Review : Vivid Matte Liquid by Maybelline NY

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in the shade 05 Nude Flush

This year is all about matte lips, so let’s try together the Vivid Matte Liquid by Maybelline New York (around 7€).The color 05 Nude Flush is amazing. 

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid 05 Nude Flush Tube packagingMaybelline Vivid Matte Liquid 05 Nude Flush Foam tip

My first impression:

The packaging is simple and classic, like most of the liquid lipsticks.
There are 8 colors in this range, they are absolutely gorgeous, from nudes to more vivid colors: red, fuchsia, orange, coral, plum…

Vivid Matte Liquid 05 Nude Flush by MaybellineDetail of the foam tip Vivid Matte Liquid 05 Nude Flush Maybelline

The product is really pigmented, opaque, it applies beautifully and smoothly on the lips. It’s not patchy and doesn’t show up imperfections.

There is also a light sugary smell with a bit of perfume in it. People sensitive to smell, will not appreciate it, even if it’s a light smell. But don’t be scared, the smell goes away pretty quickly.

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Second impression:

I’m wearing it for more than one hour now, and the first thing that I can notice is that, this is not a matte lipstick at all. If you expect to find a real matte one, this one is not for you.

For the ones, like me, that want to try matte lipstick but think that it’s too drying for their lips, go ahead.
For me, this is a semi-matte lipstick, not a matte one.

You’re gonna ask, what does it mean and what’s the difference…

Well, matte lipstick dries completely on your lips, they are really long-lasting and transfer-proof, but it also provides the impression that your lips will crack at any time (honestly that’s my case) and I can not handle it. I need to feel that my lips are moisturized.
So for people who feel the same as me, it’s a good option.

The lips feel really moisturized and comfortable.
While I’m wearing it, I had a snake and also drink some water. As most of the lipstick, a bit come off in the middle of my lips, but it didn’t need to add more lipstick, the result still looks pretty good anyway.
I have to admit that I’m quite surprised that it last so well (as it’s not a real matte lipstick), that it still feel so comfortable and that the color still so vibrant.

So, despite the packaging mentioned it’s a matte lipstick (when it’s a semi-matte one), I really appreciate that it’s really comfortable and that the color still vibrant for hours.
It lasts pretty well on the lips. Don’t expect it to be long-lasting like matte lipsticks, but it definitely lasts longer than regular lipsticks.

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