I wanted to show you a few of the new Maybelline Color Sensational Matte lipsticks that recently came out. I have nothing but good things to tell you about these, well, except packaging but we'll get to that. So I purchased three of the ten colors at my local Target and there is a really good selection of colors from nude to deep red. The ones I got were Daringly Nude, Lust for Blush and Ravishing Rose which are all on the lighter/neutral side of the ten.
Daringly Nude, Lust for Blush, Ravishing Rose
Daringly nude is a warm nude color, Lust for Blush is a great neutral pink, and Ravishing Rose is more like a bubble gum pink but still very wearable. These are all good colors for everyday wear, really classic colors and very creamy. They apply somewhat like the NYX Soft Matte lip cream but are even lighter feeling. They come packaged as a regular lipstick so they are easy to apply, you don't have to work hard to build up color, they feel really smooth and creamy and are super light weight. No sticky feeling and surprisingly not very dry feeling. These feel like they moisturize your lips but aren't slick or sticky and still dry to a pretty matte finish. I really love these and if you are into the matte lip craze right now, you need to get these.
Here I am wearing Lust for Blush, as you can see a really pretty neutral pink color. I have found myself wearing these everyday since I purchased them. As a true matte lipstick, they all wear really well and for a decent amount of time. You can eat/drink with these on and even though some does come off, it still leaves your lips with a nice flush of color afterwards. It seems like they really adhere to your lips because of the matte finish.
The only thing I will say about the packaging is that I wish Maybelline would seal these up! Part of the reason it took me so long to finally buy these is because every time I saw them at the store, all of them had already been touched/swatched. Since they don't come sealed, I tend to find that more people open them and touch them to see what color they are- if you are one of these people- please stop!! No one wants to buy a product you have already touched!! So yeah, I would suggest looking at them to be sure you are getting a new lipstick or if you are able to find any sealed, that's even better. My Target actually had two displays in the cosmetics area so I was able to find these after a few trips to the store.
Hands down, these are some of the best matte lipsticks I have in my collection, go out and get some. If you have already purchased them what did you think? Love them as much as I do?