City Color Cappuccino Be Matte Lipstick Review+Swatches

City Color Cappuccino Be Matte Lipstick
 City Color says their Be Matte Lipsticks are "every girl's must have secret! Rich with pigmentation and a matte finish, these lipsticks are touched with Vitamin E to nourish your lips and provide long lasting color. In 36 stunning shades, you will want to collect them all!".  Today I'm reviewing one of the most popular shades, Cappuccino, which I received in an Ipsy Bag. The City Color Be Matte Lipsticks contain 2.9 grams of product and are fairly priced at just $5 each. City Color is cruelty free. This lipstick was made in China.

 Honestly, City Color's Be Matte Lipsticks have clunky, cheap, and unattractive packaging. These lipsticks are housed in black square tubes with clear, loosely fitting caps. The City Color logo and product name are printed on the front of the tube in white lettering, the shade name can be found on the side. While packaging is functional, I think it looks and feels pretty crappy, but at least its recyclable.
 I have mixed feelings about City Color's Be Matte Lipsticks. This lipstick formula is on the drier side, and pretty waxy, so it drags on during application. Both the texture and scent of City Color's Be Matte Lipsticks says 'Crayola" to me. The dry, waxy texture will enhance any of your lip's textural problems, so be sure to exfoliate and moisturize before application. Surprisingly, Cappuccino isn't too uncomfortable on the lips (but it isn't a treat to wear, either). City Color's Cappuccino is remarkably pigmented and opaque. Like most matte lipsticks, City Color's Be Matte Lipsticks have great lasting power - Cappuccino lasts about four hours. Transferring is rare, and this lipstick never slips out of the lip line. As I previously mentioned. these lipsticks smell like a crayon, but they don't have any noticeable flavor.

Cappuccino is such a weird color that's really hard to describe. At first, I wanted to call it a rosewood shade, but that doesn't quite fit it as well as I thought. For lack of a better description, I'll call Cappuccino a rosy tan with a flat, matte finish. This uncommon, brown leaning nude is surprisingly flattering, and would suit most skin tones - I see why it's so popular!
City Color's Cappuccino Be Matte Lipstick is unique, if anything. The pink tinged brown color is very easy to pull off. While I don't think the Be Matte formula is all bad, I do think it could be improved upon. I love this lipstick's strong color payoff, but I don't appreciate the waxy texture and scent. If you love matte lip colors, City Color's Be Matte Lipsticks are a wallet friendly choice. Personally, I don't see myself picking up anymore of these lipsticks. 

Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax (Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Cera), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Flavor (Aroma), Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, BHT, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

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