I've never been a great lipstick expert so I've never really paid much attention to their different finishes. When I was of makeup wearing age, the in thing was lipgloss so that's all we wore. It's only now that I'm a bit older and that the major crush on lipgloss has gone that people are turning back to lipsticks.
This post has been a long, long time in the making as the weather changed before I was able to swatch Mink but I've finally managed a decent shot..
Anyway, rambles aside, the three I have from the Suede Rhapsody collection are Mink, Smoked Peach and Stormy Pink. The former is creme and the latter two are mattes.
When I first saw these colours I was adamant they wouldn't work for me. Mink really looks that dark in real life. Then I saw Mink in a different light (ba dam tshhh) and it looked like it would suit my lips pretty well. I still had reservations about the other two.
Then we went pink..
Then things took a more orangey turn:
Words cannot express how terrible this looked on me. It looks cringeworthly bad. It looked even worse in the full face pic before I edited it down. It is also a lot drier than Stormy Pink as you can see. I'm not sure which skintone this lipstick would look good on.
Then came my favourite one, Mr Mink to you, Minky Minkerson to me..
This has been my go to worksafe colour ever since I got it. It has the right amount of pigment, glides very nicely on the lips and the colour lasts a fair while. It's a very easy colour to wear, I've managed to master putting it on without the aid of a mirror!
I've done some on the hand swatches for those who don't have pigmented lips like mine..
Although Smoked Peach and Stormy Pink are matte, I find they behave differently. Stormy Pink isn't as drying as Smoked Peach. You really need some extra moisture giver when applying Smoked Peach. You need a little less if wearing Stormy Pink.
I have been alternating between Mink and Stormy Pink as I love how both of them look. Mink is a brilliant "my lips but better shade" for us WOCs and Stormy Pink is the pink that I have been waiting for. It works in perfect harmony with my skin.
Which of these three are your favourites? Do you like matte lipsticks or do you think they should have a bit of shine to them?