Today I’ll be reviewing the matte lipstick from a limited edition collection launched by Maybelline in collaboration with Gigi Hadid. This collection launched overseas a few months back and recently was launched in India too! While I was really unsure about the other pieces from this collection, I managed to get my hands on this lipstick since I wanted some reds in my lipstick collection.
Price: This retails for INR 550
My take on the Product
To start off with, this comes in a standard Maybelline lipstick bullet packaging with the only difference being in the color of the packaging and the box. It has a fleshy pink colored bullet which comes in an outer golden chrome box. The pricing is almost similar to the usual Maybelline lipsticks which are decent.
Coming to the texture of this lipstick, although it says matte it has quite a creamy formulation, it is actually creamier than their earlier creamy matte lipsticks, this is also comfortable but on the downside is it does smudge, unlike liquid lipsticks. It’s quite long lasting and lasts for about 5 to 6 hours post which it leaves a stain which is manageable. This lipstick would settle into fine lines and emphasize dryness to some extent, so it needs to have exfoliated and moisturized lips. While this collection has quite a bit of nude shades, I found ‘Austyn’ to be particularly appealing as it seemed like such a beautiful red.
Austyn is one of those iconic reds that is slightly on the warmer side and is bright.It’s one of the nicest reds that would work across skin tones, and especially compliments the Indian skin and would just amp up an entire makeup look! Although it’s not a preferred shade for everyday wear, it’s just a perfect shade suitable for parties/evenings or even brides!
The WOW of the product
- Pretty packaging
- Decent pricing
- Versatile shade ( works for all skin tones)
- Comfortable on the lips
The NOT-SO-WOW of the product
- Limited edition
- Not smudge proof
- Can emphasize dryness
Overall, if you’re looking out for a very versatile red you should definitely check this one out! I really loved this one for its color and I’ve always loved the Maybelline lipstick’s formulations.
Hope you found this helpful. Let me know if you’ve tried anything from this collection.
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