Today I am reviewing City Color Be Matte lipstick. I got this lipstick in November Fab bag and it was one of the self-chosen products. I have reviewed couple of other City Color products on the blog before so was kind of excited to review this lipstick as well. Besides, matte lipsticks are my favorite as I feel they give an elegant look and are good to wear both in the office and out of office. Let see how this lipstick performed on me.
What the product says:
Be Matte Lipstick is every girl’s must-have secret. Its rich formula is highly pigmented and enhanced with Vitamin E to nourish your lips and provide long-lasting color. Available in 8 stunning shades, your lips will never feel dry and maintain the perfect shade throughout your day.
My take on ‘City Color Be Matte Lipstick In Shade Lana’
It comes in a decent packaging that has black bullet holder and transparent cap. The shade name is mentioned on the side of the lipstick and at the bottom. There is no color coding but since the lipstick cap is transparent you can judge the shade by seeing the tip of the bullet. I know, it is impossible to get a clear idea of the shade by just seeing it like this but still something is better than nothing. The cap closes with a sound that ensures the bullet is sealed properly and won’t get damaged if I put the lipstick in a bag full of goodies.
Lana shade is a deep red shade –more on maroon(ish) side. I have lots of red lipsticks in my collection but this shade is really different. It adds sensuality and depth to the look. I would say if you want to create a hot look go for this lipstick. I love this shade as its boldness without making the look loud. Since it is a dark shade it would suit all Indian skin tones. Shades like this take off the exhaustion and adds freshness to face.
For the texture, I would say it is non-creamy, which makes the lipstick difficult to apply. I literally have to drag it on my skin to cover the lips from end to end. To simplify this process I have started applying it on freshly exfoliated lips. That way I do not have to struggle much and the lipstick becomes easy to apply. The good thing is even though the texture is non-creamy it does not dehydrate the lips. I have worn it for 7-8 hours at a stretch and it never made my lips uncomfortable. In fact, the lips felt moisturized and at ease.
The pigmentation is great. In just two swipes it provides 100% coverage concealing unevenness and pigmentation. I have already talked about its staying power, which I am quite impressed with. The other impressive thing about it is that it does not bleed or become uneven even after I took complete meals and snacks. It fades evenly leaving enough color on the lips. I never have to do any touch ups when I apply this lipstick. The matte finish adds to the confident bold look.
What I like about ‘City Color Be Matte Lipstick In Shade Lana’
– Long staying power-7-8 hours
– Stays intact.
– Keeps the lips hydrated.
– Elegant matte finish.
– Deep red shade for bold look.
– Appropriate for all complexions.
– Lifts up the look.
What I do not like about ‘City Color Be Matte Lipstick In Shade Lana’
– Non-creamy formula that makes it difficult to drag on lips.
– Easily transferrable.
– Not easily available.
Ingredients of ‘City Color Be Matte Lipstick In Shade Lana’
Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Bht, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)
Price of ‘City Color Be Matte Lipstick In Shade Lana’: Rs 500
BABE Rating: 4/5
Final Word: City Color Be Matte Lipstick In Shade Lana as matte finish that adds to the bold and confident look. Its above average staying power makes it an appropriate choice when you know you have to wear makeup for long. Non-creamy texture is somewhat concerning but if applied on well-exfoliated lips that con can be taken care of as well. Overall, I love the shade, the finish and staying power. I would recommend this lipstick if you are looking for a deep red shade. It is one of the must haves for bride-to-be.
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