Review- Maybelline Velvet Matte Lipstick 18


maybelline velvet matte lipstick review

maybelline velvet matte lipstick review

Hey everyone,

I love this time of the year- the weather is perfect (winter is my favorite season) while Christmas and New Year get you in the party mood. And that brings us to today’s review- Maybelline Velvet Matte Lipstick.

PRICE– 475 INR I got them each for 400 INR  from myntra.

What the company claims about these-

This season is all about Mattes! Give your lips a petal smooth finish with Maybelline New York’s New Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipstick.This innovative “Liquid to Matte” product is a hydrating cream color that glides on smooth and sets with a matte finish. It comes in 8 trendy colors that are not only designed for long wear but are also lightweight. The velvety, buttery cushion-like texture keeps lips in comfort all day. Here’s your go-to matte lipstick, that will always make you look chic and classy.

My Experience- 

I got these in two shades – MAT 06 & MAT 11

These look like the matte version of the Lip Polishes Maybelline launched in 2014.


Packaging– The packaging is pretty much the same as the lip polishes except the lid color is a black matte for these. It has a slightly angled leaf shape applicator which gives great control and precision while applying especially for the corners of the mouth.

Quick Tip– If you have thin lips, a gloss would make them appear fuller but if you have full lips mattes’ would make them look more proportionate and uniform



Formula– I have tried so many liquid matte lipsticks from Limecrime to Stila to Revlon and Maxfactor, but Maybelline wins them all in one key point. It is exceptionally comfortable on the lips.  I have dry lips which get very chapped in winters, but this one does not make them worse.

It has a creamy formula which does not leave your lips parched like you just applied some thick layer of paint on them.  It dries to an almost matte finish in about 3-4 minutes on me. They have a faint chemically smell  which is not very noticeable.

maybelline velvet matte lipstick swatches mat06 mat11

maybelline matte lipsticks swatches Mat06 Mat11

maybelline velvet matte lipstick mat 06 review

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Pigmentation I did not expect that Maybelline Velvet Mattes would be that great on pigmentation, but I was pleasantly surprised. The colors give an almost opaque coverage on the lips.

maybelline velvet matte Mat 11

Maybelline velvet matte lipstick Mat 11 review

Staying Power– Unlike most liquid lipsticks, these are not very long-lasting. I have the darkest shades and they stay on my lips for a good 2-3 hours without a touch-up.  But if you have a really oily meal, it does fade sooner. It is transferrable owing to its creaminess & leaves a stain on fading.mat-11 on me.

Colors-These matte lippies come in 9 vibrant shades. I got these in two staple holiday shades- Mat 06 – a lovely berry color Matt 11-a true pink based red perfect for this time.  Both the colors (especially Mat-11) would suit a variety of skin tones. My fav is 06 because it is really easy to carry even during the days. There are corals, pinks, browns and oranges, which means there is something for everyone. But I do wish (being greedy!) that Maybelline adds a really dark color( similar to mac diva) to this range, though.


  • The formula is super creamy and moisturizing
  • Does not accentuate dryness
  • Good Pigmentation.
  • Variety of shades- something for everyone
  • Affordable
  • Good staying power
  • Easily available


  • Transferrable
  • Since most liquid formulas are long-wearing, I wish it stayed longer.
  • I wish they had shade names

Should you Buy it?

Yes absolutely! 

SS Rating- 4.8/5


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