I really love lipstick. Most days, after completing my skincare routine, I forego a full face of makeup and instead just swipe on some bright lipstick. It really is the easiest way to transform your look and give you a nice little self-confidence kick.Product: Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip ColorPrice: $8We Think:


How It Looks, How It Feels: I wore Color Sensational’s Mesmerizing Magenta, because I’m very, very into hot pink lipstick right now (I have approximately six different ones in my bag right now), but there are 10 shades ranging from nude, to electric coral to a deep wine. This lipstick definitely feels creamy, almost like a balm, but with a very high color payoff.How to Use It: You can put it on straight from the tube, with a lip brush, dabbed onto your finger first — whichever lipstick application method floats your boat. If your lips are dry, create a smooth canvas by exfoliating and applying a hydrating balm first.Results: Most matte lipsticks are very drying and tend to flake, but not this one. It goes on creamy and feels satiny on your lips. I applied it (pretty heavily) at the office after lunch, worked the rest of the day, went home and met a friend for froyo. When I came home after, my lipstick was still intact, with zero reapplying. I had to actively rub it off with a makeup remover wipe.I received the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color as a sample and would definitely purchase it on my own in the future.