HudaBeauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks
I got the HudaBeauty Liquid Matte lipsticks in the shades Icon and Bombshell a while back.
What it is:
A highly comfortable, long wear liquid lipstick that dries matte with intense color pay-off and transfer-proof properties.
What it does:
Introducing Huda Beauty’s latest lip beautifier: the Liquid Matte, an unrivaled take on the liquid lipstick. The tried and true comfort-wear formula from top beauty expert, Huda Kattan, is infused with antioxidants and an exclusive complex to help maintain the lips’ hydration. The lightweight formula glides on a thin coat of color that intensifies as it sets to a matte, transfer-free finish with amazing staying power. You might even forget you’re wearing anything on your lips at all! The must-have shades can be worn alone or combined to create the perfect color for any occasion. Pair it with a complementary Huda Beauty Lip Contour to set off your look.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
“I created these because I could never find a liquid lipstick that suited my needs. This formula is so light, it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all, but gives you a long-lasting, transfer-free finish in shades to die for.”—Huda Kattan
This product is cruelty-free and free of gluten. Please note: the color’s appearance may vary based on skintone once set.
You get 5 ml of product for $20.
This is described as a classy peachy pink. On my lips, it is actually pretty dark and shows up as a hybrid between red and pink. It is a very glamorous shade if you want a bold lip, or something classy for a night out.
This is described as a subtle pinkish nude, and it is my favorite of the two. Normally lighter shades look like neon highlighter on my pigmented lips, but this shows its actual true color on my lips and is so perfect for daytime/summer/with a smokey eye/for a no makeup look. The list is endless. On my lips, this looks like it has a coral tint to it.
- Beautiful finish. These actually feel hydrating on the lips and sit so well once they dry.
- They don’t really come off unless I have a big meal or eat something very oily. This is a primary reason why they’re two of the best shades in my collection and why I turn to them time and again if I know I’ll be wearing my makeup for a while.
- When they fade, they do so very evenly, especially Bombshell which fades to look like it is actually my own lip color.
- Very lightweight on the lips.
- Packaging is very pretty.
- They take a while to dry.
- They are on the more expensive end of the spectrum, but like I said, they’re good quality!
Do I recommend these?
If you have $ to spend and you really want to try these out, I say go for it. There is a huge range of shades and they are very good quality lipsticks. I will probably keep repurchasing Bombshell forever.
Because I love Bombshell so much, I checked to see if there are any cheaper dupes for it in my collection, and came up with some possible picks.
NYX Lip Lingerie in Ruffle Trim and Bedtime Flirt
The NYX site describes these as:
Slip into something seductive with Lip Lingerie, our luxurious liquid lipstick with a plush, Matte finish. Available in the color-kissed hues you know and love—from cinnamon pink and chocolate brown, to warm mahogany red and classic nude beige—plus, 12 brand-new nudes! Each sultry shade will coat the curves of your lips with irresistibly creamy color.
They retail for $7 (4 ml).
Bedtime Flirt is described as a red-toned pink, and it is a very light one at that. It is the perfect nude lip and on my lips, looks almost similar to HudaBeauty Bombshell. The main difference is in texture; Bedtime Flirt is more creamy and moussy, and that shows on the lips while Bombshell is thinner in texture and sits on the lips very lightly. Bedtime Flirt does not feel drying on the lips.
Ruffle Trim is described as a cinnamon pink and looks like a coral pink on my lips. I thought this would be more like Bombshell but in my swatches I think Bedtime Flirt is a closer dupe. This shade is also non-drying and creamy in texture.
Do I recommend these?
For $7, you can’t go wrong. Big shade range, creamy on the lips, great for daily wear.
J.Cat Beauty Lipfinity Matte Lip Kissproof
I saw this dupe on the DupeThat Instagram profile, and it was only $4.99 on Forever 21 so I bought it in the shade Champagne Buzz.
Champagne Buzz has no description on the site but it is a nude pink shade that looks very much like Bombshell. The only trouble is that it applies streaky and has to be evened out with more coats. It also does not feel hydrating like Bombshell, but what do you expect for a quarter of the price? Normally when I apply Bombshell, I keep Champagne Buzz in my purse for touch ups.
Do I recommend this?
For $4.99? Give it a try, I would say. Plus you get a whopping 12 g of product.
In case it may seem there are discrepancies in lighting, these swatch pictures have been taken in natural light and left unedited to give as accurate a depiction of the product shades as possible.
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