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Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Press SampleI was immediately drawn to Lipstick Queen Endless Summer for the name alone.  I live in a place where summer is truly endless, so would this be the dream lip color for a desert dweller like me?  Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick isn’t just about color, the product contains moisturizer and sun protection.  Truly a dream for any sun-worshipper!

Endless Summer In Aloha

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Aloha

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Aloha

Aloha is a cheery shade of red. You knew I’d want to try the rouge shade, right? Other colors offered in the Endless Summer formula include Hang Ten- a warm nude, Endless Summer- pink, and Stoked- coral.

Aloha Swatch, Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Aloha Swatch, Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

Aloha Swatch, Lipstick Queen Endless Summer

As you can see, the formula is super sheer. If you’re looking for a forgivable red, this is it! I experienced zero bleeding or cracking with this product. No primer or liner is required to keep color in place. In addition, it has such a heavenly feel on the lips. It feels more like a soothing lip treatment than a lipstick, and as a result has become a fast favorite in my makeup collection!

Retail price is $22. Endless Summer lipsticks can be purchased directly at LipstickQueen.com, Ulta, Nordstrom.com, and Barneys.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip

Press SampleMAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick will be your favorite “go-to” matte neutral!  Part of the MAC The Matte Lip Collection, Velvet Teddy is a medium neutral shade with a hint of peach.

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick Swatch

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip

MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip

If you love texture, you’ll be a fan of MAC Matte Lipstick.  These new shades in their modern matte formula add texture and a soft matte finish to the lips.

Retail price is $16. Don’t miss this fabulous collection of matte lipstick by MAC!

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Press SampleI saved the best lipstick from the MAC The Matte Lipstick Collection for last. MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick is a true starlet-red shade that brings to mind silver-screen starlets from yesteryear, and all of the classic glamour and elegance they personified.

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick Swatch, Review

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC D Is For Danger Matte Lipstick Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Here’s the hard truth about red lipstick.  No one thinks they look good in red, yet everyone looks great in red!  It’s true!  You’ll need to overcome your fear of red and try this lipstick on for size.  Something I love about MAC matte lipstick is that it doesn’t bleed into fine lines as much as a glossies formula would, making it that much more appealing to give this red a try!

Retail price is $16.

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Press Sample Just when you were getting used to the 80s being back, the 90s style is starting to edge its way onto the mainstream stage.  Brown lipstick–yes, brown–is going to be scorchingly hot this Fall.  Another hot trend?  Matte finishes.  So MAC Matte Lipstick in Stone from the MAC The Matte Lip Collection is a great choice that will carry you through the remainder of the year.

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC Stone Matte Lipstick, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC Stone Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC Stone Swatch, MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Stone is a cool hued neutral, an ashy medium/dark brown that will stand out even on darker complexions.  The finish is devoid of shine, but not devoid of dimension!  MAC Matte Lipstick formula has a velvety finish that is an upgrade from the traditional matte.

Retail price is $16 per lipstick.

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Press SampleThe recently released MAC The Matte Lip Collection contains 12 new shades of Matte and Retro Matte lipsticks with incredible color and wear time!

MAC Matte Lip Collection

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

The matte lip is here to STAY readers, so if you still haven’t warmed to the trend, it’s time to get used to it! These lipsticks are now a part of MAC’s permanent makeup collection, so you can see the brand doesn’t expect the move toward matte to end anytime soon.

Matte Lipstick Swatches,

Matte Lipstick Swatches: Stone, D Is For Danger, and Velvet Teddy

Swatches from left to right: Stone- a deep cool-hued brown, D is for Danger- an incredible true red, and Velvet Teddy- a medium peachy-neutral.  These pigment-rich shades aren’t the chalky mattes your grandmother wore!  MAC describes the finish as “suede” and I feel that description is dead-on.

MAC Matte Lipsticks

MAC Matte Lipsticks

Retail price is $16 per lipstick.

Click HERE to find these shades at MACCosmetics.com, other retailers include Nordstrom.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.