You’ve heard me rave about The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid already – and now we have a new offering in liquid form. Think highly pigmented, long wearing lipstick with a matte finish *and here’s the important bit* that feels comfortable and non-drying on the lips. It’s true. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipstick feels creamy on application – and stays that way. It has a little more slip than some of the will-not-budge matte formulas, but in all honesty, I’ll forgive a smidge more touching up for a product that I can wear all week without it drying my lips out… five days and counting. The colours aren’t quite as POW as some of the other offerings around, though the one that I have, Vivid Rose is beautifully vivid and I love the look of Vibrant Coral (spotted on Indian Makeup & Beauty Blog). And anyway, we don’t all want to have shouty lips, all the time.
The colour pulls enough punch for me and as you can see, is buildable to true intensity. It can also be patted on for a softer look and in terms of wear time, survive drinks but is half way to requiring touch up after food. It does stain the lips and I was quite amused to see a trace of it on my lips through bleary eyes this morning. Apologies for the messy hair & rubbish quality of these phone pics, literally snapped on the go during a busy weekend, but it’s always good to see product applied.
I do love a strong lip paired with a sweep of mascara in Winter – and think this is a great way to achieve this look as it’s just so wearable – and once it’s on, needs very little attention. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipsticks, Rs.490 are available from all Maybelline counters or Nykaa.