I have never been a fan of matte lipsticks because my lips tend to get super dry (harmattan is just a disaster). The only ones I didn’t mind too much were Mac’s and even those were still a little too dry for me, not to talk about being expensive (it’s like they add 500 naira to the price every month). So I stuck to glossy ones, but there is something about that matte finish we all love and I kept hunting for a good matte lipstick, one that was fairly priced too.
Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick completely has my heart. I was sceptical about buying it at first because it was just a thousand naira and the last experience I had with cheap makeup here, didn’t go so great. I got just one shade, which was the Matte Gorgeous, because once bitten…but ended up going back the next day for about a dozen more.
The Matte Gorgeous shade was literally that and stayed on the whole day, without cracking or bleeding. It was easy to put on for a matte lipstick, although I wish the lipstick wasn’t so wide in order to ease perfect application. It is also super pigmented so that you only need about one or two swipes.
Apart from the Matte Gorgeous, which is a gorgeous wine colour that is perfect for a vampy look, I got the Matte Style – a classic red, Matte Bare – the perfect nude for every complexion, Matte It Girl – a pink shade that won’t make you look like a Barbie, Matte Frappuccino – a nice brown that could pass as one of Kylie’s lip kits, and Matte Caliente – an orangey shade that you surprisingly can’t go wrong in.
I am going back to get every shade I can lay my hands on, and you should too. I bought mine from Alhaja’s store at Abule-Oja (it is not in any of those side streets so you can’t miss it). But you could also get it here for the same amount I bought mine.