Review: Maybelline Bold Matte By ColorSensational Brings The Boldness In You

Matte lipsticks are really popular for the recent years and they go great for those who have medium to thick lips. Having matte lipsticks does look gorgeous but the problem with them is they tend to dry up our lips. Maybelline Bold Matte lipsticks promises to give hydrating finish without any dryness.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in Mat2 Sugar Pink

‘Color Sensational Bold Matte’s hydrated finish made possible by Color Sensational’s signature luscious honey nectar, which smoothens lip surface with its rich and luxurious textures, giving lips a protective barrier against dryness. Also, Color Sensational Bold Matte hues are made possible by its new matte agents, including powder-less matte pigments. Colors are beautifully stunning on lips, leaving behind a refreshing feeling of moisture, and never draggy.’ – Maybelline

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in Mat2 Sugar Pink - Swatch, Ingredients

The shade that I have here is called Sugar Pink and its red pinkish lipstick with orange undertone. From the swatch, the camera picked most of the red color but in real, I could see the pinkish tone. The packaging is rather simple and I really wish that the words are printed on the lipstick itself rather than the plastic seal. Best thing about this lipstick is, it doesn’t have any scent and great to go for those who is scent sensitive.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in Mat2 Sugar Pink - Before & After

I love how pigmented the lipstick is, you can definitely tell the difference from my before and after photos. My lips is quite dry to begin with and after applying the lipstick, my lips feel and looks hydrated. Although it is claimed to be matte, it doesn’t appear to be as matte as I expected. The tricky part is that it does look matte from far but it doesn’t look matte at all on close-ups. If you look on my after photo, the lipstick finish is slightly glossy but it does feel light.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in Mat2 Sugar Pink - Lasting Power

As what I normally would do, I did a lasting test for a day on this lipstick.

  • 9:06AM – freshly applied the lipstick
  • 1:19PM – after my lunch and the lipstick did fade a little but I’m impressed that most of it stayed on. I reapplied the lipstick again and it doesn’t go as smooth as my inner lips began to dry up.
  • 6:33PM – the lipstick stays on so well but how it was earlier, it doesn’t look as smooth.

Maybelline Bold Matte by Color Sensational in Mat2 Sugar Pink - Transfer

Although it stays well, this lipstick is still transferable and you can see it on my mug. By the end of the day, layers of the lipstick stain was on my mug rim.


Although this is not a complete matte lipstick, I love how pigmented, bold and the staying power!  I believe that matte lipsticks tend to stay better than the other lipsticks, probably because of its matte texture and doesn’t slip off easily from the lips. The only thing that it doesn’t turn out so well for me is after re-applying it as it doesn’t turn out smooth on my lips anymore. Its probably because of my dead skin from my lip dryness but I would still think that this lipstick should have been keeping my lips hydrated before. I wouldn’t say its a bad lipstick but it can still be improved.

Retail Price: MYR29.90

Availability: Watsons, Guardian, Carings, Sasa and major departmental stores.

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  • Very pigmented
  • Light weight
  • Great staying power
  • Affordable
  • Unscented


  • No matte finish
  • Re-applying doesn’t promise smoothness

My Rating: 4.5/5


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This lipstick has been provided by Maybelline Malaysia, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh
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