Tuesday, September 15, 2015

MBA Cosmetics Luxury Matte Lipsticks

Hello, hello beauties!! I got some lippie swatches to share with you! ♥ Recently MBA Cosmetics has been coming out with a TON of new products... Literally it feels like every time I refresh their site, there is a new product listed. haha OK maybe I am exaggerating just a touch. ;) BUT, its been just 2 months since my "Whats New With MBA Cosmetics" post where I shared an update of their new products, and many new products have been added to their website since then.

One of the more popular products that have been added are lipsticks in particular. MBA Cosmetics has added 3 new shade to their Matte Liquid Lip Colors, and has added two more types of lipsticks to their brand. The Mega Matte Liquid Lipsticks - 8 Shades available. I only have 1 of those so far, but will be buying more soon! And then the Luxury Matte Lipsticks - 6 shades available, which I am sharing with you today. ♥
Now, I am sure you all know this by now, but if you are new (welcome!), here is a bit of info. I am the Social Media Manager for MBA Cosmetics. So yes, I work for this amazing indie biz! And I am a HUGE fan - have been for several years now. ♥ With that, I do have an affiliate code - AGAPELOVE15 - that saves you 15% on your purchase at http://mybeautyaddiction.com. This code can be used as many times as you like, it never expires... And even better it can even be used during sales, so you can save an additional 15% on already marked down prices. Woot Woot!

Alright, moving on... The Luxury Matte Lipsticks are described as "very matte & pigmented without being too dry. The color glides on smooth without feeling dry on lips. Truly a luxurious feeling lipstick with amazing, rich color payoff." This is a very accurate description of the lipsticks, but I feel there is a slight exception for two of the lipsticks. I will explain more about that specifically under each swatch. And just something else to note is that each of these lipsticks does a faint vanilla scent. I personally love that - vanilla is my favorite scent - But I know not everyone does! The scent is not over-powering at all though. Its very faint and cant be noticed once applied to the lips. 
First swatch (pictured above) is Caress. Site Description: "Caress is a gorgeous neutral mauve/pink that looks great on just about everyone!" This is definitely one of those "90's grunge" type of colors, only I'd say its slightly softer and more mature. I agree its a color that will look beautiful on everyone. ♥ As you can see this shade is very opaque and pigmented, and out of each of the shades this one is the most creamy and luxurious feeling! It glides on so smooth it almost feels like butter.

Next up is the shade Just Peachy, described as "a gorgeous light Peachy/Coral shade". While I do find this to be such a pretty color in the tube or swatches on the hand, I dont find it to be a good color on me personally. It sort of washes me out. This is also one of the lipsticks I mentioned feeling a slight exception to the Description of the Luxury Matte Lipsticks. While it is very pigmented its not as opaque as the other lipsticks. It was the only one that kind of applied differently. Not sure what it is... I wouldn't say its "patchy", but  it just doesn't look as good (in my opinion) as the others.

Pictured Above is Mardi Gras! "Mardi Gras is a vibrant purple with a red/pink undertone". The description is very accurate - its a very pink based purple and is beautiful!

For those of you who love a true dark and pigmented BLACK lipstick - Raven is for you!! "Raven is deep, dark & matte black. Exquisite!" Now, this was the other lipstick I felt was a slight exception to the description... While all the other lipsticks do "glide on smoothly" Raven did tug at my lips just a little bit. Its the driest of these lipsticks, however it doesn't FEEL dry or drying on the lips once applied. As well, if you do another coat it does glide smoothly on over itself.

Next up is Red For Real. "Red For Real is RED RED RED! Gorgeous, intense and true red!" Yes, this red is GORGEOUS!! Not sure if I like this one or Salsa better - they are both amazing shades of red! ♥

 Last up is the Shade Salsa, which reminds me of a hot chilly pepper red! So its got the perfect name. ;) Salsa is described as "a beautiful red with a bit of warmth." I feel like this photo shows this shade a touch lighter and warmer than it actually is. Believe it or not, this color is a lot more "rich" in person. Its just a gorgeous red shade. ♥

I hope you enjoyed these swatches and mini-reviews of each shade! Over all I would of course highly recommend these lippies. They definitely live up to the name of being Luxurious! Even though they are "Matte" lipsticks, they are still very creamy and comfortable to wear. Something else I like is that they have the long lasting benefits of a Matte Lipstick without the extremely dull dry look of a typical Matte Lipstick.

Lastly, I wanted to mention that with the exception of adding my watermark, and blurring my skin... Each of these swatches are completely unedited - meaning no color/lighting touch ups. These are close up shots, taken with my Canon Rebel t3i, using studio lights. I wanted to give you all the most accurate representation of these lippies as I could. So I hope you found these helpful.

Let me know your thoughts, I always love hearing from you! And if you have any questions on something I may have left out, please dont hesitate to ask. I try to always reply to comments as often as possible. ♥ Also - let me know which shade is your favorite?

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  1. I absolutely love Raven, not that I could get away with wearing it, but what a fab shade x

  2. I'm not too sure on the black lippy although the pigmentation is fantastic. The reds in this collection are STUNNING. Totally love them xxx

  3. Caress and Mardi Gras are my favorite, I think. Your lip swatches are always amazing. So jelly! Hehe.

  4. These looks stunning! I love the look of Mardi Gras and Salsa - beautiful shades :)

    Jess xo

  5. First of all, stunning photos! I've been really longing to try MBA for a while now...I especially love the look of Mardi Gras and Caress! ♥

  6. These look so pretty! my favorites are the nude ones <3

    Pink Frenzy

  7. caress is my favourite! i want to try black lipstick

  8. I love Caress! Raven is perfect for a goth look!


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