The nude lipsticks that will flatter every skin tone

Maybelline New York Matte Nudes Lip Color Review Crew

Here’s what our Review Crew® thought of these matte lippies

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / August 16 2017

The product

Everyone knows how difficult finding the perfect nude lipstick can be. From finish to pigment and tone, discovering your Holy Grail nude is a lot easier said than done.

To help you on your hunt, Maybelline New York released the Color Sensational Matte Nudes Lip Color range, which is formulated to warm and flatter every skin tone. We sent four nude lipsticks to our Review Crew®: Purely Nude, Beige Babe, Almond Rose and Toasted Truffle.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Maybelline New York Color Sensational Matte Nudes Lip Color lipsticks to a panel of women aged 18-24 who are looking for the perfect nude lipstick that flatters their skin tone.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Maybelline New York Color Sensational Matte Nudes Lip Color:

How creamy the matte formula was: Many reviewers were pleased (and surprised) at how moisturising and comfortable the lipsticks were to wear in comparison to other matte lipstick formulas they had tried in the past. Testers also commented on how smoothly each lipstick applied.

How great the shade range was: While the reviewers didn’t trial every shade in the range, each tester was still able to find a colour that suited their skin tone from the four they were sent. Additionally, many also claimed more than one shade effectively warmed and flattered their skin tone, with others saying they had now found their perfect nude.

How opaque the finishes were: Reviewers were also quick to compliment how opaque the finish of the lipsticks were. Not only did the formula ensure a pigmented finish, many testers praised how each lipstick lasted well and only subtly faded throughout the day.

Good to know: Some did mention that they received best results when they exfoliated and moisturised their lips prior to application to ensure their pout was hydrated and free from any dry flakes.

The verdict

I love these lipstick. They have rapidly become my go-to for everyday and special occasions. They are matte and opaque with one application without being drying as the formula feels moisturising and creamy. They fade nicely throughout the day and probably only need one touch-up after a meal to last the rest of the day. The shade range is great for a variety of skin tones but the darker shades I found to be a bit more wearable.
Clarissa Rose
Review Crew® member
I absolutely love matte lipsticks but I am always reluctant to try new products as I know they can differ in consistency. I was so surprised with these as they glide on beautifully and stay on your lips for so long without drying out! Definitely recommend! My favourite shade is 570, it works so well with my olive complexion and mousy blonde hair.
Sarah Pollard
Review Crew® member
These lipsticks were GORGEOUS! The packaging is super simple but sophisticated. The lipsticks smell divine! The colours were all really pigmented, felt so smooth and creamy to wear and lasted for hours. I’ve always been a liquid lip girl but I love that these give me the matte effect with a bit of nourishment!
Cara Lamb
Review Crew® member

Want to know what more women are saying about these lipsticks? Read more reviews for Maybelline New York Color Sensational Matte Nudes Lip Color here.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Maybelline New York to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.

Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.