|Starting on the left is NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte #452 Red Suede, #448 Smooth Beige, #450 Pure Coral, #449 Creamy Mauve and ending with #451 Velvety Fuchsia Lip Color on the right.|
Regardless of what you may think, just because you pay a high price for a lipstick doesn’t guarantee that it will be the best thing that you ever put on your lips. There are some great drugstore lipsticks now available like some I recently sampled from NYC New York Color’s Expert Last Lip Color that now includes a Matte shades line.
This collection consists of #449 Creamy Mauve (cool pink), #448 Smooth Beige (nude without pink tones), #450 Pure Coral (orange-red coral), #451 Velvety Fuchsia (riveting bright pink-violet ), and #452 Red Suede (true red).
Though advertised as a mix of matte and satin, these well-pigmented lippies have more of a creamy texture than you might expect. They felt comfortable and lightweight on my lips as well. I got about four hours of wear before needing to reapply. The darker shades, however, left more of a stain effect over the pale shades.
|Starting on the left to right is #448 Smooth Beige, #450 Pure Coral, #449 Creamy Mauve, #451 Velvety Fucshia, and ending with #452 Red Suede closest to my wrist.|
The two palest shades, #449 Creamy Mauve and #448 Smooth Beige lighten and hardly look comparable to the color in the tube once you sample them. The Creamy Mauve became a paler, chalkier pink than the color of the bullet whereas the Smooth Beige became an anemic, ghostly beige on me. Both of these did not flatter my fair complexion like the deeper shades.
I adored #451 Velvety Fuchsia with how it complimented my skin tone. The Pure Coral came off a bit bright of an orange-red coral than I’m used, but was still wearable. The Red Suede was a dramatic red without any orange tones.
If you looking for new lipsticks, I do recommend giving NYC New York Color Expert Matte Lip Color ($1.99) a try whether the regular line or the new Mattes!