Maybelline color show matte lipstick in lively violet

When it comes to nude lipsticks resisting the lure is difficult for me and I cannot help but turn towards the various nude lipsticks which I come across in various shade ranges of different brands. Nude-pinks, nude-mauves, nude-peach, nude-buff, nude-brown the choice is endless when you are choosing the neutral lipsticks and the best thing about them is that they are mostly suitable for every skin tone- you cannot go wrong with them. Today’s post is about a lipstick from a recent launched range of shades by Maybelline- the Maybelline color show matte lipsticks in the shade lively violet.

Price: rs. 325 for 3g approx.

Company claims:

“Show off your colorful side with the Color Show Lipsticks now in 12 Matte shades
From the loved Color Show Lipsticks, Maybelline New York is now launching 12 new lipstick shades now in Matte! With stunning hues of red, pink, brown and mauve, these 12 matte, moisture rich shades allow you to express yourself everyday. The ultra-care and super hydrating formula is light and gives you high coverage while caring for your lips. The heat resistant soft waxes in the product ensure texture integrity even at high temperatures. These matte shades have the right amount of moisture, a sweet fragrance and stay true without drying up your lips. Are you ready to show off your colorful sides?”

Here’s why you will love it

-Enriched with ultra-care hydrating formula
-12 matte, moisture rich shades
-Lip color doesn’t fade in extreme heat and humidity
-Shades stay true without drying up your lips
-Non-sticky & soft texture allows the lipstick to glide easily


Packaging of the lipstick:

The lipstick is available in a simple black packaging with a violet glossy translucent band in the middle that marks the shade family. The black square casing is the signature packaging of the colorshow range of lipsticks and the only difference is that the casing for the matte lipsticks of this range is matte plastic. The cap clicks shut firmly enough for the lipstick to be called travel friendly.


My take on the product:

Matte lipsticks are by nature bit drying on the lips and the Maybelline colorshow mattes are no exception to this. The range has a total of twelve shades. The texture of the lipstick is creamy to powdery depending on the weather. It applies well and easily but with time it feels dry and stretchy on the lips. The pigmentation of this particular shade is medium and one layer would be enough if your lips are not very pigmented. The shade is itself is very easy to carry- it is in fact almost the same shade as my lips and basically it even out the pigmentation of my lips. Though called lively violet, the shade is more of nude mauve and there is nothing lively about it. The shade is suitable for office wear and formal occasions and would even look good with Smokey and played up eyes. However it may wash out those who have darker skin tone and I would say that it is suitable for fair to medium skintone.


Though it looks bit cool toned in the photos, in reality it is more neutral and looks almost same as my lips. The only drawback that I can think of is the smell of the lipstick which is rather odd- I do not find it to be very likeable.

Overall, the lipstick is good for the price you are paying but not the perfect matte and if you are looking forward to using the lipstick, make sure your lips are smooth and hydrated enough.


  • availability
  • the affordable price
  • the colour
  • the travel friendly packaging
  • staying power


  • the smell

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