The Rouge Signature Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick is one of the newer releases by the world-renowned L’Oréal Paris. The brand claims that this lipstick has the “no makeup feel of a stain combined with the color impact of a liquid lipstick,” and generally, we do feel that that’s a pretty accurate way to describe this product.
For a liquid lipstick, this product is particularly lightweight in that it doesn’t really feel like you have anything on your lips while you’re wearing it. This is a great quality to have for a liquid lipstick because other products out there tend to feel so heavy when you’re wearing them, and this is a refreshing change of pace. The pigmentation of the product is also fantastic. It does need a few layers to build, but it’s understandable given how light the feel of the lipstick is. Once the color is fully built up, it looks absolutely gorgeous, without patchiness or blotchiness. While L’Oréal advertises this product as a matte, we really appreciate that it’s not a true matte, rather more of a demi-matte or a soft matte that doesn’t choke your lips of life. And the wear time is actually pretty decent in that it stays put for a good amount of time, even if this isn’t the absolute longest-lasting lipstick we’ve ever been able to try.
Actually, on that note, most of our problems with this product revolve around its wear time, or specifically how it wears over a long period of time. There is some slight transference if you put things against your lips, such as when you’re eating or drinking. It’s not necessarily the kind of transference that leaves an imprint on the color of the lipstick, but it’s a little bit annoying nonetheless, and mentally, it leaves you a little bit paranoid about what’s happening to your lipstick. Also, the color fades out a little bit quicker than we’re used to from a matte lipstick. Thankfully, it the color doesn’t crumble away or scatter past the border of the lips, but it’s still a bit of a hassle to have to reapply it after a few hours of wear.
This isn’t our favorite liquid lipstick formula in the world. Even if it does wear very comfortably, the things we dislike about it, we really dislike, so mentally, it just keeps us from enjoying this product to the fullest.
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types.
- The L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick boasts a pretty impressive range of 20 shades.