Highlight Cosmetics reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to try a couple of their Matte Liquid Lipsticks. I was sold on trying the product because of the healthy ingredient list each lipstick contains, including turmeric, green tea, white tea, sea kelp, and a benefit peptide to keep your lips healthy and moisturized. Matte liquid lipsticks can be really drying on the lips, not just while you’re wearing them, but also in the days after wearing them. I’ve had many formula’s just completely wreck my lips and make them chapped for a week after wearing them. Highlight Cosmetics has a gorgeous formula that feels really luxurious and actually made my lips look nicer. I’ve got swatches and my thoughts inside!
Sandstone Cashmere is your quintessential nude shade that is wearable every day. This formula is unique to me because it goes on like a whipped mousse and then dries down to be completely budge-proof. Most of the mousse-like matte shades I’ve tried do not dry down completely and this one looks gorgeous when it does. I wore this for a solid 8 hours and still had the color on my lips. Anything with oil in it (in your food, for example) may take a bit of the product off, but generally, it doesn’t budge.
Pink Sapphire is a cool-toned neon fuchsia pink. I love this shade SO much more than I thought I would. At first swipe, I was shocked at how opaque and bright it was. After applying it completely and letting it dry down, I was really digging it. It looks great with a bit of a glow during the summer. I also appreciate how pigmented these lipsticks are on the first swipe because the fewer layers you have to use, the better the application will look.
Overall, I’m a big fan of the formula on these. I like that they are made in the USA, gluten and cruelty free, and don’t contain any parabens. Besides having a stellar ingredient list, these have an extraordinary formulation.
You can browse their entire catalog of shades here, as well as purchase them online. Each lipstick retails for $25.00USD.
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