I picked up a Huda Beauty lip kit which included: two mini Liquid Matte Lipsticks in Famous and Vixen and a full-sized Lip contour in Vixen during the fall VIB sale. I thought it would be a good/reasonably priced way to try out the Huda Beauty line. However, Sephora doesn’t appear to stock these nice little kits anymore. Instead, you can purchase Huda’s full-sized versions of the Liquid Matte Lipsticks for $26cad and the Lip Contour Matte Pencils for $25cad.
HUDA BEAUTY LIQUID MATTE LIPSTICKS
You can see from this image that Famous exaggerates the texture of my lips quite a bit. However, they weren’t quite as drying as they look, or as drying as I’ve heard. I would give them a 7/10 for comfort. For comparison, I hate NYX Soft Matte lip cremes and would give them a 5/10 for comfort, while Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks get an 8/10 for comfort.
I will say that Famous, being quite a deep blue red, made for a very flattering shade on darker skin tones. It also has a lovely coconut scent and lasted 4 hours on me with no fading, as long as I didn’t eat anything. However, for the price and quality, I still prefer Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso.
This darker shade in Vixen did not perform as well as Famous. It was a little streaky and faded the same way within 4 hours. In this photo, I am wearing 4 layers in order to get this level of coverage. Its one redeeming quality (for me at least) is that it smells like coconut.
I didn’t think this shade was particularly flattering on me and I would once again prefer to get a Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Ricco. Here’s a pic of my friend Sabrina wearing Stila Ricco.
HUDA BEAUTY LIP CONTOUR MATTE PENCIL
Finally, we come to the lip liner. With so many people touting Huda’s liquid lips I didn’t have particularly high expectations for this product. I also hate spending money on lip liners, but I’m so glad I gave this one a chance.
I own a selection of NYX Slim Lip Pencils, Rimmel Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liners, MAC, and Essence lip liners but none compare to this more pricey one. I prefer soft, creamy lip liners such as the NARS Velvet Lip Liners. If you fill your lips in fully it’s nice to have a product that’s pigmented, which doesn’t also leave you with flakes of lip liner everywhere. I find that using a NYX/Rimmel/MAC/Essence liner can really exaggerate any dryness on my lips.
I’d only purchase a Huda Beauty Liquid Matte if there’s a shade you really need to have, which seems unlikely as most are “dupe-able,” or if you absolutely love Huda and want to have something made by her. Her Liquid Mattes are average as far as liquid lipsticks go, and the pricing is not competitive, however, the packaging is quite nice. As I’ve said, I like her lip liners and would be open to buying more in the future, as long as I begin to use lip liner more regularly.
I hope this was useful!