Maybelline Vivid Mattes are a new liquid lipstick formula. This formula has been out in the US for a while, and yet again has taken a significant amount of time to travel across the pond. Come on people, it’s about time that products were released at the same time in different continents.
The Vivid Matte formula promises a sensuous creamy colour, and comes in nude to bold shades. I purchase Nude Thrill and Nude Flush, as I wanted to buy colours that I would actually wear. At present there are eight shades released in the UK, covering the nudes to vivid reds and deep plums. There should be a colour that will suit most skin tones.
The first thing to point out with these liquid lipsticks is that they do not dry down. Maybelline do not claim that these dry down but I find this extremely disappointing as I want a matte lipstick to last, that’s why I like matte liquid lipsticks! Nude Flush was smooth and creamy texture, and lasted around 4 hours on my lips. The colour payoff was goods and applied evenly. I do appreciate that some will like these lipsticks because they do not dry down.
Nude Thrill was another matter entirely! It was the most awful gritty texture. I’ve never experienced anything like it! Now maybe I got a bad batch, but the texture of Nude Thrill was nothing like Nude Flush. It was terrible!!! Oh dear!
Would I purchase Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks again?
In one word, no!!! For me, the fact that they do not dry down is a deal breaker. Secondly the texture of Nude Thrill was so bad that I have better things to spend my money on! If, however you like a matte that does not dry down, then these may be the liquid lipsticks for you