July 6, 2016

Color Sensational Matte Liquids Final Thoughts


About a month ago, I received two shades from the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivd Matte Liquid lipsticks from Influenster. I wanted to update you guys about the product and share my final thoughts :)

Disclaimer- I received these products complimentary for testing purposes. All opinions, as always, are my own, and this is not a sponsored post. 

Shades: Rebel Red (top) and Nude Thrill (bottom)

Opacity: Like I said in my first impressions post, these are slightly steaky, but you can fix that problem by layering the product. These don't seem to get tacky or bunch up when you later then, so that's a plus! The red tends to be a bit more steaky than the nude. With two coats, I find these are opaque enough so that you can't see your natural lip color through them. 
Rating- 💜💜💜💜 out of 5

Texture: These have a mousse-like texture; they are not overlay drying on the lips, and actually add some moisture. Because they don't fully dry down to a matte finish (unless you blot your lips on a tissue), they do transfer pretty easily. Do not wear these if you plan on eating/ drink/ kissing. You will probably have to reapply throughout the day to keep them looking perfect. This is not my favorite texture, and I prefer to have a completely matte look if I'm wearing a liquid lipstick. That is a personal preference, and I can see a lot of people liking this texture more than most liquid lipsticks that dry completely matte. Being a teacher, I don't have a ton of time to reapply during the day, so that is a drawback for me personally. 
Rating- 💜💜💜 out of 5

Packing: I love that the tubes are clear and you can see exactly which color you're getting when you purchase them. These are sleek and adorable! It just looks nice and clean to me, which I appreciate. They're also compact and easy to take on the go!
Rating- 💜💜💜💜💜 out of 5

Applicator: I really do not like the shape of this applicator... It's very difficult for me to apply these in a nice clean line, and I found myself reaching for a lip liner when I was using the red shade. If you have fuller lips, you may enjoy this applicator; my lips are pretty thin, so it was tough for me to apply these evenly. I find that the applicator does not hold a lot of product, so I did have to dip back into the tube a few times while applying. 
Rating- 💜💜 out of 5

Wear time: With the more intense red shade, I got about 3 hours of wear time, where as the nude shade only lasted about 2 hours on my lips. I did eat and drink while wearing these, just to see how much they transferred. As I preciously mentioned, you will need to reapply after eating/ drinking. These are comfortable to wear, so that is a huge plus! Honestly though, I would sacrifice comfort for a longer wear time. 
Rating- 💜💜 out of 5

Overall: Honestly, I don't think I will be repurchasing these, mainly because they don't have a very long wear time, and they tend to transfer pretty easily. These are not the worst liquid lipsticks I have tried, but they're not the best either. I think these are better for people who want to try out a matte lipstick for the first time, and don't want to deal with the drying effect most liquid lipsticks tend to have. I will probably use these from time to time for a night out/ for a short period of time. 
Overall rating- 💜💜💜1/2 out of 5

Thanks for checking back and reading about my final thoughts on these liquid lipsticks! I'll see you again soon!

Keri <3