So I think it’s fair to say, nineties fashion is having a major moment. The amount of chokers, crop tops and velvet in the shops doesn’t lie, so it was only a matter of time until beauty shelves had a bit of a flashback too.
I’m in my mid-twenties, so was a tad young to hop on the super dark lips bandwagon the first time around (although I pretty much single handedly kept Hard Candy in business). So seeing the amount of chocolatey goodness on the beauty counters at the moment is a real flashback. Elizabeth Arden kindly sent over their new and limited edition Beautiful Color Lipstick in Matte Chocolate, which is just the shade if you’re looking for a bit of glamorous grunge.
Matte Chocolate is a stunning red-toned brown, which, in my opinion, is the most flattering way to wear the trend. After applying a light base and dusting of bronzer, I primed my lips with a little balm, then applied straight from the tube. Matte Chocolate applied wonderfully smoothly with an insane colour payoff. Unlike liquid lipsticks, which tend to feel super drying, Matte Chocolate is a creamy affair which just glides on. And it doesn’t shift either! I got three hours before I noticed a slight fading, but a quick swipe got it back to it’s best! Is this the best brown lipstick? I think so!
Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Lipstick in Matte Chocolate is available here for £21