A Portland Black Lipstick Review

April 15, 2023
David Sunnyside

portland black lipstick review

Whether you prefer a nude, a pink, or a red, a great lipstick can be an essential part of any beauty regimen. But finding the right shade and formula can be tricky.

For a well-rounded lip wardrobe, you'll want to have options in all three color families (plus a few unexpected ones, like purple and beige). It's also important to choose a formula that will keep your pout moisturized without leaving it feeling dry or flaky.

Byrdie Editorial Director Faith Xue reaches for this Charlotte Tilbury lippie on a regular basis, and she can't stop raving about its smooth texture and long-lasting color. It's packed with nourishing ingredients, too, including argan oil and sesame seed oil.

It's one of the most hydrating matte lipsticks we've tried, so you can expect it to stay put all day long. It's also got a unique 3D glow pigment that gives the shades a subtle sheen.

The only downside to this cult favorite is that it can transfer a bit, especially if you're wearing a tan or have darker skin. But it's still one of the best black liquid lipsticks we've found and has good longevity.

Clean, sulfate-free and full of antioxidants, this cult-favorite offers a wide array of bold hues, from deep berry tones to edgy neutrals. It's also super creamy, so it feels weightless on lips.

But what really makes this formula stand out is its luxurious packaging. It comes in a refillable metal case, complete with a mirror for on-the-go application. The lipsticks are also available in both matte and satin finishes, so you're sure to find a shade that suits your complexion.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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