March 6, 2018

Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo Review & Swatches

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Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo ($10) is a new lipstick and lipgloss duo that’s available in seven shade selections which launched for the Spring 2018 season. The duo provides you with a creamy matte lipstick and a matching pearlized gloss that allows you to mix and match to create a variety of different looks.

I’m not much of a matte lipstick fan but I decided to check these out in the hopes they would be as lovely as the Tarte The Lip Sculptor Lipstick & Lipgloss which I love. I felt comfortable purchasing the matte formula as well since they came with a gloss. Lord knows my favorite way to wear matte and completely to defeat the point of the finish is by wearing lipgloss on top and these provided a gloss to go along with the matte lipstick so I was set.

Like Tarte’s version these arrive in a double-ended barrel which is rose gold in color with the Flower emblem printed on the side. I’ve always been a fond fan of Flower Beauty’s rose gold packaging! It’s quite pretty! I was quite surprised how generously sized they were as the lipstick is 0.12 oz in size and the lipgloss is 0.19 oz where as Tarte’s version will cost you more and you’ll get loss product with the lipgloss being 0.06 oz where as the lipstick is 0.12 oz in size. Tarte’s are $24 where as Flower Beauty’s are $10 so the better deal would go to Flower. However, I wasn’t keen on Flower Beauty’s formula so in the end I actually don’t mind spending more for less as I’ll stick to Tarte’s which are far more moisturizing and easier to apply.

The lipstick portion of this duo reminded me more of a semi-matte satin finish as they aren’t a completely traditional matte texture in my opinion. I felt they were richly pigmented and provided brilliant color on a single swipe however, they have a firmer texture which didn’t apply as evenly or as smoothly as I had hoped on my drier lips. I felt like I was dragging the color on since they are quite dry. I don’t have aging lips however, I do have drier ones and I felt like the color fell into my natural lip lines giving my lips a cracked, dried look. I felt for sure my saving grace would be the gloss to help add a bit of moisture and shine however, I didn’t like this formula either. It has a clumpy whipped mousse consistency that reminds me of the metallic matte lip products that were going around a few months ago like Revlon Ultra HD Matte Metallic Lipcolor. the idea of the formula was never to provide glossiness but I just assumed they gloss portion would have a lighter texture with a hint of shine. They created it to give lips a pearlized finish and to make lips look fuller when applied on top of the lipstick. I thought it had a sort of metallic gleam to it much like those Revlon matte metallics I mention before. It’s actually difficult to see any effect from applying the gloss on top of the lipstick since the shades are identical aside from the fact they smooth out the finish of the lipstick. They are quite pigmented but the slippery silicone texture sort of fell into my natural lip lines when I wore the gloss separately. But as I said it does go a long way at being the saving grace for the lipstick. I didn’t detect any flavor or fragrance on either product which is great for sensitive users.

Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo (Bronze Envy)

Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo (Bronze Envy)

Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo (Honey Nude)

Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo (Honey Nude)

Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo Swatches (Bronze Envy and Honey Nude)

Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo is a very nice and affordable lip product however, the formula just wasn’t quite to my liking!

Flower Beauty Mix n’ Matte Lip Duo are available now at ulta.com and walmart.com.

Have you tried them yet?

Do share your thoughts!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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  • Kimmwc03

    I wasn’t impressed with them either. I felt like they made my lips look and feel dry (even with the gloss on top) and I don’t normally have dry lips.

  • Christina D.

    Hey Muse! Both shades really do look lovely on you! I’ve never tried anything from the brand, but I’m interested in the eyeshadow palettes. However, I’m loathe to buy anything drugstore without a recommendation from a beauty blogger that I trust. Who better than my Sista from another mista? Have you tried Flower’s eyeshadows?

  • Christina D.

    I hate frost, too. But the Cool Natural and Warm Natural palettes are colors right up my alley, and they look like a mix of finishes.

    Please don’t feel obligated! You do more than enough of a public service for us beauty junkies. The price wouldn’t be too bad, especially with the $5 Ulta coupon, so I may try at some point. But thank you!

    • Isabella Muse

      maybe they’ll be wonderful! ;-D I’ll try anyway. you know me! curiosity kills this cat time and time again ;-D <3!

  • kjh

    When you name a product as a shade, it ought to be that shade. Idk who calls that mauvey shade bronze. The warm pinker one is closer to a honey nude, but still expected something more beige yellow, not a warm pink. They sound like a formula miss, and tbh, seen infinitely better colors/looks on you. Easy pass, thanks.

  • Miss D

    The lipstick may be so-so, but you look beautiful on these pictures!
    Love your eye makeup! 🙂