Brief Review: Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks

Hi everyone! My exams are hot on my heels and I feel as if the blog has been feeling a little stale recently, so despite all this stress on the horizon I have decided to take an hour or two just to finally put out some posts that just needed a finished write up and get into this properly and enjoy it.

Today I have a review of the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks. As far as I know, these launched in the US first with an extensive range, then they launched here in the UK with a far more limited range. They’ve extended the UK Creamy Matte line two times if I have been paying attention properly.

These lipsticks were launched in response to the matte trend – instead of being extreme mattes, these are designed to fall under the comfortable matte category. I am still waiting for Maybelline to launch the shade Touch of Spice in the UK because it looks absolutely divine in the swatches I have seen, but for now I will settle for what I have got and am simply excited to finally try out some of the range.

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks cost £6.99 each. I picked these up as part of Superdrug’s 3 for 2 deal whilst Mom was repurchasing her favourite blush.

The lipsticks are housed in Maybelline’s classic squarish tubes. Not the most classy, but they do the job. They have a matte casing to match their category and the shade names are in stickers at the base. If you store you lipsticks upright, you might want to store them upside down to show the shade names. If you store them sideways or in a bag, you might find them a little bulky.
I must say I do wish they weren’t so bulky because they don’t fit into my lipstick stand and it makes me sad. Most of my collection consists of liquid lipsticks and pencil types so they fit fine. Rimmel’s Lasting Finish lipsticks and the deluxe minis I have also fit well – even Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets, despite also being square and bulky, only just manage to fit without a problem. I knew it was too good to be true that I actually had space on the stand…

Clay Crush is from the first extension to the UK range and Brown Sugar is from the second – not that anyone cares about that, right? They’re both nude browns. If you had told me last year I would be wearing lots of nudes I’d have scoffed but here we are.

Clay Crush is a night nude colour in the MAC Velvet Teddy family if you get my drift. Not too peachy or too pink or brown, but just a touch too light for my personal liking (I prefer colours that are noticeable!!).

Brown Sugar is a cool brown tone that can be applied lightly for an effortlessly cool vibe or applied heavily for a more striking outfit.

As you might have noticed, I’ve completely forgotten about arm swatches and colour comparisons but I’ll be sure to update this post sometime after exams with those!

True to their name they are creamy and lovely to wear. They do sink a little into my lip lines but it’s not obvious, and they are more forgiving on flaky areas.


Overall, I really like these lipsticks for everyday wear but I’m not sure I’d buy from this range again – unless they release Touch of Spice.

Have you tried the Creamy Matte range before?

Until next time,

X

9 thoughts on “Brief Review: Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks

    • Swanna May 17, 2017 / 11:12 pm

      Yes, I didn’t expect to like it as much as I do- I love a nice brown these days. X

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  1. kippinsbeautyblog May 17, 2017 / 7:21 am

    Hmmmmmm I’m not sure if I’ll try these. I lean more towards the peachy/ pink nudes. I worry these colours might wash me out a bit.
    Great post, loved the pic’s

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    • Swanna May 17, 2017 / 11:12 pm

      I agree, browner tones can be a little intimidating at first! There are other pinker nude shades in the range, so perhaps check those out! X

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  2. hoiyinli January 9, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    It pains me to say but I am a bit of a lipstick snob. Other than 2 rimmel lipsticks that I bought when I first started getting into makeup properly, it has always been MAC and a few others. I think now that I know which colours suit me, I should check out drugstore lipsticks again. I think I just hate the mess of the samples – they get SO grubby and then I’m put off buying anything.

    Anyways…the only brown shade I have in my collection is actually my most recent lipstick purchase from before Christmas. It’s Bobbi Brown ‘telluride’ in their new Crushed Color formula. I really love it. 😀

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    • Swanna January 9, 2018 / 1:33 pm

      I just looked it up, and I really like that shade! It’s going on my wishlist~ is it super cool toned or not too much? I think I prefer rosy browns. I am in love with NYX as a drugstore brand and there are good gems there. There’s nothing wrong with being a snob as long as you don’t spend tooooo much 😉😉 it’s good to treat yourself! It’s just for me, every lipstick is a treat and I treat myself a lot!! X

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