Mellow Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in “Passion” arrived as my day 24 gift in the 2016 Beautiful Christmas Advent Calendar, and is a beautiful mid-pink colour packaged in a classy looking 3.8g matte beige bullet with gold trim. I’ve always avoided matte lipsticks because I’ve heard they can be drying and not very moisturizing, but the formula of this lipstick does not dry out lips at all.
Mellow’s matte lipsticks are highly pigmented, so they give a rich colour, with a long-wearing formula that feels velvety smooth upon application and have an ultra matte finish, yet still retains a surprisingly moisturizing consistency that I find doesn’t dry out my lips.
When applied properly (a thin layer rubbed into the lips, blotted, and then another thin layer applied), I found that it lasted for hours without needing to be retouched, and even when it did start to wear off, the colour stain still remained.
I’m not sure if this lipstick is creamy matte or ultra matte, as the packaging I received seems to be a little confusing. The gold printing on the side of the pale beige box says, “Mellow Ultra Matte Lipstick”, yet the little sticker on the bottom of the bullet where the colour name is just says, “Matte Lipstick”, and I’ve read reviews that others have written saying that this is a creamy matte lipstick and not a true (ultra) matte lipstick, and when I search for “Passion” on Mellow’s website, it pops up as one of their Creamy Matte Lipsticks. Either way, it has a matte finish and does not dry out my lips.
I’d definitely recommend Mellow’s Matte Lipstick as it’s comfortable to wear, is well pigmented, and does not leave lips feeling or looking dry and flaky. Mellow Cosmetics Matte Lipsticks are cruelty free, paraben free, and vegan, but they do contain mineral oil, and may contain titanium dioxide.
Mellow Cosmetics can be found at selected Life Pharmacies and Farmers stores, or online.