I’m a sucker for a super punchy, bold lip color, and when I saw Fenty Beauty’s Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Candy Venom in Sephora the other day, I knew I had to have it. I became a fan of matte lipsticks about 5 years ago and my lipstick collection is filled with different matte formulas and colors. I still will rock a gloss here and there, but I’m definitely a matte finish type of girl.
I love how pigmented these shades are (even if it’s in a nude or blush tone), and not having to constantly reapply throughout the day is also a plus as well. My favorite lipstick hues are always the bright pink and red shades, and I fell in love with Candy Venom at first swipe. It’s light weight and applies smoothly and evenly, so even if you don’t wear a lip liner, the application will be precise because of the packaging’s design. It’s definitely a matte lipstick but it didn’t feel dry at all. A few things of note: It’s formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates and is 100% Cruelty-Free.
Now, because it’s so bright it will stain your lips (and requires makeup remover to take it off completely), so this isn’t a formula I’d recommend on a day when you’ll be having a crazy makeout session, lol, BUT I was able to eat and drink while I wore it and only had to re-apply once and it didn’t get everywhere.
It’s a little pricier than I normally pay for lip colors ($18 vs $9 for my favorite liquid lipstick), but the moment I put it on for the first time I knew it was worth it and I plan to pick up more colors (there are currently 24 shades). This was my first Fenty Beauty purchase (hush, I already know that I’m late to the game), and I’m really happy with it. Now to figure out what my next product will be…