Huda Beauty Contour Lip Set Review – Liquid Matte Lipstick and Contour Matte Pencil Review
These were all the rage when they first came out. Everyone was excited to try this makeup line created by the successful beauty blogger and celebrity makeup artist – Huda Kattan. Currently, the Huda Beauty line only carries false lashes, liquid lipsticks and lip liners, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they expanded their range in the near future after such a success with their recent launches. The Huda Beauty Lip Contour Set comes with three items: two travel sizes of their Liquid matte lipsticks in Trendsetter and Bombshell, and a Lip Contour Matte Pencil in Trendsetter. Unfortunately I do not see these being sold in a set anymore on the Sephora website; however, these products and colours are still being sold individually.
Liquid Matte Lipsticks in Trendsetter and Bombshell
One standout characteristic of the Huda Liquid Matte Lipsticks is that the colour alters significantly once it has dried down. For example, Bombshell swatches pink but dries down slightly peachier. Trendsetter swatches as a very warm brown, but dries down to a cool dark taupy brown. It is also important to keep in mind that although the Huda liquid matte lipsticks are opaque with one swipe, the thickness of the layer will influence how dark the colour will be.
Unfortunately, this formula accentuates my lip lines more than any other liquid lipstick ever has. A friend pointed it out as soon as she saw me (and she rarely ever points out about how bad a product looks on me). It may be due to the tacky formula, but I am disappointed at how it clings on to fine lines. It is slightly drying, but not any more of less drying than the average liquid lipstick.
The Liquid Matte Lipsticks are very liquidy as it is first applied to the lips and it takes a while for it to dry down completely. Even as it is completely matte, it will still remain slightly tacky. This doesn’t bother me though because it is barely noticeable. Once it has set, it will not transfer and has a lasting power of 5 hours, or until you eat food. I have noticed that after meals, most of the product near the inside of my lips has rubbed off, and only the outer ring remains. Although the product is opaque with one swipe, because of the liquidy consistency, it is difficult to achieve a completely balanced swipe of product, so sometimes the outer edges of my lip can be darker because there is was more product there.
There is a very strong sweet cake scent to the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks. I swatched it on the back of my hand, and even after hours, the smell is still apparent. However, I cannot smell it once it has been on my lips for a couple of minutes, most likely because I have gotten used to it. I quite like the scent so I don’t mind this.
Contour Matte Pencil
This lip liner is incredibly smooth and creamy. It glides on with full opacity in one swipe and has decent lasting power! The colour is nearly identical to Trendsetter in the Liquid Matte Lipstick line – a warm brown. There is no scent to this product. The only thing I don’t like about this product is the need to be sharpened.
The Huda Liquid Matte Lipsticks come in a matt semi-opaque tube. The black lid slightly clicks shut so you know it will not open in your purse. The liquid lipsticks are fairly small and can easily fit in the palm of my hand.
The Contour Matte Pencil has packaging that is very similar to the packaging of Mac lip liners. The body is matte black, and on the end, there is the colour that indicates the colour if the lip liner.
Overall, I really enjoy the colour and the formula of these Huda products. I find that the colour on my lips when I first apply it is slightly too warm for my liking, but after half an hour, it becomes slightly more cool and more my style. I will still experiment with this to try to minimize the wrinkles on my lips that this product accentuates.