I’m a sucker for a good Matte Lipstick, and also pretty broke. I’d read a couple of reviews online for Poundland’s Make Up Gallery Matt Lip Colour and they mostly seemed pretty positive which honestly surprised me for such an affordable lip product. So I headed down to my local Poundland and bought the lip colour in my preferred shade which was this nude colour with arguably a slightly pink undertone. In case you were wondering, it was only £1. Immediately I appreciated how it didn’t look outstandingly cheap – as if only bought from a pound shop. Upon opening it, I noticed the delightful scent of a vanilla like flavour which increased the appeal of the product as t may be expected for such a cheap product to smell quite chemically and off-putting but this was quite the opposite.
I used a lip scrub before I began to get the best results I could when testing this product.
I first tested it without anything else on my lips.
It had a very creamy, thick consistency but actually looked quite thin when applied and so I felt a few layers were required to do the product justice. True to it’s name, it did have a matte finish but not the kind where you had to wait for it to set which I do like but they take much longer whereas this was fortunately just instant. As this is something that didn’t have to set, I fell like it wore off relatively quickly compared to other brands I’ve worn. However, they were all at least £10 and considering this was 10% at the most of those other products, it wouldn’t exactly break the bank if you had to reapply this throughout the day.
I also tried this lip colour but with a lip pencil underneath first as a base.
I felt like this meant that I didn’t need to apply as much of the product to begin with and it also meant that it lasted a bit longer throughout the day so I would recommend using a lip pencil with this product if you have one. I used one of the £1 Primark Lip pencils in the closest shade to the Matte Lip Colour that I could find in order to keep this all cheap. Despite the price, I thought both products did an incredible job, especially together.
But you can judge for your self, would you buy this product? Even if you’e insure I personally believe it’s worth it considering how affordable it is.
Let me know if you try it and what you think of it and if you have any other products that you would recommend/ think I should try.