Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color Review, Swatches & Price in India

Hello Ladies,
Off late, I have been reviewing too many newly launched products from Maybelline. No its not sponsored, the brand probably doesn’t even know I exist. It’s out of my love for the brand, my loyalty and the quality they have always maintained. The price tag is within reach; hence these reviews come up on the blog to give you the fresh updates on the recent launches.. These are the sequels to the color show lipstick range and look similar too. Lets begin with my experience over the newbies.

Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color Review, Swatches & Price

Product Description
From the loved Color Show Lipsticks, Maybelline New York is now launching 12 new lipstick shades now in Matte! With stunning hues of red, pink, brown and mauve, these 12 matte, moisture rich shades allow you to express yourself everyday. The ultra-care and super hydrating formula is light and gives you high coverage while caring for your lips. The heat resistant soft waxes in the product ensure texture integrity even at high temperatures. These matte shades have the right amount of moisture, a sweet fragrance and stay true without drying up your lips. Are you ready to show off your colorful sides?

Product Claims
Here’s why you will love it:

  • Enriched with ultra-care hydrating formula
  • 12 matte, moisture rich shades
  • Lip Color doesn’t fade in extreme heat and humidity
  • Shades stay true without drying up your lips
  • Non-sticky & soft texture allows lipstick to glide easily

Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color Buy Online in India

Price: Rs. 325
Quantity:  3.9 gms
Shelf Life: 3 years
Available online on Amazon

Available in 12 shades

  1. Fire Cracker Red
  2. Pink Power
  3. Mysterious Mocha
  4. Bold Crimson
  5. Peach Personality
  6. Rock the Coral
  7. Madly Magenta
  8. Pop of Pink
  9. Red Carpet
  10. Hot Chilli
  11. Lively violet
  12. Flaming Fuchsia

Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color Review, Swatches & Price

See it Through my Eyes
The 12 shades in this range are quite flattering, each shade is beautiful in its own way. I am quite sure, it will be hit among matte lovers and college goers. I am reviewing 4 shades today in the peach, red, pink and brown color family.

Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color Review, Swatches & Price in India

The look is exactly similar to that of the original color show lipsticks with black lipstick bullets. Maybelline has made an effort to keep it distinguished from the original color show lipsticks. The body is matte black plastic which is just the opposite to the glossy black plastic packaging of the original range. Thus it will help you pick out the matte or the cream lipstick for a day. The outer plastic film wrapped around the body has all information about the product ingredients, quantity, range name etc. Once you take off the plastic wrap; the information goes to the bin with it. Even the range name “Creamy Matte”, I had the same issue in Color Sensational Bold Mattes and the Pink Alert range.  The base of the bullet has color coded sticker with shade name and number. Thank god they have names, I hate numbers coz I am very bad with Mathematics. The middle of the lipstick has a color coded ring to indicate the color family of reds, pinks, nudes and mauves. All in all quite a standard pack.

The brand terms this range as creamy matte.  The name stands true to its functionality. The texture is actually creamy but gloss free, and is matte, but not fully matte. As I have 4 different colors form this range, I have noticed the texture to be different for some colors. The pink and red is well defined on the lips. While the nude and brown shade looks patchy and irregular on the lips. For the record, I always keep my lips well scrubbed, hence no chances of dry or chapped lips. The color glides smoothly on the lips. The texture is velvet soft and appears to be creamy matte on the lips, which I like. These don’t dry out the lips. However, I advise to keep lips well scrubbed and smooth prior to application. It comes out easily with a tissue, without any makeup remover and lips remain unstained. After half an hour it sets on the lips, making them feel moisturized with a matte appearance.  Thumbs up!


Left to Right : Peach Personality, Fire Cracker Red, Mysterious Mocha, Pink Power

The pigmentation is dark for brighter shades and buildable for lighter hues. For instance, the nude shade took couple of re-applications compared to red.  Why so? My lips are not rosy pink. Hence the colors won’t show up bright and easy on pigmented lips, owing to its creamy matte formula. But it is easily buildable. Pigmentation could have been better.

Staying Power
The staying power is pretty average. It stays on the lips for about 3 to 4 hours after which it begins to fade.  Well, I could not expect much, owing to the creamy matte formula. Had it been fully matte, the story could have been different. Nevertheless, you can cheat the staying power by applying it over compact powder/foundation dabbed on the lips.


These Lip Colors come in 12 hot shades of different color family of pinks, nudes, reds ad mauves. I will review one shade from red, pink, nude and brown.

Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color Peach Personality LOTD

Peach Personality: This shade is a named peach, but seems more like a nude shade. It has strong yellow undertones, which might wash out dark complexion. The pigmentation is lightest of all 4 shades, if not layered well might end up look patchy and streaky. This color will suit fair to medium skin tones. This shade is perfect for nude lips with those smoky eyes.

Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color Fire Cracker Red LOTD

Fire Cracker Red: This is a brilliant red. The undertones are orange, to my liking. Orange based reds are so sexy and instantly lifts up my mood and look. This is undoubtedly, my favorite out of the four shades. It covers pigmented lips with ease and color pay off  is good. It is a color, perfect for evening parties or after office for a day to night look. This shade will suit all complexions beautifully.

Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color Pink Power LOTD

Pink Power: It  is a muted and underplayed pink. Office goers will love this shade. It is not nude, nor bright. Its somewhere in the middle which is a great shade to find. This is well pigmented and non streaky. Will suit medium to wheatish complexion.

Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color Mysterious Mocha LOTD

Mysterious Mocha: This is nude brown shade. It can be my lips but better shade (MLBB) for dark skin tone ladies. Pigmentation and streakiness is similar to Peach Personality. This can be wore to office everyday as it’s quite a simple and dull shade.

How is it different from the Original Color Show Lipsticks?

Point of Difference

Color Show Originals

Color Show Creamy Matte


Rs. 299

Rs. 325


Glossy Finish

Creamy Matte Finish



Buildable to Opaque


Transfers easily

Transfers less once set

Color Variety

32 Shades

8 Shades

Staying Power

3 hours

4 to 5 hours


Easily available

Easily available

Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color Swatches

What I like about Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color

  • The sleek packaging
  • The color coded ring to indicate the color family
  • The matte yet creamy texture
  • The price bracket is affordable
  • The shade variety is great. There is one for every one.
  • Doesn’t stain the lips
  • Removing the lip color is easy, just with a tissue.
  • Non drying creamy formula is bliss for the lips.
  • A lip balm is not required.

What I don’t like about Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color

  • The texture of all shades is not same.
  • Needs repeated glides to bring on the true color.
  • Pigmented lips might find it difficult to try out the nude shades.
  • It does transfers.
  • Not a fan of longevity, but I don’t mind re-applying.

Recommendation: Yes
NoM Report Card: 4/5

Final Verdict

These lipsticks glides easily on the lips giving matte look without letting the lips dry. The shade variety is brilliant. There is one for every girl. You should try this atleast once, the matte and gloss lovers both will like this range.

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