Fashion for matte lipsticks appeared a long time ago, but everything still does not leave the market, and it will not leave, I think. Especially liquid and persistent. And even more so, high-quality and wearable.
In general, honestly, I do not really like the Vivienne Sabo brand because of a not very pleasant experience. All products are extremely mediocre or have significant flaws. The last straw for me was the “matte” Matte Magnifique lipstick, which in fact was cream with a velvet finish. The palette of that release was extremely meager, and the quality was very disappointing. Lips were dried, bald, and in general that still byaka.
Although the fashion for matte liquid lipsticks originated a long time ago, but in the segment of the mass market and especially budget mass, the form of release of such lipsticks began to come only relatively recently. Get the same novelty from Maybelline Matte Ink. Beautiful palette and good durability. I walked around and waited for discounts (500 rubles for lipstick that doesn’t completely suit you - this is for myself, especially if you are a teenager and do not have free money), I thought. My stickiness bothered me. And while I thought, I came across this new product. (Well, for me personally, because in our distant cold Ural town, she appeared just about) I tested shade # 31 on my hand for the sake of interest and stuck. Interesting color! This is a fairly unique color to some extent, usually similar to lighter or colder. There is a wonderful balance. What I was looking for. Exactly. I tested it on my lips. While painting, waiting for a catch. Well this is the sun. Made up, lipstick even fixed and became matte. I was surprised. I look in the mirror in the store and I think it’s not that it’s Vivienne? What about the price? 275 . And then everything is like in a fog ... The hands frantically grabbed the tube, and the legs were led to the cash register.
Well, now about the highlight of the program, so to speak.
Let's start in order.
The same in shape and volume as the Matte Magnifique. The design has changed a bit. The tube became opaque, acquired the color of lipstick. (which does not coincide a little, but a little bit more clearly, which is approximately a palette). Also, the color of the cap and the inscription changed their color to gold. Packaging began to look more solid. I like. Everything else has retained its form.
The fragrance has changed . I do not know whether it is better or worse, the business of an amateur or unlover. I do not like perfumes in cosmetics. One thing is for sure, the aroma is not harsh, not very annoying, tolerant.
The texture of the lipstick has become better, it’s easier to cope with, it is moderately liquid, moderately thick. Not as dry and lumpy as Matte Magnifique. It freezes completely within a couple of minutes. It becomes like silicone-rubber, but in a good way. Very interesting texture, I have never seen such a thing. Peeling does not emphasize.
Plus, such a texture that it can be applied very thinly, with a slight shade, or tightly. Color reproduction, of course, will be different, but it will look equally beautiful. You can also add it to the mucous membrane during socks (for example, I have lipsticks that don’t hold well there, because I often close my lips very strongly), the lipstick will look adequate, but it’s better not to lay down many times. Personally, I like to wear it with a thin layer, so it can be easily corrected or added during the day and it will look tolerably.
Good durability . During socks, it does not roll, does not crack and does not fall off in pieces. Especially if the layer is not thick, then it neatly disappears from the mucosa or turns pale.
For me, by the way, its “crash test” were recent pairs in phonetics and grammar. She has not survived a single lipstick, but she could! The fact is that in two pairs (count, 3 hours in a row) we talk a lot, actively articulate and do a lot of phonetic exercises, from which the lips can often lick, and I also drink a lot of water over the course of a couple. Therefore, any other lipsticks come off in the first 30 minutes and you have to apply a balm so that everything does not look so deplorable. And this one not only survived these 3 hours, but also more or less retained an adequate appearance, it got a little off the mucosa, but otherwise 10/10.
Of the minuses, it can only be distinguished that the product has a rather meager volume, which I complained about back in Matte Magnifique. This is not enough, especially when used on a day to day basis. The rest is not as critical as, for example, the fact that too much product is collected on a sponge. And the fact that the color of the package is slightly different from the contents of the shade. But all this is a drop in the ocean, really. That the problem is solvable and does not affect the quality of the product.
Otherwise, the product is incredible, considering the price-quality ratio. An interesting color palette in which everyone can find for himself what he either was looking for, or something that he did not mind trying.
Just in a hurry to warn. Having bought one shade, you will want more True. I want the whole line. Only my condition as a teenager does not allow me to do this. I’ll save, although I’ll definitely take one or two more shades. A real find.
Of course I advise .