With a bazillion different matte formulas and brands out there, it can be overwhelming deciding on which ones to go for. I’ve tried my fair share of matte lip products, but nothing has left me so utterly impressed like the It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousses ($20.00 each for 4.1 g) from Julep. I think I finally found my favorite matte lipstick formula and I’m seriously infatuated!
These lip mousses come in a very pretty transparent packaging with a pull-off cap that “clicks” into place when you close it and they have a uniquely shaped applicator with a dent in the center and a rounded tip that gives an incredibly effortless and precise application, especially for outlining the lips. I don’t usually care about the lip applicators since they’re usually the generic doe-foot style, but I loved the particular shape of this one!
The lip mousses have a rose oil infused formulation with a very creamy consistency that glides seamlessly on to provide a highly saturated color payoff. They go on so smoothly and evenly, and feel like velvet, and dry down within a few seconds to a semi-matte finish. They don’t fully set, so you won’t have to deal with any tortuous drying sensation, but they will transfer a bit during eating and drinking. I noticed some fading in the center of my lips after about four hours of wear, but the overall lasting power of these lip colors is fantastic! This is the most long wearing matte formulation that I’ve tried, which gives me over eight hours of color before reapplication is needed! My final verdict is that these lip mousses are phenomenal — they’re super pigmented, soft, non-drying, and have great longevity. I was a fan of this product the moment that I tried it on — it’s so weightless that I felt like I had nothing on!
Swoon is a beautiful mauve.
Smooch is a stunning strawberry red.
You can find these lip mousses at Julep.Com.
(I received these products complimentary of Julep. The opinions are 100% my own.)