Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks - Review & Swatches

November 4, 2015

Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick Review and Swatches
Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Vivid Rose and Power Red
(Left: M1, Right: M8)
I'm going to be reviewing these two new purchases that I recently made. Firstly, because liquid lipsticks are everywhere and secondly,when I saw my favourite drugstore brand, Maybelline get onto the bandwagon as well I had to pick up some and try for myself.
I got two shades, one of them being a more pinkier shade and another being a more corally, autumnal shade. They come in tubes of 5ml each.
A few things that I noticed about these liquid lipsticks are that they are of a very creamy consistency, almost feels like a hydrating lip balm and I wore no lip balm before wearing these and my lips still felt very hydrated throughout the day. They aren't drying like other liquid lipsticks which can be a bit of a issue in the drier months of winter. However, these do have a creamy sheen to it and don't look completely matte like a lot of them. If you're into that harcore matte look on your lips then stay away from these.
I don't seem to mind them much because extreme matte formulas settle onto the lines of my lips and I really like how comfortable these feel on my lips.
Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lip Colors M1 and M8
The one issue with these lipsticks are they are not very opaque and I don't know if it's just the colours I got, but I had to apply 2-3 coats to get the opacity I usually like on my lips. I would be interested to see how these look with a little bit dabbed onto my lips for a light stain. They last 2-3 hours very nicely and after that they do tend to move around a bit if you're eating or out in humid weather because of their creamy consistency. However they stain the lips very evenly and leave a nice flush of colour on the lips even after they've completely disappeared. I had a hard time to getting this stain off even with my makeup remover. The applicators on this are doefoot type applicators which are slightly conical to form a tip which help in application.
Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lip Color applicators
You do have to be very careful when you apply them because these colours are highly pigmented and bright and also stain your skin if you've got some out of the line of your lips. I didn't use any lip liners when I first tried them but I think having a lip liner in a same/similar colour underneath would make them amazing. The colour of the liner and lipstick should be as close as possible because as I mentioned they aren't very opaque on the first coat and it is possible that a different lip liner colour would show through.
Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Vivid Rose
Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in M1

The first shade (M1/ Vivid Rose) is a very pretty bright, almost Barbie pink and looks way more neon in the tube than it is on the lips. It can be toned down to a very wearable everyday pink colour with a dab of a finger. I was a bit worried about this shade not looking too good on my olive skin tone but I think it looks great and a lot of warmer skin tones will be able to pull this one off as well.
Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Power Red
Maybelline Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in M8
The second shade (M8/ Power Red) is a coral/tangerine red shade which I think is a beautiful, autumnal shade and probably going to be my everyday colour from now on. It's more of a burnt orange shade than a red to be honest. Autumnal shades can be usually described as berry tones,dark vampy browns and purples but I think sometimes when you really can't get away with wearing darker colours, this one has to be the go to autumn lip colour.
I am very happy with these purchases and I would love to pick up the blue-based red from this collection called M9 I believe. I really adore the packaging too as it is actually lipstick sized and will fit in all my little clutches and slings.

Rating - 3.5/5!


  1. These are some pretty shades, I especially love Vivid Rose, so pretty! Never tried these but heard some good reviews about them!

     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

    1. They have a great formulation! You must try some of these. They have darker autumnal shades too x

  2. I love both of the colors! I really like Maybelline. I can trust their products. Wait, if it stains, is it easy to remove?


    1. Yep! They did stain my lips. A good makeup remover would be pretty much necessary x

  3. I want them now dangit! You gonna make me want to spend money. lol Cute post and Seriously will try these! :)

    1. Haha! They have so many nice colours to choose from as well and very affordable xx

  4. I've been loving liquid lipsticks recently and I'm always looking for drugstore options so I may have to try these!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  5. They both look really beautiful! The texture seems nice and the color is so vibrant! Love!!

    Natalia | Lindifique

    1. Thanks Natalia! They are definitely very vibrant and pigmented x

  6. Oehh I love the M8 one! Soft yet sexy :)


  7. Even on liquid lipsticks I always opt for matte or velvet. I really don't like gloss for some reason. Anyway, nice review and I love the colors. I might get both :)


    1. I'm exactly the same. I don't like the look of glossy dark colours much, so now I stick to mattes and semi-mattes as well as I tend to wear darker lips a lot x Thanks!


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