Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid LipstickWednesday, June 01, 2016
I am loving liquid lipsticks right now and have accumulated quite a collection over the last couple of months, but one liquid lipstick I have been waiting for the launch of is the Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks, I saw an American you tuber speak about them a couple of months ago, they looked lovely and were something I couldn't wait to try. I love the Maybelline Colour Sensational lipsticks and couldn't wait to try the new liquid lipsticks, so when I saw they had launched on the Superdrug website I picked some up.
I actually bought 3 of the liquid lipsticks in the shades Nude Flush, Electric Pink and Coral Courage in the Superdrug 3 for 2 deal and then I picked up Nude Thrill and another Coral Courage in the Boots buy 1 get 1 half price deal, my youngest daughter liked Coral Courage so I picked one up for her and I kept Nude Flush, Nude Thrill and Electric Pink for a blog giveaway (enter that giveaway here if you haven't already) I have worn Coral Courage a few times now and thought I'd share my thoughts on it with you.
The packaging of the liquid lipsticks is fairly simple with a clear perspex square tube and black lid, with black lettering on the clear tube, there is a label with the colour name on top of the lid. The packaging is sleek and easy to hold and quite compact so fits into my makeup bag nicely.
The applicator is quite long and slim, I find it easier to use the tip of the applicator to apply the liquid lipstick, it has a narrow end so it is nice for applying to the top lip and especially around the cupids bow. I do think the applicator is unnecessarily long but it isn't a problem and doesn't affect the application of the product at all.
I find the shade to be more pink than coral, it looks in the tube like a bright coral/pink shade but on the lips and swatched it is more of a pink with coral undertones, but in some lights it does look more coral than in others, this doesn't bother me as I like wearing pinks but if you are after a definite orangey coral shade you might be disappointed, it really is a lovely shade though.
Coral Courage is a lovely bright shade and perfect for the spring/summer and 1 coat gives a nice opaque finish, it feels moisturising when applied and didn't dry my lips out at all. I am a bit perplexed though by the fact that it didn't dry, I thought it would dry and feel quite dry as matte liquid lipsticks can do but it doesn't at all, it doesn't really dry, it applies with quite a sheen to it as you will see on the swatch photograph but that does fade to a matte finish but it doesn't fully dry and I can easily rub my lips together, this would be ideal for those of you who don't like the feel of a matte finish lip product. The fact it doesn't dry isn't a problem at all to me, it just wasn't what I expected, I expected it to dry fully to a matte finish, I don't know if this is the same for all shades as I have only tried this one but I'd be interested to find out.
I get around 3-4 hours wear time including drinking and chatting, it wears off quite evenly and doesn't leave an unsightly ring around my lips and is easy to re apply when needed.
Me wearing Coral Courage
Overall I am really pleased with the Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick and will definitely purchase more shades, I love the look of Nude Flush and Electric Pink and there is a lovely bright red shade too called Rebel Red which would be lovely in the autumn/winter, I think for the price they are a great product with good wear time and if you like liquid lipsticks I would definitely recommend you give these a try.
You can find the Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks on the Superdrug website HERE for £6.99 (currently on a 2 for £10 offer) or on the Boots website HERE for £6.99 (currently on a buy 1 get 1 half price offer)
Have you tried these? Which shade/shades have you tried and can recommend? And if you have tried them, did they dry to a matte finish?
Thank you for reading, much love as always