If you look up the definition of matte lipsticks, it would probably say “a non-shimmery finish with an insanely dry formula that sucks the moisture from your lips and flakes over time.” This may be an exaggeration, but it is what I have experienced after using several matte products.
Lucky for us, Maybelline has just re-defined the power of matte with the release of this new collection. These Color Sensational Creamy Mattes pack powerful pigment and glide on like a dream. I was pleasantly surprised when I first tested them out and saw opaque, rich colour after one simple swipe. No tugging! They are so smooth and creamy and feel comfortable on the lips.
Matte has been a huge trend this year in the makeup world. It has many benefits, including the ability to make lips look smaller and a longer wear. These ones last about four to five hours.
There are 10 shades in this collection and I purchase four of them: Daringly Nude, Lust for Blush, Mesmerizing Magenta and Siren in Scarlet. I also really wanted to grab one called Touch of Spice, which is being described as a good “Kylie Jenner” colour, but unfortunately it was sold out everywhere I looked.
Believe it or not, this is the first real nude lipstick I have ever bought. Personally, if I am going to wear lipstick I want a colour that is going to stand out. I’m just more comfortable wearing brighter colours. I was also a little scared of “concealer lips”. But I have quickly learned that the right nude can really pull a look together. For my skin tone, I can’t wear anything too pale or taupe-y. This matte version leans a little on the pink side and works really well.
I have pretty pigmented lips naturally, so Lust for Blush is one of those “my lips but better” colours. The name says it all – it’s a really nice blush colour. I can already tell you that this will be one of those great, every day colours I will be reaching for all the time.
This colour is perfect for fall. Actually, it’s perfect for all seasons. It’s a really bright, berry colour that can transition from spring, to summer, to fall and into winter. But most of all, I think this is the best “girls night out” hue.
Nobody wears a matte red quite like Gwen Stefani and I can picture her wearing this colour effortlessly. Siren in Scarlet is a classic blue-based red. It’s a sophisticated colour that I think will be really great for special occasions during the holidays.
If you have a sensitive sniffer, I must warn you that these have a scent similar to play-doh . If you like the smell of sticky, unbleached flour, mixed with a little vanilla, it shouldn’t be too much of a disturbance. The scent doesn’t transfer to your lips when applied either, so if you think this is something that would bother you, simply plug your nose or hold your breath while using this product. Easy right? 😉
The only other downside to this new collection is that all of the packaging comes in the same frosted, deep, mauve colour. Therefore, to find the colour you’re looking for, you have to refer to the bottom label. Previous Color Sensational lip products have had lids unique to the colour it encased, making it easier to differentiate one from another without having to flip it upside down.
Otherwise, I can’t gush enough over these amazing lippies! Matte is where it’s at! and Maybelline has hit a home run with the new Color Sensational Creamy Mattes.