This beauty season is all about the Metallic finish, from the lids to the lips there’s a product out there to quench your metallic desires. A few brands have hopped on the metallic bandwagon by offering ‘topper’ products that you apply over an existing much loved product to create the multi-dimensional effect of metallics, however Maybelline have gone all in creating 5 beautiful Metallic Liquid Lipsticks: Luna (Pink), Labyrinth (Blue), Calypso (Copper), Scorpion (Red) and Nemesis (Purple).
As luck would have it they only had Labyrinth and Calypso in my local drugstore; I always seem to go in on days when they’ve sold through at least one of the shades in a range I’ve had my eye on. Anyway, Labyrinth is a beautiful blue shade which makes me think of mermaids, if I were a mermaid I’d wear this colour and Calypso is a stunning copper shade that has all the summer vibes. They are both super silky smooth to apply, no dragging, flaking or crumbling, they don’t have the same staying power as the Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks and are a very different texture too, with the Matte Lipsticks being a lot thicker and creamier and the Metallic Foils being much thinner in consistency and smoother. The super stay matte liquid lipsticks last for hours and are a struggle to remove, however Calypso started to become patchy after 4 hours wear.
Labyrinth does appear to be a little on the patchy side from the get go however it’s not as notice-able when it has dried down where Calypso is much more opaque from first application. Due to their thinner formulation the Metallic Foils layer easily over a Matte Lipstick, so applying Labyrinth over a blue matte liquid lipstick will give you the metallic effect without looking patchy.
Overall I think the Maybelline Metallic Foil Liquid Lipsticks have a beautiful shade range, they’re not your ‘everyday’ shades which to me makes them loads of fun to play with. I’d love to pick up and add Scorpion and Nemesis to my collection as they look gorgeous, I’m not too caught up over Luna but maybe upon swatching it I may change my mind?
Have you tried the Maybelline Metallic Foil Liquid Lipsticks? What’s your favourite shade from the collection?