Wet ‘n Wild Mega Last lipsticks have a long-wearing matte formula – the perfect summer lip colour that will stay put.
Where to Buy: Nonpareil Boutique
Quantity: 3.3 grams
Matte lipsticks are not necessarily easy to wear. They require that you prep your lips by exfoliating and moisturizing to avoid tugging and dry patches, but their non-slip formula means they will last much longer than other lipsticks. Wet ‘n Wild have put out an impressive range of shades in this formula, and it’s the perfect starting point if you want to experiment with matte lips.
I find matte formulas leave the most classically beautiful finish on the lips. It’s chic and timeless (and you don’t have to worry about your hair sticking to your face). They can be bumped up with a gloss, or with lip balm if they’re too dry for your liking. Here are the shades I have:
902C Bare It All: medium tan
903C Just Peachy: light peach nude
904B Rose-Bud: medium reddish pink
906D Wine Room: deep berry
907C Mauve Outta Here: bright cool fuchsia
909D Coral-ine: medium orange
910D Red Velvet: bright pinky red
911D Stoplight Red: bright blue-based red
912C In The Flesh: rosy brown
913C Sand Storm: medium brown
915B Spiked With Rum: deep brown red
916D Ravin’ Raisin: deep plum
917B Cinnamon Spice: deep browned berry
965 Cherry Picking: neon fuchsia
968 Pinkerbell: bright baby pink
969 24 Carrot Gold: light orange
970 Purty Persimmon: medium red orange
These come housed in a tube with a clear top which is perfect for finding the shade you want. It’s very easy to nick the lipstick with the cap when you’re opening or closing it though, so watch out for that. The sticker on the bottom only shows the number for the majority of them, which is a bummer (not to mention their bonkers numbering system).
My favourite way to wear these is buffed into the lips with some lip balm to make a stain. It looks less stark and lipsticky than if you were to apply a thicker coat straight from the bullet.
Stay tuned for lip swatches!
Yours in beauty,