I have a new obsession when it comes to lip color. They are two lipstick pencils made my L’Oreal – Le Matte and La Lacque.
I have the Le Matte (on the left in the photo) in the color 102 – She’s So Matte. I have the La Lacque (on the right) in the color 209 – Choco-Lacque. I love both formulations, and they last a long time. I’ve applied it before leaving for work just after 7 AM. I don’t have to reapply until after lunch when the color has worn off.
Let’s talk about Le Matte first. It is a nice, matte lipstick. It isn’t drying like some matte lipsticks can be. The color is a nice mauve that has just a hint of coral to it. This is the darker of the two.The La Lacque shade is shiny without being super glossy. I feel like this color is a “your lips but better” shade. It’s just a hint darker than my natural lip color, but adds a nice shine.
|Le Matte on top, La Lacque on the bottom|
I’m not sure if you can tell the difference in the amount of shine in the photo above. I apologize for how weird my hand looks as well.
Both are super easy to apply because they are a lipstick pencil. They are a lot skinnier than a typical lipstick, so it’s easy to get a precise line around the edge of your lip. They are also fairly easy to apply without staring into a mirror.
I definitely recommend these! L’Oreal makes a few shades in each formulation. I want to pick up a red one and see how the color is. If you try them, let me know how you like them as I would love to hear back.