Dress-Up your outfits with Maybelline's Bold Matte Lipsticks!

Monday, December 02, 2013


I think lippies make or break your entire look. You can skip everything else on some days and just dress up your face with a great bold lip color and you're good to go!

Maybelline's Bold Matte lippies are here! Actually, they've been around a while but it's only now I had the opportunity to dissect and review each one. I have always loved Maybelline. They're very affordable and they have fantastic pigments!

So, let's see how their Bold Matte will fair.

Maybelline Bold Matte Lipstick, PhP 399.00/each
Let's start with the packaging. I think their Bold Mattes would have been nicer if they had names but I guess Mat1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 works too.

The lipsticks look creamy more than it does dry like normal matte lipsticks. The shades look bold from the tube.

The formula however glides on like lip balm. The finish is more creamy velvet than matte. The first swatch is a singe swipe, and the second swatch is 3 swipes to get the full effect of the lipstick.

Before we begin, let me tell you that I love Maybelline. They have more hits than misses from the very start. This review shouldn't be the sole basis of your decision to purchase these lipsticks.


  • The lipstick is not drying. Unlike most matte lipsticks.
  • Available in all leading department stores, drugstores, and supermarkets. Basically everywhere!
  • Shades are very bold.
  • No strong perfume smell.
  • This lipstick line is very moisturizing.
  • Perfect for girls who are just starting to wear makeup.
  • Very affordable!
  • Because of its creamy/balmy texture, it is not long wearing.
  • Needs several swipes on the lips to get the full lip color.
  • Looks more glossy than matte.
  • If not set properly, it bleeds.
  • Shades are similar with each other. Except MAT 1.

I gave this product line a 3 star not because it's not good. I think that the pigment is good as long as you layer it, and it's not as matte as I hoped it would be. Hence, the 3 star.

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  1. Wow Ms Sabs! this is my kind of lipstick! Matte! and all you have swatched! walang itatapon.. bet ko lahat ng kulay! my fave would be the MAT1!!! and oh dear oh dear ..399php!!! sana kasama ito sa huge sale ng Maybelline ngayon ♥♥♥ i love that this wouldnt be drying! And no smell!! =) ahhh.. the perfect lippie for me!

    1. MAT1 is also my fave and also MAT5 :) It might be part of the sale, so good luck with that! ♥

    2. hihi MAT5 is my second choice ms sabs! reminds me of the Collection Lippie on the loot bag last time! =)
      Ms Sabs yung price ng lippie would be included in PRO ♥♥♥

    3. gonna get my hands on these two! i cant wait na ms sabs!

  2. I love Mat3!!
    just so perfect for the Indian winters
    hey I just realised that you wrote "very affordable" in the CONS section.
    Do you really think its a con..
    for me its a top PRO :)
    you know, the budget friendly lipstick..


    1. Thank you so much for correcting me :) I meant that to be a PRO! Hehehe... I didn't notice that one, so thank you! ♥

  3. Maybelline had a sale on Rob Manila Last week and I really fell inlove with these bold matte lippies! I also swatched their nude collection and as I was thinking of buying it, im afraid it would not suit me. :( I swatched this collection too on their stall and realized it needs more application. i love myabelline especially their cheeky glow! so pigmented and really makes your skin look fresh! xx

    1. When buying makeup, best to swatch them on your lips instead on just your hand because each of our lips have different acidity levels, compared to what is omitted on our hands. Just remember to wipe the tube with tissue before you test... Give it about 5 minutes on your lips and go out on natural light to check the real color ♥

    2. will keep this in mind.:) now i wont have to regret every wrong color I choose. Thank you so much!!! ♥♥

    3. Hahaha! I know exactly how that feels! ♥ Glad I was able to help!

  4. Actually the perfect shape of your lips got more of my attention than the color hahaha :) but I would like to try the MAT 1, it doesn't look matte but atleast its non-drying :)

    1. Aww... Flattered naman ako! Hahaha! Thanks for dropping by Dra! ♥

  5. hI ms. Sabs, im also in Maybeline products, I need to have this AS gifts, bagay sayo yun MAT1 and MAT5...DEfinitely will include these in my sopping list:) Good reviews.:)

  6. I thought they're really 'matte'/dry in consistency. I would def try the MAT1, every shade suits you :)

  7. You're so nice. If I were to rate this, baka nga 1 star lang. When you label something as matte, it should be matte. :P Buti lang I tested this out first before buying it.


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