Last week, I told you how glad I was that dark lipstick is back for fall. It’s one of my favorite fall makeup trends that I wish would last all year. e.l.f. is fueling my obsession with deep lips with their three new shades of the Studio Matte Lip Colors.
The Matte Lip Colors are twist-up crayon style lipsticks that come to a small point, making precise application easy. The three new shades are Cranberry, Fuchsia, and Wine.
Cranberry is a cool, dusty red.
Fuchsia is a mid toned, cool pink.
Wine is a deep red with a hint of berry tone.
All of the shades have cool undertones, so they make the teeth look super white!
Since the lip colors have a matte formula, they take a bit of warming up to get a creamy application. With that being said, they do not dry down to be the traditionally uncomfortable, dry matte finish. Rather, once these set, it’s hard to remember you have applied anything to your lips at all! They almost imitate a natural lip texture and finish— not dry, but not quite moisturized either. They also have a bit of sheen to them. I prefer to apply over a balm for maximum comfort throughout the day.
The color is buildable, and can last up to 4 hours with minimal fading before eating. They re-apply and layer easily throughout the day as well.
I think these shades are great as we move towards the end of the year (and Fuchsia will certainly be worn through next spring!). The comfortable formula is great for when it starts getting colder, since it doesn’t dry out your lips.