Liquid lipsticks are everywhere! It seems like every high-end brand has one, and more drugstore brands are getting in on the action! Influenster kindly sent me a couple of the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors to try. I received Nude Flush and Rebel Red.
The first thing I noticed is the rather long doe-foot applicator. I didn't think it was going to work very well at first, but because it's at a slight angle I was still able to get a precise application without getting it everywhere.
The product is named Vivid Matte, but I have to say that it's not really matte. Neither of the colors are super glossy or shiny, but they never really dry down to a true matte. The Vivid Mattes are opaque and are pigmented, but I would say these are more like a lip cream in terms of finish. They feel comfortable on the lips, and they don't leave your lips feeling dried out like a lot of matte liquid lipsticks. While there aren't any claims to the Vivid Mattes being long-lasting, these last almost all day on me. The lip color will transfer a little onto a glass, but it stays on very well and leaves a stain.
While I do like these and have worn them like crazy since I got them, I do have a gripe, and it's not a new one with Maybelline lip products. They have a floral smell and taste! Back when I had only been blogging a few months, I got one of the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Colors and had to return it because I couldn't tolerate the taste. (You can read that review here.) Thankfully, the amount of fragrance in these seems to be dialed in, and I can wear these without gagging. I would prefer if Maybelline stopped adding that awful fragrance to lip products altogether. If you have an intolerance to strong fragrances in your makeup, consider this your warning!
I enjoy wearing both of these shades. Of the two, I have worn Nude Flush the most. It's a pink nude, and it goes with everything. This is a shade that I can apply without having to give much thought. It's a good everyday lip color. I'm a huge fan of red lips, so you know I like Rebel Red. It's a true red; it doesn't pull too orange or pink. If you're looking for an affordable red that will last all day, this is one to try.
|Nude Flush Rebel Red |
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I was a little leery of these because of my bad experience with the Color Elixir, but luckily, they worked out! What do you think? Have you tried the Maybelline Vivid Mattes, yet?
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