March 1, 2016
Hooray! Looks like the Korean beauty gurus are taking a step forward in the area of matte makeup, which has honestly been pretty overdue now. To celebrate, CLIO has launched two brand new lip products – to help all the Matte Makeup Virgins out there take that first steamy dive in.
For those of you who still aren’t too keen on liquid-to-matte formulas, there’s the safe but versatile Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip Matte. The star feature has to be the easy buildability – you can swatch lightly for a Kpop-style ombre lip, or go maximum coverage and build to a full matte. Don’t let the velvety consistency of this cream lipstick fool you; the matte finish is a comfortable, solid look. Plus, skin-loving nutrients including olive oil and jojoba seed oil in the formula keep your lips feeling nourished and moisturised all day.
And before you balk at the name, take a chance on the Virgin Kiss Silkuid Lip Mattes – so named to deliver their promise of smooth, silky lips despite the matte finish. With six shades ranging from classic reds to flirty pinks, the Silkuid Lip Mattes glide like a gloss but dry into a light, weightless matte. Looks like we’ll be adding this to our list of local liquid lipsticks.
CLIO Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip Matte, $19.90; Virgin Kiss Silkuid Lip Mattes, $22.90, available in selected Watsons stores from 24 March 2016.