Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid

You could easily claim that 2016 was the year of the liquid matte lip. We all went crazy for the liquid matte lipsticks and pretty much every brand from drugstore to high end came out with their own option. I personally was really slow to warm up to this trend, since I tend to prefer my lipsticks a bit more comfy and wearable. But eventually I caved, and I’ve been building up my liquid lipstick collection ever since. Today I thought I’d introduce you to my current favourite: the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid.


Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Review | Shakespeare & Sparkle

The Lipstick

The Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks* were released in the fall, and I stalked the shelves of my local drugstore to get my hands on my favourite shade before it sold out. I immediately fell in love with the formula, since despite being matte it feels so soft and cushiony on the lips. The finish is also not a completely dry matte, but more like a velvety smooth matte that still feels comfortable. All the shades are seriously pigmented, and stay put on the lips for a good three hours. The only thing I’m not crazy about is the scent, since they do have a rather strong ‘Maybelline lipstick’ scent. But if you’re a fan, then it’s all good.

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Review | Shakespeare & Sparkle

The Packaging

The packaging of these liquid lippies is simple & chic. A see-through bottle makes seeing the shade easy, and the square black cap stays perfectly put. The applicator is a classic doe foot, although since it has a very straight and narrow shape, I do find that it easily picks up too much product.

 The Shades

  • Rebel Red | A classic blue toned red.
  • Electric Pink | A vivid cool toned pink.
  • Coral Courage | A bright, almost neon coral.
  • Nude Flush | A classic brown nude.
  • Nude Thrill | A mauve-y pink nude.
  • Berry Boost | A medium berry that looks more like a pink on me.
Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Review | Shakespeare & Sparkle

My favourite shades are without a doubt the two nudes, Nude Flush & Nude Thrill. And I’ve been basically alternating between the two for the past few months. Although I have to say I’m also quite intrigued by Coral Courage for summer… So, if you’re looking for an easy & affordable liquid matte lipstick with great shade options for both nudes & brights, the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid has my vote.

Have you tried the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid?

* products received through blog.

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