Maybelline Bold MatteWednesday, May 02, 2012
|Maybelline Color Sensatonal Bold Matte Lipsticks packaging|
Last year, Maybelline launched lipsticks that are called "matte" but I don't think they are. See swatches below with comparisons.
Maybelline's Color Sensational is a great affordable lipstick line for sure, with high colour payoff as you can see here, which is one of the most popular posts in this blog. With the ongoing trend for vivid bold colours, which is extremely achievable through a matte texture and finish, Maybelline released Bold Matte which promises non-drying formula, high colour quality and a matte finish. Let's review!
SRP: PHP 300+
Availability: Leading Department Stores Nationwide
(+) Maybelline's Bold Matte line has a variety of colours - mostly reds though.
(+) Nice packaging for its price, reflecting the real colour of its product.
(-) Versus a known matte brand/product, Maybelline's "matte" line is not comparable in terms of texture and finish. As you can see in below swatch, the product has a level of shine and moisture which makes it creamy than matte.
(+) Nonetheless, the new Bold Matte displays the same level of colour quality and vividness as the old Color Sensational line - which are both comparable in this aspect to an expensive colour brand like MAC.
(+) Also, versus an "ultra-color" line of a close competitor in its price range, Maybelline boasts of intense colour.
|Swatch of Maybelline Bold Matte 5 vs. competitors - 2 coats, with flash|
(+) Truly hydrates lips and reduces appearance of lines.