I know you guys haven't heard from me in a minute. I'd like to share a bit of personal info before we get into the review. I'm in my senior year of school, I graduate 10/29/19! That's actually 6 months earlier than I thought, and my classes are incredibly hefty with the work load. Plus, I have my full time job, cats to take care, an apartment to keep clean, and some attempt at a social life and me time, if possible. There have been other drastic changes in my life that have triggered my anxiety and depression. So, as much as I have the best intentions to blog, it seems to fall to the wayside. Sad to say, because it's one of the things I truly enjoy! But, I have a 4 day weekend with no school, and while it's almost over, I wanted to get some blogging done. I did take some self-care time as well, which I am well-overdue for.
Also, happy holidays! I don't celebrate them really, so I'm home in my PJs relaxing and watching some Christmas movies. Presently I'm watching a current favorite- Christmas Vacation!
Now that we're all caught up, let's review!
I actually received this Velvetines Matte lipstick in shade Salem for free with my eyebrow product order. There's a saying I like, and that's "be as bold as your lipstick," and this shade doesn't disappoint!
This shade is described as a "true brown" and I would call that accurate. There is a very subtle shade of red mixed in. Like a rust color, if you will, but not nearly as unattractive as that sounds. As you can see, the color is flattering. It also matched my outfit perfectly that day. It is matte, which I don't like, but most of my lipsticks are. I usually use a lip balm on top, or a gloss, to add some moisture and some shine. All matte lipsticks are drying, I don't care what they put in them to say keeps your lips soft, it's just not true. Lip balm or gloss does help, but then the long-wear of the matte wear off and it gets on everything. It's a little bit of give and take. I'm really obsessed with the color though. And for the price of free, it's currently $5 on their website now, you really can't beat it!