February 17, 2016

Beauty | Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color Review & Swatches


This year, I'm planning to bring beauty reviews back with a vengeance.  I have been collecting quite a few new beauty items over the past month and I'm gearing up to share more reviews with you.  When I recently went shopping in my local CVS, I came across the new Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors.  I have to admit that these lip colors have not been getting the best reviews online, but as always, I wanted to try them for myself.  After wearing them a few weeks and even wearing Rebel Red on Valentine's Day, I want to share the nitty gritty of what I think about these bad boys.

About the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors

A high-impact lip that stands out! Drench your lips in vivid color with a matte finish. Pure pigments collide with a creamy liquid base for a soft, cushiony feel.


  • Easy to Locate (Online & In-store)
  • Moisturizing
  • Long Lasting
  • Sturdy & Easy to Use Applicator
  • Affordable (Under $10)


  • Takes Awhile to Dry 
  • Perfume Fragrance

Product Photos

Top to Bottom:  Nude Thrill, Fuschia Ecstasy, Berry Boost, Pink Charge & Rebel Red

Wearing Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color in Berry Boost

Wearing Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color in Rebel Red

My Thoughts

When I saw reviews for the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors popping up online, many of the reviews weren't favorable.  When I saw them in-store, I decided to try them for myself and I'm glad I did.  The lip colors are around $8/each at my local CVS; however, I definitely used coupons to get the price lower.  When I first tried the lip colors, my reaction was, "What in the world is this?"  The lip colors are indeed vivid, but the texture was strange.  If you are used to matte lip colors, you may be used to the lip colors going on wet and drying in a few minutes.

With these, they go on extremely wet and don't dry.  So, yes, this is a matte lip color that literally stays wet.  It doesn't make sense.  I know.  At first, I contemplated returning them and then I decided to give them another try.  This is what I discovered.  These rock if you get your mind to not think of them as matte colors.  It's better to think of them as lip stains and they are pretty good ones at that.  When I gave them a second try, I noticed that they dry down to a stain after about an hour and can last all day even through eating and drinking.  When I realized this, I fell in love with these liquid lip colors.  I like them so much so that I ran out and got two more colors.

The only thing that I don't like about the lip colors is the fragrance.  They have a fairly strong perfume scent when you first apply them.  The scent dies down as you wear them.

Would I Recommend?

Yes.  Remember, you have to go into this realizing that these are not your typical matte liquid lip colors.  If you think of them as a stain, these could be great to add to your collection.

What do you think?  Are you interested in trying the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors?

God bless & stay fab,


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