Fall has officially arrived and I’m super excited. I’m a Fall baby so it’s my favorite season. The air is crisp and the temperature perfectly balanced, all of the pumpkin spiced desserts and drinks return and let’s not forget hot apple cider… I love to curl up with a huge cup of hot apple cider. Yum. Anyway, I hope that you guys have been enjoying my Fall Lip Pick Series. Today I’m featuring MAC Matte Royal.
From the 2015 MAC ‘The Matte Lip’ collection, Matte Royal is described as a deep blue with a Matte finish. It’s more of a blurple (blue + purple) and not a true blue in my opinion, although sometimes the blue comes through in photos… especially when flash is used.
Although described as having a Matte finish, Matte Royal is not really matte at all. It’s in between a Satin and Amplified Creme finish and applies on the sheer side but is easily built up. Due to the finish, it is not very long wearing and requires a lot of touch ups. In this sense I wish that it had a real matte finish as it would last longer on the lips and maybe be more of a true blue.
MAC Matte Royal, LASplash Bellatrix
If you’re looking for a dupe with a true matte finish, LASplash Smitten Lip Tint Mousse in Bellatrix is almost an exact dupe, it’s just slightly darker. I love both shades and both will be in heavy rotation this Fall. I still plan to add a true blue matte lipstick to my collection in the near future so stay tuned.