The drugstore launches for summer lip products has started and Maybelline has chose to go matter for summer with their Rio Collection Vivid Matte Lipsticks! Let’s get on to the swatches.
05 Nude Flush – a dusty mauve pink that would be a great MLBB shade. I think this is probably the most office friendly shade of the whole collection.
15 Electric Pink – fushcia pink, this really is electric. It’s really blue based and bright!
25 Orange Shot – similar to the Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint in OR01 Chardonnay Orange, a reddy orange.
35 Rebel Red – quite a dark striking red on me, but I imagine this would be a beautiful red on tanned/darker skin tones.
The formula isn’t as luxurious as the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestros, and given the price tag – I wouldn’t expect them to be either – but they’re not the most uncomfortable things to wear either. It’s a soft, matte lip cream that does transfer, but also leaves light stain and feels weightless on the lips.
They also lasted a good 4 hours on me (without eating, of course!), they come off very easily with a oil based cleanser.
Will you be picking any of them up?