Despite the beauty world's ongoing obsession with liquid lipsticks, I'm well aware that matte finishes aren't for everyone. Even the Liquid Lipstick Addict, sometimes needs to take a break. They can definitely take a toll on the condition of your lips, even with a deep conditioning lip balm underneath. So when I received Maybelline's newest lip product release, with the promise of a comfortable, satin matte finish, I got really excited. Let's take a look at the collection, shall we?
Maybelline Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks* £6.99 Each. From left to right we have: Coral Courage, Nude Flush, Orange Shot, Nude Thrill, Berry Blast, Possessed Plum, Rebel Red & Electric Pink.
Maybelline have a come up with a really diverse shade range, including some gorgeous everyday nudes, to bright pops of colour that are perfect for summer. So how do the Vivid Mattes stack up against your standard liquid lipstick? Well, the texture is more of a mouse than a liquid. They don't necessarily have the longevity of your regular liquid lipstick, especially the brighter shades, but the satin finish makes them comfortable on the lips, and the light formula means they're easy to reapply, while still being creamy and pigmented and best of all inexpensive.
Nude Flush is quickly becoming one of my staple shades, it's such an easy throw on colour, it literally goes with every kind of look. I know, what's happening to me? I've definitely been embracing the nude lips lately, which I honestly never saw coming, but I'm just going with it, you can never have enough nude lipstick can you?
The only downside I would say these lip products have is that they do transfer, due to the fact that they don't completely dry down. They are most definitely a satin finish, so they may not be for everyone, especially those who enjoy eating a full english roast while having every inch of their liquid lipstick intact. To me these lipsticks make the perfect lip-liner topper, something to add a bit of extra dimension without the uncomfortable feeling that real liquid lipsticks give.
So while their name may not be exactly correct, they are a bunch of gorgeous lip colours that would be a great starting point for people who want to dip their toes in the liquid lipstick pond, even though they aren't technically "matte".
Have you tried the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick range? What are your views on the formula, do you have a favourite shade?