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Monday, August 31, 2015

Mark Meets Matte for Fall 2015

mark meets matte fall 2015 (3)
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I'm having trouble getting into the blog writing frame of mind today... Some days I can jump right in and get a post out in no time, but today; not so much. It shouldn't be so hard to things going because the subject of today's post is the kind of perfect, selection of matte goodness from Mark for fall 2015. Ready for a closer look? You know what to do!

mark meets matte fall 2015 On The Dot Matte Eye Color Compact (1)mark meets matte fall 2015 On The Dot Matte Eye Color Compact (2)

I'll admit that I don't have many all matte palettes, so I was excited to see the On the Dot Eye Colour Compact Matte. There have been a few versions of the On the Dot palettes, but the majority of the shadows have been shimmery. These mattes have nice pigmentation when used over a primer and blend quite well, but do kick up some major dust and leave a fair bit of fall out as well. Theses are definitely shadows to apply pre-foundation.

The nine shadows all lean on the cooler side, with purples and blues, and greys being most prominent. I would have liked another neutral for pulling the colours together, but otherwise you can create a full look with just this palette.


mark meets matte fall 2015 Nailed It Matte Trend Mini Nail Lacquers (3)

mark meets matte fall 2015 Nailed It Matte Trend Mini Nail Lacquers teal appeal

mark meets matte fall 2015 Nailed It Matte Trend Mini Nail Lacquers  violet riot

If there ever is a season for matte nails, it's fall. At least, I think fall. The Nailed it Matte Trend Mini Nail Lacquer duo combines two baby bottles of polish (each is enough for about ten manicures) with Matte Teal Appeal and Matte Violet Riot. Matte Teal Appeal is a medium teal cream with a waxy matte finish that applies in two easy coats. Matte Violet Riot is a deep, inky purple with very faint shimmer, with a flat matte finish. This shade is super opaque (a one coater!) but you have to act quickly as it dries so fast it can get clumpy on the brush.

mark meets matte fall 2015 Lipclick Matte Full Color Lipstick    (3)mark meets matte fall 2015 Lipclick Matte Full Color Lipstick  Starlet, Siren, Vixen

mark meets matte fall 2015 Lipclick Matte Full Color Lipstick Starlet

mark meets matte fall 2015 Lipclick Matte Full Color Lipstick Siren

mark meets matte fall 2015 Lipclick Matte Full Color Lipstick Vixen

Of course lips weren't left out of the matte lovin'. I've been all about matte lip shades, so I was interested to see how the new Lipclick Matte Full Colour Lipsticks would fare. Housed in the same metal tubes with magnetic caps, the matte Lipclicks look the the same as the originals, but have a creamy feeling formula with a matte finish. I'm always a bit weary of new to me matte formulas, but I can happily report that these aren't drying and wear really well. I found they last about 4 hours (with no eating or drinking) and wear away quite evenly.

There are currently three matte shade: Starlet, a vivid pink. Siren, a pink kissed red (my favourite of the trio!) and Vixen, a deep, blackened raspberry. Vixen is a little troublesome to apply, as it's patchy and uneven, but with a bit of patience it does even out. A lip liner will make things easier.

Overall, these are some great matte products. I have really been into Siren, as it's just such a great red and wears so easily. Plus, it leaves a bit of a stain,, so you;re not left with naked lips when you forget to touch up (I'm not one to remember to touch up my lipstick...) What do you think? Are you a matte fan?