Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks (+Swatches)

If there was one product I can never have enough of in my makeup collection - it's lipsticks! With so many different formulas and finishes it would be rude not to try as many as I can, right? Mary Kay is a fairly new brand to me but I have been playing around with a couple of their products and I have been really enjoying wearing these lipsticks.
Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks
Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks
Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks
Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks Swatches
Swatched: Bashful You, Rich Truffle and Poppy Please

These lipsticks from Mary Kay are from the Gel Semi-Matte range which has many different shades for you to choose from. I have three shades which I have been alternating between wearing over the past couple of weeks. Each of these lipsticks has a semi-matte finish and delivers long-lasting wear with high pigment. Due to the gel formula, it cushions the lips for soft and velvety comfort. The three shades I have currently are:

- Bashful You is a nude pink
- Poppy Please is an orange toned red
- Rich Truffle is a brown toned nude

All three of the lipsticks are incredibly pigmented and only need a quick swipe on my lips. I like that these lipsticks have a semi-matte finish as I find a usual matte lipstick to be extremely drying on the lips but these are very comfortable on the lips and non-drying. Each shade glides onto the lips and I would have to agree with the long wear claim as they really hung around when I wore them for a fair few hours with snacking and drinking.

I also really like the packaging with this line of lipsticks as on the top of each of the lipsticks it is clear so you can see a preview of the shade which is perfect if you own a few from this line. The lipsticks themselves have a nice weight to them which I find makes them feel a little more luxurious. I would have to say that my favourite shade is Bashful You as I found myself wearing this shade almost every single day that I wore makeup as it just goes perfectly with any of my makeup looks.

The Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks retail for £13 each - HERE.

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This post contains press samples, all opinions are my own.

22 comments

  1. Hmm, I'm not sure how I feel about these. I love a matte lip and hate an overly glossy lip, so these would probably be great for me in terms of texture. I'm just really not very sure about the colours - they don't seem very 'wow' to me? I'd love to try these out on my actual lips and see if they stand out a bit more, though.

    Great review!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  2. My neighbour brought round a Mary Kay catalogue asking my opinion on the brand. I've never used them personally, the lipsticks look quite moisturising with the sheen, nice colours x

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  3. I didn't realise you could get Mary Kay over here!

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  4. Love the look of Rich truffle! Perfect for every day wear x

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  5. These colors really are nice and I think the gel semi-matte texture would be great for certain occasions. I think Poppy Please is my favorite.

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  6. Bashful You looks like such a lovely shade xx

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  7. I don't own enough lipsticks! Maybe..3!
    Don't judge me. Haha.
    I love the Bashful You shade though. xx

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  8. I think semi matte is becoming a great alternative because sometimes fully matte can be too drying. Too right you can never have too many lipsticks, love the nude shade x

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  9. Oooh these sound amazing, I really like that they are semi matte so they aren't too drying! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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  10. These look fab, will definitely keep a look out for them!

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  11. I love Marykay. Would love to try these shades.

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  12. I love the bright red! I wish I had the confidence to pull it off!

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  13. I will go for the Rich Truffle! But all these three are simply gorgeous.

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  14. These look lovely, my favourite colour is the truffle.

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  15. I am yet to try Mary Kay but they are really pretty shades x

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  16. Beautiful colours. They do look amazing!

    www.annanuttall.com

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  17. They look gorgeous and really hydrating actually!

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  18. I'd love to try these! I keep hearing so much about semi-matte lipsticks and I love that nude colour :)

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  19. Second time i've read about Mary Kay tonight! i have to try this brand!

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  20. Bashful you is a beautiful nude. I've tried some Mary Kay products and ive been impressed with them so far.

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  21. I haven't heard of Mary Kay before, really like the nude colour x

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  22. I have not heard of the brand before but their lipsticks look stunning!

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