Maybelline Creamy Mattes Review, Swatches, Dupes

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So I’m sure you guys can relate with my addiction with this Maybelline’s Lipstick collection, The Creamy Mattes. I’ve seen that this collection has been released to other countries prior here in the Philippines. Some colors are not yet available here as well. I don’t have all the shades (10 shades available) as of the moment but I will have the complete colors soon, so stay tuned with the update on this post. For now, let’s talk about the 5 Maybelline Creamy Matte lipsticks that I have and been loving since.

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Maybelline Creamy Matte by Color Sensational Lipsticks – P299.00 each

The creamiest mattes that stay on for hours. The Creamy Mattes by Color Sensational deliver a burst of bold color and a surge of creamy texture for the creamiest mattes in 10 mesmerizing shades. – Website

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Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick line is very consistent with their packaging. They just differ on the cap. Since this line is “creamy mattes”, the cap is still plastic but matte. The Rebel Bouquet collection is neon orange, Reds collection is red cap, and so on. The tube itself is in silver metallic. Name and shade codes are at the bottom.

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Maybelline Creamy Mattes (10 shades, currently available in the PH)
1. All Fired Up
2. Craving Coral
3. Divine Wine*
4. Faint For Fuschia
5. Mesmerizing Magenta*
6. Ravishing Rose
7. Rich Ruby
8. Siren in Scarlet*
9. Touch of Spice*
10. Vibrant Violet*

*the shades I have

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Here are the swatches (without flash)
According to favorites from Right (most fave) to Left (least fave)


Creamy Matte – exactly how it is labeled. It’s matte but easily glides on the lips. It doesn’t pronounce dry patches but of course, it’s always better to exfoliate your lips prior to any lipstick application. Using a lip balm will help too. When applied, it looks so pretty on the lips, personal and in photographs.

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Is it pigmented as it is on the tube. Very opaque once applied. One layer is enough but if you want it bolder, add about 1-2 more swipes on the entire lips. As you can see on the photo above, the colors leave stain on the skin (I used makeup remover wipes), it’s the same thing with your lips. Forgot to bring the tube for retouch? No worries, even if you eat oily food, your lips will look stained, like that when you use a lip tint.


Without eating / drinking, it lasts the whole day. It may fade a little because of me being talkative but the color is still there. You can retouch anytime. However, there are times when my lips get dry in the middle of the day, which is normal with my lips that’s why lip balm and scrub are my pucker’s best friends. If this happens here’s a TIP: Grab a sheet of wet wipes/tissue and use it to scrub and get rid of dry skin. Then apply lip balm, let it set for a while before you reapply your lipstick.


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Touch of Spice

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when worn

It changes depending on skin tone and under tone. If you’re medium or similar to mine, it looks pinkish mauve. To my friends who have fair skin, it looks maroon-ish.

7.1 MAC Twig Dupe - Maybelline Touch of Spicephoto source:

Maybelline Touch of Spice, dupe for MAC Twig. I think it’s also closer to MAC Mehr.

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Vibrant Violet

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when worn

Again, shades appear depending on skintone of the person who wears it.
I love this shade because, Lorde feels you know 😀

9.1 MAC Heroine Dupe - Maybelline Vibrant Violetphoto credit:

Maybelline Vibrant Violet is said to be dupe for MAC Heroine.
So close! Actually in person, you’ll have a hard time to determine which is which.

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My third fave, Divine Wine.

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when worn

So in love with this shade. It’s the kind of red that’s appealing to wear even in broad daylight. I think it’ll look good for office makeup look too! It makes me feel sexy yet elegant.

11.1 MAC Diva Dupe - Maybelline Divine Winephoto credit:

Maybelline Divine Wine, dupe for MAC Diva. Again, Divine Wine and Diva look so alike in person rather than in photos. I’m planning to buy MAC Diva before but since Divine Wine is love, I’ll cross it out in my to-buy list.

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Mesmerizing Magenta

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when worn

I’m moving away from bright pinks for day makeup, but this one is another exception. It looks flattering even if you wear it at daytime. It’s bright but not too much like a neon pink shade, it’s more tamed than that. I like how it brightens my teeth and complexion too!

13.1 MAC Flat Out Fabulous Dupe - Maybelline Mesmerizing Magentaphoto credit:

For Maybelline Mesmerizing Magenta (I read it’s magnetic magenta in some posts), it’s a dupe for MAC Flat Out Fabulous. I’ve tried this shade and I can say both shades look the same in person.

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Siren in Scarlet

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when worn

It’s my least favorite shade that I have from the collection because orange-red colors make me look yellow, as in! including my teeth. However, if you have fair skin, this will look great on you!

15.1 MAC Russian Red Dupe - Maybelline Siren in Scarletphoto credit:

Maybelline Siren in Scarlet is so close both in person and photos to MAC Russian Red. I know a lot of people love this shade from MAC and you must be rejoicing for this dupe that’s 1/3 of the price of a MAC bullet.

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It’s 299.00 per tube with a quality of a high-end lipstick. Sometimes if you’re lucky, you can take advantage of their sale where each will only cost P199.00 / lipstick! Eck! I’m so waiting for the next sale to buy the other shades. I’m so wanna get my hands on Ravishing Rose!

Overall, I can understand all the hype with these lipsticks. Astm, you can’t find any Touch of Spice shade. I’ve been to 5 malls and still TOS is out of stock. If you know where I can get one please message me! 😀 P299.00 for a creamy matte, pigmented, long lasting, non-drying lipstick? Hands down to this collection Maybelline. If I am to find any con to these lipsticks, they stain my teeth sometimes and transfers. The tip is: blot with tissue.

So have you guys got your hands on any Maybelline creamy matte lippie yet? What’s your favorite shade?

I’ll be updating this post with new swatches, hopefully my own swatches of MAC dupes so we can really see the comparison. Once I got on the other colors, I’ll post it here and let you know as well!

Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Maybelline Philippines. All my opinions and experiences stated in this post are solely my own and 100% unbiased. For more info, you can visit my Disclaimer & Disclosure Policy.


  1. Touch of Spice turns out deep, reddish brown on me. I wish it looks mauve on me but it is not. But i still love it. I love how it smoothly glides on my lips, it is non-drying and it leaves a nice stain on my lips. I feel sexy nga when i’m wearing this, haha! No wonder this is loved by many girls.

  2. Nina Villapando May 3, 2016, 8:03 PM

    I got Divine Wine!!!! And malapit ko na siya maubos. I so love it. Achieve na achieve ang pangkontrabida na lips hahahaha

  3. Lahat bagay sayo sis, ang ganda! I have touch of spice, ganda ng shade talaga. 2 sana bibilhin ko nung sale kaso wala na.Hehe. I want to buy divine wine too sana kaso oos:( btw sis, kashade ba ng divine wine ang loreal pure garnet? I have pure garnet kasi tapos mukhang di bagay sakin:( I love this Maybelline creamy mattes too, sana maging available din dito sa Philippines the nude shades:D

  4. Love the swatches Ms. Gen 🙂 Divine Wine and Touch of Spice for the win :> Been meaning to get divine wine ever since you posted a selfie of you wearing the cute crop top.. (if you know that hehe) I do have though touch of spice and I can say that it is my first time to wear 1 shade of lipstick for 2 months now. 🙂 Lakas maka goodvibes ng touch of spice hehe 🙂 ♥ Thank for the great post btw 🙂 xo

  5. Ah! New reader here. 🙂 Parehas tayo ng favorite, touch of spice at vibrant violet. Kaso palaging sold out yung touch of spice kapag dumadaan ako sa mall ???? i’ll be buying vibrant violet next week!

  6. Amazing colors sis, looks so good, perfect dupes tlaga for MAC. I just tired one of their lippie sis, hindi nga lang yun nude it’s in satin finish tapos yung name nya is NU then may number. Love the color so much kaso nag fe-feather cya and it doesn’t last long 🙁 parang pang one hour lang ang peg nya huhhuh

    love lots,

  7. Mesmerizing Magenta and Touch of Spice is looooooove! Grabe sis, you’re getting prettier everytime I read your blog. Pashare naman ng kagandahan hihi.

  8. You are so right about Vibrant Violet being a dupe for Heroine. I have both, and they look so alike. Maybe, Vibrant Violet is a little bit cooler (on me, that is. On others, it goes warmer. Weird!).

    Ack! I’ve been wanting Divine Wine and Craving Coral for the longest time. They always seem to be sold out at SM Makati and Landmark Makati. 🙁

    The great thing about this collection is how long-lasting it is. Plus, I like the feel of it on my mouth. It glides on super-smooth.

  9. Anna Carolina Lechadores Robelles May 17, 2016, 7:14 AM

    I liked the touch of spice it’s too gorgeous and different from other colors. I think I can wear it in a wedding or binyag super elegant ng dating e 🙂 thanks for sharing sis. Blessings

    1. I love it too super! Ito na ata ang pinaka-una kong lipstick na mauubos haha. Thank you Anna! Same to you!

      1. Anna Carolina Lechadores Robelles May 19, 2016, 10:55 AM

        Thanks for responding sis:) sana meron pa sa mall, wala me time to go ngyn haha 🙂 hirap mag lakad

  10. just less than one, you are not applying lipstick on the lips with the average and maximum

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