Top 10 Wet n Wild Matte Lipsticks
I rarely wear lipstick, but when I do, I always reach for something colorful. The idea of coating my lips with something that matches my natural color strikes me as counter-intuitive; why deal with the annoyance if it's not for a fun, unusual pop of bright, punchy color? Seems kinda like getting a flesh-toned tattoo...
While I agree that sometimes price does equal quality, I do not subscribe to that notion in relation to matte lipstick. After trying pricey lipsticks by the likes of NARS, MAC, and Chanel, I have no reason to spend anything more than a fiver when I feel like lip-coloring. Why? Because Wet n Wild! Yes, the dirt cheap drugstore brand, which just so happened to have supplied me with my first makeups as a pre-teen: white eyeliner and clear mascara...
Today, they have some decent formulas, namely the matte lipsticks. Applied directly from the tube, they rival any higher-end matte lip product by being amazingly pigmented, opaque, long-lasting, and not too drying. They also work great as a stain, applied sheerly with your finger and topped with gloss. Keep reading for swatches and dupe comparisons.
Just Peachy would be a budget option for anyone obsessed with YSL No. 52 or Grege 1947 by Dior
Think Pink could rival classic bubble gum for pinkness
Dollhouse Pink reminds me a lot of my old tube of NARS Roman Holiday
Cherry Picking is a great dupe for Revlon Cherries in the Snow
Stoplight Red is a cool true red equal to M.A.C. cult favorite Russian Red
Smokin' Hot Pink is a bright fuscia pink version of Chanel Exaltée
Mauve Outta Here is like a boring mauve that mated with NARS Funny Face
Wine Room is my personal favorite MLBB (my lips but better) shade
Red Velvet is an amazing true red similar to M.A.C. cult favorite Ruby Woo
Purty Persimmon is a wearable but even more vibrantly orange version of M.A.C. Lady Danger