Obsession: Attack of The Matte


No, this is not about Calvin Klein's well-known fragrance! My apologies for slightly misleading you in the title of today's post, however, I could not resist telling you about one item that I'm a little obsessed with. Perhaps, I am so very late to the "matte" lipstick wearing party. I don't know what has been going on, but I hardly ever wear or buy matte lip colours. My matte acquiring days had truly fallen by the wayside.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you likely saw my current favourite ... "rich red" by e.l.f. Cosmetics (Eyes Lips Face) making an appearance (see it again here). I've only tried a few of their products in the past and I'm so happy that I picked up this colour.

An early night out with the girls it was, and I managed to swiftly pack this matte stick in my studded clutch. My friends were laughing hysterically because it seemed that I could not upload fast enough! What's a blogger to do? Ahem, I was on two smartphones that night one for work, and the other for fashionista uploads, but let's focus on the red, shall we?

Eyes Lips Face elf
This was surely a quick buy and easy solution to my must have colour always in my ensemble. What I wore that night really didn't matter (although it was quite casual with jewellery to the nth degree), because the rich red told it all!

This is not a sponsored post nor am I an e.l.f. cosmetics ambassador (although, I wouldn't mind at all). I am merely telling you that I finally found another great red, not just any red, but probably my first matte red colour that didn't cost me a small fortune. If you have your usual beauty favourites, then you entirely understand what I'm speaking of ladies.

Right ... well, that's really all I have to say! Ahh, it really is the little things that can bring fashionista happiness, and a freshen up on make-up always helps.

Here's an outfit that I styled for another evening out, post-rich red celebrating.

What are some of your favourite beauty colours, products, or new collections at the moment?

The goods:  Hat-Banana Republic, Shoes-Rabat, Faux leather jacket-Marshalls, Pleated skirt-H&M.

*Check out e.l.f.'s other products here.
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  1. francesca r04 October

    I really like this shade of red on you! I want to try it too!!

    Don't Call
    Me Fashion Blogger



  2. MISPAPELICOS04 October

    Looking glorious as ever, dear Madison.

  3. kim bim04 October

    I love your red lipstick,Sure, am looking out for this brand. You look so cute babes..

  4. stylentonic Constantinos04 October

    Hot lips, super outfit! xxx

  5. Lola Finn04 October

    Danke dir Madison! Du bist so süss :)
    Dein Look ist so großartig!! So cute and stylish! Very in love with this pretty skirt! <3
    Happy weekend to you, dear!


  6. KizzyDoll04 October

    You look marvellous doll, love the outfit and the lipstick xx

  7. Daniella04 October

    Your lip colour is beautiful Madison! Finding the right make up is always the impossible mission, so I can understand your delight and need to share, now you've found what you have been looking for. I love this look and I especially love the hat, such a chic touch :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  8. I love your classy and chic style, girl! This jacket is stunning :)

  9. Hajdi Đukić04 October

    You look so cute ;)
    I like your retro bag. Its adorable!!!

  10. Couture Carrie04 October

    Gorgeous look, darling!
    Love that hat!


  11. Blond Duck04 October

    You've always got great style!

  12. Shybiker04 October

    Not only are you stylish (and beautiful) but you're informative as well! I wasn't aware that matte had become trendy. Following your lead keeps me closer to the pack of well-dressed women. Thanks!

  13. YAY on the lipstick, Madison. It does look fab on you. There's an ELF red too that I love but I don't really wear much lipsticks nowadays.
    Have a great weekend:)

  14. Erika Sorocco04 October

    I am consistently impressed with e.l.f. products - the pricepoints and quality is fab! This red lippy looks amazing on you, Madison!! :)

  15. Marcela04 October

    Wow you look so pretty, dear Madison!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  16. Oh to Be a Muse04 October

    I'm still not that into lipstick for myself, but I love the way a good matte color looks. You are stylin!


  17. That shade of red is beautiful on you Madison! It great to find a beauty bargain that works well. Loving your outfit as well. That jacket is quite fab!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  18. Glam up your Lifestyle04 October

    Hi Madison. Auch ich mag sehr gerne roten Lippenstift. Einmal natürlich das klassische Rot, doch jetzt für den Winter werde ich mir einen weinroten Lippenstift zulegen.
    Dein Outfit mag ich, der Hut steht dir ganz entzückend.

  19. PopChampagne04 October

    you know it's true for some reason matte lipsticks cost more than not matte?! i never understood why... regardless you look great here, and I like the denim jacket you have on! have a great weekend!

  20. Pearl Westwood04 October

    Lovely lippie, i've really been into matte lately too x

  21. I'm always looking for new and different reds - normally I don't jump on the trend bandwagon but when matte reds came long, I dove right in. I just couldn't resist. I'm glad the trend has continued; these days I find that I actually prefer a matte lip to one that is overly shimmery. This shade suits you perfectly and it gives a lovely pop against your black and denim ensemble :)

  22. chicncheapliving05 October

    That really is a great red on you! I'd try it out too! Have a lovely weekend dear!


    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  23. Hi dear, I like the simple elegance of this look, its effortless and classic. The lip rouge is a gorgeous hue, looks so pretty on you. Have a wonderful weekend doll!

  24. Such a practical handbag! I also love your skirt. have a great weekend.

  25. Ms Madge05 October

    Love the skirt and of course the matte red lipstick! My only E.L.F. stuff at the moment is a smudge brush which is one of my must-haves. I'm sure the make-up range is also great. Have a lovely weekend Madison! xxx

  26. Andrea Funk05 October

    Love it!

  27. The lipstick sounds great. I need some matte lip colour in my life for sure. And you can never go wrong with red.

  28. Margarita06 October

    Wow, what an adorable outfit!
    You rocked it!
    And thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!
    I sure do hope so)


  29. Veshoevius06 October

    Love that flirty skirt and the denim jacket. You always wear hats so well! I love that red lipstick on you - smashing shade of red. I'm a big red lipstick fan - can never get enough of the stuff. Current fave is Everyday Diva by Mac xx

  30. Margaret Cruzemark07 October

    I love your jacket Madison, I love the way you wear it here, with this romantic skirt and the beautiful hat. Great look.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  31. Finding the right red is so difficult that when you finally stumble on it, it's worthy of a champagne celebration! I love the way this one looks on you, light and easy to wear. Hope your weekend was a good one!

  32. Liebe Rena,
    Danke für Deinen süßen Worten. Ja, ich stimme das Outfit ist wichtig, aber die Lippenfarbe hier ist jetzt mein Favorit, haha.
    Viele liebe Grüße,
    Maidson :-) xxoo

  33. Really love this look on you! Beautiful shirt and skirt!

    Liebe Grüße aus München,



  34. You look adorable! Love this outfit =)

  35. Nice outfit and beautiful photos. I love the dress, it is something i would definitely wear.

  36. SpeakingPrada15 December

    Thanks for sharing this! I'm always up for a new affordable red lipstick shade - even though I've only started to use bold lipstick colors, I'm already addicted to them!! Oh and lovely skirt and hat by the way :)

  37. Thank you! Yes, I've been really into bold matte lip colours and love them! All the best!