When you hear about folks being “in love” with beauty products as often as we do, the phrase tends to lose its meaning. But T-minus 48 hours ago, we met our match in the new Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes. A selection of 10 colors dressed in handsome frosted tubes, these lipsticks were creamy soft, mega matte, and richly hued.
Can you guess what happened next? Yes, just like a boy-crazy tween, we fell head over heels in love. #SorryNotSorry
The lipsticks were unveiled at Maybelline’s Make It Happen event, where BeautyMNL was lucky enough to chat with Georgina Wilson. Oh, you know, just the face of the brand. Trends-wise, Georgina is “excited about the bold, intense lip” and “loving the feathery, strong brow” for 2016. “I think my personality would be experimental,” she told us. “I wouldn’t say I’m ‘safe’ when it comes to makeup.”
As the throng of girls around us swatched their Creamy Mattes from wrist to elbow, it was clear what we needed to ask. Options can be dizzying, so just where would Georgina wear each color? Her recommendations, below.
1. TOUCH OF SPICE
THE COLOR: A rosy nude/mauve hybrid best described as “very Kylie Jenner.”
THE OCCASION: “Well, I’m wearing it right now, so…presscon?” Georgina laughed. “It’s good for all day. An everyday lipstick.”
2. DIVINE WINE
THE COLOR: A deep, dark wine red. We’d call it marsala.
THE OCCASION: “Date night.”
3. SIREN IN SCARLET
THE COLOR: A vibrant true red with pinkish undertones. Old Hollywood sirens would love it.
THE OCCASION: “Probably a garden wedding. I’d wear it with a print.”
4. CRAVING CORAL
THE COLOR: A bright, summery orange.
THE OCCASION: “Beach vacay!”
5. ALL FIRED UP
THE COLOR: A lively coral pink that will pop in your photos.
THE OCCASION: “A good selfie. That’s not a location, but it’s an occasion!”
6. RICH RUBY
THE COLOR: Exactly what it sounds like—a jewel-inspired scarlet that’s neither too loud nor too moody.
THE OCCASION: “Gosh, I almost want to say another selfie…but I’ll say photo shoot.”
7. RAVISHING ROSE
THE COLOR: A soft and feminine petal pink.
THE OCCASION: “Meeting the parents.”
8. FAINT FOR FUCHSIA
THE COLOR: A playful hot pink.
THE OCCASION: “Kids party!”
9. MESMERIZING MAGENTA
THE COLOR: A deep floral pink that’s equally fierce and flirtatious.
THE OCCASION: “A night out with the girls.”
10. VIBRANT VIOLET
THE COLOR: A vampy ultraviolet that really makes a statement.
THE OCCASION: “A fashion event, with a fashion crowd.”
“I think with any trend, it’s safe to say ‘never say never,’” Georgina explained. “Because things I thought I would never do somehow come into trend. I am open to trying everything.”
And there you have it, straight from the supermodel’s mouth. Swatches, anyone?
Maybelline Creamy Mattes retail for P299 per tube and will be available at all Maybelline counters starting March 1. Keep your eyes peeled for their launch on BeautyMNL.
Top art, swatches, and photo of Georgina by Erika Gue. Solo product photos courtesy of Maybelline.