One day I was complaining to Trisha and Laura about one specific shade of lipstick that I’ve always wanted. It’s incredibly random, but ever since I saw The Mask as a small child I’ve been obsessed with Cameron Diaz’s lip color in one of the scenes in that movie and I’ve been on a search to find it ever since. In this conversation Trisha showed me a lip color she thought was close and she bought it for me. (She’s a doll, that one.) I tried it on and it’s pretty damn close I’d say. At last!
The color is called Terracotta and it’s a matte liquid lipstick by Makeup Monsters. First of all, it comes in a fun box showcasing their rad artwork and design. The lipstick tube itself has a good weight to it and also showcases their fun design. Really, I was sold on the look of their packaging before I even looked at the color of the lipstick. The applicator is a doe foot and made it easier to put on than any other types of lipstick I’ve tried – although, admittedly, that’s not many.
As we know, I don’t know much about makeup and I don’t wear much lipstick in general, so my process is different from most in that I’m pretty much just making mistakes and learning from them. I’ve worn this lipstick twice and the first time I put it on I had to overdraw my lips because I just can’t stay inside the lines. Also, I should listen to Laura and Trisha when they tell me about how important moisturizer is when wearing matte lipstick especially. Almost immediately my lips felt dry and I kept licking my lips out of habit. Plus: it doesn’t taste that bad.
The first night I wore it for about 4 hours. I went to dinner, drank some beer, and sat outside chatting with some friends who I had gone out of town to see for their wedding reception. I noticed it transferring onto my napkin when I was eating, but I didn’t reapply it and it looked fine to me. Although, I was relieved to get it off at the end of the night and get some moisture on my lips. You live and you learn.
The next time I wore it was for my fiance’s high school reunion. I’m honestly not the type of girl to wear a ton of makeup in my normal day-to-day, so I had to wait for an opportunity to wear it that was more realistic than the first time I wore it. This time my lips didn’t feel nearly as dry and I applied it inside the lines like a grownup.
This time I wore it for almost 6 hours. I don’t really know what to use on your lips to help keep them from feeling too dry, so I used the LUSH scrub and moisturizer that Trisha gave me on my lips even thought I don’t think that’s what it’s intended for. Either way, my lips didn’t feel nearly as dry as they did the first time. I drank two kalimotxos, had some appetizers, and gave my fiance a couple kisses and my lipstick stayed on just fine. For dinner I had a portobello mushroom burger and a salad and my lipstick didn’t hang so well with the juicy burger. I still didn’t reapply and it didn’t look awful, but I probably should have given it a little touch up.
Overall, I had a blast wearing this lipstick and I love that it matches the color I’ve always wanted almost perfectly. The color is great, it wears nicely, and for a girl that isn’t too into makeup it didn’t look really out of place on me. It did have more transfer than I’d like, but otherwise I think it’s amazing and it’s my new favorite lipstick. I’d give it a 4.5 out of 5 just because I am a lazy ass and would rather not have to reapply. For this color, though, I guess I’ll have to learn to do a quick touch up.
Look out Cameron Diaz.