Thursday, 18 August 2016

WORTH THE HYPE? | HUDA BEAUTY LIP CONTOUR MATTE PENCILS TRENDSETTER BOMBSHELL REVIEW


The Huda Beauty Lip Contour Matte Pencil is available from Sephora ($19) and Cult Beauty (£16) and is constantly out of stock because it has been raved about beyond belief. After countless Instagram posts and YouTuber reviews I succumbed to the mayhem when Cult Beauty announced that they had all the shades back in stock. Predictably, I grabbed the two nudest shades of the nine up for grabs: Trendsetter (pinkish nude) and Bombshell (a brown nude). I have had them for a few weeks now and feel I can confidently share my honest opinion about this popular product. 

The Lip Contours claim to have an intense colour pay-off; a long-wearing, matte finish and be waterproof and transfer-proof. If you follow my blog then you'll know lip products are not my favourite, like highlighters I find them to be unnecessary. A good lip balm or sheer wash of colour will suffice. I was feeling extra fancy one day and thought I would rock a lip contour to a training day I had in the City Centre for work. I found the formula to be very drying on my lips, but this is most likely due to how unused to matte lip products I am. What disappointed me the most was that it was not transfer-proof at all. I sipped on a chai latte and the lip contour went everywhere, so mortifying.  

In conclusion, it's not worth the hype at all. I thought this would be everything I would ever need in a lip product. Matte. Long-lasting. Transfer-proof. The kind of lip product that you could put on and just forget about but this wasn't the case at all. It transferred so easily and I was extremely aware of it on my mouth throughtout the day and even though it all but disappeared halfway through the day my lips were so dry I was embarrassed to be seen in public. I wouldn't recommend this product unless you are happy to keep reapplying throughout the day. I would suggest keeping a lip balm with you at all times. The colours are gorgeous so I will use them again but only when I won't be drinking, eating or even talking much. Maybe just to get my Passport photo taken. 


Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you tried the Huda Beauty Lip Contours? Did you like them, did you find them to be drying or comfortable to wear? I know the Liquid Mattes have just been released in Sephora and I am certainly curious to see how they compare. I hope they are transfer proof. Please follow me on Bloglovin' to stay up to date with new posts, all my links are below. You can also follow me on SnapChat (alittlekiran). Take care.

Have you tried the Huda Beauty Lip Contours?

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Kiran

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  1. Bombshell is such a nice colour!
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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  2. Bombshell looks like my kind of shade! How disappointing though. I'm intrigued by these but £16 for a lip pencil seems a bit steep - especially if they're not amazing lip pencils! I do really want to try the liquid lipsticks though xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. Yeah the liquid lipsticks are supposed to be fantastic but then I heard that about these too, so I will probably pick one up and see what it's like xxx

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  3. You see, this is why I love you, you're honest and you don't go beating around the bush. Thank you for this review, definitely giving these a miss.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Shireen, you are so sweet and awesome. Honestly, I frickin' love the bones of you man. Your comments make me smile like a goof xxx

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  4. Lovely post dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

    http://www.fayeisabella.co.uk/2016/08/statement.html

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  5. Great honest review! I haven't used this before, but shades are surely tempting. Ha!

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Thank you for this honest review. At this price you would expect better quality. The shades look lovely, shame they were not that good.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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    1. Such a shame, so annoyed because the shades are so so nice, thank you for commenting xxx

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  7. These lip colors are so pigmented! Love how matted they look too :) Great picks! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/sequined-shift-dress/

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  8. Oh my! I love them shades! <3

    <3 Alex | www.lexidoodledoo.com

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    1. Me too! Really disappointed that they aren't transfer proof xxx

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  9. I received two for my birthday & I love them! I find them creamy to apply & very comfortable - I haven't tested the transfer-proof element yet though so will have to do that. It's a pity that you were so disappointed given how pricey they are! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. These shades are gorgeous! I want Huda's entire collection of lip contours. 😍X

      Shari | https://cocovalour.blogspot.com/

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    2. Thank you for commenting, they are great colours x

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  11. Great review and I like how honest you were here. I also don't like it when lip products aren't transfer proof.

    annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com | Bloglovin' | Instagram

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  12. What a disappointment! The shades are lovely, but what's the point if they feel uncomfortable & don't stay on your lips as they are supposed to!?! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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  13. Hello, Kiran! x

    I haven't tried any of these before, however, these shades look so beautiful. I have always loved nudes and peachy shades, so these really got my attention. I hope to try these out too. :) Hope to hear from you soon! x

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
    http://www.airishabella.blogspot.com

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  14. these shades are lovee
    http://aminaayub.blogspot.com

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  15. wow bot are just so pretty

    http://villemo20.blogspot.com/

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  16. Yikes! I'm sorry to hear that they were a letdown. In all honesty, I never really eyed for these. I did follow HudaBeauty on Instagram for a while but I had to stop because her posts and makeup looks were a bit too much for my taste. She is like Kim Kardashian x100.

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  17. The colors look great! Too bad they aren't long lasting.
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  18. I haven't try this before but the color looks amazing (: x

    http://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

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  19. Those shades are both so beautiful, but how disappointing! I probably won't pick up any Lip Contours, but I do want to try her liquid lipsticks just to see if they're worth the hype.

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  20. Such a shame, thanks for posting an honest review!
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

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  21. I haven't tried this brand, I like the shades but I usually prefer shiny lip colors instead of matte :)

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

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  22. Bombshell is such a gorgeous colour, I'll definitely have to check these out :)

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

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  23. I've never seen this brand, but the colors are gorgeous. It's too bad that they're drying though. I hate having a dry feeling on my lips, so I'll have to pass. Thank you for the thorough review!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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  24. What a bummer they didn't live up to the hype! The colors look amazing, but dry and uncomfortable products are never good for the lips. Thank you for sharing this awesome, detailed review on them!

    Dee
    http://www.urbanchicblvd.com/

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  25. I bought a lip contour in shade Trophy wife, and the colour is so beautiful. It was creamy when I applied it, but like you said it really did dry my lips and it looked awful after a few hours. I've tried the liquid lipstick and I can tell you it's amazing! I can't really tell I've got it on and it doesn't make my lips look crusty at all. I ordered one to begin with, and have ordered two more so far.

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  26. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. That bums me out that it didn't work as expected. I try to stay away from lip contour pencils because of the dryness/lack of pigment.

    xo
    Chanel | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  27. Pretty shades. But that is just disappointingly annoying. Love that you shared your thoughts it is totally helpful.

    <3 | X ALY | Aly In Wanderland | Latest: Waiting Game on Prints Dress

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  28. WOW! What an honest review :D i love it! I almost purchased in hopes it would last all night, but then I came across your post and realized it wasn't worth spending this much money on! lol Your lips are beautiful BTW <3 xoxo

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  29. Hi Kiran

    I wish I read your review before buying the two pencils. I received them this week and I thought it was my lips. Soon as I applied the lip contour pencil on my lips, my lips were so dry, so I decided to lick my lips and than the lip colour came off and the rest crumbled off. :-(

    Sham X

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