LOTW | The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in Committed

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in Committed review and swatch

Hello everyone! This will be my last lipstick of the week for a while, as I have quite a few colourpop LLS coming in the post, so will be testing those out and reviewing them in groups of four instead ^_^ Anyway this week I have worn The Balm's Committed for most of the days I've been wearing makeup and I really really like it. So much so that I included it in my May faves too.

Price: This liquid lipstick costs £13.50 which is the typical pricepoint for this brand, right in-between highstreet and highend. Although having said that, it's made more affordable because its available on ASOS and Feelunique, two sites which often have some sort of discount on.

Packaging: A simple plastic tube with a silver lid and a bit of cutesy The Balm image on the front! I like how easy it is to see the colour through the clear tube and theres not a lot to say about the packaging aside from that it's neat and functional. The doe-foot applicator is comfortable to use and I really like how it distributes just the right amount of product too.

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in Committed review and swatch

Formula and Lasting time: The Balm's liquid lipstick line is awesome, the formula is very light weight and it lasts a looong time! With eating and drinking it has remained in place for 7 hours - pretty impressive seeing as I devoured a scrumptious GBK burger. By the 8.5 hour mark the colour had definitely faded but it still looked decent (don't you just love it when your lippie fades evenly ^_^). It feels kind of cooling on the lips as it dries down. The formula itself isn't very liquid like, it's more on the cream side of things. It does remind me ever so slightly of the Stila formula, however these are a lot less thick. They take longer to dry than your average liquid lipstick formula which is on the runny side, so it will transfer a little for the first 10/15 minutes after application. 

Colour: Committed is a shade which seems to look different on different skintones. I first saw Lustrelux talk about it and on her it seemed quite mauvy, whereas it can come off quite peachy on warmer skintones. On me its a MLBB crossed with a peachy/pink shade too.  I'm not a big fan of pink, I prefer mauves and browns, however I do like committed! For me it's the perfect summer liquid lipstick, as it is that little bit brighter than my usual but I can also happily wear this alone. Although I do love to mix up all my lip choices haha, but this one is good to go alone too which is rare. Overall I would say that Committed is one of the most wearable shades for day-to-day and 

Favourite way to wear it: Like I said, I do like wearing this alone with just a slightly deeper lipliner to define the lips a little. However I also have really enjoying mixing this with lighter liquid lipstick shades, specifically Colourpop's Clueless which as you can see swatched below is a cool toned nude pink shade. I don't know if you can see the mix as well as I had hoped, but hopefully you can see that committed and clueless create a gorgeous mix of mauve, nude and MLBB! 

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in Committed review and swatch colourpop clueless swatch

Overall: I really like this liquid lipstick, its comfortable to wear and easy to apply and go without much thought. I love how it doesn't feel thick on the lips, nor does it flake off. The price point is affordable and its pretty easily accessible here in the U.K - which is rare for a lot of the liquid lipstick brands! I don't think the shade range is the best, although they have come out with a couple of newer ones, but nothing has really caught my eye aside from this shade. To be honest I have more than enough liquid lipsticks in my collection at present, especially with my upcoming colourpop order than should be coming in next week EEEEK, so I'm in no rush to pick up anymore. However the formula definitely gets a thumbs up from me and if you're interested in trying liquid lipsticks but dread the thick, flaky formulas - this line is for you!

Rating: 9/10 - knocking off one point because sometimes I have to apply two layers to get an even coat, I don't know if its because the shade isn't too far off my natural lip colour, or if its just the formula? Anyways, not a biggie but worth noting.

Repurchase? Yes I would repurchase committed, like I said it's rare to find a shade which I can pull off alone without a bunch of other products and this works so well for every single day ^_^

Have you tried The Balm's liquid lipstick line?

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