Every day, I find further glorious evidence that the matte lip trend is here to stay and I still love gloss and shine! Kylie Lip Kits and Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are everywhere. But there are several indie brands offering matte liquid lippies that are of primo, excellent, and long-lasting quality. They also wear comfortably. Case in point: Digital influencer Depechegurl, who created Cryptic Cosmetics, which is launching with "must own" Gore Couture Matte Lip Veils.
The brand's aesthetic is vampy, goth, and celebrates the darker, alternative side of beauty. It's like the sassy, sexy, and edgier little sister of Kat Von D Beauty. Really. The company even proclaims that it's "Beauty for the Obscure." Ok, so, yeah, I was hooked on that alone, before I ever saw or tried a product in person. Cryptic Cosmetics sent me the Gore Couture Collection of Matte Lip Veils, which come in rosy plums and rich neutrals and have the most decadent, vanilla scent. I've been playing with them ever since. When can you buy the Cryptic Cosmetics Matte Lip Veils?
These matte liquid lippies will go on sale on Monday, August 8 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT, per the brand's Instagram bio. Trust me, you will want to grab a tube or three or the entire set.
Batwalk is a vampy red x plum.
Tortured Soul is a grey plum. I'm so ready for fall to get here and so is this shade.
Gore Couture is a plum mauve. It's also stunning.
Creepshow is a neutral, nude taupe.
Essex is a nude mauve and it's my fave of the bunch. No questions asked.
Make a note in your calendar or you phone so you don't forget to shop.
The Matte Lip Veil brush heads are almost triangular. So you can use the tip to easily trace the perimeter of your lips and then fill in the surface with product. It will dry more precisely that way.
The packaging is certainly autumnal.
I love that the tubes themselves are matte.
Here's Batwalk, Tortured Soul, Gore Couture, Creepshow, and Essex swatched!
These are the same swatches, just in brighter light.
I was rocking Essex here.
Me and Essex again!
I told you Essex is my fave!
Creepshow is super brown on me.
The verdict re: Cryptic Cosmetics and its Gore Couture Matte Lip Veils? The texture is comfy without being cakey. It's long-lasting without being clingy. The liquid lippies dry down to a true matte. The wand is helpful for applying precisely and without a liner!
Head over the the Cryptic Cosmetics site to shop Gore Couture on Monday, August 8 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
Images: Amy Sciarretto (10); Cryptic Cosmetics/Instagram (6)