A month after the launch of Maybelline Powder Mattes Lipsticks and got to take home all 15 shades! I finally picked my top 5! Of course, there will be an explanation on why I picked each shade and how I would wear them! At the same time, scroll further down to read my honest thoughts on one of the most "lightweight feeling lipsticks" I've tried to date.
AMW #PowderYourPout Top 5
Of course I picked a from each shade category, you'll find red, nude and pink from my top 5!
Picking shades right out of the tube may be easy for you but not for me! They all look so gorgeous on lipstick bullet so I had to actually wear and try all 15 shades before I pick the best one for me!
Swatch of my Top 5
Touch of Nude
This shade was love-at-first-sight! Even after the launch, this was the ONE Powder Matte Lipstick that I opened and wore instantly! Just because this is also the favorite of Kelsey! I can understand why this particular shade gets out-of-stock in most Maybelline counters.
This is the perfect MLBB shade for most Filipinas! Whether you have fair, medium to dark complexion, this color will work! And the best part? You can apply this without much makeup on or where this exact same lip color with full blown face makeup! You'll look great and this color would work on ANY occasion! I can also imagine this as the perfect Bridal Makeup Lip color!
Make Me Blush
I originally am not a fan of Make Me Blush because of the semi-bright peach color to it! But, the reason why I included this in my top 5 because this particular lip color photographs so beautifully I almost believe I have the best lips whenever I wear this particular shade!
I "almost" always get compliments whenever I wear this particular shade making me love this lip color and reach out for this especially on days I'm too lazy to wear any makeup.
Mauve It Up
Mauve It Up is a very cool tone Barbie Pink lip color. This is one of those lip color that is tricky to use especially for those who are in the late 30s (gasp! That's me!) I know, even my older clients would say: "Wag yan, mukha akong nagmumurang kamatis!" But thankfully, this is a "forgive-able" baby pink shade even for the mature users! It just brightens up the face making anyone look younger than their age! You just have to be careful with a blush, a very light, matte blush is the way to go to prevent the "nagmumurang kamatis" (trying hard to look young) look.
Plum Perfection looks way better in person than the photo (sorry, my lips are starting to crack from wearing ALL 5 shades in ONE shoot, these powder mattes aren't that easy to remove!)
This is that deep red lipstick that would work on most fair skinned gals! This is also the perfect lip color if you want your teeth to look whiter as it also brightens up your face! Obviously, this is also a universally flattering shade even users who are medium to darker complexion can appreciate.
Okay, if you are on a lookout for that REAL RED color, this is THE ONE! Full on RED pigment is what you get to apply in this particular shade! The color turns out to be a bit reddish orange on me (due to my extremely warm skin tone) but I've seen how this lip color particularly look on others...the VERY ORIGINAL Marilyn Monroe type of red! That's why every girl should get a TRUE red lip color and this is definitely THE ONE.
Now, let's get away talking about the gorgeous shades (because I swear, all 15 are gorgeous shades and I heard they will add more!) Let's now down to the juicier detail as I share to you my review on the Powder Mattes by Colorsensational in general.
- Highly pigmented, one of the most pigmented line from Maybelline.
- Extremely lightweight. I don't feel like I'm wearing lipstick at all!
- True to tube color. Whatever you see on tube is the exact same color transferred on your arm or lips (effect on lips will depend on the pigmentation of individuals' lips).
- Unfortunately, even if these are infused with honey nectar, moisture is not enough especially for users who have dry lips like I do! I've checked with a lot of my fellow Beauty Bloggers and regular users, they told me the same, the Powder Mattes are more drying that Creamy Mattes or other lipstick line from Maybelline.
- It settles into lip lines! My lips look dry and cracked 2 hours after application.
- The pigments move around, meaning, you have to be careful and have to check your reflection midday because some of the pigments get transferred on side of your lips or corners of the mouth! (Tip: Try to use lip liner to minimize the smear.)
Overall, the Maybelline Powder Matte Lipsticks are gorgeous in shades and feels like a dream! I just wish they don't settle into lip lines and smudge and smear midday! Overall, I will continue to use them but will make sure to use lip liner and bring a concealer because once it gets "smudged" it is difficult to clean up without the help of concealer.
Maybelline Powder Mattes lipsticks are available at Maybelline counters nationwide for only Php299.00 each tube.
What's your favorite Maybelline Powder Matte Lipstick shade?
Have you purchased one (or more?) yourself?