Maybelline Inti-Matte Nudes Lipstick are a new matte Color Sensational Lipstick Collection that are available in a wide variety of all nude, natural shades. The new Maybelline Inti-Matte Nudes Color Sensational Lipstick is launching with the Maybelline Spring 2017 Collection but will be apart of the permanent Color Sensational Lipstick line.
Here’s my review and thoughts.
I’m not typically a matte lipstick fan. It’s not a formula I see out but I’ve run across a variety of creamier mattes that I really do love. For example, I really love the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick formula and also Covergirl’s new Katy Kat Matte Lipstick is divine.
Considering Maybelline’s track record with creating a fantastic creamy matte lipstick I felt very confident purchasing four of the new Inti-Matte Nude Color Lipsticks. The Color Sensational Lipstick Collection is pretty vast with a variety of colors and finishes available and Maybelline continue to add to it seasonally. I imagine that something is likely going to get the axe to make room for the Inti-Matte Nudes Lipticks and I’m thinking that could be the Buffs Collection but don’t quote me there.
These come housed in a square barrel with a frosty nude cover. Each weights in at .15 oz and will set you back around $5.49 per shade.
I actually felt the formula accentuated every single natural line in my lips. If you have dry lips, be warned, you shouldn’t purchase these. They accentuate dryness terribly and even if your lips aren’t dry, they’ll make them look dry. The texture is nice enough with a creamy thin formulation that applies easily without tugging. However, color does not apply smoothly on my lips and tends to look cracked, patchy, and dry. Dare I say it literally ages my lips and makes them look wrinkled. The color just falls into my natural lip lines and looks very messy. It’s odd because there’s potential here. The colors are quite nice nudes, the creamy consistency of the formula is fairly good, pigmentation isn’t opaque on a single pass but builds nicely, but sadly, the finish is horribly dry and looks it too!
Good news? Maybe there’s some. First off, I have to say I wasn’t pleased with many of the shades I choose. They appear to have to white a base and I ended up looking like I had a bad case of zombie lips. That’s the bad news! Also, add to the fact the formula is already so horrible and you really look like walking dead! Again, bad news. But a little clear gloss actually goes a long way and creating a really pretty nude lip look. You shouldn’t have to doctor a formula this way but I’m not much of a makeup returner so, to make this work for me clear gloss did the trick. Also, Almond Rose is a keeper shade. I”ll totally deal with the dry a$$ formula for this shade. It’s gorgeous!
All in all, Maybelline Inti-Matte Nudes Lipstick disappoint. I’m surprised at you Maybelline. You created a fantastic Creamy Matte Lipstick last year, why revert back to such a crummy textured matte?
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