I’m reliably sensitive that lipgloss sales have left belly-up interjection to a mountainous recognition of glass lipsticks. This alone should be adequate to win my support, though I’ve had misgivings. we can see a appeal: matte, clear and unusually durable, glass lipsticks are colour-saturated stains that request fast and regularly on a go, approach from a pointy-tipped wand. But they’ve also been, from my perspective, a bit hard-looking (think a painted, sculpted mouth of a emporium mannequin) and not wholly comfy (with some-more colouring than anything else, they offer small in a approach of moisture).
I cite a sophistication of a normal lipstick bullet, a flexibility of finish, a waxy, roughly careless swish opposite a mouth. The occasional touch-up seems no some-more strained than hot a kettle. But I’m no beauty luddite, so I’ve given liquids another go. This time, I’m blown divided by Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment (£23, 5.5ml). What it lacks in bulk (the coherence is so watery, one can hardly feel it), it delivers in dense, colourful colour (I adore Light My Fire, a 1970s-style orangey-red, though there are copiousness of nudes, too). The applicator is sharp, easy to navigate and so accurate that we can even skip lipliner.
Packaging was a wilful cause opposite a board – a pointed, mobile beak is essential for a clean, even glide, generally given a necks of a tubes aren’t far-reaching adequate for one’s possess mouth brush (besides, we can never be worried to use one). we attempted crayon versions (including an stately regulation by Marc Jacobs), though though pointing there seemed, utterly literally, to be no point. The best focus came from YSL’s Tatouage Couture Matte Stain. At £29 (for 5ml) it costs a fortune, though it paints on impeccably with a singular calligraphic spreader. The colours are glorious, too (Rose Illicite is beautiful) and, like a Nars number, YSL’s flowing regulation stays put for 4 to 5 hours.
The longest-lasting of all was also among a cheapest. The texture of Maybelline’s Superstay Matte Ink Liquid (£9.99, 4.8g) wasn’t as gentle as a oppulance offerings, and didn’t slip on as smoothly, though it was unusually durable, flourishing dual meals, 9 hours and umpteen mugs of tea.