One of the products that came inside this month’s beauty box was this Mellow Ultra Matte Lipstick in a bright red shade called Madness. I’m usually not that keen on matte lipsticks since they feel absolutely horrible on the lips, but because of the pretty colour and because it’s a brand I’ve never heard of before, I was quite excited to give it a go. Today it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, make sure you continue reading!
The Mellow Ultra Matte Lipstick comes in a very pretty packaging. It’s made out of a matte beige material and has golden details going on. It’s very basic and simple and I like it. Shape wise the packaging kinda reminds me of the MAC lipsticks. The only difference is that these are beige and MAC lipsticks are (usually) black.
Because this came inside a Christmas themed box it’s obviously a very pretty and festive red colour. The colour is called Madness and in my opinion it’s just the perfect red. It’s not too bright, it’s classic and it looks fancy. I really like it!
Because this is a called a super matte lipstick or, ‘Ultra Matte Lipstick’ like Mellow calls it, it has quite a nice finish to it. Even when you look at it in the tube you can tell that it has this really pretty velvelty finish going on. It doesn’t look particularly dry, which is something you would expect when you’re using a matte lipstick, and it actually looks like it might even be rather comfortable.
And I have to tell you, I’m not hating the way it feels on my lips. I’m usually the biggest fan of the creamiest and richest lipstick, but this actually isn’t that bad. It feels actually like it’s velvet and that makes it a way better product in my opinion.
Application wise it’s a dream. I expected it to be very hard to work with because it still is a matte lipstick, even though it’s rather velvelty, but even the application went perfectly. It just glides over the lips like any other lipstick would and if you mess up a little you still have time to remove it before it stains your skin.
Finish wise it is a matte lipstick. It starts of a little shiny but it will dry down very quickly and become pretty matte. Because I had a big studio light shining on my lips while taking this picture it does appear a lot shinier than it is, so you have to trust me on this one.
The one plus side to matte lipsticks is that they last forever. Way better than creamy and buttery lipsticks. This one is no exception to that. It stays like a dream. It’s very weightless and normally that frightens me, especially when I’m wearing a bold colour like this one because you can’t feel when it starts to fade and before you know it you’re walking around looking like a clown.
Luckily that isn’t the case with this lipstick. Well, you just don’t have to worry about that. It lasts for upto 4 to 5 hours and it does survive a meal and a drink. Of course if you use your lipstick a lot during the process of eating it will last slightly shorter, but that’s obvious.
All together I’m a really big fan of this Mellow lipstick. It’s an ultra matte lipstick and I’m a fan of it. That says a lot about the quality. Aside from the quality I also really enjoy the way the packaging looks and I’m also in love with the gorgeous red tone. I’m very pleased with it and I’m sure I’ll try something else from this brand in the future!
The Mellow Ultra Matte Lipstick is available here for $13,-.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and be sure to let me know which red lipstick is your absolute favourite!