Despite what the interwebs would have you believe, there’s no one definition of neutral lipstick. Some women see it as a shade similar to their natural lip color, while others dub it a “non-bright.” Whichever camp you fall in, we can all probably agree that the “perfect” neutral is never just one. For this very reason, Maybelline’s new Inti-Mattes Collection is an important beauty moment. Why? It provides an entire wardrobe of neutral lipstick for women of different complexions (and complexities)!
The Inti-Mattes come in 10 shades, ranging from pinkish-beige to deep brown. We were pleased to find a brick red and a deep plum in the line. Sure, they’re not exactly what you’d call “nude”—a word that is often used interchangeably with neutral. But they are wearable and surprisingly subtle, and that makes them slot right into this line.
As the name suggest, these pretty shades have a creamy matte formula. The color payoff is awesome, leaving your lips with a soft, even coat of pigment. If you’re a serial coffee drinker, they might just last you a couple of hours—but reapplication is a cinch with the bullet’s pointed tip.

Below, see the Inti-Mattes on 10 girls at the BeautyMNL office. Think of this as a roadmap to finding your neutral-lip match (or two) . Only P299 a pop!


Dom in Touch Of Nude
THE COLOR: A universally-flattering pinky beige.
Patty in Just A Teaser
THE COLOR: A light rosy nude.
Carli in Nude Illusion
THE COLOR: A pale mauve-pink.
Joanna in Almond Pink
THE COLOR: A deep, dusty rose.
Kat in Make Me Blush
THE COLOR: A bright peachy coral.
Kim in Chili Nude
THE COLOR: A muted brick.
Angie in Toasted Brown
THE COLOR: A warm taupe.
Lianne in Raw Cocoa
THE COLOR: A mix of mauve and greige.
Nisee in Walnut
THE COLOR: A rich chocolate brown.
Dani in Pretty Please
THE COLOR: A decadent reddish plum.

At the end of the day, neutral lipstick is all about personal preference. So, tell us—which one of these will you be wearing?

The Maybelline Inti-Matte Nudes, Creamy Mattes, and Powder Mattes are all available on BeautyMNL for only P299 each. Shop them here, here, and here.

Credits: Video and photos by Kat Echon. Don’t forget to follow BeautyMNL on Facebook and Instagram.

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