Are Fenty Beauty’s Mattemoiselle Lipsticks Worth The Hype?
I Tried It

Are Fenty Beauty’s Mattemoiselle Lipsticks Worth The Hype?

Any beauty aficionado literally will get chills when there's a new makeup launch. And seeing Fenty Beauty literally take over the beauty market last year has been nothing less than #magical to watch.

For the first time (for many of us), it felt like a brand was really listening to our needs and ensuring that color ranges were available for the fairest of the fair to the most chocolate of them all.

Recently, Fenty Beauty came out with 14 Mattemoiselle lipsticks, ranging from purples to blues to nudes and staple reds. Needless to say, the line has a ton of range and personality. Of course, the first thing I had to wonder was if these lipsticks, which claim to be, "long-wearing, petal-soft matte finish, created in a rainbow of weightless, color-intense shades designed to flatter all skin tones," are worth my COINT. Retailing at $18 a pop, they aren't the most expensive, but certainly are not the cheapest.

So I had to try them out for myself. Here are all 14 shades on my skin tone with no lip liner, some enviable dupes you can try if you're working on a budget (these are ones I already had in my makeup collection, but leave a comment below if you have more!), and ultimately, my verdict on the line:

Shade: “Freckle Fiesta”

Freckle Fiesta was by far one of my favorite colors in the collection, mostly because I love a great terracotta shade.

Shade: “Saw-C”

Dupe: "Orange Dream", ELF.

Shade: “Up 2 No Good”

Shade: “Ya Dig?!”

Shade: “PMS”



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