If matte lipsticks weren't as drying like a drought, it would be every woman's favourite texture of lipstick. I love matte lipsticks and put up with its dryness ever since. I've been hoping that a cosmetic brand will innovate matte lipsticks and keep matte lipsticks matte without the drying feeling. And hey, Maybelline did just that!
Introducing the latest product from Maybelline New York - their Velvet Matte lipsticks!
Cream-to-matte lipstick is the future of matte lipstick according to Maybelline New York. Expect opaque/pigmented matte lipstick sans the dry feeling on your lips.
Maybelline Velvet Matte lip collection has 9 shades to choose from - reds, plums, pinks, coral and nude. These Velvet Mattes do not have a shade name, just numbers. As always, there are numbers missing. That's still a mystery to me, hah!
The packaging of Velvet Matte is similar to the lipgloss collection of Colorsensational. Although the latter has a silver cover while Velvet Matte has a black cover. The lipstick that you can see from the tube is not that actual lipstick. Velvet matte is a cream lipstick, remember! Rather, the fake lipstick shows the shade of the cream inside it.
Now, on to the swatchfest!
MAT 2 on my lips. One layer.
MAT 5 on my lips. One layer.
MAT 6 on my lips. One layer.
MAT 8 on my lips. One layer.
MAT 9 on my lips. One layer.
MAT 10 on my lips. One layer.
MAT 11 on my lips. One layer.
MAT 12 on my lips. One layer.
swatches for comparison
These lipsticks are not your usual liquid lipstick. They do not dry like cement on your lips. As a matter of fact, it takes around 5 minutes for the lipstick to settle and dry on your lips [which is a total con if you're in a hurry]. If you can also see on my swatches above, they were still wet. If you are familiar with NYX matte lip creams, the feel of this Velvet Matte is very similar to that. As I've said, the lipstick lingers for a while before it dries completely but hey, they stain very well especially the red ones! I love how my lips look when it starts to fade but leaves that just bitten stain. Maybelline wasn't kidding when they said that this isn't drying on the lips. I didn't have to worry about it drying and my lip lines weren't too obvious.
Maybelline Velvet Matte retails for PhP349 and available at all leading department stores and Watson's nationwide. Its introductory price is PhP299 so better grab them now while they're cheaper! My favourite from this collection is MAT 12, MAT 11, and MAT 9. What's yours?
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