Finally, after what seemed like a century, my site is now back online! I could tell you the back story of how I disappeared in the blogosphere for almost a month, but I don’t want to drag you into a snoozefest. So, let’s just jump into my comeback post, shall we?
I’ve been on a lipstick phase these past few weeks and I’ve been hoarding more than what my makeup organizer can accommodate. I’ve purchased quite a few new lipsticks to try, but in my defense, I’ve been constantly purging! I threw out a bunch of products that have seen better days. So yes, I’m giving myself the license to accumulate new (but limited) stuff.
Maybelline is currently having a sale on their creamy matte lipsticks and I managed to pick up three shades. Hey, they’re only 199php a pop, so it’s a reasonable albeit impulse purchase.
I believe the creamy mattes came out sometime in 2014, but I’m only trying them out now because 1.)until recently, I haven’t really purchased a new lipstick, or new makeup for that matter, for the past two years (all thanks to my beauty junkie of a mother-in-law), and 2.) I’m not a big fan of Maybelline lipsticks. But I can tell you now, these creamy mattes could potentially make me a convert.
Creamy matte lipsticks are what we now consider as “modern matte”. They’re not your usual dry, heavy, and uncomfortable matte lipsticks. Creamy mattes are usually infused with essentials oils, so the texture is softer and glides on like butter. The Maybelline creamy matte lipstick is exactly that. At first swipe, you may think it’s just a pretentious matte lipstick. The texture is really creamy and buttery; no tugging here. But fret not, because once it settles and dry a little bit, it turns to a demi-matte that’s decently long-wearing. I’d give it 4 to 5 hours before it fades (especially the darker shades). It won’t budge when you drink, but it does wear off a little bit when you eat. You do, however, get an even stain after eating.
Let me just mention that I do love the taupey-ish matte packaging. It gives the bullet a touch of luxury despite the affordable price tag (regular price is 299php). The catch? It’s not that easy to spot the shade you’re looking for, unlike some of the Maybelline lipsticks I’ve seen where the color of the cap represents the actual shade of the product.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe there are 10 shades in this line. I only got three here though because my brain wouldn’t allow me to grab more. Yay, self-control!
All the shades in this line are gorgeous. I was even tempted to grab the Vibrant Violet shade, but in the end, I narrowed down my choices to the ones I know I would make the most use of.
Siren in Scarlet is a bright red shade with warm undertone. I reckon this would be a perfect red for summer as it compliments tanned skin. It is comparable to Mac Ruby Woo (with the latter being a bit cooler) and the more affordable Ever Bilena in Scarlet Red.
Touch of Spice is a lovely rosey plum shade with brown undertone. It’s perfect for everyday wear! It’s hard to come by a flattering matte nude lipstick in the drugstore, so I’m quite pleased that this one compliments my skin tone really well. It’s not Kylie J kind of nude, but still beautiful nonetheless. Similar shades are MAC Twig and Revlon Sultry.
Divine Wine is my absolute favorite as it’s very much on trend. The shade is a deepened burgundy with reddish-brown undertone. It’s almost similar to MAC Diva and Wet n’ Wild Cherry Bomb although Divine Wine is tad brighter compared to the two.
I do love the consistency of these lipsticks. I’m a forever matte girl and I do like mattes that don’t budge (because who needs time to retouch?). But let’s be honest, dry mattes are a pain to wear. Without the right formula, they can look tacky and unflattering. I like that these creamy mattes wear comfortably while still giving me that matte look that I’d usually dig.
So there, if you’re in the look out for bold yet lightweight matte lipsticks, The Maybelline Creamy Mattes might be worth a shot.