I spent some time organizing my vanity over the weekend and noticed that I’ve purchased mostly matte finish lipsticks. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I bought something other than a matte finish. Some of the newest lip products I’ve tried are the MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipsticks in Savage Green and Cruel Ruby. I received the lipsticks complimentary for testing. I have to be honest, Green Savage intimidated me right off the bat. It’s exactly what the name says – a savage green. I don’t have a shade like this in my collection and I don’t think I can ever wear this shade outdoors. Cruel Ruby, on the other hand, it’s a beautiful warm red in an extremely matte formula. I have worn it on several occasions and so far I have a love-hate relationship with it. The MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Powder Matte formula is extremely matte and highly pigmented formula. My problem with this formula is that I find it a bit difficult to apply. You almost have to tug to be able to apply it evenly. The formula also feels very dry – almost as a liquid lipstick – especially Savage Green. Maybelline states that this formula contains 2X more mattifying powders vs the Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick (which I like). As I browsed through the website to see the other available shades, I noticed that most are very daring.
If you’re into wearing daring shades, then you might want to try this line. Out of all the shades, for me, Cruel Ruby is the only one I would purchase. I am glad to see that Maybelline is constantly looking to improve their formulas, but I’m bummed that I am not impressed by this formula. Which shades would you try? Are you into daring shades?
Shades Seen On Me