WATCH: Unboxing of the New Maybelline Vivid Matte by ColorSensational

When it comes to drugstore lipsticks, Maybelline is hands down my favorite brand. Their lipstick formulas and color selection have vastly improved over the years and I feel they can now very much rival high end brands without a shadow of a doubt. I’m a huge fan of their creamy mattes, with Touch of Spice and Nude Nuance being my absolute faves. Recently, Maybelline came out with new shades in the Vivid Matte by ColorSensational. Just as the name suggests, these vivid beauties are not for the faint of heart. The colors are loud and bold enough to make a statement.

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A Closer look at the Maybelline Vivid Matte by ColorSensational

These lipsticks come in a sturdy packaging that again, reminds me of the creamy mattes. The caps are in a uniform red color, so you can’t really differentiate the shades, unless you look at the bottom of the bullet.


Just like their creamy matte sisters, the new vivid mattes are creamy and glides on like a dream. They are pigmented enough at one swipe, but you can build them up to achieve a more intense color payoff. It does not completely dry to a flat matte finish, but it is fairly long wearing. Drinking is fine, but eating will take away most of the product. It does, however, leave an even stain.

maybelline vivid matte swatch
L-R: Vivid 5, Vivid 6, Vivid 7, Vivid 8, Vivid 13
Stain left after 4 swipes of makeup remover wipes

Final Thoughts

The Maybelline Vivid Matte lipsticks are gorgeous. I can already tell these bad boys are going into my favorites list. I don’t normally gravitate to these colors on regular days, but when I’m feeling fierce or playful, I’d definitely pull out Vivid 8 and 13!

Wearing Maybelline Vivid 13


Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, reading books, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.

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