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?