Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte Lipstick Review + Swatches
Here's a review on Maybelline Bold Matte Lipsticks.
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So I got this trio of Bold Mattes from Maybelline when I joined the NYFW contest. I was like: "Hey! Matte lippies!" I'm happy that everyone's embracing matte nowadays, thus the influx of matte lipsticks here and there by beauty brands.
Anyway, let's get swatchin'!
MAYBELLINE BOLD MATTE LIPSTICK IN DETAIL
Bold Matte is the newest line under Maybelline's Color Sensational lipstick collection. According to the brand, it boasts of a caring, matte formula with honey nectar extract and its powderless formula supposedly results to a brighter, more vivid matte finish. It comes in 5 shades only.
From top to bottom, Mat 1, Mat 4, and Mat 5.
MAYBELLINE BOLD MATTE LIPSTICK IN ACTION
A parrot Pink shade.
Mat 1 is a jovial Pink that somewhat reminds me of MAC's Party Parrot lipstick. Amongst the three, this one is the most pigmented, has the most even finish, and a truer matte finish (although it's not purely matte; it's demi-matte).
- A midtone, pinkish red.
Mat 4 is a mellow red that teenage girls can be allowed to wear. However, it's not my kind of Red because of the slightly pinkish undertone; I'm a blue- based or orange- based kind of gal for reds.
- a red orange shade.
This sunset- inspired shade makes me wanna lounge around in beach pants and sip on fruit shake (Can't wait for the third week of November for that impromptu beach trip!). This one, I'll wear more than Mat 4.
They're called Bold Matte, but they all look and feel like satin lipsticks to me; they actually feel like the original Color Sensational lipsticks. Mat 1, in particular, has a slightly matte finish, but the rest are satin; there's a slight discrepancy in the formula, methinks. I also think that going powderless for this range is a bit of a mistake because powder intensifies coverage by holding pigments closely together and removes shine. That, or there's just a bevy of moisturizing ingredients in the formula, which killed the matte finish. Well, at least this line doesn't dry out my lips at all.
I had high hopes for this collection, but on the brighter side, it will satisfy those who are particularly looking for a matte-slash-satin consistency like this one; I'd still go for the original Color Sensational lipsticks!
MAYBELLINE BOLD MATTE LIPSTICK RATING
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