When I first received these Maybelline Vivid Matte Lip Colors, I thought, “Yay! A drugstore liquid lipstick!” I’ll be honest though, these are not like any other matte lip product I have ever tried. The first application was spent in confusion.. Was this going to dry!? Once I realized that these weren’t a typical matte liquid lipstick though, I started to really get the feel for the product. Here’s what I think about them..
Overall, I honestly really love these! I have incredibly dry lips & most matte products I’ve tried dry them out even more. These are creamy in texture & while they don’t dry completely (they’re more-so a lipgloss formula but matte, if that makes sense!), they last quite a long time! The major plus for me is that these don’t leave my lips feeling dry whatsoever but still give me that matte lip look that everyone loves these days. In fact, they feel quite hydrating, which is very unusual for a matte product in general. They are highly pigmented & come in 10 different colors (my favorites are Nude Thrill, Rebel Red & Fuschia Ecstasy). The only downfalls to these in my opinion? They don’t dry completely so they will transfer pretty easily & the texture is a bit odd when you first apply it & it takes a little bit to get that perfect edge to your lips.
All in all, I really like these & have been wearing Nude Thrill practically on a daily basis. If you have dry lips like I do, I would definitely suggest giving these a try! & even if you don’t have dry lips, I definitely think these are a fun take on matte liquid lipstick! If you’ve tried these, let me know what you think of them 🙂