The world of lipsticks completely evolved after the introduction of matte lipsticks. Day by day, more and more matte lipsticks are being introduced worldwide. Maybelline after their former matte collection which is ‘The Creamy Mattes’, introduced a new collection which happens to be more pigmented and improved than the previous collection which is ‘Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick’.
Maybelline never fails to make bold and popping shades for their lipstick collection. In this review, I will be reviewing ‘Maybelline Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick’ in the shade ‘Walnut’.
I always wanted to go for a dark, pigmented and bold shade after playing it safe by mostly purchasing nude shades of matte lipsticks. Then after browsing through various online portals for makeup products, I happen to stumble upon the shade ‘Walnut’ by Maybelline.
About the Product:
Maybelline New York introduces the new Color Sensational Powder Matte lipsticks. Now powder your pout sensational with 2X Matte intensity and silkier powder finish. Get a dramatic effect with 4X saturated powder pigments with honey nectar. It promises to provide:-
- Ultra powdery smooth matte finish lipsticks
- Intense color pay off
- Does not smudge
- Keeps lips hydrated
Ingredients: Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Erucate, Silica, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil / Sesame Seed Oil, PEG-45 / Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Mel / Honey / Miel, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine.
How to use?
- Apply starting in the center of your upper lip.
- Work from the center to the outer edges, and then follow the contours of your mouth.
- Glide the lipstick across the entire bottom lip.
Maybelline Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick Walnut Review
To be honest, the shade ‘Walnut’ looked too bold for me. I had the same doubt with the shade Maybelline Color Sensational’s Barely Nude. I was a bit skeptical about whether it would go with my skin tone or not. But to my surprise, it did! And I am so satisfied with the product.
The product happens to give you a bold and statement look for the fierceness inside you. It is suitable for any occasion during the day. You just need to be bold enough to wear it. It goes well with dark or neutral-colored outfits. Just when it could not get any more flawless, it also happens to suit a wide array of skin tones.
As mentioned over the description, the characteristic feature of Maybelline’s Color Sensational Powder Matte is the sheer feel similar to that of wearing a lip balm. Most of the matte lipsticks have the idiosyncrasy of making your skin dry and patchy after use. However, with the Color Sensational Powder Mattes, your lips are hydrated throughout the wear. The lipstick is heavily pigmented and gives off the color boldly within one layer.
The lipstick is mostly odorless, but after close inspection, you notice a faint smell that isn’t bothering after the wear.
Nevertheless, there are downsides to everything; hence there are some points with the lipstick that I am not comfortable with. Firstly, it doesn’t last long and it is transferable. The product tends to wear off after wearing it for at least 2-3 hours. I have always found the need to carry it with me during a long day to touch it up consistently. And it also fades off after eating something, even when you are being careful.
Coming towards the application, as I mentioned before, its creamy formula glides easily over the lips and is extremely light, almost feathery. You wouldn’t need to refresh your lips with a lip balm before usage. However, if your lips are extremely dry then use a light hydrating lip balm before using it. Applying a lot of product might result in your lips to be cakey. From my personal experience, I would not suggest it as a daily product. It would give off more effective if used once, or maybe even twice a week.
Next, for the suitability, the pigmented dark brown shade will go with almost any skin tone depending on how you carry it. I often use it when my outfit demands a dark statement look.
For the removal of the product, it is fairly easy since the product is transferable. You can wash your face, use cleansing milk or micellar water. There is no tint or mark of the product left after you remove it. Even if there is, the tint is fairly light and goes unnoticed.
- Heavy coverage.
- Easy to carry and use
- Hydrating matte formula
- Velvety and pigmented
- Suits all skin tones
- Easily available
- Not long-lasting
- Not suitable for daily wear
Maybelline Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick - Walnut
If you are looking for a hydrating formula that has a great color payoff, go for it! Even after the not so long-lasting coverage, I do believe that at this price the purchase is worth it. It is a heavily pigmented and lip hydrating product.
Have you tried Maybelline Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick in any shade or want to purchase it? Let me know in the comments below!