Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 11 Review

by Saloni Shah on November 4, 2015 · 2 comments

Hello beauty addicts,

Maybelline Velvet Mattes have created a complete buzz in the makeup town and everyone is trying their favourite shades for the festive season. I love the attention Maybelline gets whenever a new launch comes up because they totally deserve it! I picked up three shades from the range and here is the classy red from the range “Mat 11” for you guys! Scroll to know more about this very stunning shade.

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Price:
INR 475

Product Description:
Get petal smooth lips with Maybelline New York’s New Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipsticks This season is all about Mattes! Give your lips a petal smooth finish with Maybelline New York’s New Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipsticks.  We bring to you a Liquid to Matte sensation with New Color Sensational Velvet Matte. This innovative “Liquid to Matte” product is a hydrating cream color that glides on smooth and sets with a matte finish. It comes in 8 trendy colors that are not only designed for long wear but are also lightweight. The velvety, buttery cushion-like texture keeps lips in comfort all day. Here’s your go-to matte lipstick, that will always make you look chic and classy.

Here’s why you’ll love it:
• Its hydrating formula keeps lips non-sticky, non-chalky and hydrated all day long.
• Available in 7 vibrant, richly-pigmented hues.
• It is lightweight, making it perfect for long wear.

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My Experience with Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 11:

Maybelline mostly had glossy and creamy ranges, and I am so happy that they came out with some matte ones for matte lovers. The velvet mattes come in a fancy packaging as same as the lip polishes. They have transparent square bottle with the shade easily visible which helps me to pick the one I want to rock for the day. It has a black matte cap which totally complements the bottle. These look very cute and being so tiny, they can be easily carried around in the pocket, clutch, handbag; would just occupy a little space in the vanity. Coming to the price, can Maybelline ever go wrong with pricing? Not really. The price is very reasonable for everyone to get velvety lips and stun the day.

Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 11 Review

The shades I picked are Mat 6, Mat 8 and Mat 11. Why do they call these this way? Wouldn’t some cute names have been better and less confusing? The wand is nicely shaped but we have to be a little careful during application because it is intensely pigmented and any mistakes will cause a lot of smudging. The consistency is thick and creamy. The shade is totally opaque without any shimmers in it which is the best part. It is actually velvety smooth and glides very smoothly on the lips without settling into fine lines. The shade “MAT 11” is a classy deep red with slight hints of maroon which adds that depth to the colour. It is one of the best shades from the range to try out.

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It screams boldness and elegance. My face looks absolutely beautiful the moment I apply it and it complements my skin-tone very well. It also makes me look fairer than usual. It is a perfect Christmas red for those who don’t like carrying blood reds with orangey hues. If I could perfectly describe this particular red, I would call it the red of a red velvet cheesecake because the shade is exactly the same and gives that velvety look as well. It pulls all the attention towards my lips making them the eye candy. This red shade is made for all of us! It will suit you no matter which age group you belong to or which skin tone you have. In fact, this will complement the Indian skin tones very well.

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Initially, it looks semi matte with a mild glossy sheen and a lot of creaminess. Yes the shade does not turn completely matte at any point, but settles to a semi matte finish. What I observed is that this shade is more matte than others in the range. It does look like velvet on lips because it looks super smooth and not gritty. What I really liked about the velvet matte range is that we just have one issue with matte lip colours and that is that they turn very dry after a couple of hours and that is where this nailed it. It does not dry out the lips at any point, in fact it keeps the lips moisturised till the time it stays.

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It stays for 5 hours on my lips with a lot of talking and munching. If you have a full meal, the intensity will be lost and there will be just a stain left on the lips. After a meal, it bleeds a little from the corners of the lips and somewhere I feel that this shade in particular bleeds a lot more. The colour from the middle portion of the lips goes away. So a touch-up might be needed after 4-5 hours. Overall, I think these are a good deal and I really like using this, but if you want the ultimate matte ones, then this is not for you.

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Pros of Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 11:

• Tiny size makes it travel-friendly
• The packaging is flawless because the see-through packaging makes it very easy to spot the shade for the day and also the wand is perfectly shaped and is of good quality
• Perfectly priced for the quality and the formula
• The shade is a classy and bold deep red which looks very stunning and hot
• Very unique shade to try out if you aren’t comfortable carrying blood red shades
• It creates a vibrant pop on the face which looks very beautiful and makes my skin tone appear brighter too
• It will complement each and every skin tone and is suitable for all age groups
• The consistency is velvety smooth and the pigmentation is super awesome
• It does not settle into fine lines nor does it highlight chapped areas
• It is a semi matte formula, but it does not dry out the lips at any point; it gives good amount of hydration actually
• Stays for 4-5 hours which is good enough at the price

Cons of Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 11:

• I wish they had some nice names, instead of numbers
• The formula is not completely matte
• It transfers a lot and bleeds more than other shade from the outer corners after a full meal

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 11?
Yes, I do recommend this range strongly because these give a bright and a vibrant pop to the pout making the makeup look fresh and glam. I will get some other shades surely if not this. It is a super sexy red to try out this festive season.

IMBB Rating:
4.3/5

Conclusion:
I loved these cute little Velvet Mattes from Maybelline! I love how nicely Maybelline innovates and offers us all their amazing products. Way to go Maybelline! 🙂

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Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 11 Review Overall rating: 4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews.

Very hot red!

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The velvet mattes re technically not matte but give a semi matte look along with a glossy sheen that makes it look more elegant.. it stayed on me for an average time and that is pretty good for the price I paid.. the red shade is a stunning deep one which looks very hot on the lips.. it is like the red of the red velvet cake.. very bold and beautiful!

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Swathi November 4, 2015 at 6:32 pm

I am loving mat 6 a lot these days. love your lipswatch Saloni 🙂

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saloni..!! November 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm

I am loving all the 3 shades that I got Swathi… yes mat 6 is an absolutely gorgeous one 🙂

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