The Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors have been on my radar for a while now, so I was glad to get the opportunity to try a few shades through Influenster.
The Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors is a collection of vivid colors that prove “subtle just doesn’t cut it.” The creamy formula glides easily onto lips resulting in full color coverage with a velvety finish. The Vivid Mattes are available in 10 shades ranging from nudes, to reds and deep plums. I was sent Rebel Red and Nude Flush.
The Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors comes in a simple rectangular tube with a doe foot wand for easy application.
Rebel Red, Nude Flush
Maybelline Vivid Matte Rebel Red
Intense vivid red
Maybelline Vivid Matte Nude Flush
Blush toned nude
Both shades are extremely pigmented and universally flattering, but that’s where the compliments end. I have a serious problem with the Maybelline Vivid Mattes- they are not matte at all. Nor are they demi-matte or satin. Nope. They are straight up super saturated lip glosses. For best application Maybelline suggests applying one thin layer following the contours of the mouth, then kissing a tissue and allowing to dry for an ultra-matte finish. First of all, a thin layer is not enough as the color is not opaque so you need a second coat. Secondly, no matter what you do the lip color does not dry down to anything near a matte finish. This is an epic fail in my book. On a brighter note, the Vivid Mattes feels good on the lips, are non-drying and are also very long wearing.
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