I was introduced to matte lipsticks in 2013 and since then, they’re literally the only type of lipsticks I purchase. I’ve heard many women complain about the drying effect of matte lipsticks, but that’s actually why I like them. Now some shades are more dry than others but I don’t mind the dryness. I also like them because the colors are so much more pigmented and they make my lips look plumper.
When I received two Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks to try I was super excited. I received Nude Rose and Rebel Red to test.
Here are a few features of the lipstick:
- Smooth, easy application
- Applicator has soft bristles and is contoured to fit your lips
- Vivid colors/very pigmented
- Matte effect without the drying
- 2 coats will give you a glossier effect
- Smells awesome
- Available in 10 shades
Vivid Matte Liquid retails at only $7.99 and comes in the following shades:
- Nude Thrill
- Nude Flush
- Pink Charge
- Electric Pink
- Fuchsia Ecstasy
- Orange Shot
- Rebel Red
- Berry Boost
- Vivid Violet
- Possessed Plum
I really liked both shades but I liked Nude Flush more than the Rebel Red. The nude seemed to have more of a matte finish but it could’ve also been because I applied a thicker coat of the Rebel Red. A thicker coat will give you a glossy finish, which is not something I like at all.
The product is not 100% matte, it’s drier (for lack of a better word) than most lipsticks but it still has a sheen.
Have you tried this product? Share your experience in the comment section below!
Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.