Hola Muchachas! Since we’ve been talking about mid to high-end range of matte liquid lipsticks in this site, (please feel free to browse the Fashion and Beauty section of this blog for those matte liquid lipsticks mentioned) now let’s talk about the best matte liquid lipsticks from our none other than The Local Drugstore. Yes! Hello CVS, Walgreens, Duane Reade, and Rite Aid galore!
Let’s focus on the top 3 big drugstore brands; L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in 314 Nude Allude, Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in 600 HD Devotion, and Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in 10 Nude Flush. All three claimed to be matte lipsticks or glosses. Let’s see how good are they.
L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss 314 Nude Allude – Even if this was marketed as a gloss, this is still very much in all its likeness, a liquid lipstick. A creamy one that is highly pigmented and my most favorite shade among the three mentioned here. This liquid lipstick has a brush applicator that’s very similar to most YSL glosses and Smashbox Always On liquid lipsticks. The difference is that L’oreal’s applicator feels weak. When it comes to scent, this smells like YSL’s Vernis A Levres, and almost has the same consistency. Now, is this matte or not? Bad news, it is not. It is very creamy and dries down to a bit satiny, but it is not a matte lipstick. Of all the three shades mentioned here, this is probably the most matte you can get.
Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid 10 Nude Flush – Probably the most reviewed one among the three, as per instagram or google. Yet anyway, this is not my favorite, and I was bit a surprised. On the packaging, it says “Vivid Matte” but I can tell you right now that THIS IS NOT MATTE. Just look at how creamy the formulation above is. This is very much like a wet creamy gloss. I felt like “What a bummer!” also, the formula is too streaky and the scent is too strong, like a strong jasmine-like old lady perfume, too soapy. The shade is ok, but I didn’t fall in love with it. Sigh…
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color 600 HD Devotion – First of all, I lurve the scent! It’s like strawberry-vanilla shortcake, I could eat this thing! This has the best scent of all the three shades mentioned here. However, this is still not matte. This still feels like a creamy gloss or a creamy liquid lipstick that has good color payoff but didn’t dry as matte or even velvety. I still love the cute shade in 600 HD Devotion, it’s like a light pink nude that’s very wearable on any skin tone.
I repeat, these drugstore matte liquid lipsticks are definitely NOT MATTE. If you want a drugstore-price REAL MATTE liquid lipstick, you’re better off trying Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream or the Liquid Suedes. Even Colourpop will do the job. For the best Matte Liquid Lipsticks, head over to your local Sephora or Ulta. I recommend Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, Anastasia Liquid Lipstick, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Smashbox Always On and Too Faced’s Melted Matte.
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