Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2 Review & Swatches

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Hey all,

Like everyone else,I was eagerly waiting for the Bold Matte lippies by Maybelline. However,they claim that it is Maybellines 1st Matte lippie in India,which is something I strongly disagree with-the superstay lipsticks were completely Matte. However, at the outset I would want to mention that Bold Matte is not completely Matte-it is more of a satin finish. But if we leave that part aside -its actually a very good lipstick. Why? Read on.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2 Review+maybelline color sensational

Price: Rs 375

What Maybelline says about this lipstick?

o Hydrating matte with honey nectar

o Moisturising agents like rosa canina oil and jojoba oil

o Powderless matte pigments ensure true vivid shades

My take on Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2:

The colour: MAT 2 is a vivid coral shade with orangey pink tones.The shade instantly brightens up the face and adds a touch of freshness to the face. This is also a dupe for a MAC shade -which I will reveal at the end of post.I wish they had a name instead of this name which sounds more like a missile or something very technical.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2 Review shade+maybelline color sensation

Packaging: They are cutely packaged in a brightly coloured tube. The outer plastic covering has BOLD MATTE mentioned on it-but i accidentally lost the outer plastic film.The shade is labelled with a colour co ordinated sticker and shuts tightly ,thus safe to toss it the hand bag,

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2 Review tube+matte lipstick

The texture of this lipstick is very light and glides on like butter. However, I will reiterate that the finish is not matte. Its more like a satin finish. The hydrating part is true. Being a matte shade, it never feels dry on the lips

The staying power is great. It lasts in all its glory for about 4 hours and then fades away into nice tint which stays on for a while. The swatches on my hand did not go away completely even after a shower.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2 Swatches:-

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2 Review hand swatch+lip color

The pigmentation is good  but not BOLD. Definitely not bold. If compared to MAC,s Matte lipsticks they are definitely less pigmented. But, then again, it makes a great choice for someone venturing  for the first time into bold lipsticks.

Now we come to the dupe part of it!!

This lippie ,shadewise,is an exact dupe of Mac Mineralize Lady At Play lipstick. Dont believe me-take a look at the swatches.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2 Review dupe swatches+maybelline lipstick

There is a slight variation in the swatches ,but on the lips you just cannot tell the difference.

Lets see how it looks on my lips:

This is just MAT 2

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2 Review lip swatch+color sensational

The lip swatch below is MAC Lady at Play on the bottom lip and MAT 2 on the upper lip. Keep in mind -there will be shade variation according to lip pigmentation if you have very pigmented lips.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2 Review dupe lipswatch+color sensational lipstick

What I like about Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2:

  • Pretty Summery colour
  • Long Lasting
  • Not drying
  • Fab texture
  • Priced reasonably

What I dont like about Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2:

  • It is NOT matte
  • The colour may settle into liplines if you have very dry lips
  • I wish they had shade names instead on technical sounding names

My rating: 3.5/5-1.5 marks cut only because it is not MATTE as claimed by maybelline. Otherwise its a very good lipstick.

Have you tried Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in MAT 2 ?

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