Maybelline do some great lipsticks, especially liquid mattes, so when I saw this bright berry shade in the shop the other day, I of course bought it to try it out.
It’s no secret by now that I love a berry lipstick shade, and while this is more pink than anything else, it still has a lovely rich tone to it that was just deep enough for me to like.
The matte formula is very smooth and though it’s wet when you first apply it, it dries in very matte and doesn’t budge once on. The pigment is bold and strong with great colour pay off, and leaves a full coverage, opaque finish on the lips.
Sometimes with mattes your lips can get very dry, especially mine, but I was quite surprised to find that this didn’t dry them out too much at all. It wasn’t hydrating, but I didn’t need to worry about applying balm over it during the day which is always a good sign.
The texture is smooth which makes it easy to blend and apply, and the thin brush head allows for quick application too. Because of the thin tip, you can line the lips easily then fill the colour in with just a light layer.
Although it was slightly more pink than I had expected, I really liked wearing the shade and think it will be a fab shade for summer too. It certainly helped to lift my tired looking face today anyway, and god knows, I need all the help I can get with that right now!