loreal lip paints

If there’s one beauty item I can never get enough of, it’s lip products. You can never have enough red/nude/plum/eccentric tones; you just can’t. It’s the law of the beauty world. (Some days you just prefer a L’Oreal nude lippie to a YSL nude lippie because they’re completely different shades of nude, obvs!) So this week I will be featuring five of my favourite newest lip launches.

To kick off this series are the L’Oreal Lip Paint Mattes. One of the main reasons I’m incredibly obsessed with these is because L’Oreal used bloggers in their campaign; always a plus in my books!

I will try and follow a similar format for all my reviews this week, that will include colour payoff, longevity, feel, price point and overall review.


These lip paints are super pigmented and you don’t need a lot of product to get the truest colour. I do feel like the actual colour differs from the tone of the tube, but it may just be because of my skin tone. My favourite colours are Apocalypse Red and Hollywood Beige


The lip paints are not liquid matte lipsticks, so they don’t dry. Therefore, even though they’re relatively long lasting, you will need to touch up and reapply. I also feel like the darker colours leave a bit of a stain behind.


As mentioned previously, the paints don’t dry like a liquid lipstick, but in a good way. It has a super creamy formula that feels comfortable on the lips and even though the texture is matte, it doesn’t have a drying feeling. The applicator is relatively easy to use, with a strategically shaped doe foot that gets into corners really well.


L’Oreal is a drugstore brand, therefore their products are a lot more reasonable than their designer counterparts for a magnificent product. They retail at R179,95 and are available at selected Clicks and Dischem stores.


If you’re a makeup junkie, then this product is definitely for you. I love the colours and love that they’re easy to apply, mix up to make your own unique shade or just slip into your bag for easy on-the-go application without a lip brush. The only thing that I can fault is that I feel like the product will get finished very quickly if you use it on a daily use, whereas a normal bullet lipstick usually takes forever to finish up. x