City Color Be Matte Lipstick in 'Claudia' | Review & Swatches

Hi lovelies, how are you doing today? Have you read my City Color Cosmetics Haul blog post? I  mentioned, that I want to write a proper review for each makeup product from the haul. That's why today we are going to start our City Color Cosmetics review journey. And the fist product I want to talk about is going to be City Color Be Matte Lipstick in the gorgeous shade called  'Claudia'. I believe City Color named this shade after the vampire child Claudia - a fictional character in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles.

'Claudia' is a very beautiful cinnamon chocolate shade of dark brown. This grungy color somehow reminds me of the '90s, when matte brown lipstick was a major makeup trend. At first I was afraid that this color will make my skin appear yellow or orange because I already have some ginger freckles and pigmentation on my face. But, thankfully, this shade of brown looks very natural on the skin and brightens up my skin. In my opinion, this color will look flattering on every complexion!

The formula of City Color Matte Lipstick is rich with dark brown pigment that doesn't 'bleed' on the lips and doesn't stain them. The color pay off is very deep and intense, it applies pretty easy on the lips, thought it is hard to blend. I love the incredibly beautiful finish, it is absolutely matte with a slightly velvety texture. Another thing I appreciate about the formula is the long-lasting and non fading color that can stay on my lips for a good five or six hours. Have I mentioned the amazing scent of Be Matte lipstick? It smells like truffle chocolates: sweet, yummy and very delicate.

The biggest downside of most matte lipstick are their drying formula that feels super heavy on the lips. Be Matte lipstick feels really comfortable and lightweight on the lips. I still recommend to prepare your lips before the application - exfoliate and moisturize them with a lip balm. But, if you don't suffer from chapped lips, you can skip lip balm. Dark lip look demands perfect lip contouring, so using a sharpened lip pencil of the same shade is required. For extra neat lines, clean the edges of the lips with concealer or foundation.

I'm absolutely in love with this lipstick! It has everything we search for in a good matte lipstick - excellent pigmentation, long-lasting formula and a very affordable price. I totally recommend 'Claudia' to everyone, who loves rocking dark lip makeup and are tired of red lipsticks. The Chocolate brown lip color is a trendy alternative to classic red lips. 

Lots of love,

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