Monday, January 19, 2015

IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips review, photos, swatches

Last week I got to have a look at what IsaDora has coming for Spring 2015 and all weekend I was playing with everything, taking photos and then panicking at what to tell you about first because there are some serious gems coming peeps!  So over the next couple of weeks, be prepared to hear a lot about the brand because I'm very excited.  So much so, I'm now sitting on the couch in my pyjamas with a full face of IsaDora makeup on.  Standard weekend shenanigans here at Lovely Girlie Bits.

Ok, I need to tell you about the Twist-Up Matt Lips first.  As you know, the matte lip revolution went into overdrive last year and we tried to find the next big thing that didn't dry our lips out while giving that soft matte look.  Spoiler alert for the rest of this post, but these are bloody brilliant.

IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips 
There are three of these twist up matte lipsticks on offer and I'm hoping they bring out more because it's love.  At €13.25, they're slightly on the spendy side for a pharmacy lipstick, but here's why they're worth the extra few bob.

No sharpener is required.  This makes it perfect for carrying around in one's handbag.  The formula is like nothing else I've tried and we know I've tried a lot of lippies in my bloggy life.  They don't dry out my lips at all.  Not a single bit.  And it's cold as hell outside and my lips are in bits!  They feel like velvet when I apply them and make my lips look pillowy soft.  The formula though, let me go back to that.  On the lips, they give a satiny velvety finish, but if you press your lips together, there's still a bit of slip to it, so no drying out at all.  They last for a good 4 hours on me before I need to reapply.

I love the packaging with the coloured caps and ends to make life a bit easier.  I already have two of them in my handbag for daily use and you probably already know which ones.  Can you guess which one is my favourite?!

Left - Right: IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips Posh Peach, Naked, Candy Store

Posh Peach

Posh Peach is positively gorgeous and is my absolute favourite.  It's bright but not glaringly so and is the perfect shade for me and my skin tone.  I've been wanting a pastel peachy shade like this for ages and any lip products that I've tried in this colour before have either been too creamy or milky and settle in lip lines, or too chalky and drying, but Posh Peach is perfect.  This is a coral peachy lover's dream for spring and summer and I know I'll fly through this one.


Naked is a peachy rose gold shade that is the most wearable of the three for everyday use.  I say that because I work in an office and generally keep my makeup on the neutral end of the scale.  It looks more frosty in the photos than in real life where it's a natural nude shade with a subtle sheen which will make a lovely accompaniment to a smokey eye.

Candy Store

Finally!  A bright pink I'm not scared of!  Candy Store is both vivid and soft at the same time.  This shade makes my lips look like lovely pink pillows and like the two before it, is a dream to wear.  Mags, I think this one has converted me to the pink side!  I love how this looks with just a slick of mascara and a healthy glow to the cheeks.

These will be on counters soon and I'll try to find out an exact date and let you know because they need to be investigated if you're looking for something matte but not drying, something that feels really comfortable on the lips and shades that are perfect for spring.  Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to take off Naked and apply Posh Peach as it goes with my pyjamas better!

Stay tuned for more IsaDora news and tell me, which one is your favourite?


  1. Posh Peach is beautiful! Love that they're non-drying. Will have to check them out!

  2. that's a gorgeous, subtle coral shade!

  3. Definitely want to try out that nude shade!
    Emma xo |

  4. I knew as soon as I seen your swatches, I knew Coral was your fave! All 3 are beautiful and very wearable shades, nice to know that they don't feel too matte on the lips - theres nothing worse!

  5. That peachy shade is gorgeous on you!

  6. Love Isadora wish it was available in Scotland - I bought the 'Candy Store' one in Sweden at Xmas. If you get a chance pick up their new Perfect Foundation Brush, it's amazing! :)

  7. Do you know where I can find Isadora in the US? Thanks x


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