Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint is a Wondrous Product.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint.

I am not one of those individuals that enjoys reapplying lip color all day long.  My routine is very basic, apply my lipstick in the morning, remove my lip color to eat lunch (2:30 pm), and reapply after lunch for the duration of the day.  My dependence on a quality lip liner (to prevent feathering and prolong wear) is essential for my lip color to abide by my schedule.  Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint ($23 USD/7.5 ml) has proven to be the ultimate work horse, by taking on the role of matte lipstick, lipstick base and lipliner all in one.  Who wouldn’t want that? 🙂

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint applicator head.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint applicator head.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint.

The Pros of Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint:

  1. Gorgeous neutral rose/beige color.
  2. Water-like consistency glides on lips easily and smoothly.
  3. Precision head is pointed for accurate placement of color.
  4. Can be applied lightly or layered for a deeper tone.
  5. Makes an outstanding stand alone matte lip color or base for any lipstick.
  6. Matte finish does not flake or dry out the lips.
  7. Wears comfortably alone for up to 5 hours.
  8. Prolongs the wear of any lip color when used as a base.
  9. Fuses perfectly with many formulation of lipsticks so color does not feather into fine lines.
  10. Can be paired with a variety of lip colors from pale to the darkest deepest reds.
  11. Unlike most long-lasting liquid lipsticks on the market (Revlon Colorstay and Limecrime Velvetines looking at you), Allure is easily removable without the need for a makeup remover.
  12. Amazing amount offered compared to lip liners.
  13. Formulated without parabens.
  14. Made in the USA.

The Cons of Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint:

  1. Texture can feel heavy if too many layers are applied; my limit is three light layers.
  2. 1-2 layers are sufficient when used as a base for lipsticks, otherwise the texture becomes uncomfortably heavy.
  3. Very limited retail locations.
  4. Does break down in the presence of greasy foods.
  5. Website does not list ingredients for any of the products.
  6. Formulated with mineral oil.
Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint.

When used on its own, Allure settles into a delicate pinky/rose hue.  This color would pair beautifully with a smokey eye, as well as, a minimal makeup look.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint used as a lipliner/base with Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint used as a lipliner/base with Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint used as a lipliner/base with Lipstick Queen Black Tie Velvet Rope Lipstick.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint used as a lipliner/base with Lipstick Queen Black Tie Velvet Rope Lipstick.

Allure has an amazing chameleon-like quality; this shade pairs seamlessly with all lip colors.  Personally, I adore the finish and feel when paired with Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipsticks (reviewed here); the results yield a truly velvety appearance that lasts for hours.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint used as a lipliner/base with Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick and estee Lauder 150 Decadent Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint used as a lipliner/base with Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick and Estee Lauder 150 Decadent Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint used as a lipliner/base with  Estee Lauder 150 Decadent Pure Color Envy Lipstick and lightly topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 975 Minuit.

Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint used as a lipliner/base with Estee Lauder 150 Decadent Pure Color Envy Lipstick and lightly topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 975 Minuit.

Up until now, It Cosmetics YLBB Waterproof Lip Liner Stain (reviewed here) was my go-to lipstick base/lipliner.  The formula of those lipliners was magically, they prolonged the color of any lipstick without drying out the lips.  After the purchase of two Spicy Nudes over the course of 2 months, I quickly realized I needed to find another alternative.  Allure fits the bill perfectly; since the introduction to these Matte Lip Paints, I have not had a need for any lipliners 🙂

Girlactik Beauty Allure Matte Lip Paint ingredient list.

Girlactik Beauty Allure Matte Lip Paint ingredient list.

WonderWoman with her Lasso of Truth loves Allure as well.

WonderWoman with her Lasso of Truth loves Allure as well.

**Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint can be found at girlactik.com and newly remodeled Rite Aid locations.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint will always be in my makeup arsenal.  Bottom line, another tube will be ordered ASAP, so I can keep one in my handbag and house another tube at my makeup station.  This may very well be my HG lipstick base…it is that good.  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. I really like the concept behind these Matte Lip Paints, but how do they compare in terms of comfort to Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipsticks?

    • Hello Mellisa,
      They are two very different products. Girlactik’s liquid formula really adheres to the lips for a very long wearing matte finish, although not drying in the least, they are not as silky smooth as LQ. Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope lipsticks are exactly what the name suggests, the soft velvet finish is incredibly rich and lightweight. I love to combined the two, so I can reap the benefits of both formulas. I hope this helped.
      -Maria

  2. I love the look of this lip color and using it as a lipstick base is something that would also suit me. I work next to a remodeled Rite Aid and will pick this up 🙂

  3. I am like you when it comes to reapplication of lip products, I usually apply after lunch and the rest of the day I just forget or just can’t think about it.

    The ingredients make it sound better than the long-lasting lip products that first came out years ago, those made my lips dry and tight that they shriveled my lips! LOL

    What a great idea to use it as a lip base!

    • Hello Olivia,
      Allure is my go-to lipstick base for any lip color. Back in the day, I used the Revlon Colorstay Long Lasting Liquid Lip Color with the gloss that had to be applied every minute to combat the dryness. Girlactik is nothing like those, really a lovely formula.
      -Maria

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