Review: Maybelline Matte Liquid Lip Color

I've been a little absent on the blog lately, except for review for a hair care product. To help get back in the swing of things (I'd love to do daily blog posts again!) I thought today I could talk about makeup. Specifically these Vivd Matt Liquid Lipsticks from the  Maybelline Color Sensations collection. I was given them as PR samples thanks to Influenster.  I've used them for a few different makeup looks and think it's about time I share all the pros and cons of using them, as well as some liquid lipstick swatches. 

Alright in addition to posting more, I've also been trying to work a little bit on "stylizing" my photos. Still have to get a new camera, which I haven't had time for, but my photos are improving anyways! But, about the lipsticks. They come in clear tubes, with black lettering on the front and a square black topper that has the brush inside of it. They actually remind me a lot of your typical lip gloss bottle, especially  One Directions Liquilights Gloss, which is kind of funny since Gigi Hadid is the Maybelline celebrity right now. Regardless, I do like the packaging because you can easily see the color of the liquid lipstick inside and carrying them around is very convenient. I only wish that the color name was easier to see, which is just a tiny clear sticker on the base, for rebutting purposes. 
Here's the swatches for the two colors. The top is Rebel Red, and below that is Nude Flush. I Have to say I am actually pretty happy with the colors. While they are matt they aren't too drying and application isn't too bad. I say not too bad because while the formula is great, the brush isn't. It's just your typical cheap drug store kind, and could be made a whole lot better wit a bigger sponge. The formula though does go on smoothly and the color is very consistent. 

Pros - 
Beautiful Colors
Easy Application
Doesn't Dry out Skin

Cons - 
2-3 Hour Wear Time
Lipstick Brush 

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