June 6, 2016

First Impressions- Vivid Matte Liquid VoxBox

Hello there!!

If you've been reading my blog for awhile (or have checked out any of my older posts), you already know that I'm an Influenster! Basically, you sign up on http://influenster.com and the company sends you samples to test out/ review. If you're interested, click the link above to sign up. 

Anyways, I just received the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid VoxBox today. I have two colors from the new line that recently launched. Because I just got these today, this is just going to be my first impression post; however, I will have an updated post on my final thoughts on the product after I've used them for a few weeks. 

Alright, let's get started!!

Disclaimer: I received this products complementary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own, and this is not a sponsored post.

My VoxBox included two Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks and a promotional card with some info about the product. It took about 5 days for me to receive my box after I got the confirmation email (the shipping time may vary depending on what state you're in).

Shades: Rebel Red, Nude Thrill 

Opacity: Nude Thrill is not patchy or streaky, but Rebel Red did take two coats to become completely opaque. That is pretty common with most other liquid lipsticks I've tried, so I'm not too worried about that. Usually, the darker shades come off a bit streaky or patchy, but you can use a lip liner underneath to solve that problem. Or just add another thin coat. 

Texture: So, the name of the product implies that these are matte liquid lipsticks. However, when you first put them on they have more of a satin finish. There isn't much shine, but they're not completely matte either (at first). Once you have them on your lips for about 10 minutes, they dry down to a velvety matte finish. Unlike most liquid lipsticks I've used in the past, these are not overly drying and are really comfortable to wear! You can feel that there is something on your lips, but it's not sticky or tacky in anyway. I feel like these tend to slip around a little bit, but I can get over that because they don't dry my lips out.

Packaging: Ok, I love the packaging! These are small and sleek, yet you still get a ton of product. I like that you can see the color in the tube- that means I don't have to dig around in my drawers for 10 minutes trying to find a nude lipstick! Yay!

Applicator: I'm not 100% sure how I feel about the applicator yet. I'm used to the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, which have a small doe foot applicator. The Vivid Matte applicators are definitely unique- instead of a doe foot, it's more of a long, skinny paddle shaped wand. Because of its shape, it holds a lot more product than the Kat Von D ones, which may or may not be a bad thing. I think I just need more practice using the wand, but it's kind of difficult to apply at first. I wiped some of the product on the edge of the cap and lined my lips before filling them in. That seemed to help.

Wear Time: So far, I've worn Nude Thrill for about 3 hours before it completely wore off. These don't claim to be super long-lasting or waterproof, which isn't a problem for me. I don't mind reapplying lip products after lunch :) I was curious about how waterproof these were compared to the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, so I had to test it out. Overall, these will stay on your lips, but they can smear if they come in contact with water. They also transfer a little bit when you're eating/ drinking, but it's not too bad. You'll still have some color left behind afterwards. 

Overall: I can definitely see myself using these on a regular basis, and I want to check out some of the other shades. I know there is a deep purple shade in the line that I'm really curious about! I love the shade range, and these aren't too terribly expensive, especially for liquid lipsticks (I saw them at Walmart for $6.99 each). These are great for those of you who want a liquid lipstick that doesn't completely dry out your lips. Again, they're comfortable, but you do sacrifice some hours of wear time because of that. Honestly, these are pretty awesome!! 

Thanks for checking out my first impressions on the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks! Stay tuned for my final thoughts in the next few weeks :)

Keri <3

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