Hello ladies 🙂
I was so excited for this new launch by Maybelline ever since I saw these Velvet Mattes on their Instagram account. I am crazy for lipsticks, and I finally found this range at a beauty store. Keep reading to find out my final views about this Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 5.
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– Its hydrating formula keeps lips non-sticky, non-chalky and hydrated all day long
– Available in 8 vibrant, richly-pigmented hues.
– It is lightweight, making it perfect for long wear.
INR 475/- for 5ml of products.
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My Experience with Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 5:
I am a Maybelline girl. Most of my favorite makeup products are from Maybelline. How could I miss out on these new lipsticks! This new Velvet Matte lipstick’s packaging reminds me of the lip polish rang; I love them. It comes at an affordable price, and is totally worth the price to me.
Packaging: Maybelline Velvet Matte comes in a clear, plastic tube packaging with a very bold matte black cap, which indicates the theme – matte. The tube is really cute and from the outside, it appears as if there is a lipstick bullet inside the packaging. It’s very easy to identify the color, owing to its color-coded packaging. The fact that they have mentioned the shade name on their website and not on the packaging has left me confused though. Only the shade number is present on the packaging. It also contains a nice small wand with a uniquely shaped sponge applicator. The applicator glides easily on the lips and packs good amount of product at a time. I love this attractive glam packaging.
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Shade: The range offers 8 different shades. There are so many good options, but I have two shades Mat 5 and Mat 1. MAT 5 is a beautiful orange shade. I love this shade the most from their entire collection. It’s a very wearable orange shade, meant for all skin tones. On fair to medium skin tones, it looks pure orange. And on the deeper skin tones, it looks like coralish orange shade. So basically, it is a bright orange with a warm undertone.
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On lips, the shade looks little different than the tube. It changes its color with light in photographs to;. that’s a common nature of Maybelline lipsticks. But overall, it is the sweetest orange shade I have. It instantly brightens up my skin tone, and looks so pretty on me. On my medium skin tone, it looks very beautiful bright orange. There is no shimmer present in this product.
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Texture & Quality: Maybelline always offers good quality products, and this is the case with this range too. It can be rightly called a liquid lipstick too. It has a super creamy texture with a velvety matte finish – semi matte finish, to be more precise. But it take some time to become matte, and it actually never dries out completely. It glides smoothly on the lips, and keeps lips soft the whole day. After application you need to wait for almost 10 minutes to get the actual matte finish. It provides an even and smooth texture.
It can hide your dry lips very well too. Also, even after a long day, it never feels dry like the other matte lipsticks. The most interesting part is the pigmentation. It offers great pigmentation. One swipe can provide decent color coverage to the lips. I need two swipes at most to make it opaque. It hides all the pigmentation. I love the way how it makes my lips look super cute with a velvety finish. It is really easy to draw a perfect lip line with the wand. But don’t put extra amount of products, otherwise it will settle into the fine lines.
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Staying Power: The texture might be semi-matte, it cannot stay for insanely long period like other matte or liquid lipsticks. It stays on my lips for almost 5 hours nicely, but after having a meal, it starts to fade. The velvety finish goes away after 4 hours, still the color stays on lips. Basically it does not leave behind bare lips, just a beautiful, subtle tint.
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After 4 hours, it looks more coralish orange, and the brightness of orange gets vanished with time. It keeps my lips so smooth and moisturised that I do not need a lip balm even after 8 hours of application. It can be easily removed with a makeup remover. It never stains the lips. But, staying power is average.
Overall: It gives a very natural finish with healthy looking lips. I must say that it can be used in winters also as its matte texture won’t dry out your lips. It has a super creamy formula in it, which keeps lips very healthy and moisturized. It actually makes my lips look very pretty. It’s a “pout perfect” lipstick. I find MAT 5 is a good orange shade for everyday wear also; this shade looks very pretty with any makeup and outfit. I can’t resist myself from putting this on my lips. Honestly I have clicked almost 100 pictures with this shade. I am a crazy lipstick girl!
Pros of Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 5:
• Comes in 8 gorgeous shades
• Glamorous, travel friendly packaging; applicator is good too
• MAT 5 is a beautiful orange shade that will suit many skin tones
• Great pigmentation
• Glides smoothly on lips and provides an even finish
• A unique, velvety, semi-matte texture that never dries out the lips
• Gives a nice, subtle sheen to the lips
• Makes lips super soft
• Stays for 5 hours, leaving a nice tint after that
• Doesn’t crease and never settles into fine lines
• Easy to remove
Cons of Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 5:
• Bit of color fades away with meal; but touch-up is easy
• As Maybelline is marketing it as a matte product, the staying power should have been better
Would I recommend/ repurchase Maybelline Colorsensational Velvet Matte Mat 5?
Oh, definitely. You must have this range in your collection. I will buy some other deeper shades also.I am obsessed with this range now.
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