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Maybelline Nocturnal Rose & Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick

Nocturnal Rose

Maybelline Nocturnal Rose ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a tolerably firm texture; it took extra pressure to apply the product, but it was thicker and more forgiving so it actually applied product fairly evenly. There was a chalkiness to the formula, though, that make it emphasize my lip lines over time as color pulled away and settled in them. On me, it wore well for four and a half hours but had noticeable settling by the third hour of wear. The formula was somewhat drying overall.

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.


01/06

Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick
Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick

Cruel Ruby

Maybelline Cruel Ruby ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. This was one of the better-applying shades as it was dense and firmer but not quite as stiff, so it wasn’t painful to apply and was manageable enough to use firmer pressure and get even, nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer. The texture was clingy, though, and did pull into my lip lines over the six hours it lasted for. It left a stain behind and was somewhat drying.

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.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Fenty Pro'Filtr Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Maybelline Opal Highlighter
  • Marc Jacobs Night Fever & Hot Stuff Airblush
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Dusk Till Dawn Super Shock Shadow Set
  • Kat Von D Fawn Eye Contour Quad
  • Urban Decay Roach 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Product Availability

Maybelline ColorSensational Powder Matte Lipstick $7.49/0.15 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Of the 2, Cruel Ruby looks the best overall. But not quite enough to prod me into buying it, though. I’m thinking that it might be bearable for anyone who does, to use a good lip primer underneath it.

Cool! I like that darker one. These will probably show up in my area about a month from now. I can go ask at my usual Ulta and they will look at me like I must have come from another planet or something. But then in a few weeks they will be surprised!

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