Whenever a brand brings out a Matte Lipstick I get all excited and have to check it out for myself. One such day I tried out Nude Nuance – a warm brown shade with a semi-matte finish from Maybelline‘s Colour Sensational Matte Lip Colour range and I am glad I did.
575 INR for 0.15 oz
Achieve statement-making color with our supremely sensational matte lipstick. Precious oils leave a sensuous finish. Available in a collection of eye-catching shades.
Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Erucate, Silica, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire Dabeille, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Synthetic Wax, Sesamum Indicum Oil/Sesame Seed Oil, Peg-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Alumina, Benzyl Alcohol, Mel/Honey/Miel, Parfum/Fragrance. [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Mica, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 15850/Red 7, Ci 45410/Red 28 Lake, Ci 45380/Red 22 Lake, Ci 15985/Yellow 6 Lake, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake] F.I.L. D166274/2
The packaging concept on this range is pretty neat and in-sync with some of the other range of pinks, nudes & reds that Maybelline does. They have long plastic cap also matte and all in the shades of neutral browns. Looks great, functions alright but doesn’t help in distinguishing one from the other if you have more than one colour from the range.
Nude Nuance is an understated, medium-dark brown with hints of warm orange and a semi-matte finish. Some would also call it a brown nude. Folks with darker lip colors will find this to be their “My lips but better” kind of colour.
It has a vanilla fragrance to it which mellows down after sometime. I am not a fan of added fragrance in general and really a lipstick doesn’t need fragrance so I am not in pro of this fact.
The lipstick has a semi matte finish. It goes on creamy and has good pigmentation. One pass is enough for me most of the time, but on occasions when I want it to last longer I go for two. It does settle into the line and will enhance the flaws of the lips. In my case I have a very severe case of chapped lips so I definitely need to prep and prime. But if you don’t have dry flaky lips this can be used as is.
The staying power is decent. It will last 4 hours on my lips through coffee and light food. After that it fades away gracefully. It will not be able to withstand an oily meal but I recommend re-application after food. Speaking of re-application, unlike some of the other matte lipsticks which are a pain to touch-up this fares pretty well.
- Creamy & Smooth
- Easy To Apply & Non Sticky
- Great Value
- Melts in hot climates
- Gets into fine lines
Over all its a good product to own and performs well for the price point. It is also a colour which is quite similar (dupe alert) to MAC Cosmetics Lipstick Shade called Whirl. They also have 20 other shades in this range.