Over the last few months I’ve been seeing so many Instagram photos and YouTube reviews on the new Maybelline Matte Lipstick collection. Of course, sad as it is, Canada seems to always be late in the game when it comes to distribution of new makeup products. I’m probably in my local drugstore at least once a week checking out the displays of new makeup when I see or hear about new products coming out!
At the end of November, my sister took a trip across the border so I jumped to ask her to pick me a up a few of the Mattes. And wouldn’t you know it… two weeks after she came back, I popped into my local drugstore and BAM! there they were!
The two I asked my sister to get for me were the most nude of the 8-lipstick collection: Daringly Nude and Touch of Spice:
The collection has these two nude/natural shades, a few pinks, a coral, red and a deep burgundy. It’s not a big selection, but it looks like Maybelline has every ‘standard’ lipstick shade covered.
I’m a huge fan of the Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick range – the formula of those lipsticks are amazing – creamy, pigmented and smooth – and the colour selection is huge. I am glad to say that I am now also a fan of the Matte line!
Daringly Nude is the lightest shade of the bunch. It’s definitely a nude (as the name suggests) and pulls on the beigey-orangey side (at least on my lips). This is a tad to light for me — looks like I’m just wearing concealer on my lips and it really washes me out. I think for those with lighter skintones, this might be a good nude lipstick option. I’m not ready to give up on it though — will experiment with other colours I have in my stash to see if I can create a better colour for my skintone!
Touch of Spice is a beautiful pinky-brown shade — great for everyday wear and I can see shade looking good on just about any skintone. Building it up on my lips creates a much more deep, almost brown lip (Kylie Jenner anyone?). However, I tend to wear it a bit lighter (about 3 swipes top and bottom lip) and then blot with a tissue to remove excess, give it an extra nudge for staying power and to tone down the brown and bring out the dusty pink. I am loving this shade so far for the winter season — dark enough but also neutral enough for wearing at the office. I’ve seen a lot of other beauty bloggers comparing this to MAC’s Twig – I have to say this is a pretty good dupe for it (I have MAC’s Twig also) and although the formulas are different (Twig is more on the creamy side, not particularly matte), the colours are almost identical.
These lipsticks glide onto the lips so smoothly without any issue of pulling or grabbing onto the lips. For a matte formula this is a big plus because most matte formulas tend to feel quite dry when applying. The finish of these is definitely matte, yet I’m still able to smoosh my lips together and it feels very comfortable and has a little bit of slip.
For me, I’d say the wear time on these is not bad — after coffee and a muffin, being at the office for 4 hours, the lipstick faded however it left my lips with a bit of a stain and no dryness whatsoever.
I am very impressed with the Maybelline Mattes! If I’m brave enough, I’d love to pick up the darkest burgundy shade in the collection and sport that one day.
I give the Maybelline Matte Lipsticks: a HIGH FIVE
Have you tried these lipsticks? Like or dislike? What colours do you have?
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