionate

Some of you may remember me trying out theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipsticks back in the first few months of my challenge and absolutely loving them. And today, I’m trying out another shade from the collection which I haven’t tried before.

Affectionate is a purple toned lipstick that is probably a bit daring for a day in the office, but as we all know, that’s never stopped me before. It only took a few minutes after applying for me to remember why I love these lippies so much, and I don’t know why I left it so long to try another shade.

The formula is creamy enough to keep your lips smooth and soft, even when the wet formula dries in to its matte finish, and the staying power in these is probably one of the best, if not the best, long last formulas I’ve ever come across.

When you apply this lipstick, you get incredible pay off from just one layer and once it’s on, it’s not going anywhere. I applied this first thing this morning and by 5pm hadn’t needed to reapply it at all – and that was after eating breakfast and lunch, and having numerous cups of tea!

Another thing I love about these is the peppermint element which gives the lips a nice tingling feeling on application, and also makes it smell amazing too.

I’m so glad I still liked this lipstick as much today as when I first tried it back in January, and can see all of the shades having a firm place in my makeup bag for a long time to come.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 47 | theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Shade Sincere

Today’s lipstick needs no introduction, mainly because I’ve worn these lipsticks so much already during the challenge already, but yet I find myself reaching for them again and again.

I’ve been thinking about why I keep wearing these and have come to the conclusion that it’s down to two reasons: firstly, the formula is so good, and secondly, the colours are just so easy to wear.

In case you missed my first post on these Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipsticks, I bought a set of six minis over Christmas, and have been hooked ever since trying out my first shade, Charming, on Day 16. I’ve also worn shades Dedicated, Loyal and Committed.

Anyway, for today I’m wearing a soft brown nude shade with a red undertone called Sincere, and once again I’m really loving both the shade and formula. Once you apply this lippy it really doesn’t budge unless you want it to, and doesn’t dry out your lips either. 

Have any of you tried theBalm lippies? I hope some of you are as obsessed with them as I am! If you like a matte lip then I’m pretty sure you will be.

Only one more sleep until the weekend begins, and I for one can’t wait! In the meantime why don’t you come follow me over on social media – I’m on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 27 | theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Lipstick in Committed


I don’t know about you guys, but I am so frickin’ happy that Friday has arrived. I’m exhausted after my first week back working, but I survived – yay! It was actually a really good week and all the nerves have gone now which is great.

I’m going out for a few drinks later with some friends, so for today’s lipstick choice, I wanted to pick a shade that would work well for a day-to-night look and so I opted for one of the Meet Matt(e) Hughes lipsticks from theBalm. 

I wore one of the shades from this range of Day 16 of my challenge and really loved the liquid formula. It was my first time to ever use one of theBalm lippies, and I was so impressed that I couldn’t wait to try another one out which leads me on to today’s shade…

Committed, is a kind of red-pink shade, I think! It’s officially described as a pink nude but to me it has more of a red/orange than a pink undertone, and it’s really not that nude either, so it’s hard to clarify what colour it actually is. I think it might be one of those shades that looks different on different toned lips as I’ve seen lots of pictures of it online and they all seem to have a different hue. What I do know about it however, is: I really like it.

The formula is liquid as I mentioned above, and the finish is super matte and long lasting too. I’m obsessed with the pigments on these liquid lippies, and although they aren’t hydrating, they don’t dry out the lips too much either. One thing I do find with this though is, it kind of cracks on your lips after a while, but I have extremely dry lips so it might just be me that this happens to. Adding a balm over it does help, but that ruins the matte finish so try to avoid it if that’s the look you want. 

I don’t know if I mentioned this in my previous post or not, but they have a gorgeous vanilla mint scent and the mint gives a soft tingle to the lips on application. I don’t know why, but I love a lippy that gives a tingle effect, maybe because I feel like it’s really working or something?! Who knows! 

I bought this shade in a set of six minis so it’s super handy for throwing in your handbag when you’re out and about, but you really won’t have to reapply that much at all which is always a bonus.

I think theBalm could definitely become a new favourite brand of mine, their packaging is so fun and the products that I’ve tried so far have really impressed me. Have you tired any of their products? If so, then send me some tips below!

Make sure you come follow me on my social media pages too for all my challenge updates. You’ll find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Oh, and if you feel like joining me for a cuppa and a chat then I’m over on snapchat as well. Just search for @imsimplysorcha.

Sorcha 💋