Maybelline Velvet Matte Lip Color | Review & Swatches

The most confusing texture ever! They are called velvet mattes but they swatch like that lip polish glossy version. So are they worth buying?

Well absolutely! These Velvet Mattes by Maybelline sure go on slightly glossy, but the glossy texture dries up in a few minutes leaving a beautiful almost matte surface which is surprisingly moisturising.
The product, in my opinion, should have been called a “cream-to-matte” or a “suede matte”. The collection comes with 7 shades from reds, berries, pinks to corals and nudes.

“Get petal smooth lips with Maybelline New York’s New Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipsticks
This season is all about Mattes! Give your lips a petal smooth finish with Maybelline New York’s New Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipsticks.
We bring to you a Liquid to Matte sensation with New Color Sensational Velvet Matte. This innovative “Liquid to Matte” product is a hydrating cream color that glides on smooth and sets with a matte finish. It comes in 7 trendy colors that are not only designed for long wear but are also lightweight. The velvety, buttery cushion-like texture keeps lips in comfort all day. Here’s your go-to matte lipstick, that will always make you look chic and classy.”

Here’s why you’ll love it
– Its hydrating formula keeps lips non-sticky, non-chalky and hydrated all day long
– Available in 7 vibrant, richly-pigmented hues.
– It is lightweight, making it perfect for long wear.
Price: Rs. 475.

This might turn out to be a controversial product for blogger will have “it is glossy” “it is matte” opinions. In my opinion though, it treads towards the matte line. Sure it goes on creamy (not glossy), but it gradually dries up and eventually sets itself as a whipped suede matte texture. It surely does not cement dry on the lips, the most uncomfortable texture to wear if you ask me. 
It is definitely not as amazing as the Bourjois Velvet Mattes of the NYX Lip Creams in terms of matt-ness, but it is a pretty good product.  You can see the swatches below where the orange shade (MAT5) has almost dried and the berry shade(MAT6),which was applied much late is still creamy. 
MAT6 and MAT5 (l-r)
ProsLonglasting, Semi-Matte, Feather Light Texture, Leaves Even Stain, Affordable, Highly Pigmented

Cons Not a True Matte, Shades Have No Names

Recommended? – Yep!
Rating – 7/10