The current trend in lips seem to be liquid formulas that turn matte and are longlasting. Last year we saw the Rimmel Apocolips release which was one of my favourite lip releases of the year and since then we’ve had everything from high end to drugstore brands bringing out similar versions.

Some of the new ones i’ve tried recently are the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong ($24.00AUD) & Savvy by DB Ultra Matte Lip Colour in Icon & Miss Monroe ($7.99AUD).

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Pink Pong – Such a perfect bright pink, I think a matte bright pink lip is one of the easiest ways to jazz up a look. Even wearing the simplest of makeup a bright pink matte lip is always going to make you look “done”. This one by Bourjois is my current shade for that. The formula on this lipstick is a bit thinner then the versions from Savvy by DB, but it’s easily fixed. Do one coat.. wait til it’s dried and then add another. This baby will stay on your lips well into a coffee and a meal. In terms of dryness, I do recommend doing a bit of lip prep prior to application – a good balm will do the trick. These come in quite a few “on trend” colours so I’m keen to possibly add another to my stash.

Savvy by DB Ultra Matte Lipcolour in Icon & Miss Monroe – Gotta love Priceline (hah! see what I did there?). The in-house brands of Savvy by DB & Models Prefer really bring it in terms of trend items, and for such a good price. I first saw these on Angie‘s instagram (she also did a review on these which you should check out here). When I saw Miss Monroe on her I knew it had to be mine. When I went instore and swatched I also fell head over heels for Icon, a purple pink shade (totally in my list of favourite ever type of lipstick shades). These are a little thicker then the Bourjois offering but they are also a little kinder to the lips. I’ve only so far worn Miss Monroe out and let me tell you… this sucker don’t budge, I literally had to soak 3 cotton pads with makeup remover to get this off my lips and this is after wearing it all day after I did this swatch photo & through dinner and a movie that night. It does however seem to disappear from the middle of my bottom lip so I have to constantly check that and do a sneaky re-apply. That’s what front facing iPhone cameras were made for right?.

Here are the shades on my face, in the order of the swatches above.

Have you tried any of these? Which Bourjois should I pick up next? It’s going to happen next time Priceline have a sale… I’m sure of it 🙂