Saturday, February 18, 2017

Picture Polish Matte Lipstick: Review and Swatches

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Picture Polish Matte Lipstick: Review and Swatches
If you love indie nail polishes then you'd be excited to know that Picture Polish now has a line of Matte Lipsticks ($22 CAD at Harlow & Co.). Fragrance-free made in Australia with ethically-sourced ingredients, this five-shade range promises a hydrating wear and a matte finish. To see some swatches and read my review, click......

Packaging:
The Picture Polish Matte Lipsticks are housed in a simple matte black case with the brand logo and shade name labeled on stickers. The design is nothing fancy but it doesn't feel cheap or flimsy.
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Formulation:
Picture Polish is adored for their fantabulous nail polishes and as far as I know, this is their first venture into cosmetics. All five shades available in the Matte Lipstick range is bassed off of the brand's pre-existing polish shades so if you want to get in on the matching lips and tips trend, these definitely make that simple.
Formulation-wise, the lipsticks are quite a mixed bag. The pigmentation varies greatly from shade to shade but all of these feel very slick and hydrating. The finish is definitely not matte and a few shades had weird hard chunks embedded within the formulation. All in all these lipsticks could use some improvements and hopefully Picture Polish updates the formulation in the future.
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick
Love: A beautiful coral red, Love is semi-sheer but very buildable and even. Formulation-wise, this is probably the best shade out of the bunch.
Grace: Soft lilac-lavender lipsticks have never been my favorite but the formulation of this one is truly a dud. Despite being extremely sheer, the color applied super patchy, accentuating every line and wrinkle on the lips like tomorrow.
Watermelon: This is a bright baby pink. The formulation is slightly sheer but smooth. My natural lip color shows through slightly so it appears warmer on my lips than on my arm swatches.
Bonkers: A deep and dark plum, Bonkers is pigmented but slightly patchy. I would recommend pairing this with a liner to ensure a perfect outline.
Bordeaux: This is a beautiful rich wine red. The color wears lighter than it appears in the tube and on the arm swatches. Formulation-wise, Bordeaux is definitely one of the better ones out of the five. It's pigmented, smooth, and although I had some trouble getting a clean line on my upper lip, I am pretty satisfied with the formulation.
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick in Love: Review and Swatches
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick in "Love"
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick in Grace: Review and Swatches
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick in "Grace"
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick in Watermelon: Review and Swatches
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick in "Watermelon"
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick in Bonkers: Review and Swatches
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick in "Bonkers"
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick in Bordeaux: Review and Swatches
Picture Polish Matte Lipstick in "Bordeaux"
Availability:
The Picture Polish Matte Lipsticks are available online at Harlow & Co.
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