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do you have holy-grail matte lipsticks you can't do without? or do you prefer some other kind of lip-colour finish?
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Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil on model Izzy/Spot 6 Management

This week the Lipstick League wants to know whether you're down with the matte lip trend. If yes, what your your favourite matte lipsticks or lip creams right now? If no, what kind of lippy finish do you prefer?

I adore a matte lip in a bright or bold shade. (In the right makeup circumstances a matte nude can work, but the danger of looking Walking Dead is real.) I have a lot of matte-lip-loves, too, some of them more drying than others. On the dry side: Joe Fresh mattes (my first fuchsia matte and it was $6) and MAC Sin (but oh, what a shade). Not-so-dry side: Shu Uemura mattes, Chanel Allure Velvet, Clinique Long Last Soft Matte, Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte, Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Matte, Essence Stay Matt Lip Cream... so many!

On deck: I finally have hands on the Cargo matte lipstick top coat that mutes the shine on any shade, and the new Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil, which lovely model Izzy from Spot 6 Management is wearing in the opening shot. My lips have been a bit off their game lately, which is why I haven't posted any Lipstick Diary shots in a while. Fingers crossed they're in good enough shape for these soon, and so many more stunners (not necessarily matte, nor lipstick) that I've yet to show you!

Here's what the Lipstick League is talking about right now

Here's what the Lipstick League is talking about right now

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage  Is it possible to get quality brushes for half the price? Aprill reviewsBeauty Junkees Pro Series Eye Brush Kit. Eight brushes for 40 bucks!

Gouldylox Reviews  It's not makeup, but it will make every skirt or dress look and feel better than you expected. If you aren't already wearing these, you're going to want to start!

Love for Lacquer  Have you heard? e.l.f. Cosmetics added two brand new shades to theirStudio Matte Lip Line! Gorgeous shades for only $3? Yes please!

My Beauty Bunny  Get your lips in line with Milani's Color Statement Lipliners. These gorgeous multi-taskers line and/or completely fill in lips in a wearable, comfortable matte formula all at a fab price!

My Newest Addiction  Summer is here and Laura shares a quick and easy Boho Waves hair tutorial!

Nouveau Cheap  Warning: cuteness overload ahead! Here’s your first look at the upcoming Softlips Cube Hello Kitty collaboration (spoiler alert: there’s a “mystery flavor”).

Prime Beauty asks if the new CoverGirl LashBlast SuperSizer Mascara is hip or hype?

Phyrra  Hair woes? Check out Phyrra's Best Fixes for Frizzy Hair!

we heart this  This double ended eyeliner with both pencil and liquid: thank you for entering our lives. Check out the we heart this Product of the Week.

Beautygeeks  If you’ve got delicate eyebrows and prefer a natural makeup look, you want to watch this video tutorial on how to sculpt and define thin brows without going overboard.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Glitter.Gloss.Garbage
  Leticia of Cosmetics Aficionado is not only one of the best bloggers I’ve ever encountered, but she is a good friend of mine. Leticia has flawless swatches, detailed reviews and beautiful photos. Check out her blog! 

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Your turn! Do you have a favourite matte lipstick or matte liquid lip colour, or do you prefer a different kind of lip finish?