Zahra Khan, Junior Fashion Assistant in Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Muse Dhs105
Brace yourselves, this will sound super basic (and I promise you I still cringe about it), but my very first encounter with lipstick was from the oh-so-controversial moment Kylie Jenner got her distinctive lip injection-boosted nude-mauve pout. I know, I’m sorry. Oh, how I scoured the net for all the dupes (my search history from that time was nothing short of embarrassing and bordered on mildly obsessive - 'mildly' being the key word here). I started building an absurdly large collection of colours that made it look like I literally really owned one lipstick. But it just wasn’t enough. That is, until I found Huda Beauty’s Muse, and I resigned myself to the fact that my nude-mauve buying days were over. There couldn’t possibly be a formula that could serve me better on my casual 18-hour make-up days (we’ve all been there… I hope?), and as an added bonus it smells like vanilla cupcakes. What more is there, tbh?
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