I confess, I’m a complete matte liquid lipstick addict.
It’s getting to the point where I can’t even leave the house unless I’m wearing one, or I don’t quite feel right. I don’t feel myself. I feel naked.
Kylie Jenner, this is all your fault. If it wasn’t for those pesky lip kits, I think I wouldn’t be in this position right now. You brought matte liquid lipsticks to the masses, made us get too attached to them and now we can’t live without them.
This is a serious problem.
My matte liquid lipstick collection is getting out of control. I now own way to many, more than I ever thought I would, and I don’t even get chance to wear them all!
However recently, on my trip to Wisconsin, I got to wear the one or two (or five) I packed in my suitcase as I had one whole month of opportunities!
My current favourite is actually a brand I came across in Australia which I immediately fell in love with. Anybody heard of Sports Girl? Well if you haven’t, allow me to enlighten you.
Sports Girl is basically the Australian version of Topshop, offering trend-driven clothing, shoes, accessories, lingerie and make-up to all the cool Sheilas out there. Oh and did I mention that the make-up is amazing?!
They’ve got a whole range of matte liquid lipsticks in super dreamy colours, such as my current favourite. Step forward, Desert Rose.
I wear this bad boy nine days out of ten at the moment – I seriously can’t get enough! Not only does it go with everything, but the slightly curved wand makes it easy to apply and it has the smoothest of textures.
It’s actually described as ‘Lip Chalk’ which gives you an idea of the strength of the lipstick in terms of colour. Put it this way – it’s one of the most pigmented matte liquid lipsticks that I own. However, unlike chalk, this little baby lasts a helluva long time. I can sip away at my drink, I can munch on my food, but it ain’t shifting – no matter how hard I try. (Not that I am trying because, you know, I do want it to stay on – that’s the purpose of a lipSTICK.)
Desert Rose also smells like strawberries, I kid you not. Sometimes I get it out just so I can have a sneaky whiff. Yes, I risk sounding weird with that comment but it’s worth it just to tell you how incredible the scent is. (You’re welcome!)
I managed to buy two of these matte liquid lipsticks while I was in Australia. The fact that they are so great kinda makes me wish that I lived out there so I could buy more whenever I like. Or I should have just bought the entire collection there and then when I visited back in October. (Read about my adventures here and here). Why did I not think of this before?!
Anyway, let’s just say not buying more Sports Girl lipsticks is a regret I’m always going to have in life. (Unless I’m lucky enough to return to Australia in the future – never say never!)
Until next time, folks!