When Fenty Beauty launched late last year, I found myself way more into it than I would have previously mentioned. I mean, my favoured shades of nude and blush makeup aren’t exactly in line with Rihanna’s megawatt style. Even so, I found myself falling in love with the buttery highlighters, shimmery eye shadows and glittering lip-glosses. The newest products in the line up are the Mattemoiselle lipsticks. With 14 shades to choose from, and some dramatic options to play with, they’re an exciting launch.
I was kindly sent over a cross selection of the shade range, and I’ve been incredibly impressed. The colour selection is exciting, and like nothing else I’ve seen in premium offerings, and I just love the chic rose gold packaging. The lipsticks are also small enough to tuck into the smallest pouches – ideal for nighttime touch ups!
The first of the shades I tried was One of the Boyz. Described by the brand as a ‘wild lilac’ and apparently named for Katy Perry, this is one dramatic colour. It pairs surprisingly well with a glowy complexion and lashings of mascara. Application-wise it’s a dream – smooth and creamy to apply and opaque in a single swipe, I also have been playing around with this shade blotted on for a more everyday take on the colour.
One of the strengths in the Fenty line is the wide range of colourings which it caters to. It’s not a brand which pumps out the same shades season after seaon, and one of the most interesting shades is Freckle Fiesta. It feels like the dream shade for anyone with auburn hair thanks to it’s rich, rusty orange undertones. A real amplified neutral, it would also work beautifully on those with rich, warmer skin tones.
PMS has to win the award for the cheekiest lipstick name ever! A rich, true chocolate brown, it’s a surprisingly wearable shade, which can be patted on for a nineties look during the day, or amped up at night for a beautifully sophisticated chocolate pout. I imagine this will also be a godsend for those with deep skin tones looks for an everyday neutral lipstick. It swipes on to give an opaque pout in a sing stroke, and feels beautifully velvety on the lips.
Last up is Midnight Wasabi, possibly the most hyped colour in the line up. I don’t think I’ve ever actually tried a green lipstick before, and although it’s not a shade I’ll be reaching for before I head into the office in the morning, I do think it is a fun addition to the line up. The Mattemoiselles don’t just stop at green and lilac though, there are even navy and periwinkle blues to play around with!
Rihanna has stated that the Mattemoiselle collection was designed to have a shade for everyone, and I think it’s true! There is a great balance between neutrals, fun pops of colour and out-there choices, and they’re pretty enough that you’re going to want to collect them all!