Today’s post is a little review of the recently released ‘Instamatte’ from Smashbox: the clear lip product that can make any lipstick matte. Any.
I actually put it to the test on my YouTube channel in a first impressions video (link above) but I felt the need to write a blog post too; I’ve been using the product quite a bit over the past few months and I’m seriously impressed with it.
As demonstrated in the video, Instamatte works on any shade, finish and formula of lipstick – it even worked on a sticky lipgloss! It has a surprisingly moisturising, almost silicone-like feel and so does not dry out the lips at all, but still gives it that intense, liquid lipstick looking finish. I think it’s a great addition to anyone’s makeup collection while matte lipsticks are all the rage; you can transform any of your old, glossy lipsticks into a whole new product.
It’s pretty affordable at £18/$24, especially when considering you don’t need very much for each application. If you’d like to see a full demo and first impression of the product, just click on the video above.