The Reasons Why I Love Venom Cosmetics – Moisturizing matte lipstick swatch and review!


L–>R Brooklyn , Venom, lethal


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LaQuaila Davis, who is the owner and creative designer of Venom cosmetics, reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I could try out her lipsticks.

I received the Xtreme lipsticks for review in  the colors: Lethal,  Venom and Brooklyn

Venom and Brooklyn are the full coverage Matte Lipstick formula- Matte, full coverage, long wear, no shine
Lethal is Super soft matte texture- creamy and highly moisturizing formula

top- Lethal, Middle- venom, bottom- Brooklyn
top- Lethal, Middle- venom, bottom- Brooklyn


Venom is a bright pop of pink. Very Matte texture but did  glide on easily without tugging,  and it had great staying power. the color looked so vibrant and lasted several hours before I had to reapply.  (without eating)

Venom- True Matte

Brooklyn is a  matte texture, It was a not quite red, not quite plum not quite brown. I love this color because its perfect as a color you can wear to work and out after without being too dark or too bright. A classic color that I can feel great wearing  without feeling like its overwhelming on my face. (not that I am ever one to be scared of color)

Brooklyn and Venom are both great  full coverage long wearing matte lipsticks. They wore for hours had a familiar drier matte texture. These really reminded me of the formula of the MAC Matte lipsticks.

brooklyn- true matte


Lethal is a new color,  and a newer formula called soft matte, which is  a highly moisturizing creamy matte.  This color went on like butter. It was opaque full coverage,  vibrant with a sheen to it. Its colorful, but so flattering ! I would describe it as a wearable, warm coral/orange.

The formula on lethal felt more like a moisturizing creamy lipstick with intense color payoff. It was really hydrating and comfortable on my lips.   I didn’t feel anything traditionally “matte” about this formula. I actually blotted my lips after I put this on to remove some of the shine and creaminess. I personally LOVE dry matte colors, However sooo many people hate how drying matte lipstick can feel. If you are someone who wants a more moisturizing matte, check out Venom Cosmetics Super soft matte texture lipsticks. This color is amazing and was my favorite!

Lethal- Soft Matte




  • All three shade have super high color payoff and glide on without feeling dry, or pulling at my lips.
  • Brooklyn and Venom are Matte, Full coverage and No shine- they wore the longest and are the truest matte formula.  Similar to MAC Cosmetics Mattes lipsticks in texture and wear
  • Lethal- was the super soft creamy matte- It felt like butter going on and was more creamy and had more shine. Its great for people who hate traditional matte but want a lipstick that can wear longer than cream lipsticks. This color feels amazing on the lips. It wore well, just not a long as the traditional matte colors.


I’m really impressed by what LaQuaila has created at Venom Cosmetics

Keep an eye out on their site as they are releasing a fall seasonal collection with more matte colors!

Each lipstick costs $16.99 and is available at