Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review: Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color - Nude Flush & Rebel Red

*Disclosure* Products mentioned were provided for review thanks to Influenster. All opinions are 100% honest and my own, like always! Post contains affiliate links.

Hey guys! I know I promised this post a little while ago, but this pregnancy has sure been kicking my booty. I can feel great for a day or two, then get knocked down again for almost a week. I'm still blessed though, so onto my review of the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors in the shades Nude Flush and Rebel Red. Finally!

 A description of these liquid lipsticks from the Maybelline website:

Color Sensational® Vivid Matte Liquid™. Rich, intense lip color that glides on smooth to a matte finish.

The benefits:

Drench your lips in vivid color. Pure pigments collide with a creamy liquid base for a soft, cushiony feel. The result? A high-impact lip that stands out! Available in a collection of intense shades. 

How to use:

Step 1. Apply lip lacquer with the applicator wand in the center of your upper lip and follow along the contours of your mouth. 
Step 2. Glide the lip gloss across the entire bottom lip.  

Nude Flush on my lips is a peachy nude. There is another nude shade in the line called Nude Thrill that seems to have more of a grey tone to it, so I think this particular nude would be better for me. I personally am not the biggest fan of peachy nude shades, I prefer more pinky nudes. 

Rebel red is a gorgeous color! I feel on me it leans more warm, and I know I prefer cool shades. Regardless, you can't deny how beautiful this shade is. 

Now, there has been some mixed reviews on this particular line of liquid lipsticks. The name of the product has 'matte' in it, yet it really isn't once applied. I have read that to get more of a matte look, you can blot with a tissue, but really, who wants to take that extra step? I personally don't mind that these aren't as matte as other brands because they're much less drying. One downside for me was the application. It has a flat doe-foot applicator, which would make it seem like these would be a breeze to apply. For me, not so much. It was pretty messy, and I had to clean up around my lips quite frequently. The end result is fine, but it just takes so much extra time applying and having to fix mistakes. Since I don't mind the formula of Vivid Matte, I would be willing to try out just one other color to see if I can make it work. Over the course of a day, these do dry down to a more matte finish, but it's not uncomfortable at all. These liquid lipsticks are not transfer proof!

The line looks like it comes in 10 shades, and ranges in price from $6 to $8 depending on where you buy it. You can find these at drugstores, Ulta, and Walmart. 

Have you tried these Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors? What do you think of them? 

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