Maybelline Carnal Brown, Concrete Jungle, & Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick

Carnal Brown

Maybelline Carnal Brown ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was stiff but did not drag painfully across the lips, though there was tugging and it needed a very firm pressure to yield coverage. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was spreadable solely by pressing and rubbing my lips together. The color wore well for five hours and was lightly drying.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$7.49/0.15 oz. - $49.93 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "pure matte" lipstick that "glide[s] onto lips." It is designed as a more matte version of the brand's Creamy Matte Lip Color, which was also described as a "burst of bold lip color." It has the feel of an old school lipstick to me--drying, tugging but more matte than a lot of today's matte lipsticks (well, traditional bullet-style lipsticks). They take a lot of pressure just to drag them across the lips, and the evenness of the coverage suffered noticeably for some shades as a result. The formula lasted between four and six hours but was on the drying side. The formula had a sweet, floral scent and no discernible taste to me.

Browse all of our Maybelline ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Kaolin, Paraffin, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire, Microcristalline, Silica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera / Sunflower Seed Wax, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aqua / Water / Eau, Phenoxyethanol, Shorea Robusta Resin, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera / Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Alumina, Benzyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake.

Carnal Brown

PPermanent. $7.49.
C
C
6
Product
9
Pigmentation
5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
73%
Total
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Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick

Concrete Jungle

Maybelline Concrete Jungle ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a dark, purpled taupe with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had medium coverage, which wasn’t buildable due to the lipstick have an extremely dense and stiff texture that made it somewhat painful to apply as it dragged and pulled at the lips. The lipstick stayed on well for five hours but was drying over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$7.49/0.15 oz. - $49.93 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "pure matte" lipstick that "glide[s] onto lips." It is designed as a more matte version of the brand's Creamy Matte Lip Color, which was also described as a "burst of bold lip color." It has the feel of an old school lipstick to me--drying, tugging but more matte than a lot of today's matte lipsticks (well, traditional bullet-style lipsticks). They take a lot of pressure just to drag them across the lips, and the evenness of the coverage suffered noticeably for some shades as a result. The formula lasted between four and six hours but was on the drying side. The formula had a sweet, floral scent and no discernible taste to me.

Browse all of our Maybelline ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Kaolin, Paraffin, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire, Microcristalline, Silica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera / Sunflower Seed Wax, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aqua / Water / Eau, Phenoxyethanol, Shorea Robusta Resin, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera / Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Alumina, Benzyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake.

Concrete Jungle

PPermanent. $7.49.
D-
D-
4
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
4
Texture
9.5
Longevity
2
Application
60%
Total
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Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick

Smoky Jade

Maybelline Smoky Jade ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, deep teal with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that applied unevenly to the lips and had a tendency to clump together, which also caused patchiness and color to sit in my lip lines over time. The consistency was extremely stiff, and it was painful to drag it across the lips. This shade lasted for five hours and was lightly drying over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$7.49/0.15 oz. - $49.93 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "pure matte" lipstick that "glide[s] onto lips." It is designed as a more matte version of the brand's Creamy Matte Lip Color, which was also described as a "burst of bold lip color." It has the feel of an old school lipstick to me--drying, tugging but more matte than a lot of today's matte lipsticks (well, traditional bullet-style lipsticks). They take a lot of pressure just to drag them across the lips, and the evenness of the coverage suffered noticeably for some shades as a result. The formula lasted between four and six hours but was on the drying side. The formula had a sweet, floral scent and no discernible taste to me.

Browse all of our Maybelline ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Kaolin, Paraffin, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire, Microcristalline, Silica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera / Sunflower Seed Wax, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aqua / Water / Eau, Phenoxyethanol, Shorea Robusta Resin, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera / Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Alumina, Benzyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake.

Smoky Jade

PPermanent. $7.49.
F
F
2
Product
6
Pigmentation
1
Texture
9
Longevity
0
Application
40%
Total
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  • Maybelline Opal Highlighter
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Good question! I was thinking they’d be decent – maybe not 100% opaque, maybe a little patchy for something like Smoky Jade, but the stiffness was wholly unexpected!

Ugh, these are like the old school mattes that gave mattes a bad name! Such a shock Maybelline came out with this line, given how great their other lippies have been

Oh, if only Concrete Jungle had only had a better formula! I love that shade, and its name, too!

The other 2 just appear even worse… Maybelline didn’t get this formula right at all.

Wow I’m very disappointed! I know how hard it can be to formulate these types of colours but given that they’re not for every day, I don’t usually want to pay more than Maybelline’s price.

Generally Maybelline’s lippies are great value, but this range is not. I really dislike it when a brand ‘tinkers’ with a perfect formula and the result is sub par.

I saw the promo pics on Facebook and the jade color looked amazing. This review sounds like you dragged crayons on your lips. Even the color doesn’t match the promo picks! Thanks for saving me from buying it lol

I like the colors, but something odd is going on with the formula…what are those clumps? I don’t know why they changed their matte formula when it was so comfortable and actually had a matte appearance, unlike so many brands.

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