Who doesn’t love a gorgeous new lipstick line up? I’d heard so many awesome things about the Maybelline Creamy Mattes Lipstick* range from overseas so when I heard they were finally making their way to Australia I was very excited. The range is just as beautiful as I’d hoped, covering all the bases from beautiful nudes, through bright pinks and even getting into the deep berry reds.
The whole collection is seriously stunning. I’m normally one to reach for lipsticks with a bit of sheen simply because they’re more comfortable but these mattes really do live up to their name – they’re creamy, comfortable and feel so lightweight. As for pigmentation? Well, I’ll let the swatches do the talking – they all glide on beautifully. One swipe is really all you need and all I that I did for the swatches below.
These are really the perfect matte lip colours for those that hate the feel of a matte lipstick. My main issue with mattes is often that they really dry out my lips but these don’t have that effect at all which is a nice change and specifically welcome for a drugstore price. All of the shades that I’ve worn for a full day have lasted well, after 4 or 5 hours my lips start feeling a little dry but the colour is still there, nothing a reapplication and a tiny bit of lip balm can’t fix.
My favourites from the range are Lust For Blush and Mesmerising Magenta, surprising no-one. But, even though I don’t wear dark reds very much, I can definitely appreciate how stunning Divine Wine is. It’ll have to make an appearance in Winter, I think!
L to R: Daringly Nude, Touch of Spice, Lust For Blush, Ravishing Rose, Mesmerising Magenta, Craving Coral, Siren in Scarlet, Divine Wine.
Which shades from the line-up are taking your fancy?
*some products in this post have been provided for editorial consideration, honesty as always!