Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Answer To My Make-Up Prayers: Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks

The Kylie lip kits are selling like hot cakes and on three occasions I tried purchasing them only to be told at the checkout that my products were no longer available and had been sold out. Typical. Needless to say, I have now given up because no one should go through that much effort for a beauty product. Instead, I decided to stick to what I know best and avoid purchasing something so hyped (which from the reviews I've read I probably wouldn't have liked that much anyway).

On a recent clear-out, old liquid lipsticks that looked and smelled funny were tossed and I found myself lacking in that department. A Boots trip was obviously in order and whilst I originally only wanted an orange/red summery shade, I stumbled across these beauties and left with 3 new shades, because one can never have too many lip shades. 

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks by Color Sensational (£6.99) are described as vivid matte pigments that give a high-impact colour for a velvety matte finish, in a comfortable, creamy formula. I don't know about you, but for a dry lip kinda girl like me this sounded like music to my ears. The range, containing 8 available shades (10 in the US) is part of the Maybelline Spring 2016 Collection and is the first matte liquid lipstick collection I am more than happy to wear all day, every day. Someone has finally answered my make-up prayers because these are comfortable to wear, look amazing and last long, and most importantly aren't drying or tightening!  Each square tube contains 0.26oz of lipstick and the flexible, slanted tip applicator is designed to easily contour and shape the lips. I find that the wand saturates well with colour and really does make application as easy as 1 2 3. 

On my lips, the colour doesn't settle into fine lines and it looks always fresh, even and smooth. Duration is around 4/5 hours with drinking but no eating, and even when I eat the colour does not crack but rather fades nicely into a stain. Pigmentation really is on point with these, and a single layer is more than enough but if you wanted to, coverage is totally buildable as the formula never really sets dry (making it transferable; a turn off for some). I find the formula to be non-flavoured but it does contain a floral scent that is quite strong at first, but I've gotten used to it.

50 Nude Thrill: Warm Beige Nude
05 Nude Flush: Pink Rose Nude
25: Orange Shot: Bright Bold Orange

To Recap…

✓ Velvety, mousse-like texture feels comfortably smooth.
✓ Richly pigmented, versatile shade range.
✓ Well-designed applicator makes easy application.
✓ Leaves an even stain of colour as it wears off.
✓ Long wearing.

✖ Semi- matte, so the name is misleading.
✖ Transfers upon contact.
✖ Strong floral scent.

All in all, I am loving the reinvention of matte lipsticks in the drugstore world and I am really glad to see something that works well for us with lips on the drier side. The Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid may not be for everyone, especially if you are looking for the usual matte finish that doesn't budge, but they are perfect for me and I can’t wait to wear them more in the upcoming months. I never thought I would wear “matte” lipsticks in the winter but thanks to this formula, I totally can. They aren't perfect and they could do without the strong scent, but the pros outweigh the cons and the easy application and wear, the velvety formula have won me over, plus at £6.99 each (and thanks to the current offers at Boots) these hardly break the bank.

What do you think of the shades I picked up? Have you tried these? Let me know below!

Thanks for reading beauties!




  1. Love the shades you chose, they sound great (long lasting is key!)
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  2. Lovely shades!! I should try them :)
    Have a great day Pam

  3. These shades are stunning I like the red its bold and I just love a good red lip

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  4. I love these Pam!

  5. I actually ended up getting my hands on one of the lip kits, and I must say that there are several great dupes on the drugstore market. My favorites are the ones from NYX and Revlon, but these definitely sound really lovely too, even though they only dry semi-matte (:
    Camilla |

  6. As cores são bem giras.

    Isabel Sá

  7. Wow these sound like a dream especially since I am anti anything that's drying. The colours look great on you too. Maybe I'll check them out.

    Mich xx

  8. These liquid matte lipsticks sound so interesting, I will be surely getting at least one, as I am scared of drying lipsticks and need something more comfortable on my lips, great review Pam =) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

  9. My obsession with lipsticks is a bit crazy so now I'm going to have to add these matte lipsticks to them. From what I've heard from friends, don't bother wasting your money on Kylie's lip product. They've all said its almost identical to Colourpop and that they actually prefer the Colourpop lipsticks.

    Adventures in Aussieland

  10. These sound lovely! I really want to try out some liquid lipsticks so I think it's going to have to be them!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  11. I had a major purge of my lipstick collection too so I went from 200plus to only 90 lipsticks recently and have been itching to purchase more to makeup for it. Glad you like this, Pam, I've read so many mixed reviews on them hence I gave them a miss.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. These colours are gorgeous!
    I think I prefer fully matte lips but I'm sure I'll be adding these to my collection next time I'm in Boots..
    ♥ Fran - xx

  13. Pink rose nude is gorgeous I love it, and I like the sound of semi matte as the matte ones I have are way too drying! I actually like the packaging too it's cute xxxx

  14. this is something new for me but I would love to try the purple red

  15. this is something new for me but I would love to try the purple red

  16. I tried these not long ago and really liked them, I lost mine (probably after drinking a lot of wine knowing me) so I must try and get my hands on some more!

    Hayley-Eszti |

  17. Gosh, they look so good on the swatches, Pam, the formula looks so creamy! I love that liquid lipsticks are hitting the drugstore world like a hail; I defo need to try these!


  18. I've seen therein store but hadn't read any reviews so didn't pick them up. Love the sound of them and it's great to hear you're so impressed. Nude Flush looks gorgeous x

    Beauty with charm | Benefit Cheekathon Giveaway

  19. I swatched some of these in store and i love the feeling! Plus the colours are great! I was suprised I could even get away with their nude shade x

  20. I swatched some of these in store and i love the feeling! Plus the colours are great! I was suprised I could even get away with their nude shade x

  21. Três cores linda resultado maravilhosos amei

  22. This looks amazing! I recently tried one from NYX and it was really good.

  23. These sound lovely! Nude Thrill looks gorgeous, will definitely have to check these out!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  24. I must admit, I am more of a fan of the super matte lip colours that don't budge, however these shades do look gorgeous. I particularly love the shade Pink Rose Nude but they actually all look great on you.

    Samio x

  25. Stunning colors! I'd love to give this a try!!

    Adi xx

  26. These colors look amazing! I'll have to find these the next time I'm at the store!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  27. I've just bought two of these in the nude and blush shade but I've not tried them yet! I'm dreading the floral scent now though haha xx

  28. I like this price also :-) The most I love a middle ,pink one <3

  29. All colors are very beautiful and I can not even choose the best one!

    xoxo, Nastya Deutsch


  30. I am not one for the moisture sucking versions as well, but the strong scent some Maybelline lip products have can put me off. I think I will have to sniff them first.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  31. i should give it a go! x

    jess x |

  32. Wow! All the shades are beautiful <3 I hope Maybelline launches them soon in India as well :D Great post, Pam!

  33. Wow! These shades are stunning! I adore especially 'Orange Shot':)


  34. Great review, Pam, I think it's a pass for me.

  35. Yeah, I heard the Kylie lip kits were pretty drying so I'm not all that bummed about not being able to get them. I don't mind semi-matte lipsticks since I find them much more comfortable to wear. Also love the fact that it stains! I hate when matte lipsticks crumble off XD All three colors look gorgeous on you :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  36. They look great! I don't think we have them here in my country yet. I've been wanting a matte lipstick for a long time!
    Great post!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

  37. I really like the look of the pink shade, although it is slightly disappointing that they don't dry completely matte like the name suggests! x
    Louise |

  38. Hi, dear Pam, I am a bit "sick" (just a cold, but it knocked me out this time),so I apologise not having come here before! I think you are right - if Kylie's lipstick/gloss is so hyped and out of the market, why not sticking to what you know, and not sold out? I like Maybelline very much and I think these lipsticks are great. I do prefer semi-matte, so not matte at all, then it would be good for me, not misleading. I liked number 5 really a lot! Hope you have a very nice weekend!

  39. Hello,

    Beautiful colors ! :D


  40. Well, it's impossible to deny it: the Kylie effect is real. I still don't own any matte liquid lipstick yet but I love the idea! It sounds like something new and refreshing. You got some pretty lovely shades and yes, based on the photos they don't look 100% matte but it's still a nice finishing (although they should state that first). Looking forward to give them a try!!

  41. I like the look of these, and I do love Maybelline, but I haven't seen them for sale in Australia yet!

    Kez |

  42. Love the red one, super pretty!

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  44. Wow! All the shades are beautiful and they sound lovely minus the strong floral scent. I've seen them at my local drugstore, I should really check them out.

    Face to Curls |

  45. All of these shades look absolutely stunning on you gorgeous! Needless you say, I have to have the nude shades.:D But I completely get what you mean about how difficult the process is, with purchasing the Kylie Lip Kits. These Maybelline ones sound amazing though, especially the fact that they don't settle in fine lines. I really want to try these, I can actually see how soft and hydrating they look on your lips too.

    - - My Glowing Spring Make-up Look + GIVEAWAY

  46. amei tudo bjs

  47. LOve the Red one, looks fierce and beautiful :)

    - Lily Widjaja

  48. I haven't read such good reviews on these but I've been tempted to try them myself. I love the Nude Flush shade! It looks gorgeous.

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  50. Hello!
    I liked very much the entrance ^^
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    I hope you have a nice day ♥
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  51. As cores, são lindas :)
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