I never used to have much of an opinion when it came to matte lipstick, but in the past year, or so, I've become a huge fan. Now, not all formulas are created equally. What starts out as a stunning shade can transform into a drying-tear-your-lips-up mess. Nobody wants that. What am I getting at... Right, finding a comfortable formula is key. Youngblood has the formula for you in their Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipstick. I happen to have the three new Spring shades. Want a closer look? Read on
"These super-rich, on trend, perfectly matte lipsticks provide high-impact payoff and are ultra-pigmented. Enriched with emollients and Vitamin E, each luxurious shade glides on effortlessly with a beautiful matte finish." - Youngblood
I'm pretty convinced Youngblood can do no wrong. I've been thoroughly pleased with everything I've tried thus far, and the Intimatte Mineral Matte Lipsticks are no exception. On the first pass, they do feel a bit stiff, but it seems like they warm on your skin, and then glide pretty easily. They pack a ton of pigment, with opaque coverage and an easy wearing matte finish. It's definitely matte, but not an ultra-flat matte, and it wears beautifully for 4-5 hours. I find I get a touch of sheen off of Fever and Sinful (we'll talk shades in just a moment) but a quick blot takes them back down to a full matte.
The Intimatte range is currently home to nine shades, with Flirt, Fever, and Sinful being new for Spring.
Flirt is a peachy-coral. It's not an over-the-top coral, and is slightly muted, making it perfect if you're not a true coral lover (like myself.)
Fever is a warm, yellow based red. It's not quite orange and perfectly vivid without being too bright.
Sinful is a pretty classic blue based red and all kinds of perfect (and sexy.)
Overall, a great option if you're a matte lip lover or are looking for an easier wearing formula. What do you think? Tried them? Need any of these shades in your life?