Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks

Hey Beauties!

Without a doubt 2014 was the year of matte lips, each and every luxury brand released new and improved formulas to entice the beauty lovers and social media followers who knew that matte was the way to go. The trend slowly trickled down to the drugstore through brands like NYX and Wet n Wild but in reality options were sorely limited and the formulas were just not up to par – until now. Maybelline has once again come in to save the day with the Colour Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks. 

Maybelline has completely revolutionized the world of matte lipsticks with their new line of 8 stunning shades that range from a classic nude to a bright, bold red. Matte lipsticks, while gorgeous are notorious for being dry, uncomfortable and stiff but Maybelline has taken all of those problems and turned them around with their new wearable formula complete with a soft, buttery texture that transforms into the perfect velvety matte lip. 

Each lipstick is created with a base of pure pigments for intense colour and three precious oils that help them to glide smoothly across the lips without tugging or patchiness. Those pigments mean that every shade is opaque in one swipe and will become even bolder and more saturated when built up in thin layers. With such bright pigmentation and creamy formula I expected some issues with bleeding but while there is a tiny amount of transfer the colour seems to stay where you put it. The absolute best bit about these lipsticks is how they wear throughout the day, a typical matte lipstick will draw out every last bit of moisture from my lips leaving them feeling tight and dry but not with these! While they are not moisturizing they are really quite comfortable as they sit lightly on the lips without any tightening or cracking. They actually last a good 5-6 hours at complete intensity – through drinking tea and eating lunch – before fading evenly so you don’t get that dreaded ring around the outside of your lips.

Maybelline has once again knocked it out of the park with possibly the best matte lipstick on the market – both drugstore and high end – and I have not used any other matte lipstick since I bought these. They are so incredibly creamy and light weight without any of that messy transfer and painful dryness, all in all the perfect lipstick. Of the three shades I own, Touch of Spice (a spicy brown based nude), Lust to Blush (a rosy pink), and Siren in Scarlet (a bold cherry red), they are all equal in application and longevity so I can’t wait to add more to my collection.

 The Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Matte lipsticks retail for $10.99 and are now part of the permanent Maybelline collection so you can find them at your local drugstore. 

What lipstick formula is your favourite? Do you like a matte lip?



  1. Jodi Butler
    January 23, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    I keep swatching both A Touch of Spice and Lust to Blush and going "ooooooooh" but my no-buy has had me putting it off. It's definitely on my list, though!

  2. Fabi
    January 23, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    I own the shade "Faint for Fuchsia" (I am wearing it right now!) and I love it!! The texture is so creamy and the pigmentation is excellent. One of my favorite matte lipsticks so far!! Fabi |

  3. Jen27
    January 23, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    Have heard such great things about these lipsticks- love how pigmented they are :)

  4. Alexandra Miehe
    January 25, 2015 / 12:30 am

    Lust to Blush is so gorgeous!! I think I might pick this up next time I see them in the drugstore!! xxAlexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

  5. Jayne Lim
    January 26, 2015 / 6:58 am

    A creamy matte is something I am always on the lookout for because the previous releases from any brand really, were just so drying!

  6. Rose Frey
    January 31, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    I love a creamy matte for very bright or dark lips. I am excited to give this brand a try!! Thanks for the swatches of color-helps so much!

  7. Sasha Johnson
    March 20, 2015 / 7:46 am

    I hope the Color Sensational line of lipsticks doesn't go anywhere EVER in the history of Maybelline. Their formulas (be it matte or cream) are always on point. Sidenote: I don't think I've seen you wear a shade like Touch of Spice (brown-ish, I mean) or may be I missed it.

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