Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks Swatches and Review

I saw these Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks about a week ago at CVS but decided to pass them up because I wanted to see reviews on them first. After waiting a little bit and not seeing any reviews, I figured I would just pick up a few shades and test them out myself. 

Nude Rush, Rebel Red and Nude Thrill

Nude Rush, Rebel Red and Nude Thrill

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rebel Red

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rebel Red

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rebel Red

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rebel Red

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Thrill

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Thrill

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Thrill 

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Thrill 

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Rush

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Rush

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Rush

Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Nude Rush

I didn't like these and do not recommend them. First of all, they made my lips feel numb, which is a little frightening. I really like the smell of them, and they are pretty moisturizing, but definitely not matte. They never dried down to be a matte finish and just maintained a light glossy look. Rebel Red was my favorite of the 3 I purchased. It applied true to color and evenly, but again never dried down to a matte finish. Although Rebel Red felt nice on the lips, it wasn't matte like it claims to be, so it still did not win me over. Both Nude Thrill and Nude Flush applied unevenly and sheer. They also came out lighter in color than what appears in the tube, which was upsetting because I don't love the look of light lip shades on myself. 

I am thinking about taking these back to Target and retuning them because I don't see myself using any of these for any reason. I've swatched all three of them, but only really wore the Rebel Red because I did not like how Nude Thrill and Nude Flush looked on me. I got about 4 good hours of wear from Rebel Red, and it did leave a nice stain to my lips, but it really is not worth it to me because I have so many other great red lip shades. Overall, I think this is a product you can pass up. 

Have you tried any of the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks?