Being a makeup artist, I am always looking for great products to use on my clients and on myself. My pro makeup kit is filled with high end luxuries from Tom Ford to Bobbi Brown to my beloved Artistry Cosmetics. If I have to visit a drugstore for any reason, a trip to the beauty section is a must! I am always on the the hunt for beauty products that are not only affordable, but perform just as well as some high end varieties. Picking up affordable luxuries that are comparable to high end products is what I love. Which brings me to the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid lip colors that I spotted in my local Ulta a few weeks ago. I saw them in an ad recently and I knew I had to try them. As a makeup artist, before I put any product into my kit, they have to pass my test, so I purchased a few shades for my personal use.
Firstly, the range varies from nude beigey caramels to hot true and orangey reds to hot pinks and deep fuchsia to vivid ultraviolet to a midnight blackberry. The product goes on quite creamy with a sheen, but dries down to a matte finish when it sits on the lips for a few minutes. As with mattes, especially liquid mattes, they can turn extremely dry on the lips. These feel a little dry for a moment, but then I noticed they soften up to feel more comfortable. I do recommend prepping your lips a bit with a good balm before applying. Overall, the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquids are a nice addition to your makeup bag when you want to wear a good matte for a fraction of the price.