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Matte-aholic Velvet Mousse Lip Colors by @hardcandylife 💋 swatched!
The name Velvet Mousse may sound familiar - it is bc Hard Candy already had a line of Velvet Mousse Liquid Lipsticks, sold in colorful, floral metal tins. A few weeks back I came across a new display of lip sets in @walmart labeled “Matte-aholic” Velvet Mousse Liquid Lip Colors, accompanied with matching lip liners.
Given that I’m a lipstick lover, I had to really fight the temptation to try one... or three. Well, I couldn’t resist! I just had to find out whether these new liquid lipsticks were indeed new/reformulated or did the brand just update packaging and add a matching lip liner.
I was especially curious to find out if the formula had changed bc the original formula was not my cup of tea. The original Velvet Mousse Liquid Lipsticks were one of the first products I reviewed on my then newly created YouTube channel - back when Hubby Beau and I lived in the heart of country music, 🎸Nashville.
I’m excited to report that I love this new formula! In my opinion, it is indeed different and an improvement from the original version. I would describe this new formula as a richly pigmented satin or semi-matte, which is the sort of liquid lipstick formula I prefer.
This current formula sets into a healthy, plumped matte texture, not at all like a powdery mousse thank goodness. I don’t really care for longevity or transfer and this formula does transfer, but it is not as messy as a lacquer or gloss or a traditional lipstick.
My favorite shades are Mauve Along 🍇 and Heather 🍑. I highly recommend. Mauve Along is a dusty mauve that has purple and grey undertones. It could even look a bit brownish if your skin-tone is light/fair. Heather is a muted, burnt peach terra-cotta shade. Whether you are a warm toned fan or a cool toned fan or you love both, you have an option. Cherry Blossom 🌺 is a blue-toned, flirtatious floral pink, and ideal for Spring.