Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Lips, Maybelline, Product Reviews | Posted on 14-09-2013
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Today I’m reviewing an electric coral lipstick ~ the Maybelline Colorsensational Bold Matte Lipstick MAT2 (previewed HERE).
Price : Rs 375 for 3.5 g (Buy online at Nykaa.com)
My take on the Product
Few weeks back, Maybelline launched 5 hot new shades in a range called Bold Matte by Colorsensational. If you’ve been looking for a neon color – you’d find one here from the selection of pink, coral, orange and red shades. I picked up MAT2 because I love corals!
The packaging is very similar to regular Colorsensational lipsticks in terms of design except for the finish of the cap which is more frosted as compared to the shiny regular one. I suppose that is to signify the matte finish of this range. I was a little skeptical about the texture because matte/long stay lipsticks from Maybelline haven’t gone down well with my lips in the past. But I was quite surprised by the smooth, creamy texture of the Bold Mattes.
They apply with medium pigmentation in a single swipe but since the color is quite bright, you can easily get away with a single swipe on pigmented lips. For a more intense opaque color, you could layer the lipstick. It applies without tugging, there is no dryness and it glides smoothly on the lips. But the pigment does tend to cling to any dry bits/dead skin so the lips need to be moisturized and perfectly exfoliated before application. It stains the lips and lasts quite long. It doesn’t feel drying over the course of its wear but its not hydrating either. It wore 5+ hours on me leaving a stain behind. The stain remained strong for over 8 hours till I removed it with a makeup remover. The color can settle into lip lines if lips are not hydrated/exfoliated properly. Contrary to the name, the finish is more satin-y when freshly applied though it does tend to go matte after some time.
Overall, I like it but I don’t love it. Its a little high maintenance but on days that I want to go all out with a super bright lip, I wouldn’t mind doing the extra prep to ensure it looks good on the lips. Neon brights are not very easy to find, I generally tend to think MAC when I think of these kind of shades so in that respect, its a great product! MAT2 is a vibrant coral shade that can look pinker or more orangey – depending on your skin tone. On me it looks a little pinker than how it looks in the tube. Nonetheless, I love the color!
See Breakdown of this look HERE -
The GOOD about Maybelline Colorsensational Bold Matte Lipstick MAT2 :
- Colorful packaging - easy to distinguish between shades
- Smooth texture
- Doesn’t tug at the lips during application
- Not very drying like other long stay/matte lipsticks
- Can be layered
- Super bright pigments
- Good wear time
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Maybelline Colorsensational Bold Matte Lipstick MAT2 :
- Needs exfoliated/hydrated lips to look good
- Little drying
Maybelline Colorsensational Bold Matte Lipstick has a creamy formula that glides without tugging on the lips and packs super bright pigment in every layer. It has a satin finish that tends to go matte a few minutes into wear. The formula can be a little drying and needs hydrated/exfoliated lips to look flattering. But if you love the color, a little extra prep doesn’t hurt. Shades like these aren’t easy to find! If you like bold lips, go for it!
Rating : 3.75/5 (Buy online at Nykaa.com)