Oh hey! I want to start making more posts more often, so we’re going to start off with one of the lipsticks I find myself reaching for pretty often these days. You all know the drill and I’m *trying* to make my reviews more short and sweet without being a complete slacker, so let’s get right to it.
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You can purchase Fenty Beauty by Rihanna from the Fenty Beauty website, or from Sephora. They sell this brand at the freestanding Sephora stores, at Sephora in JCPenney, and online on the Sephora website. The Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks sell for $18 and contain 1.7 g / 0.06 oz of product. Compared to something like the Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipsticks, which cost $22-$34 depending on whether it’s a refill or full size, and only contain 0.9 g / 0.03 oz of product, you’re getting more for your money with the Fenty Mattemoiselle. I’m honestly not sure what the formula is like for those, and I believe they have a Satin finish for the most part, but the shape and design is similar, so that is what I’m basing my comparison on. Now if you compare this to a regular bullet lipstick from just about any brand, you’re going to get more product for your money with the bullet lipstick. If you guys know of anything else comparable to the Fenty Mattemoiselle formula and design that’s a better deal, please let me know in the comment section!
There are twelve other colors available in the Fenty Mattemoiselle lineup, ranging from bolds and brights to more subdued nudes, so there’s a little something for everyone. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is a cruelty-free company, and on their website, it even says “We never test products or ingredients on animals, nor do we allow suppliers or affiliates to conduct testing on our behalf”, which is awesome!
This formula is one of my new favorites as far as matte or soft matte lipsticks go. I feel like some of the other shades of Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick do dry down a little more than this one does, but Spanked is still very pretty. To me, it’s more of a natural matte type of finish and has an extremely creamy texture. It starts off with a satiny sheen, but over time, it becomes more matte. I’m not complaining, though. It was very comfortable to wear and didn’t dry my lips out at all, but didn’t have the wear time that some other matte lipsticks do… I’ll describe this more in the brief rundown on this product, so keep reading!
The plastic component for these is a nude color on the inner part with a very classy, mirrored rose gold exterior. Unfortunately, the plastic exterior of this product shows EVERY little fingerprint or smudge on it, which you can see in the photos. While it’s pretty to look at, I’m super OCD and hate it when something looks dirty, so I’m taking a few points off for that. The packaging for these is consistent with other Fenty Beauty boxes or unicarton or whatever you want to call it and has their signature, awesomely grungy, black and white design.
Spanked: Fenty describes this as a “dusty rose”, which is very accurate! Spanked is a medium, rich dusty rose with slightly warm undertones. Like pretty much all of the other Mattemoiselle lipsticks, this color is flattering for all skin tones… Anyone of any age could wear Spanked for any occasion! For me, this is the perfect every day lipstick that I can wear whether I’m all dolled up with a smokey eye, or just running errands in my sweats and rocking a natural-but-better type of makeup.
The texture of this lipstick is ahhhhhhhmazing!! It’s super creamy so it glides right onto the lips and applies so easily. The shape of the lipstick itself is also helpful with getting a precise application, since it’s small, angled, and fits perfectly into the area of the cupids bow. It takes a little while to dry down to a more matte finish, but I feel like that’s what makes this formula non-drying and comfortable to wear and reapply throughout the day. The color payoff is great, so Spanked looks the same on the lips as it does in the tube. Coverage is also fantastic and fully opaque with just a swipe or two of product. Wear time is pretty average and on par with other regular matte or satin lipsticks. For me, this wears well for about 4 hours before I notice any fading in the center of my lips, however, it will fade faster if you eat or drink something. On the rest of the lip, I usually get 5-6 hours of wear before I have to touch up, and I never have any issues with bleeding or feathering around the edge of my lip until about hour 5. With a liner, I don’t notice any fading until well into hour 6, and if I layer this OVER a liner, Spanked usually stays in place all over the lip for a solid 6-7 hours before a touchup is required.
Overall Rating: 4.4 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 4
- MAC Soar Lip Pencil (pretty much the exact same color but slightly more cool toned)
- MAC Whirl Lip Pencil (cooler with more plum undertones)
- MAC Spice Lip Pencil (much warmer and more neutral/brown)
- MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil (lighter, warmer, and more neutral/peachy brown. This liner will give you very soft definition)
- MAC Plum Lip Pencil (darker and much more cool toned. This is a great liner if you want more contrast or have a deeper skin tone)
- MAC Chestnut Lip Pencil (much darker and more cool toned and neutral/brown, but another good liner for more contrast and also for deeper skin tones).
- Melt Cosmetics Hex Lip Pencil (darker, more cool toned/plummy)
- Melt Cosmetics Love Note Lip Pencil (very, very slightly lighter but nearly a perfect match)
- NYX Whipped Caviar Suede Matte Lip Pencil (more cool toned)
- NYX Soft-Spoken Suede Matte Lip Pencil (more warm toned and more brown/neutral).
Dupes: I’m only comparing bullet lipsticks to Spanked, rather than liquid lipsticks, since the formulas and finishes would be waaaay different, but here are a few that are similar!
- MAC Kinda Sexy Matte Lipstick (lighter, more yellow-based pink)
- MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick (much lighter, warmer, and more nude)
- MAC Twig Satin Lipstick(more cool toned, but similar)
- MAC Brave Satin Lipstick (lighter, more warm toned, and more yellow-based pink)
- Colourpop x Shayla C’Mon Sis Crème Lux Lipstick (slightly darker but very similar)
This post expresses my own honest opinion. It was my idea to review this product and I purchased this with my own money. I did not receive any type of PR or compensation for making this post.