If you’re into matte lipstick like I am, these lippies are for you. I came across Absolute New York while I was at Generation Beauty this past May in Toronto. At their booth, participants spun a wheel that had different lip products around it. The pin stopped at a Velvet Lippie, and I chose the colour “Terra Cotta”, which is the first of the pinks in the range. I absolutely love this lippie. The colour is a subtle mauve-pink that’s perfect for everyday wear as it is for a formal evening.
There was a contest on Absolute NY’s Instagram account and the giveaway was the collection of Velvet Lippie. I hardly ever win anything, but I did! I was so ecstatic because I would be able to swatch the neon and more subtle colours, but it would also allow me to review them on the blog!
As I started swatching the colours, I immediately noticed the consistency is very creamy and glided on so thick and easily. It doesn’t take very long to dry and sets very nicely. I did the transfer test (kissing your hand to see if the colour transfers from your lips to your hand) and the pink hues didn’t, but the blues and greens did ever so slightly.
The colour that surprised me during the swatching is the gold one. From the tube, it looked like a yellow-mustard colour but knowing now that it’s a shimmery gold, I’m very excited to incorporate it in a lip look. The blues and greens are cool colours, but I’m not sure if it would be work appropriate or for everyday wear, but I’m positive they will come in handy for Halloween and costume parties!