Maybelline Vivid Matte VS L.A. Girl Matte Pigment Lip Gloss

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The drug store is scattered with liquid lispticks that are under $10 from L'oreal to E.L.F Cosmetics the competition is heavy and everybody claims that there liquid lipsticks are the best, but are they really???

For one month I tested two of the most popular brands (L.A Girl and Maybelline) from the drug store and the results are finally in...

L-R L.A Girl Matte Pigment Lip Gloss and Maybelline Vivid Mattes

Product Description/Claims

Blurring the lines between lipstick and lip gloss, this pigmented gloss is available in 16 bold shades that provide rich and intense color in a flat finish for all day wear. The long wearing formula goes on as a highly pigmented liquid and dries to a flat matte finish, for a gorgeous velvety perfection that last and lasts. Re-apply as desired.

Product Description/Claims

The Vivid Matte Liquid provides a rich, intense lip color that glides on smooth to a matte finish.
Drench your lips in vivid color. Pure pigments collide with a creamy liquid base for a soft, cushiony feel. The result? A high-impact lip that stands out!
What Really Happened

I tired the color backstage, which is a very pigmented burgundy. The product was streaky at first, however the finally result was gorgeous and it lasted about 5 hours without any cracking or peeling off, after eating it was another story there were stains in some places and product in other places.  If you think this was easy to fix, your dead wrong, it was a challenging to remove the product, after which my lips were so dry that it did not make much sense to re-apply.

This product is by no means a mix between a lipstick and a lip gloss (unless the gloss is dry AF). However, it did dry within a few seconds.
What Really Happened

Unfortunately the name of this product is half way misleading. It is very Vivid but it is by no means a matte from the point of application until it is being removed.  This product has a creamy wiped, mussie texture that sits on the skin throughout its wear time, which is about 2 hours without eating or drinking. If you part take of anything the product will transfers until nothing left but a drying stain.

The Vivid Matte smells like a taste treat, and glades on like a dream.

Final Thoughts

This product is fast drying and has 16 very beautiful shades and a great finish on most skin tones. However, the product smells a little like paint (while in the tube) and transfers.

Final Thoughts

This product has a wiped finish that remains creamy to the touch. There are 10 Vivid shades, however they are not all suited for deeper skin tones.
 Product descriptions were taken from the various websites and may or may not be edit

Both products on my arm the (R-L) LA Girl is dry and the Maybelline remains cream

Both product claims differ in some instances from the actual product if you choose the L.A Girl Matte Pigment ensure your lips are moisturized adequately. However if you prefer the Maybelline's Vivid Mattes use a translucent powder to create a matte finish.  

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