With Christmas right around the corner I’m in the mood for a great red lipstick. Recently, Pupa Milano sent me this Made To Last lip duo in Opulent Red and today I thought I’d try it out. It has a matte red liquid lipstick on one side and a glossy top coat on the other side. You can wear it either matte or glossy, and from my experience it’s very comfortable to wear both ways. The matte lipstick isn’t too drying and it absolutely does not budge!
The glossy top coat makes the red much more vibrant. You can see the glossy lip on the top picture and the matte lip in the pictures below. I thought I liked the matte lip better but looking at these pictures, I’m loving the glossy lip more now. I’m definitely getting into gloss! It’s so vibrant and Christmassy.
If you’re into a glossy red lip, this is a really fantastic choice. If you wear red lipgloss, you risk getting it all over your face (even with simply having single strands of hair getting stuck to it with the wind). With this duo, the red pigment is adhered to your lips, and the gloss sits on top.
I was in a brave mood today and I wore the glossy version to go for a fenkata in Mgarr. I must say that this stayed put and did not budge. It looked good even after I devoured my Fenek bit-tewm but I was quite careful to not smudge it all over my face. When I got home, I wanted to remove it, so that I don’t have to think about smudging it everywhere, and it was quite difficult to remove with my micellar water. It eventually came off, but I am really impressed with its longevity.
I do wish that I took a close up photo of the glossy look as well. But I thought that this was my favourite version of the lipstick.
I’ll be wearing the glossy version of this lipstick all throughout December. This is yet another fantastic product from Pupa Milano.