Two weeks ago I found these lipsticks on the drugstore; they are the Maybelline Hydra Extreme lipsticks and I realized I had never pay attention to them before. The packaging wasn’t anything special but I was curious to try them since they were only about $4 USD.
They were really appealing since they claimed to be moisturizing, enriched with collagen and with SPF 15 which is really hard to find in a lipstick. I bought two shades, 705 Femme Fatale (red) and 805 Electric Pink, which is labeled as a Hydra Extreme Matte.
The red shade is my favorite; it was extremely creamy and glides on the lips like a dream. It looks very shiny and feels like a super thin lipbalm, almost like nothing, it’s super comfy. When it’s recently applied it moves easily, but once the moisture is absorbed, it becomes a matte finish and it sets on your lips; also, it leaves a pretty nice stain once you take it off. I ate and drank with this and it didn’t fade much.
Since the pink one is labeled as a matte, the formula is different. When applied it doesn’t look matte, but it isn’t as glossy; I find it has a satin finish. When the moisture is absorbed, the feeling gets really uncomfortable, it feels really drying. I did eat and drink with it and the color on the center moved and looked cakey. I did not enjoy the matte formula and this one is not a color I would usually gravitate towards, since I am more into the warmer colors and this one has a lot of blue in it.
Overall, I would recommend only the original formula, the feeling is amazing, the staying power is good and they have a lot of benefits into them. If you have tried them, let me know what you think.
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