Ahhh liquid lipsticks, the best thing ever since waterproof all-day mascaras.
While I absolutely loved Maybelline’s first liquid lipstick called Lip Polish, here’s yet another lip product to dive into–Maybelline’s new Velvet Matte–an improved version of Maybelline’s liquid lipstick.
Currently an exclusive from Beauty MNL, Maybelline’s Velvet Matte is the answer to your dreams of having a cheaper alternative to Lime Crime’s Velvetines (finally!). Oh, but wait, this one’s better… because this doesn’t give you that icky scaly lips that most matte liquid lipsticks do. So yay for that!
I was initially eyeing Mat 9 or Mat 11 but I thought I might not like the finish and would end up wasting another tube of liquid lipstick so I ended up picking ‘safer’ lipstick shades and I’m sure I’d wear more often.
I finally ended up getting Mat 2–a beautiful bright neon pink, and Mat 5–a tangy orange tinted red lipstick. I was too excited to try these babies out and see if they’re really worth the hype.
What I love about Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte is that it sticks to its promise that it will moisturize your lips and yet deliver that velvet matte finish. The product glides buttery soft on the lips and, somehow, the ease of application is fantastic. In fact, I didn’t need to use my lipbrush to evenly spread the product on my lips.
One coat can deliver that bright opaque color that you need to last through the next 3-4 hours. Once the product has completely dried on your lips, say 1-1.5 hours after application, it doesn’t transfer on your cup or it turns kiss-proof. However, transfer rate is high if the product is not yet completely dry.
Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte may settle in the cracks of your lips but, unlike most velvet matte liquid lipsticks, it doesn’t turn your lips drier than they should me. In most liquid lipsticks that I have tried, they highlight my lips’ dry skin making it look scaly and really unpleasant. I’m so glad I didn’t experience that on both of my Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Mattes.
Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte is currently sold exclusively on Beauty MNL for Php299.00, a discounted price from its regular Php349.00 price tag. Available in 9 shades but Mat12, a nude color, is already sold out.
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