Every time I leave the house to go to the drugstore or to the mall, I swear I see a new lipstick! It’s freakin’ crazy lately, but kind of fun if you love lipstick like I do. Today, I have two matte liquid lipsticks to show you and I guess compare, because one is drugstore being Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick and the other is…I don’t know what is Stila considered these days? I guess mid-range territory? Although, all the mid-range makeup is getting pretty high-end in the money department if you ask me lately. Anyways Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is the second one I’ll be showing you. Which one does Tracy prefer?
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Flush
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick(now, I got this on sale for $8.99, but it can be as high as $12.99) in Nude Flush is the drugstore option. I haven’t bought a lot of drugstore makeup lately, but this caught my eye. Frankly, the other colours looked scary bright in the tube even for me, so I went the safe route picking an easy to wear, nude pink.
First off, this has a weird smell that I just can’t put my finger on? It’s not really strong, but it’s there just so you know. Enough for you to go, what the HECK is that smell?!! And then you wrack your brain for days trying to figure it out, but you STILL can’t quite pinpoint the weird scent. I think it’s like liquorice with a slight floral skincare scent? Or perfume even? Almost as if you sprayed your perfume on your neck, but your aim was off and you hit your lips a bit. THAT’S IT MAN.
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Flush becomes slightly more matte as you wear it? But not completely. This is a thick and creamy formula that doesn’t really set on your lips and never really becomes all that matte. And like I said it moves around, which is ok, because you can smoosh your lips and it kind of refreshes everything. It does stain your lips a bit, but it doesn’t have great lasting power like a true matte would. It’s not drying at all which is cool and all, but if you were expecting this to be matte like I was, well it’s not. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it either. I’ve also heard that some of the darker shades apply a bit patchy, so if you’re planning on getting one of these, I’d suggest looking for reviews first. I won’t be picking up another, that’s for sure. It’s just too movey-around-my-lips for me and I don’t like worrying if my lipstick has become a moustache, ya’ know what I mean? 😛
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci
Man, I love a simpler name. Just call it what it is man: liquid lipstick, not vivid matte, color sensational, dancing all over the place crap. LIQUID. LIPSTICK. That’s it. I know these Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks have been out for awhile, but none of the shades ever appealed to me-until I saw this shade.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci($31) is a dusty, grey mauve. It’s a shade that everyone seems to go nuts for lately. And this is MATTE. MATTE. MATTE. No moving around, no sheen, and no weird smell that’ll keep you guessing for days.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci is pigmented, easy to apply, and comfortable too! And it stays put. It claims 6 hours wear, and doesn’t transfer at all. Depending on what you eat, you may have to touch up a bit, but pfft-it’s not that bad really? And you CAN do that, without ruining your previous application, or causing it to flake off. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick settles a bit into lip lines, but not all that bad. Your lips won’t look like the Crypt Keeper’s, that’s for sure. This is a real winning MATTE formula and worth getting in my opinion. I’ll be picking up another shade for sure.
What’s your favourite liquid MATTE lipstick?