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October 29, 2017

Maybelline Matte Metallic Lipstick Collection Review & Swatches

Long time no blog, I apologize for my lack of posts over the past couple months. I had to take a  hiatus due to some unexpected personal issues, but I hope to get back in to the swing of things now. After pretty much not wearing makeup for the last 6 weeks I am excited to finally get in to Fall makeup! Metallic was huge over the Summer months and this trend has carried over in to Fall with the newest finish in the Maybelline Color Sensational line, Maybelline Matte Metallic. A collection of ten sophisticated brushed metallic shades for a wearable, refined matte metallic look.

The Color Sensational Lipstick's are some of my most loved from the drugstore. Divine Wine and Touch of Spice are two of my most loved lipstick colors for Fall. I am not the biggest fan of matte's and metallic is notorious for going on patchy, so I was curious to see how these would fair. Also if they would be dupes for the MAC Metallic's or Tom Ford Soleil Lip Foil.
Hot Lava, Copper Spark, Gunmetal, Copper Rose, Molten Bronze
Pure Gold, Serpentine, Silk Stone, Smoked Silver, White Gold

Mattes go metallic. Sophisticated brushed metal texture in lavish metallic hues for your most sensationally gilt-y lip look. Available in 10 shades from hot lava and copper spark to gunmetal and silk stone.

Formula wise these apply smoothly and glide across the lips with a comfortable creamy feel. They do not feel like a dry matte at all. Nor do they look that way, the tonal shifts and metallic sparkle give them tons of dimension. It took about two coats to build the color up to a full coverage level for most of these. Oddly enough, the last 5 "weird" shades applied much more evenly. The first four were drier and took more coats. There is a faint sweet scent to these that is a little more subdued than the regular line. Lasting power is as expected, just a few hours. For being mostly special occasion wear shades the staying power is pretty good. Matte Metallic is impressive not just as a drugstore lipsick, it can hold it's own against higher end ones thanks to the formula and color range.

Take a bow Maybelline for being bold enough to put out these colors. It is so awesome to see this type of out of the box color range in the drugstore. When I first started doing makeup I had to mix loose eyeshadow pigments and gloss to come up with similar shades. To see such accessible, outlandish colors in an inexpensive price range fills me with cosmetic joy. I know there is a kid out there just like me throwing on a dark blue lip and becoming inspired to create with makeup.

Because I am beyond my days of wearing blue and green lipstick I appreciate the more wearable earth tones in this collection. Copper Spark and Hot Lava are made for the Fall season, they just scream Pumpkin Spice and everything nice.
Maybelline Matte Metallic surprised me both in formula and in the depth and range of colors. Not a fan of of a metallic finish? Pop some clear gloss over them and they look even more brilliant. If you are looking to do a funky bold lip color for Halloween many of these shades will be right up your alley! #MNYItLook #mattemetallics #babelline

*sample provided by Maybelline for review consideration
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