I finally picked up the specific Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick I was wanting in the first place – Touch of Spice.
Touch of Spice is a sort of My Lips But Better shade – a matte rosy shade with a bit of brown. Very autumn-appropriate and extremely wearable in all situations (as compared to Divine Wine, which may be a little bold for the taste of some). The formula seems to be identical to the aforementioned darker shade and the lighter Daringly Nude. I don’t know about you, but it drives me up the wall to get two colors from the same line to find that they have completely different consistencies and wear time. I’m pleased that the Creamy Matte line from Maybelline is pretty consistent (at least across these three shades I own).
Like all the others in the line, it features a frosted tube in a sort of plum-ish shade that is not indicative of the lipstick itself.
In all its brand-new, pristine glory…
I wanted to compare this to a few other shades – so we have (from left) MAC Cosmo, Rimmel Apocalips (Show Offs) in Comet, Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, and finally the shade of the hour – Touch of Spice. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a great lip swatch of this shade due to my lighting situation but hope to share one on Twitter or Instagram soon.
I’m thrilled that Maybelline isn’t making any outlandish claims with these colors. They are comfortable, they wear pretty damn well (even through eating and drinking), and they reapply well. Definitely happy with my purchases, would rebuy, and do recommend if you’re looking for a matte lipstick that doesn’t suck the life out of your lips.