For me, this is a hybrid between Korean mousse tint and liquid lipstick. It’s lightweight and intensely colored like a tint, but sets into a thin layer on the lips like a liquid lipstick. This can be used as a cheek tint, but one must take caution to blend it properly before it sets. The pigmentation is impeccable, the color payoff is impressive, and the shades were thoughtfully chosen as they are the kinds that can work both on the cheeks and the lips. Relative to traditional liquid lipsticks, this sets into a much thinner layer, doesn’t feel hot on the lips, and is more comfortable. Relative to traditional Korean mousse tints, however, this is stickier and less comfortable, especially for people with dry lips like me. One key gamechanger in this is that this works well even when mixed with lip balms and doesn’t clump up, so you can use this even on days when your lips feel so dry. In general, this doesn’t rub off in clumps like other liquid lipsticks, so that’s a big plus for me. This gets off easily when you eat, unlike Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink. However, if you’re not going to eat nor drink, you can expect this to last for about 4 hours or so.
This product will work well for you if your main priority in a lippie is it being lightweight and intensely pigmented. At Php219 for 7mL, this is a generously portioned product as most other similarly priced tints/liquid lipsticks are at Php300 or higher.
Now that that’s done, it’s time for the photos!
|Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte (05-Keep It Mellow) Tube|
|Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte (05-Keep It Mellow) Tube Zoom|
|Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte (05-Keep It Mellow) Applicator Zoom|
|Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte (05-Keep It Mellow) Swatch|
|Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte (05-Keep It Mellow) Lip Swatch|