Don’t you think they’re just too pretty? I recently got myself two more shades of these beautiful Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick after being able to test how good they are on my lips.
I have chronically dry lips, which needs loads of balms before even putting on anything over it. And you know the struggle of balms and matte lipsticks, they never really look good together at the end of the day. I guess I’ve never really found a matte lipstick that would really look good on me at the end of the day.
So no matter how much I wanted to try out matte lipsticks, my lip condition has prevented me from sporting out this trend.
Thank God for Maybelline’s new Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick, a cream-to-matte liquid lipstick that offers intense matte color without drying out your lips. Having said that, I thought of giving it a try.
As you may know, I’ve purchased Mat 2 and Mat 5 last month and instantly loved it. I really wanted to get a red liquid lipstick since reds are harder to pull off–it’s a hit or miss kind of thing and most of my previous reds won’t last that long looking pretty on my lips.
The trick with reds is that you can’t put too much balm since the color will be all over the place after a couple of hours, yet you can’t scrimp of moisture since the dark color can make your lips look dry.
Good thing with Maybelline Velvet Matte Mat9, there aren’t much preps needed before you put on the product. Just a sweep of balm, outline your lips with a liner, then sweep on Maybelline Mat9, that’s it! You don’t even have to use a lipbrush to even out the color. Just the teardrop-shaped applicator is enough to beautifully spread the product on your lips flawlessly. It’s perfect for on the go touch ups, when needed.
Aside from the boost of moisture in Maybelline’s Velvet Mattes, I noticed that it leaves a light tint of color on your lips even after the product has been washed off–to which I prefer since I also have very pale lips and the light tint is definitely a plus for me.
Here are the swatches of the four Velvet Matte shades that I have. I was just about to repurchase a red Velvet Matte but I also picked up Mat 12 as they looked pretty when it was swatched by Liz. True enough, this shade is a nice pinkish-nude tone that brings life to your face, instead of washing you out.
Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick is still on sale via Beauty MNL for Php299.00. But a little blue bird also told me that you can get these in beauty stores as part of Maybelline’s current 2 for Php499 promo. 🙂
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