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The festive season has finally come. This is the time when everyone invests in some brightening makeup items. I was searching for a perfect red lipstick for some time now. Recently there has been a flood of new launch lipsticks from every brand out there. There are lipsticks, retractable ones, crayon ones to be seen everywhere with different finishes and price ranges. I had my eyes on the new Bright Mattes collection from Maybelline. This range is an extension of their Creamy Matte range containing 6 bold lip shades. There are mostly reds, pinks, and oranges in this shade range. I have picked up the Maybelline Colorshow Bright Mattes Lipstick Brilliant Red M214. Read on to get some insight of this red lipstick.
Details about Maybelline Colorshow Bright Mattes Lipstick Brilliant Red M214
What is it?
The Color Show Bright Mattes Lipsticks by Maybelline is tailor-made for the bright in everyone. These trendy New York inspired bright lip colours, suit every complexion with the help of the vibrant options-bright pigments with deep undertones. These gorgeous lip colors are beautifully bright and are specifically developed to suit all skin tones, even the deeper ones.
Price- Rs.325 for 3.9gm
Shelf Life-36 months from the date of manufacturing
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My Experience with Maybelline Colorshow Bright Mattes Lipstick Brilliant Red M214
Packaging- This lipstick comes in a matte black retractable bullet with a similar looking matte black lid. The body of the lipstick bullet is made up of good quality hard plastic. Unless it hits somewhere really hard, the packaging will stay intact. The click shut mechanism of the lid closes the lid securely; it never opens up on its own. The body of the lipstick bullet is not too bulky. It easily fits into a smaller area. Overall the packaging is quite sturdy and travel-friendly. There is a color-coded sticker glued to the bottom side of the packaging to give an idea of the color of lipstick inside. The lipstick also has a color-coded plastic band in the middle of the bullet to indicate the color genre. In this case, the strip is colored in red.
Texture- The texture of the lipstick is smooth and creamy. It glides on softly over the lips and does not require hard rubbing. The formula is basically creamy matte and the texture is similar to Maybelline’s Colorshow Creamy Matte Lipstick range. The lipstick remains slightly glossy and does not get completely matte. It does not accentuate or settle into the fine lines of the lips. It is best to moisturize the lips beforehand but not an absolute ‘must-do’.
Fragrance- This lip color has berry fragrance to it. The smell is not long-lasting so you won’t get nauseated by it even if you do not like it. I don’t like floral fragrance in a lipstick so the berry fragrance is a welcome change to me!
Shade- M214 Brilliant Red- The shade Brilliant Red is a true red; neither too warm nor too blue based. I can call it a berry red. The shade has its quotient of boldness keeping up with the motto of the ‘Bright Mattes’ range. It brightens up the complexion without being vampy. This shade would suit every Indian complexion, in fact, every complexion. This is a great shade to have for the festive season or for any day or night occasions.
Pigmentation- The pigmentation of Brilliant Red is brilliant I must say! It was able to cover my mom’s heavily pigmented lips in just 2-3 swipes. So, I can safely declare, it will cover up darker lips. Due to high color payoff, the shade leaves a red tint on the lips. To remove the lipstick completely an oil-based cleanser will be needed.
Staying power- This lipstick has stayed almost 4-5 hours in my lips with its full color. If I blot the creaminess off, the formula becomes transfer-proof and staying power increases to 2-3 more hours. It survives slight snacks and drinks after blotting. It starts to fade from the inside parts of lips like a liquid lipstick.
Experience- I like to have absolutely matte finish with my lipsticks. I always blot the excess moisture from my lipsticks with a creamy matte formula to prevent color-transfer. I make sure to moisturize my lips properly before applying lipsticks so that my lips do not look dry and flaky. This classic red lipstick is a must-have for me. This is one product that goes with every outfit; be it traditional or from the work wardrobe. The color-payoff is really nice. I can go with it without lip liner underneath. I generally pair it with minimal eye makeup with just eyeliner and kajal. But, it will go well with light smokey eyes too.
Overall Performance of Maybelline Colorshow Bright Mattes Lipstick Brilliant Red M214
- Nice classic red shade brightens up the face
- Intense color payoff
- Excellent staying power
- Light berry fragrance
- Non-drying creamy matte formula
- Value-for-money product
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Would I Repurchase or Recommend?
Yes to both! I would like to repurchase Maybelline Colorshow Bright Mattes Brilliant Red if I do not find better red than this one. I would recommend this lipstick to everyone who wants a flattering shade of red lipstick with creamy matte formula in her vanity!