Maybelline | Color Sensational Creamy Mattes

Maybelline Creamy Mattes opener

The matte lip pattern continues to point out no signal of letting up, and cosmetics big Maybelline has thrown the gauntlet right down to all different mass-market manufacturers (together with a number of division retailer manufacturers, for that matter), with their Coloration Sensational® Creamy Matte vary of lipsticks (CAN $9.99 accessible in Eight shades, 10 within the US).

Beforehand, the mere point out of ‘matte’ and ‘lipstick’ in a sentence, often implied a flat-looking lip product with all of the moisturizing properties of the Sahara desert; these new Creamy Mattes take issues in a novel route with their pigment-rich look which have added oils for a nourishing really feel, in addition to a end that lays down with the sheen of velvet, versus a real matte.

The no-nonsense packaging design is colour-labelled on the underside of every tube, very handy for grabbing the shade you need from amongst the multitude of lipsticks all of us have a tendency to hold round. The scent jogs my memory of Play-Doh (and brings me proper again to critter-creating enjoyable with my daughter) however doesn’t appear to linger previous preliminary utility, and whereas I’ve no problem with it, it’s value noting for these with sensitivities. The feel is the place these lipsticks come into their very own: very creamy (and precisely as named), virtually gliding buttery-soft alongside the lips, with completely no tugging or pulling. One swipe is principally sufficient for stable protection, though a number of the lighter shades can use an additional move.

To be able to see how precisely the Creamy Mattes carry out, all swatches proven beneath have been utilized straight from the bullet, with out using lip liner or blotting. On the subject of endurance, the paler shades final the least (averaging about 3-Four hours) with the deeper hues ranging wherever from 5-Eight hours, not factoring in consuming or consuming. The deepest shades additionally go away a lightweight stain behind on the lips after the vast majority of color has worn off, and whereas I can’t say that my lips are left feeling hydrated with this method, neither do I expertise any drying points.


Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Erucate, Silica, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire Dabeille, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Artificial Wax, Sesamum Indicum Oil/Sesame Seed Oil, Peg-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Alumina, Benzyl Alcohol, Mel/Honey/Miel, Parfum/Perfume, (Could Include / Peut Contenir, Mica, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 15850/Pink 7, Ci 45410/ Pink 28 Lake, Ci 45380/ Pink 22 Lake, Ci 15985/Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake).

Maybelline Creamy Mattes labels

Maybelline | Coloration Sensational® Creamy Matte Lipsticks

Maybelline Creamy Mattes


Maybelline | Coloration Sensational® Creamy Matte Lipsticks

Maybelline Creamy Mattes macro


Maybelline | Coloration Sensational® Creamy Matte Lipsticks


Maybelline Creamy Mattes swatches

Maybelline | Coloration Sensational® Creamy Matte Lipstick swatches

Maybelline Daringly Nude

#655 Daringly Nude | A rose-tinted nude shade that leans extra heat than cool. Of the eight, this was one in every of two that gave me utility points, because it had an inclination to tug away from the inside lip space. Two methods round this, are by both making use of a impartial lip liner all around the lips first topped by a coat of lipstick, or blotting between layers of lipstick for extra even protection. It’s value the additional effort, as this can be a very wearable shade that may go well with a broad vary of pores and skin tones.


Maybelline Daringly Nude swatch

Maybelline | #655 Daringly Nude swatch

Maybelline Touch of Spice

#660 Contact of Spice | A wealthy raisin hue with hints of berry within the base to heat it up, opaque at only one swipe and completely attractive. In my view, that is probably the most easy-to-wear color of the bunch and can look fabulous on everybody (the proper vampy shade for tremendous honest complexions, or a fantastic impartial for deep pores and skin tones). Love this. Love.


Maybelline Touch of Spice swatch

Maybelline | #660 Contact of Spice swatch

Maybelline Lust for Blush

#665 Lust for Blush | A lilac hue with pink undertones, in a method that’s undoubtedly much less colour-saturated than the remainder, however which offers surprisingly good protection by the primary swipe. I think that its cooler nature will make it extra appropriate for these with honest to mild complexions – towards my pores and skin tone, I felt the color seemed relatively washed out ∗shrugs∗


Maybelline Lust for Blush swatch

Maybelline | #665 Lust for Blush swatch

Maybelline Ravishing Rose

#670 Ravishing Rose | A real pink hue that in some way manages to lean each cool and heat without delay. This was the second of the Eight to provide me a spot of hassle, as as soon as extra I needed to work at it to get the even protection seen right here. Pink is a really tough color for me to tug off, so I used to be stunned to discover that this shade really doesn’t conflict with my pores and skin tone. Not my favorite of the group, however a fantastic hue for pink-lovers.


Maybelline Ravishing Rose swatch

Maybelline | #670 Ravishing Rose swatch

Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia

#675 Faint for Fuchsia | Ummmm….WOW. Virtually verging on neon territory, this shade took me by whole shock with its vibrancy. Good utility, excellent protection, excellent depth. As I favor both nudes or reds, that is considerably of a scary shade for me to put on, however I can completely see this working with a tan.


Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia swatch

Maybelline | #675 Faint for Fuchsia swatch

Maybelline Mesmerizing Magenta

#680 Mesmerizing Magenta | A wealthy magenta hue that seems to have blueish undertones within the base (which might usually make this a cooler-leaning shade, however in some way manages to work effectively towards hotter pores and skin tones as effectively) in a method & utility that’s bang-on. Provides such life to the face; all you want is a little bit of face powder, a couple of swipes of mascara and also you’re executed. Completely GORGEOUS.


Maybelline Mesmerizing Magenta swatch

Maybelline | #680 Mesmerizing Magenta swatch

Maybelline Craving Coral

#685 Craving Coral | A vivid tangerine hue with high-voltage depth, in a method that definitely lives as much as its creamy title and which applies with 100% opacity by the primary swipe. I by no means put on orange, however the non-shiny end of this shade turns what would often be a relatively garish color (no less than, on me) into one thing enjoyable, edgy and even stylish.


Maybelline Craving Coral swatch

Maybelline | #685 Craving Coral swatch

Maybelline Siren in Scarlet

#690 Siren in Scarlet | An intensely crimson hue with blue undertones within the base and densely color wealthy by the primary swipe alongside the lips. As with the shade above, care must be taken for utility (undoubtedly not a swipe-and-go sort of shade), however what’s a couple of minutes when your lips can look this wonderful?


Maybelline Siren in Scarlet swatch

Maybelline | #690 Siren in Scarlet swatch


Color me impressed … effectively executed, Maybelline; these new Creamy Mattes definitely dwell as much as their title and are effectively value looking down. So far as mass-market manufacturers go, the method can rival that of higher-priced variations and I hope the model releases extra shades within the vary (talking of, I don’t perceive why solely Eight of the 10 colors have been launched in Canada). Of favourites, I’m most drawn to Contact of Spice, Mesmerizing Magenta and Siren in Scarlet, though Craving Coral is making fairly a robust case for itself as effectively. I imply, simply look at it.

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