I have beef with matte liquid lipsticks. Sure, they can last for hours while eating, drinking, etc. … But at worst, they can be dry, scaly, and downright uncomfortable. This is the main reason why I have been wearing satins, spots and balms more often than not in the past few years. Having said that, it’s incredibly rare that I stumble upon a liquid mat that I want to wear more than once. But when I slipped on it Hourglass Cosmetics Velvet Story Lip Cream for the first time, I knew I had found a new long-term companion.
Despite being priced at $ 36, which I consider pretty steep for a single lipstick, this six-shade range of nude and pink lipsticks sold out immediately after its debut in April (they were gone before the day was over. of the launch). It is quite easy to understand why: this is so. Fucking. Comfortable.
This lipstick, or lip cream as the brand calls it, takes everything you know about matte lipsticks and rocks it. It’s very matte, yes, but in a way that looks soft and fuzzy rather than bold and intense – like your natural, bare lip but just a little more colorful. So the word “velvet” in its name is quite appropriate.