BUDGET BEAUTY SERIES: Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks – Review, Photos & Swatches

Hi loves! Today, we continue our Budget Beauty Series and we’ll start off with a cult favorite, which happens to be my current favorite as well, the Maybelline Creamy Mattes. I know, I know spoiler alert, but let me break it down to you and tell you why I love this stuff.

Why You’ll Love It

The Creamy Mattes by Color Sensational® deliver a burst of bold color and a surge of creamy texture for the creamiest matte in 20 make-a-statement shades

For Best Results
Apply in the center of your upper lip to the outer edges, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip. Can be worn under lip color.

Shades: Comes in 10 shades

Price: Php 299 each

Availability: Available in Maybelline counters in Department Stores, nationwide

Also available online (BeautyMNL, Zalora, etc)

Maybelline Creamy Mattes’ packaging is very similar to the other lipsticks from the brand’s Color Sensational line. Only, this one has more of a frosted brown cap. Locally, we have 10 shades available ranging from nudes, to pinks, reds to even bright shades. I don’t think we have the same shades that Maybelline US carries, but nevertheless, these three definitely caught my attention.

Ravishing Rose

This shade is a beautiful cool-toned pink. It reminds me of Wet N’ Wild’s Mauve Outta Here which has always been my favorite but this one’s a bit lighter.

All Fired Up

A beautiful pinkish coral shade. It can brighten up any look. It’s definitely perfect for summer.

Touch of Spice

This is my favorite shade among all of the lipsticks in the entire line. it’s a beautiful warm, dark plummy shade that reminds me of the 90s. I actually don’t have any lipstick similar to this one (at least I don’t think I do)  so this became an instant hit for me.

As mentioned, I only have three shades and so far, they’re decently pigmented. They have a semi-matte finish (I would say ‘satin’ actually) and they go smoothly when applied. Further, I actually didn’t find any issues when it comes to retouching.

The thing that I love most about these lipsticks is that they’re moisturizing and they’re very lightweight. They also provide a decent longevity. In my case, they last for about four-five hours and sometimes more. They also have that classic Maybelline scent, which is not overpowering. They don’t leave my lips dry or chapped at the end of the day.

As mentioned, they offer a decent pigmentation, All Fired Up and Touch of Spice is nearly opaque that it can cover up my entire lips with one to two layers. Ravishing Rose is also opaque and pigmented, however, I find it somehow a bit chalky. It tends to settle on to the lines of my lips, which required me to add more layers. The other two shades were just fine. It didn’t settle on to the lines of my lips what so ever.

All in all, I actually love these lipsticks and I’m definitely going to grab more shades. I got this back when they were only Php 199. I know, I know, I should’ve gotten more! These three regardless of the minor flaws I’ve noted earlier have been my favorite lipsticks for the past few months, so like I said, I’m definitely going to grab more.

How about you? Have you tried the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks?

If so, what’s your favorite shade?

What’s your favorite Maybelline lipstick?

What’s your favorite matte lipstick?

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  • Zahra Zadeh

    I have the Maybelline Touch of Spice shade and I love wearing it Been wearing it for 2 months now and I am just crazy in love with it ♥

    BTW, all the shades you got looks good on you hehe

  • jeremy

    Touch of spice is definitely the best! I have mine too and I love it big time:) how I wish I bought 2 of it when it was sale, buti na lang lagi naman may sale ang Maybelline:)Ravishing rose is such a pretty shade, check this out next time. I want to try divine wine in this collection also. Hopefully, the nude shades will be available here in the PH also. So far, this creamy mattes is my most favorite on Maybelline lipsticks.

  • Anna Lechadores

    I am really fan of your photography skills, I loved everything. you can be a great photographer I liked the touch of spice, I know you want that also bagay sayo sis. thanks for sharing the best shades. blessings

  • Rachel Roque

    Maybelline all the way! I actually have Touch of Spice and it is most likely my everyday lipstick. It is very natural looking and neutral on almost every skin tone out there. This really is budget friendly plus it doesn’t really dry my lips so fast (but it does flake on me for about 3-4 hours of wear so I just have to retouch again) and it is not transfer proof. But with this price, it really is worth it! Plus, the shades are gorgeous, there are an array of line to choose from and the availability is almost everywhere. I freaking love this product though my favorite matte lippies would still be colourpop’s (but I don’t wear that everyday).

  • Sandrah Araja

    I have mine in the shade of Ravishing Rose. Honestly, I really don’t like it! I looked so weird when wearing that shade. I have fair skin but still it didn’t look good on me. I love how creamy the lippie when applied. it’s non drying nor hydrating. My problem with this is the shade and I need to swipe it on my lips a couple of times to get an opaque finish.

    • Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. But yes, Ravishing Rose has a weird pigmentation and formula compared to the other two that I have

  • My sister loves Touch of Spice! I don’t any lipstick from this range, but I know how amazing they are because I “borrow” my sister’s lipstick sometimes, haha! Lovely photos ate Yette! X

    • Hahahaha. Yes Touch of Spice is really beautiful. I use it everyday

  • I super love Touch of Spice. Everyday lipstick! Not too nude and not too pink. I always get amazed by shades like that which is why I also bought one for myself. hihi

  • May Lyn

    I have mine in the shade Siren in scarlet and mesmerizing magenta, but touch of spice looks promising. Definitely buy that shadeq, and all the shades looks good on you. Anyway, i’m newbie here I just found your blog in one of my follower.