If you did not know already I am obsessed with matte lipsticks and at the moment I am particularly obsessed with liquid lipsticks, that are of course matte. It seems though, that I am not the only one. The world of beauty seems to have gone mad for liquid lipsticks, so many brands are launching their version of the long-lasting liquid lipstick and I for one am enjoying trying them out. So, over the next couple of months I am going to be testing and reviewing matte liquid lipsticks and then coming back and letting the best ones battle it out to give you my top five favourite ones. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know which ones I have been trying out and which ones I love already.
So a couple of weeks ago when in Boots, these Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks caught my eye. I knew they had launched but just had not got around to buying them yet. I must say, I was instantly amazed by the colour offering, more than one nude, a perfect red, pinks and plum shades. I had to stop myself from buying them all and stuck to just trying out two shades first. I really like the packaging too, simple, easy and chic.
I absolutely love the two nude shades I have here, Nude Thrill which is the perfect nude and Nude Flush which has a slightly pink undertone which is basically my shade. You will notice that in the image they do not look very matte at all and although these have been freshly swiped this is how they stay. After a good ten minutes, I was left thinking my lips feel great and smooth but not matte at all. I love the pigmentation, the swatches in the image are just one swipe. Blotting with a tissue helps to make them a little more matte so you are left behind with the colour but less of the creamy texture but for me these are not matte liquid lipsticks. They are lovely and creamy, making your lips feel moisturised but not glossy. However, for me they are not matte enough and I am really glad I only started off with two shades.
If you are not entirely comfortable with completely matte lips and prefer a creamy finish then you will love these and for £6.99 the colour pay off is fabulous. However, if you have your heart set on a very matte finish then you may be disappointed.
What other matte liquid lipsticks would you recommend? Comment below and let me know so I can try! Have you tried the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks? What did you think? Please be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for instant updates that go beyond the blog. Also be sure to subscribe to the blog here, so you are the first to know about new posts ♥