If you've been a long time customer of J. Crew, no doubt you've noticed over the last few years the model's fresh faces, wispy, easy top knots and waves in their hair, and their statement bright, matte lips.
The magician behind these looks is makeup artist and creator, Troi Ollivierre. Now, with his line of creamy, matte and beautifully bright lipsticks, you can have bold, chic lips too.
Troi Olliverre Matte Luxe Lipstick comes in cheery shades of pink, red and coral and they all feature a creamy, highly pigments and smooth texture. With just one of two layers, I achieved the shade in the tube. My favorite go to was Parker, shown above, which is a bright, red with a touch of pink.
The lipstick does have a matte finish, but it's a nice, natural matte that didn't make my lips look dry or cakey. It was also non-drying (but I did add a matte lip balm first) and for the most part, stayed put during they day even after eating or drinking. I usually only had to touch up about 1x a day to get the full color and finish back.
Since these lipsticks are so pigmented, they can also work if you just want a pop of color on your lips. You can pat the lipstick directly from the tube on your lips and have a nice, colorful stain that's a little less bold, if you prefer.
Another great shade for when you want a pink-watermelon shade is Louis, shown left.
Purchase Here: Troi Ollivierre Matte Luxe Lipstick, Parker
*These products were provided courtesy of Troi Ollivierre PR for reviewing purposes.