A Matte Liquid Lipstick that Doesn't Murder My Lips -- Could it Be?

I was recently offered the opportunity to try a new to me liquid lipstick brand claiming that their matte liquid lipstick is different from others on the market; that in addition to being highly pigmented, easy to apply, matte and long wearing, it moisturizes and is comfortable to wear. Yeah... Sure. I've heard that one, before. And paid the price for falling for the hype. In spite of my trepidation, I decided to go for it and see if this liquid lipstick lives up to it's claims. Or murders my lips.

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On my doorstep landed a Highlight Matte Liquid Lipstick. Packaged in an ivory and gold box is a pretty typical liquid lip tube. Clear acrylic trimmed and labelled in gold with a black cap. The shade I received is Pink Sapphire, a bold, intense blue based pink. I was delighted, when I saw the colour as I love bright pinks like this!

Highlight claims that this is a long wearing matte liquid lipstick that is also hydrating and comfortable, thanks to the presence of Turmeric, Green and White Teas, Sea Kelp and a Benefit Peptide. Did it live up to it's many claims? Or did it commit lipacide?

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Application of this somewhat creamy/mousse-y, lightweight formula is easy thanks to the flocked doe foot applicator. Highlight Matte Liquid Lipstick is highly pigmented, a small amount is all that is required to get full, opaque coverage. The formula spreads smoothly across my lips. Thanks to the applicator, it is easy to get precise placement and I love that I had no trouble evening up my somewhat asymmetrical upper lip without it looking "cheated" or overdrawn. Once the lippie is in place, it sets and locks it's self down for hours of wear. I sported this lippie, the first time for about six hours. How did it do?

Highlight Matte Liquid Lipstick hangs together flawlessly for as long as I choose to wear it. The feel is light and flexible and I experience no fading, flaking and only very minimal break apart at the moisture line. This liquid lipstick remains locked down at my lip line, I require no lip liner or barrier pencil and this lipstick doesn't bleed or feather up into those pesky little vertical lip lines. Waterproof and nom resistant; unless I'm chomping on something oily, I don't need to touch up until I'm ready to remove it.

Comfort factor with this matte liquid lipstick is astonishingly good! My lips are exceedingly sensitive and highly prone to dry out. I have struggled to wear lippies that claim to be highly emollient and hydrating and matte finishes are nearly always out of the question, for me. Happily, Highlight Matte Liquid Lipstick is a very rare exception. I am so impressed by this liquid lipstick.

Ingredients:
Isododecane Cyclopentasiloxane Trimethylsiloxysilicate Beeswax (Cera Alba) Dimethicone Kaolin Disteardimonium Hectorite VP/Hexadecene Copolymer Octyldodecanol Polybutene Silica Silylate C18-36 Acid Triglyceride Propylene Carbonate Phenoxyethanol Stearalkonium Hectorite Ethylhexylglycerin Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Oil Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 Tocopheryl Acetate Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Laminaria Ochroleuca (Kelp) Extract Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract Camellia Oleifera (White Tea) Leaf Extract MAY CONTAIN: +/- Mica (CI 77019) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492) D&C Red 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410:2) FD&C Yellow No 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140:1) Carmine (CI 75470) FD&C Blue No 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090) D&C Red No 6 (CI 15850) FD&C Red 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850:1)

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Highlight Matte Liquid Lipstick in Pink Sapphire right after application. I love this shade! It's so bright and pretty yet it's wearable and flattering, too.

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This shot was taken after several hours, lots of sluprs of my peach iced tea and a couple of cups of coffee. You can see a little break apart at the moisture line, in macro but at a casual distance, it wasn't visible. My lips still felt good, at this point, as well.

The verdict is clear: Highlight Matte Liquid Lipstick is beautiful, highly pigmented, easy to apply, long wearing, not a horror show to remove and amazingly comfortable for even my special snowflake lips to wear. Lip Murder did not happen, my lips live on and I would like another shade or two in this formula. A beautiful red and a great, neutral, nude pink would be nice...

Have you tried Highlight Matte Liquid Lipstick? It is available on Amazon if you would like to give it a go. I was able to find about eight shades, including this one. Digging them up was a bit of a pain in my ass and I think that the listing could be improved to make shopping and finding the perfect shade faster and easier. Highlight Matte Liquid Lipstick is made in the U.S., is Cruelty Free, Gluten Free and Paraben Free. This product is not Vegan.

If you have had difficulty in the past with matte liquid lipsticks because of the dry out factor, I recommend that you give Highlight Matte Liquid Lipstick a go.

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