A few weeks ago when I purchased the LORAC PRO Palette 2 I couldn’t help but pick up one of the new LORAC PRO Matte Lip Colors as well. I’ve been on a purple lip kick lately so what better shade to pick up than violet?
The LORAC PRO Matte Lip Color is a matte lip color in a thin lip crayon-esque tube that makes application a breeze. Each color is also formulated with anti-aging antioxidants such as acai berry, pomegranate, grape seed extract, and vitamins C + E to help nourish and protect your lips with each and every application. The thin pointed applicator tip (which does round down after repeated use) allows for a precise application that glides on with little effort and provides all day, weightless wear.
The formula on the LORAC PRO Matte Lip Color has a velvety smooth texture but because they have a matte finish you can expect them to be just slightly drying on the lips. I obviously didn’t exfoliate my lips prior to taking pictures and you can see in my lip swatch below that it did cling to my dry patches. It doesn’t feel overly dry or sticky on the lips, though… just make sure your lips are properly cared for if you’re going to use this because otherwise you’ll be looking crazy like yours truly.
I’ve worn this several days in a row now and have experienced excellent wear every time which I LOVE. I put this on in the morning, drink my daily Starbucks (I’m obsessed with the Peach Green Tea this time of year!), end up talking to people all day, and it stays in place with no trouble at all. It did start to wear off around hour 5 but even then it left behind a gorgeous stain so the wear wasn’t completely obvious. And because the LORAC PRO matte lip color is a retractable lip crayon it makes touch ups on the go much easier.
The ONLY thing that I’m sad about is the fact that, to me, this isn’t a true “violet” color. Maybe I’m just crazy (totally possible) but I expected it to be much more purple and less pink. It seems to come off as magenta with a hint of violet on my lips and I was really hoping for a bright neon purple to wear this summer. But either way – this color is gorgeous and is a welcomed addition to my collection.
The LORAC PRO Matte Lip Color retails for $16 and can be purchased at Ulta stores both in person and online.
What do you think? Am I crazy for thinking that this doesn’t look purple? Or do you agree with me that it’s more magenta? Comment below and let me know!
Until next time 🙂