I’ve had these lovely Becca Ultimate Matte Lip Colours sitting on my desk for a good month and a half now and I’ve had this post written for almost as long, but I’m a doofus who keeps forgetting to hit publish. So, uh, don’t be me, kids. Be organised.
But! An egregiously long delay aside, let’s dish about these Ultimate Matte Lip Colours from Becca. They’re what I’d classify as ‘modern mattes’ – lighter in texture and less powdery and thick than old school matte lipsticks, with a lighter mouthfeel and more application ‘glide’ when applied from the tube (it’s also worth noting that these lipsticks are free from wax, so ideal for those who get thirsty lips from wax-based lip products). They still have the long wear time of traditional dry matte lipsticks, but don’t sacrifice comfort in the process. On average I found these lasted a good six hours on my lips, with the rosy pink shade lasting through several cups of coffee and a long day at work.
Aurora is a bright orange red creme without any shimmer or sparkle. It’s a great summery colour that’s upbeat and cheerful, perfect for a pop of colour on (hungover) mornings. This was the creamiest of the three Ultimate Matte Lip Colours I tried, with an easy slip that made applying from the tube a breeze.
Amelia is a gorgeous rosy pink cream that’s pure femininity in lipstick form. It gives me effortless dolly rosebud lips, while the matte finish gives it an elegant, classic feel. There’s a little touch of translucency in Amelia that I quite like too; it looks like a naturally occurring colour and not a painted cosmetic.
Eloise is a very soft fleshy pink that’s easily my favourite out of the three shades I’ve tried. It has a good solid beige background note that keeps the pink from looking chalky or pastel, but not so much that it looks like a nude creme. Eloise, much like her New York namesake, is a little bit of a problem child. It’s very, very dry to the point of being near impossible to apply from the tube. A swipe of Becca Lip Priming Perfector helps somewhat (and I’m planning on talking about that primer in depth later!) but it’s a bit of a let down compared to, say, the creamy ease of Aurora. A true delight of a colour, but the formula is a bit lacking.
Overall I’m super impressed with these Ultimate Matte Lip Colours, and given that they are the first things I’ve ever used from the Becca line (!), it was an excellent introduction to a really polished and professional Australian colour brand. In fact I’m looking at the Becca website as I’m writing this, making my mental wishlist for next payday. A Beach Tint, maybe… or a Shimmering Skin Perfector… or…
If you’re interested in other Becca colour products, Makeup Utopia recently posted a great article featuring a wide variety of Becca eye products. Check it out!
These items were kindly provided to swatchgirl.com.