Usually I’m not to into very bold lipsticks. As you’ve probably now already, I rather wear a more nude, natural lip. And I usually go for lip colors close to my natural lip color. But the other day I was at the drugstore, and I saw that this MAYBELLINE VIVID MATTE LIQUID lipstick were on sale, and I decided to pick one up. Let me tell you something – all the colors they have are super bright and astonishingly beautiful. And while I was trying to figure out which one would be more wearable for me, I came across this particular shade. It instantly reminded me of a liquid lipstick that my mom had and used to wear all the time in the 90’s. I don’t remember what brand it was or where she got it. But I do remember that this lipstick was in a little pastel-green small round pot with a transparent plastic lid, and that it came it a tiny matching lip brush – that I’m pretty sure my mom still has. I liked that lipstick so much that I used to try out all the time. It sounds crazy but I still remember the smell and the taste of the product!
One thing I have to admit, my mom has really good taste in make up: This shade looks amazingly well against my skin tone, and it really looks super good my lips. Since I got it, I’ve been living in it. It’s dark enough to be a winter lipstick, but not too dark that makes me feel like I am a goth. The shade is very 90’s grunge and I absolutely love it. Makes me feel sexy, badass and extremely confidante.
This is shade 45 Possessed Plum, and it’s a deep, dark burgundy shade. The product, per se, is much like any other traditional liquid lipstick. It goes on smoothly, it’s not super opaque, which for me is a good thing -- It means it’s buildable!
I can swipe it on really quickly just to lightly tint my lips, or I can do a more precise, careful application and have a more intense, bold lip. The applicator is nice. It’s tapered enough to allow somewhat of a precise application. It is pretty mate -- as the name suggests -- and it does look very velvety. It’s not sticky at all -- you know I HATE sticky lipsticks! -- but it’s not like those long wearing lipsticks that I’ve gotten used to. This one never really dries, it transfers to everything, and it wears off after a couple of hours. It’s a traditional lipstick. Other than that, it’s an amazing product and I’m actually dying to try other shades.