Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick Rebel Red Nude Flush

Influenster Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Hey, I’m back! This week, I’ve got a review of the new Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks.* So yes, the liquid lipstick trend is still GOING STRONG.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Maybelline claims that “this creamy formula is incredibly comfortable and glides easily onto lips for a smooth feel upon application and a velvety finish once dry. The result is full coverage and an intense rich lip look.” I was sent two colors, Nude Flush and Rebel Red, and these are available to purchase at Ulta, Amazon or any other Maybelline retailer.

Rebel Red on left, Nude Flush on right

Rebel Red on left, Nude Flush on right

Overall, these were… not great. First of all, these are not matte. The instructions say that one swipe will give a matte finish and more will make it more pigmented. Unlike other liquid to matte lipsticks on the market (both drugstore and mid- to high-end), these do not dry down and as a result, transfer quite a bit. Additionally, I would classify these as having more of a satin finish rather than matte. There is quite a bit of shine once you apply and applying a single coat isn’t enough to get complete coverage.

Applicators!

Applicators!

However, I did notice differences in the formula of the two colors. While both have a mousse-like formula, Nude Flush (a pink-toned nude) had a stronger scent and a shorter wear time. It also felt really weird on my lips, I was always aware it was there and it felt thick. The perfumed scent was unbearable. Also I just didn’t care for the color, I think it was a little too close to my skintone.

Nude Flush

Nude Flush

Nude Flush

Nude Flush

Rebel Red was a little bit better. I really love the color on this, it is definitely a true red with very little blue or yellow/orange undertones. Fortunately, the scent on this shade was not quite as strong and it applied much more evenly than Nude Flush. And best of all, it left a beautiful and even stain as it wore off and felt very comfortable to wear.

Rebel Red

Rebel Red

Rebel Red

Rebel Red

While I did like Rebel Red considerably more than Nude Flush, I can’t say that I would recommend these overall. There seems to be inconsistencies with the formula by shade and I would be nervous picking up another shade only to have it be a dud. There are a bazillion liquid matte lipsticks on the market to choose from, at all price points. I would have to give a pass on these.

Swatches! Rebel Red on left, Nude Flush on right

Swatches! Rebel Red on left, Nude Flush on right

*The Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks were sent to me free for my review from Influenster. I received no compensation for this and all opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

 

This month's contents.

Play! by Sephora – April Box Review

Let’s just get right to it.

Play! by Sephora April Box

Play! by Sephora April Box

The theme for April’s Play box is to “pull off the season’s latest trends with this cool collection of it-girl items, innovative formulas and brands that are having a moment.”

This month's contents.

This month’s contents.

I’ve been so happy with this subscription to date, even if this box was just so-so.

Products included:

Reviews to follow after the jump!

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Close-up

Black & Blue Liner with Glowy Skin

I’m so excited for this look, which seems silly to say, but I’ve been wanting to try this for months! I actually did a while back, but it didn’t turn out the way I envisioned but since trying the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, I knew I had to give it another go and I’m so happy with how it turned out.

Double liner across the sky!

Double liner across the sky!

The blue liner is MAC Fluidline in Blue Peep, which I used back in this post from last year and I used an e.l.f. Angled Eyeliner brush to apply it. I love this color so much, but I just never get to give it the love it deserves. Combining it with a little bit of black liquid liner makes it that much more wearable.

Swoopy liner

Swoopy liner

I do the majority of my blog pictures on the weekend and after wearing a full face of makeup during the week for work, sometimes I just don’t want to wear a lot especially if I’m going to be staying home. I strategically used concealer and a bit of powder to do my face, much like I did in this post a few months back.

idk what I'm doing here, but I like this pic for whatever reason.

idk what I’m doing here, but I like this pic for whatever reason.

This is great for spring and the weekend! Or the beach or summer or whatever other fun, outdoor thing you’re going to do.

Hieee

Hieee

Product List:

Face

Eyes

Lips

Close-up

Close-up

Here’s a close-up of the look. I applied Blue Peep first, with a fairly thick line and then applied the KVD Tattoo Liner as close to the lash line as possible, making sure to follow Blue Peep.

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Play! by Sephora – March Box Review

Damn Sephora! Back at it again with an awesome box! (I AM SO SORRY, I couldn’t resist).

March's Box Theme

March’s Box Theme

The theme for March’s Play! box is The Perfection Collection, with Sephora collecting their “favorite” products to entice us to play with new formulas and techniques.

The contents

The contents

Very nice! Lots of great products in here, including several things I’ve been wanting to try but had not gotten around to yet.

Products included:

Reviews to follow after the jump!

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Drama, drama, dramaaa

Spring Glam Look

Hi ya’ll! So it’s been a minute since my last post, but I’ve got a bunch of new stuff coming up on here soon. I also put in a solid effort to film my very first “get ready with me” makeup tutorial, but as I was editing I noticed the entire video was blurry😦 I didn’t realize my camera does not auto-focus when filming in video, so the whole thing is out of focus which I couldn’t see until I viewed the clips in fullscreen on my laptop. I need to rethink this whole video tutorial thing.

Anyway! Let’s move on to the fun stuff. I did this look about a month ago, in preparation for spring and I love how it turned out! So much so, that when I looked at the pictures again I really want to recreate it for myself. Again. Especially the lip color.

Springtime!

Springtime!

I kept this light with a neutral eye, luminous skin and a pearly pinky coral lip, mostly because I wanted to wear my coral jewelry I bought in Sicily a few years back.

Drama, drama, dramaaa

Drama, drama, dramaaa

This could definitely be used as an evening look as well by smoking out the lower lash line a little more and using a darker, more dramatic lip color.

Fresh and pretty!

Fresh and pretty!

Product List!

Face

Eyes

Lips

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Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Lipgloss in Black Honey

Nude Lip Kick

Hi ya’ll! I don’t know about anyone else, but with makeup I definitely go through phases constantly. There’s the bright lip phase, the smoky eye phase, the winged liner phase, the blue eyeliner phase… it goes on and on, depending on who knows what. So right now, I’m in the middle of a glossy nude lip phase! I know, exciting right? These are the little things that get me through the week.

What’s funny is that while I was formulating this post in my head, Jaclyn Hill posted this on Snapchat and Instagram:

The only nudes you will get from me… Well, lipstick too. 👠💄 Snapchat – Jaclynrhill👻

A photo posted by J A C L Y N 😜 (@jaclynhill) on

 

And then, here’s a Snap I sent today:

See a pattern?

#makeupaddictproblems

Ha! And that’s only about three days worth of lip stuff.

Anyway, here’s the lineup of what I’ve been digging the last week or two.

The suspects

The suspects

Warm, pretty and goes with everything!

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