Today I wanted to share the Makeup Geek Plush Lip Mattes review and swatches. These are a brand new lip color formula from Makeup Geek. They’re cruelty free, talc free, paraben free, vegan and made in the USA.
Makeup Geek Plush Lip Mattes
$12 each for .06 oz
Available exclusively at Makeup Geek.
Makeup Geek Plush Lip Mattes Swatches
L to R – Wild Child – Misfit – Urbanista – Tomboy – Cougar – Bachelorette – Party Girl – Daredevil – Rocker Chick
L to R – Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Lip Colors Swatches – Beach Bunny – Soccer Mom – Goodie Two-Shoes – Chatterbox – Smarty Pants – Marriage Material – Plain Jane – Boss Lady – Beauty Queen
Soccer Mom is a medium pinky nude with a matte finish.
Soccer Mom is a pinky peach nude on me. I think it’s a flattering color for my skintone.
Beach Bunny is a warm nude with a matte finish.
Beach Bunny looks like an orange color on me. I don’t think this is flattering on my pale skin.
Goodie Two-Shoes is a soft rosy pink with a matte finish.
Next we have Goodie Two-Shoes, which is a complexion brightening warm pink on me. I think this is pretty.
Smarty Pants is a bright coral with a matte finish.
Then we have Smarty Pants, a coral orange. I don’t think this is flattering on my pale skin.
Chatterbox is a warm muted coral with a matte finish.
Next up is Chatterbox. It’s is a pretty coral pink on me. I think this one nice on me.
Marriage Material is a medium rose pink with a matte finish.
Then we have Marriage Material, a soft dusty rose pink. I’m not sure about this one on me.
Rocker Chick is a deep warm purple with a matte finish.
Next is our problem child shade, Rocker Chick. It’s a burgundy wine. It was the only one that I felt didn’t want to apply nicely on me. While I like the color, I do not like the difficulty I had with application.
Urbanista is a muted plum with a matte finish.
Then we have Urbanista, a beautiful muted plum. I love this one! I think it’s beautiful on pale skin.
Boss Lady is a deep burgundy with a matte finish.
Next up is Boss Lady. It’s a burgundy red on me. I think this is flattering with my skintone.
Plain Jane is a medium pinky brick with a matte finish.
Then we have Plain Jane. It looks like a brick red. I think this one works with my hair color.
Beauty Queen is a classic warm red with a matte finish.
Next we have Beauty Queen, a bright warm red. I feel like it brightens my complexion.
Cougar is an intense warm magenta and a matte finish.
Then we have Cougar. Cougar is a gorgeous, super intense magenta pink. I think I love all bright colors like this one. It’s definitely flattering with my pale skin but I’m not sure how I feel about it with my hair.
Bachelorette is a brightened pink with a matte finish.
Next we have Bachelorette. Bachelorette looks almost neon on me! I love it.
Party Girl is a vibrant cool toned pink with purple undertones a matte finish.
Then there’s Party Girl. It’s a great bright pink. I like that it has purple undertones.
Daredevil is a brightened lavender with a matte finish.
Next up is Daredevil. It’s a lovely bright lavender pinky purple. I like this one.
Wild Child is an intense cobalt with a matte finish.
Then we have Wild Child! This is a super intense blue with purple undertones. Wild Child is such a fun color.
Tomboy is a muted berry with purple undertones and a matte finish.
Next up we have Tomboy. I love Tomboy! It does come across as a muted berry burgundy to me. I didn’t expect to fall in love with this shade, but I did.
Misfit is a deep gray with strong purple undertones and a matte finish.
Finally, we have Misfit. I really adore Misfit. To me it’s a warm grey taupe with a hint of purple. It’s such a flattering color.
Makeup Geek Plush Lip Mattes Packaging
I like the Makeup Geek Plush Lip Mattes packaging a lot! It’s small, compact, and easy to use. The doe foot is extremely easy to glide over the lips to apply the color. You may not need a lip pencil, though I still prefer them.
Plush Lip Mattes Value
Actually, the one thing that really surprised me about the Makeup Geek Plush Lip Mattes is the size of these products. You’re only getting .06 oz of product per color for $12. In comparison, Jeffree Star is $18 for .19 oz, Jouer is $18 for .21 oz, Sugarpill is $18 for . 21 oz, Inglot HD Lip Tint Mattes are $18 for .18 oz. In my opinion, I think the amount of product you get for the price is less than I expected from Makeup Geek. Yes, $12 is less than $18, but you’re getting about 1/3 the amount of product.
Plush Lip Mattes Color Names
Arguably, I know that it’s hard to make everyone happy with color names, but names like Plain Jane, Marriage Material, and Soccer Mom make me cringe. Cougar would be cute if it was referring to the animal, but it’s not. I do love Bachelorette, as it reminds me of a Bjork song. Well, specifically, the Voltaire cover of Bachelorette. Ultimately though, I’m not a fan of the names.
Makeup Geek Plush Lip Mattes Review
Makeup Geek describes the Plush Lip Mattes formula as between a cream and a mousse. I’d say that’s a pretty good description. It does dry down onto your lips but it is not drying. It does leave a stain. It is smudge and transfer resistant but not smudge proof or transfer proof.
I think the Makeup Geek Plush Lip Mattes has a great formula. It’s so comfortable to wear. It’s extremely pigmented. I like that it leaves a stain behind after you remove it, but I can see that being a deal breaker for some people. They do come off if you eat, so you’ll need to touch up after meals. They’re definitely not kiss proof. These are not your typical matte liquid lipsticks that have been done to death.
For almost all shades, the formula did not emphasize lip lines. In fact it tends to hide them. The exception for me was Rocker Chick. Rocker Chick clung to dry patches and was streaky. It’s the only problem child in the set. I like the vast majority of these colors, though I don’t think Beach Bunny or Smarty Pants are flattering on me.
I do feel like the swatches on Makeup Geek’s website aren’t accurate for all shades. I also feel like the colors you see in the tube aren’t necessarily how they turn out once you put them on. That said, I still think most of the shades are lovely.
Soccer Mom and Goodie Two-Shoes are both nice soft lip colors. Urbanista, Boss Lady, and Beauty Queen are pretty. I love Misfit, Cougar, Bachelorette, Party Girl, Daredevil and Wild Child. Tomboy is a really nice shade. To me, the most unique shades in the collection are Misfit, Wild Child, and Urbanista. The shades I want to wear the most right now are Cougar, Urbanista, Tomboy and Misfit.
If you don’t like matte lipsticks, non smudge proof liquid lipsticks, or lipsticks that leave a stain, you should skip these.
If you’re looking for a comfortable matte lip formula, you need to check out the Makeup Geek Plush Lip Mattes. I think you’ll love them.
What do you think of the Makeup Geek Plush Lip Mattes? Which colors do you like best?
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