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Round-up: Maybelline Matte Metallics Lipsticks

Maybelline Matte Metallic Lipsticks
Maybelline Matte Metallic Lipsticks

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallic Lipsticks ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is the newest finish in the Color Sensational range, and it’s supposed to pigmented, metallic, matte, and have a “comfortable creamy” feel.

The formula had a smooth, waxy feel to me–it glided across the lips with ease but was thinner and did not lay down as much color in a single layer. Most of the shades were semi-opaque with some being slightly sheerer or more pigmented, but they were typically buildable. The lipstick was comfortable to wear and lasted between three and five hours on me with some shades being lightly hydrating and others were non-drying. There was a subtle, sweet scent but was significantly subdued compared to other Maybelline lip products.

Though it was not perfect, one of my favorites was Copper Rose for the finish and color–I would pair it with a similar-colored lip liner to help even it out. Are you convinced to try these? Skip them? Have you tried any?

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Maybelline Tease, Charmer, Unreal Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Tease

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on without streaking, but the color looked patchy and sank into so many of my lip lines. There was also something about this particular shade’s formula that made it harder to apply: it was thinner, almost runny, and it was very hard to keep in place, even after it became more gel-like in texture. It wore for four hours but sank further into my lip lines over time. The formula was lightly hydrating, though.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I find that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear has ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss Tease
Tease
Tease
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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Unreal

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Maybelline Silk Stone, Smoked Silver, Gunmetal, Serpentine Matte Metallics Lipsticks

01/06

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Silk Stone

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with a silver and pink pearl strewn throughout. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which did not build beyond medium coverage after three layers. I expect this one to look different from person to person as a result of the sheerness. On me, it ended up appearing pinker due to the pinker tone of my natural lip color. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and did not slide around after application but never tugged when I applied it. It lasted for three and a half hours on me and was non-drying.

The Matte Metallics is the newest finish in the Color Sensational range, and it’s supposed to pigmented, metallic, matte, and have a “comfortable creamy” feel. The formula had a smooth, waxy feel to me–it glided across the lips with ease but was thinner and did not lay down as much color in a single layer. Most of the shades were semi-opaque with some being slightly sheerer or more pigmented, but they were typically buildable. The lipstick was comfortable to wear and lasted between three and five hours on me with some shades being lightly hydrating and others were non-drying. There was a subtle, sweet scent but was significantly subdued compared to other Maybelline lip products.

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick Silk Stone
6.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total

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Maybelline Hot Lava, Copper Rose, Molten Bronze Matte Metallics Lipsticks

01/06

Maybelline Hot Lava Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Hot Lava Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Hot Lava Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Hot Lava Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Hot Lava Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Hot Lava Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Hot Lava

Maybelline Hot Lava Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is vibrant, medium orange-red with strong, warm undertones and fine red pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied decently, but it could have distributed color more evenly. The lipstick felt smooth, lightweight, and had a more waxy consistency that was really comfortable to apply but made it harder to build up coverage. The color wore well for five hours on me and was non-drying.

The Matte Metallics is the newest finish in the Color Sensational range, and it’s supposed to pigmented, metallic, matte, and have a “comfortable creamy” feel. The formula had a smooth, waxy feel to me–it glided across the lips with ease but was thinner and did not lay down as much color in a single layer. Most of the shades were semi-opaque with some being slightly sheerer or more pigmented, but they were typically buildable. The lipstick was comfortable to wear and lasted between three and five hours on me with some shades being lightly hydrating and others were non-drying. There was a subtle, sweet scent but was significantly subdued compared to other Maybelline lip products.

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick Hot Lava
Hot Lava
Hot Lava
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Maybelline Royal, Major, Slay It Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Royal

Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. It had medium coverage, which was somewhat buildable but not practical–it felt overwhelming with more than one layer, as the gloss itself was thicker and heavier. One layer was comfortable, as it developed into a more gel-like feel that did not slide around, but two layers made it seem more slippery to me. The gloss pulled into my lip lines and applied unevenly overall. It did wear awhile at six hours, was lightly hydrating, and left a fuchsia stain behind.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I find that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear has ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss Royal
Royal
Royal
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
2.5
Application
70%
Total

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B

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Maybelline White Gold, Pure Gold, Copper Spark Matte Metallics Lipsticks

01/05

Maybelline White Gold Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline White Gold Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline White Gold Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline White Gold Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline White Gold Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

White Gold

Maybelline White Gold Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, golden beige with warm, peachy undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which had even coverage on the lips but uneven texture–it seemed to bunch up i n places and appear almost crumbly at times. The texture was smooth, waxy, and it felt a lot more comfortable than it looked. This shade lasted for three hours on me with some color settling into lip lines over time, while the formula seemed to be neither drying nor hydrating.

The Matte Metallics is the newest finish in the Color Sensational range, and it’s supposed to pigmented, metallic, matte, and have a “comfortable creamy” feel. The formula had a smooth, waxy feel to me–it glided across the lips with ease but was thinner and did not lay down as much color in a single layer. Most of the shades were semi-opaque with some being slightly sheerer or more pigmented, but they were typically buildable. The lipstick was comfortable to wear and lasted between three and five hours on me with some shades being lightly hydrating and others were non-drying. There was a subtle, sweet scent but was significantly subdued compared to other Maybelline lip products.

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick White Gold
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

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