October 20, 2015

The Balm - Meet Matt(e) Hughes

At first I wasn't too sure about the whole liquid lipstick trend, but I thought I'd give it a shot and I ordered some liquid lippies. You have seen the Gerard Cosmetics ones and today I'm telling you all about the new The Balm liquids!

The packaging is very The Balm, again that 50-60s style. Original, pretty! The lipstick has a doe foot applicator and works well, I never use an extra lip brush to do the edges. 

The colors I got are:

Honest: a warm coral.
Loyal: a deep red.
Adoring: merlot, a wine red.

About the formula.
The lipstick is completely matte, without being too drying. It applies quite easy and covers well. But you can even put on a second layer without any problems, it won't get patchy. The scent is minty and fresh and at first I thought it was too much (I don't like mint at all), but now I'm used to it and the scent doesn't bother me anymore. (I even start to like it!) 

The Balm promises that the liquids are long lasting and they are. If I wouldn't eat, I could wear it for a day. But after a meal, I need a little touch up. Compared to all my other lipsticks I would say that these are somewhere in the top 5 of longest lasting lipsticks. It was so difficult to get the swatches of my arm, I only got them of with oil. 

I absolutely love these colors. Adoring is the wine, vampy red shade which I adore. It's so pretty and I wear this one the most of all my liquid lipsticks. Loyal is also incredibly pretty, a universal red. It's not too orange, not too blue, it's perfect. Honest is a step out of the comfort zone. I'm not really used to shades like this, but I do like the color. 

The Balm - Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Honest, Loyal and Adoring (€15)

It's safe to say that these are liquids that I really, really like. They are easy to apply, incredibly long lasting and there is a nice variety in wearable shades. (I really need Charming and Sentimental too, such pretty colors.) So if you're looking for a liquid lipstick, I would definitely recommend these.

Do you like wearing liquid lipsticks?

Love, Rani


  1. I love this product! It's long-wearing and applies smoothly to a comfortable matte finish. It's also highly pigmented! Thanks for the share :)

    Jo x

  2. Adoring is such a beautiful color!

  3. I think all three colors look great on you! And the packaging looks really nice and funny, just like every The Balm product.

  4. Wauw, ziet er supermooi uit! Ik vind je blog trouwens echt top, een van m'n nieuwe faves :) xo

  5. Adoring is echt een vamp kleur! I love it!

    x Karen

  6. I really like Loyal. Do you own any Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets? I'm curious how The Balm's are the same or different to those?

    Great review, really like the swatches ;)

  7. They look gorgeous on you! You also just convinced me to buy Some of these :D

  8. Love these liquid lippys. You look so good in those colors! Gorgeous pictures Rani! If you want a long wearing lipstick or liquid lipstick, got to try Chanel's ultra wear lippy or Loreal infallible 24hr liquid lipstick. Both last a long time!:)

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