March 12, 2015

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slicks

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick ($18) is one of several new Ciate makeup products launching for Spring 2015 as a permanent part of the Ciate Collection. Most know Ciate is all about nails but they’ve been slowly venturing into the world of color cosmetics and this Spring they have launched an affordable mid-range collection of delicious makeup products!

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick is one of those products. This five shade selection liquid lipstick is a non drying, long wearing pigmented formula that makes for an excellent start in the makeup world!

Well done Ciate! You’ve successfully capture my attention with this lipstick and made me want to try more of your products.

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick risque

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick comes packaged up in a playful black box with ribbon accents which extends to inner barrel of the lipstick as well. It weights in at 0.22 oz and has a sponge applicator for application.

For their first venture into the liquid lipstick world Ciate makes a splash. This applies flawlessly with a soft velvety texture on lips and a strong opaque finish. The color pay off is divine with vibrant, color rich payoff that looks incredible on lips. They aren’t moisturizing in my experience but they aren’t drying either and wear for a solid six hours without cracking, smearing, fading, or feathering. The color looks as rich at hour six as it did during the initial few minutes of application!

Ciate risque Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick (Risque)

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick swatches

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick Swatches (Risque)

The formula is creamy with a thicker consistency that’s traditional to most liquid lipsticks. I wrecked my lips recently when testing the new Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks so I was pretty dry after application of those and proceeded to apply these. Even with dry lips this formula still looked soft, even, and perfect!

Count me impressed.

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick brings together a beautifully creamy formula that applies easily, wears long and strong, and brings gorgeous pigmentation to lips! I’m super impressed they managed to bring together what appears to be a very excellent range of cosmetics. Their niche is nails so to suddenly start producing a range of cosmetics you might question whether they will be able to successfully make the jump but they obviously have. I look forward to seeing where they take this! I’m thinking seasonal collections perhaps limited edition products…! I’ll be looking out and buying.

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick fotd

Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick is available now at Sephora and

Muse Approved.


This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Stephanie A.

    OOOOO I absolutely love the Stila liquid lipsticks and I have a tiny sample of one of the Kat Von D ones that I like, so I have a feeling I’ll like this one as well! The color is gorgeous, and I hope they release more colors!!!

  • Lina

    This. Is. GOREGOUS. I’m always in the mood for trying out liquid matte lippies. Thanks for the review. <3

  • Bridget

    this looks so pretty you i might pick this up in the color la la land i wouldn’t dare get it in risque to my dismay my lips are too purple toned to pull off any orange LOL! and i like that theres no parabens the whole ciate line reminds me of a higher end topshop ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks chica ๐Ÿ™‚ La la land looks like a nice shade!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Ruth

    i needs them! I love a matte lippie and had really high hopes for these

  • Patsy

    Muse Approved, yay!!!! I was really hoping you would swatch the nude color, Swoon :/

    • Celeste Johnson

      They have swatches on 3 different skin types of all 5 of the lip mattes, I was going to get the nude but saw it on a darker skin tone and passed, I am so glad they did that!

  • Patsy

    Celeste, thank you I went back to Sephora’s page and found the swatches ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Zovesta

    Oh wow, this is so pretty! I never would have guessed that they would make matte liquid lipstick. Seems like a bit of an oxymoron. Looks great on you!

  • Silvia

    It looks beautiful on you! So bright and cheery and fresh!