Happy Thursday Guys! Today I am doing a review on the Au Naturale su/Stain Matte Lip Stain. This green beauty matte lipstick is 100% natural and cruelty free. On top of that, these are also gluten free, dye free and non-toxic.
Au Naturale Matte Lip Stain
When I came across a review of this product by a green beauty blogger, I was intrigued. I learned from the review that it is not a true stain because it does transfer. That didn’t bother me because I was hoping to replace my Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick from Bare Minerals. That formula was so comfortable and I fell in love with it. I definitely wouldn’t call the Au Naturale Matte Lip Stain a dupe because of the difference in texture, but I do think that it is a good matte lip stick nonetheless.
What I like about this matte lip stain
The formula is creamy and smooth upon application (not as creamy as the Bare Minerals, but there are no silicones in this one). It feels light on the lips, giving a thin layer of moisture to the lips. I like that these are matte and that even though they are not a true stain, as it wears down it still looks good. There is no super detectable patchiness or unevenness as it wears off. I also love that these are nontoxic and they don’t have a chemical taste to them. In fact, I don’t notice a distinct taste or smell to these. I think they are no fuss and good for everyday.
The obvious con that some may have is that these are not truly lip stains in the ordinary sense of the word, but I knew that fact before purchasing. The description on the website states that these are “designed to nourish lips and maintain color-play.” I agree with that description for the most part, but after about an hour or so, I don’t feel the light layer of moisture I initially felt. My lips are dry, so I like a lasting layer of moisture from my lip sticks.
Some could argue that lip stains dry down and don’t typically offer that much moisture, but these are more comparable to liquid lipsticks in my opinion. Even so, if you don’t mind adding a base of lip balm before or during wear or just reapplying when the lips feel dry then this won’t be a problem. I haven’t reached for these much as the weather has cooled down because my lips and skin in general are obviously more dry.
Shade Descriptions (From My Collection)
The shades that I own are: On Pointe, Marsala, and Going Rouge. On Pointe is described as a muted ballet shoe blush. Marsala is a deep mauve. Finally, Going Rouge is a deep, brick red. When I purchased On Pointe I didn’t read the description of the color. I thought the color was a medium warm rose pink, but it was way too light and cool for my skin tone. I purchased it online, so I couldn’t return it, but I like adding it in the center of Marsala or even Going Rouge to add dimension to the deeper colors. As you can see in the photo above, I added it to Marsala this time. Doing so gives the color the effect that I thought On Pointe would give when I purchased it, so that was a nice surprise.
There are 10 different shades in this collection and the cost of these “lip stains” are $25. You can find them online here.
While I do like these lip products, I only wear them on occasion when I am running quick errands. I like lasting moisture on my lips, so a true liquid lipstick would better suit my preference. I am not disappointed with these lip products, but for how/when I use them, I would probably not repurchase them.
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Until next time,