Review | HUDA Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Medusa

Matte liquid lipsticks. Are we still on that trend train? Or are we all sick of our lips feeling like sandpaper all of the time?  I will admit that I had gone off them ever so slightly, especially around winter time when my lips just got so dry that no matter which brand of liquid lipstick I choose, it always ended up looking like a flakey dry mess. Around winter you want to apply something really nourishing and hydrating and because of that, my liquid lipsticks didn't really see much light of day. Now that we are back into Spring and Summer is soon approaching, I am ready to embrace them again which is great as I own an awful bloody lot of them. One shade in particular I have been wearing a lot recently is one from HUDA Beauty. One of the most recent lipsticks to hop into my collection, the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Medusa is a shade I gave away last year in a giveaway but fortunately I kept one back for myself as it proven to be very popular indeed!

About the HUDA Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks:
"Non-drying, featherweight, densely-pigmented and with a stunning, suedette finish, there's nothing about Huda Beauty's Liquid Matte we're not obsessed with. Already causing a furore, the silky formula applies like a lipgloss then dries in moments - cloaking your pout with a smooth, kiss-resistant veil of vibrant colour that won't smudge, flake or transfer. Enriched with nourishing ingredients, there's a shade to match each of the bestselling Lip Contour pencils, alongside seven stunning new hues ranging from deep plum (Material Girl) to on-trend '90s beige-brown (Spice Girl) - but be warned! These won't stick around so snap yours up before your best friend beats you to it."

The HUDA Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks are available in 16 different shades with 16 identical Lip Contours (that's lip liners to you and I) to ensure precise application. I love that each shade has its own liner as sometimes it can be really hard to find a liner which matches the lipstick and whilst it may look good on Little Mix, I am really not a fan of nude lipstick and dark brown lip liner. When I bought my lipsticks, the matching liners had sold out so I have had to make do without but I do really think the matching lip liner would help create a much neater and precise application.

Medusa is a really wearable dusty mauve shade which is slightly out of my comfort zone colour-wise as I don't tend to go for purple tones but I thought I would try and break free of the pink rut I seem to have got myself in. I find that the colour itself is actually slightly darker than that on the packaging but it is still a really wearable, vampy shade. When it comes down to application I do find it to be slightly messy but name me a liquid lipstick which doesn't require 5 minutes of complete silence and a very steady hand? I really think the matching lip liner would make application a dream but you just need a few moments of concentration to get a clean application.

Once applied, Medusa appears to have more of a shine finish but after a few moments it dries down completely matte. I didn't find that the HUDA Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick showed up any dry areas on the lips at all which is suprising, although that may have been a slightly different story if I had applied it in the height of winter! I found that once it had dried it did feel quite heavy on the lips - not in an uncomfortable way but you can definitely feel that something is on there so it definitely isn't the most lightweight liquid lipstick that I have tried. Longevity wise it stays put all day long without budging or transferring which is pretty damn good. I didn't find that it cracked or peeled off whatsoever so I literally cannot fault the longevity at all. If you want a long-lasting lipstick then this is definitely one to consider!

I have to just mention the smell of these HUDA Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks as, Christ, they smell bad. So bad. The worst smelling lipstick I have ever owned. I hate synthetic, vanilla smells and blimey, this is the strongest synthetic vanilla scent I have smelt. Just like the first shade in the range that I tried and was horrified at, I was so shocked at the smell of Medusa. It was horrendous and unfortunately it lingers on the lips for quite a long time. It is like walking around with a Vanilla Yankee Candle attached to your lips which is alright if you like that sort of thing but I really don't have the stomach for it.

If I were just to review this product on the lipstick alone then I would say it is probably the best matte liquid lipsticks I have tried. They remind me of the Kylie Lip Kits in consistency and texture but ever so slightly cheaper and I absolutely love the shade range. I would happily own every single shade as they are all so beautiful and I love that you can buy the matching lip liner to make for an easier and precise application. They stay put all day long without budging, transferring or creasing and I really could not ask more from a lipstick. The only thing that really lets this product down is the smell. Why every single liquid lipstick must have an overwhelmingly sickly sweet scent to it I will never know but boy, this is probably the worst I have smelt out of all I have tried. Get rid of the smell, HUDA Beauty, and these could be the best matte liquid lippies around.



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5 comments

  1. So glad to hear the formula is good! I've been wanting to try these out for a while now.

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  2. I have been using lots of my old classic creamy lipsticks lately, I put aside my dry liquid lipsticks since I cannot take it anymore, I want my lipstick to feel comfortable on my lips so a creamy option works best for me. Glad to hear that the formula of these is nice.

    Yiota
    http://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  3. That looks like such a stunning shade!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  4. Shame about the scent, but these do sound good :) I really want to try one as they are everywhere you look on social media!

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This lipstick shade looks really pretty! Good to know the formula is lovely. I might have to give these a go sometime!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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