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Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte Lipstick Mat 3 Review

Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte Lipstick Mat 3 Review

ISLM Writer: Sanchita

Hello everyone. Hope you all are enjoying winter. Fall is for dark, vampy and seductive lip colours but somehow my mind is totally off this season. I am busy wearing bright pinks, corals and oranges and buying some more. My latest buy is the Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte which I haven’t tried before. I have a soft corner for matte lipsticks and no matter what the season is – I am always wearing matte. Read on to know what I felt about this lip colour. 

Product Description 

Offering 5 trendy shades in a brilliant matte texture, these lip colours look and feel great on your lips. Let your lips speak volumes with Maybelline’s first matte lipstick in India!

Here’s why you’ll love it:

  • Enriched with rosa canina oil and jojoba oil for a moisturising effect
  • Contains honey nectar which has a hydrating effect
  • Has powder less matte pigments for attractive, vivid shades

Price of Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte Lipstick

425 INR for 3.9 g /0.13 oz

My Thoughts On The Product

The lipstick comes in a shiny silver body with a matte orange plastic cap. The twist up function work properly and doesn't create any mess at all. The packaging is light weight yet sturdy, well-crafted and travel friendly.

The shade Mat 3 is a bright tangerine orange. It has a warm undertone and looks extremely good on the Indian skin tone. The colour doesn't look flashy and is perfect for those summer and spring.
The texture is what makes me hate it so bad! Seriously, didn't it from Maybelline. It is very difficult to apply and when you keep on layering, it becomes super patchy. I have tried using a lip brush but it doesn't work that way as well. Also, the colour badly clings on to my dry patches and slightly flakes lips.

The finish is nowhere close to matte. It is creamy and has a slight sheen. So if you are expecting a matte touch, you will be disappointed. The colour, thankfully doesn't bleed but a liner underneath looks neat.

The pigmentation is poor. You need several swipes again and again to build the colour. It doesn't hide any discolourations or patches on the lips, if any. And, the pigmentation is also not buildable.
The staying power is around 4-5 hours without any food or drinks. The lipstick is creamy and doesn't survive light snacks as well. After heavy meals, you definitely requires through touch ups. Due to its creamy texture, it also transfers to the cups and spoons a lot. The colour fades off unevenly which is very unsatisfactory as well.

What I Loved

  1. Nice and bright packaging.
  2. Bright orange colour and suits the Indian skin well.
  3. Creamy and hydrating.
  4. Staying power is 4-5 hours.

What I Disliked

  1. Pigmentation is not good.
  2. Patchy application.
  3. Not at all matte. (misleading info)
  4. Fades off with patches.
  5. Waste of money.

Overall Rating:



No. there are better ‘orange’ in the market and that too matte. It is disheartening to see Maybelline has such bad product. Neither will I buy it again nor will I recommend.


  1. Nice review Ishleen! This was one of the very first orange lippies I picked up.. I still love the color but I agree that it goes patchy :(

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    1. Anurima, the review is really nice, i agree! But all credit goes to our dearie sanchita! <3

  2. Nice review Sanchita. I hate the patchy application too :(


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