Black Up Cosmetics recently launched a new set of vibrant and gorgeous matte shades for any skin tone. The newly released 6 matte that are rich, opaque and cream shades. No dry mattes in these tubes.
Black Up Cosmetics Lipstick
Black Up Cosmetics Lipstick
34M – A vibrant opaque Persimmon orange matte
36M – A creamy vibrant magenta pink matte
15M – A rich plumpish red matte
Price | $22.50 / £13.88
Availability | 12 Matte Lipstick Shades
Product | “Their unique highly pigmented formula dresses up the lips with an intense veil that covers evenly and perfectly reveal color on lighter to very dark skins. Our Lipstick Collection is paraben free as well as fragrance free.” – Black|Up Cosmetics website The Black Up Cosmetics Lipstick come in Satin & Matte finishes. However, the shades of the 3 lipsticks above are all Matte Shades.
Pigmentation | The Black Up Cosmetics Lipsticks have great pigmentation. The shades glide on very smooth with consistent opaque color. The formula did not streak or look blotchy. The matte shades that I review did apply a lot less opaque than the satin shades but the color is very buildable.
Application | I was very surprised by the smooth application of the satin lipsticks. The lipsticks appear that they are very solid and tightly packed, however upon applying the lipstick glide smoothly and softly like a cream based lipstick. Even the matte lipstick shades are very smooth and soft and do not drag when applied. I did experience slight color bleed after about an hour, but lightly applying powder foundation or loose powder to your lips will address that issue.
Texture | The texture is not what you would expect from such an opaque lip color. And surely not of a matte shade. It’s very creamy and soft but does not give pieces of build up like many creamy lipsticks. It remains firm and keeps it shape but it is very soft and glides on smoothly.
Longevity | “Their semi-matte texture covers the lips in beautiful veil of velvety colour. The lips stay comfortable and the color impeccable for 8 hours.” – Black|Up Cosmetics Since I could only find the longevity of the Matte Lipstick noted by the company to be at least 8 hours, I rated the Satin Lipstick on my standard scale outlined in The Read
Quality Of Ingredients |“Our Lipstick Collection is paraben free as well as fragrance free.” – Black|Up Cosmetics There are no paragons or fragrances listed on the ingredients. However, this product may or may not contain, Carmine. Carmine is derived by boiling dried insects in water to extract the carminic acid and then treating the clear solution with alum. Carmine has been known to cause severe allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock in some people. Due to that, it’s not a vegan product. Is it Vegan?: No Does this company animal test?: No Shipping, if available? International
Value Vs. Cost
Cost per unit | Weight / Price? 0.11 oz / $22 = approx $6.87 per gram of lipstick
Overall | The new matte shades by Black Up Cosmetics provide excellent coverage and vibrant pigmentation. These matte shades are smooth, creamy and do not dry out quickly. With the newly released 6 matte shades there are now more of these soft mattes to choose from. Definitely a great fall choice.