Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick Review – Griselda

Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick Review

If you’ve been on instagram lately you’ve probably seen the hype around the latest from Fenty The Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks have been all over my feed these past few weeks with their debut at Sephora. I was stocking up on a few products in early January when I saw that the shade Griselda could be redeemed for 100 Sephora beauty insider points. Of course I decided Why not!? I’ve been wearing it a fair amount this month to get a feel for the formula. Here are my thoughts…

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick Review Griselda

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick weighs 1.7 grams comes in 14 different shades. It retails at Sephora for $23CAD. Mattemoiselle is free of parabens, phthalates, & sulfates and claims to be creamy, pigmented, weightless, & non-feathering. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is cruelty free.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick Review Griselda


I find it hard to not be obsessed with this packaging. The little black box the lipstick came in clearly states the brand and product name in black and white and the reflective octagonal gold case is absolutely stunning! It’s a lipstick you actually want to leave out on your vanity or desk because it’s truly that beautiful to look at. It isn’t often that I’m stunned by great packaging and Fenty has got it down.

The top of the gold casing lid has the letters “FB” for Fenty Beauty and the tip of the lipstick itself had the same impression in the lipstick before I used it.

Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick Swatches

Application & Pigmentation

The very first thing I noticed about the formula is that the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Lipstick doesn’t apply smoothly when applying directly from the tube to the lips. It applied unevenly which was of course accentuated by the fact that Griselda is a very dark, bold shade. After a failed attempt I had to pull out a lip brush to paint in the uneven spots. With a brush you should be able to get the lipstick coverage you want. The pigmentation is fantastic, when worn the shade Griselda looked the same on my lips as it did in the tube. You really get the shade you think you’re getting!


This lipstick was described as a creamy matte on Sephora’s website so I was surprised at how dry it felt on my lips. Once I had worn down the top layer of lipstick and was applying a fresh layer it felt a bit more comfortable, but overall Fenty Mattemoiselle felt very drying to me. This could be partly due to the fact that I already have dry lips, but even with a lip balm underneath this was dryer that I expected. It felt like a matte liquid lipstick that had dried down. The upside of this is that the formula doesn’t really move around a lot once it’s applied. I didn’t really experience any feathering which is a must especially for such a dark shade.

Night Glam Makeup

Wear Time & Transfer

Mattemoiselle doesn’t last all day, especially when eating and drinking is involved (and if it isn’t involved, it should be! Everyone’s got to eat). I wore this shade for a few nights out and I noticed immediate transferring on the rim of my glass. I had to take care to always drink from the same spot. Luckily as it wears away it doesn’t smudge all over my face which is a plus. Unfortunately after a few drinks, a meal and dessert my lipstick had abandoned me.

In the photo above from my Day to Night Glam post you can see that while Griselda looks nice, around the centre of my lips the shade is brighter than the rest of the application. I really struggled to get even coverage in this area and absolutely needed a lip brush for the process.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Griselda

Final thoughts

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick is nice (and a mouthful), and if you can get a sample go for it. Otherwise I don’t really see it becoming a favourite lipstick for me anytime soon. $23 is a lot for many people to spend on a lipstick, especially if you’re a student or trying to pay bills or a mortgage. When I spend money on a high end lipstick I want it to be awesome — smooth, pigmented and longwearing, and Mattemoiselle doesn’t check all the boxes for me.

Have you worn Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick? 

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  1. January 27, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    the packaging is so pretty! & that shade omg! so beautiful on you! xo

    • January 27, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks Sayeedah! ā¤ The packaging is amazing ā˜ŗ

  2. January 27, 2018 / 3:10 am

    Great review. I agree that I want my high end stuff to be extra good for the price

    • January 27, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      Thanks for reading! I’m glad you see where I’m coming from, I don’t mind sacrificing a bit of quality if its a really cheap lipstick but not for an expensive high end product!

  3. Rebecca Allatt
    January 26, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    The packaging is so luxe looking and Iā€™m loving the berry toned shade. It looks really pretty on you! Such a shame it was drying! x

    • January 27, 2018 / 12:07 am

      I am in love with the packaging! I don’t have anything like it. If it wasn’t so dry on me it would be perfect. I’ve heard some if the other shades aren’t so dry, though I haven’t been able to test any others. Thanks for reading!! šŸ˜€

  4. January 26, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    The pigmentation and colours looks nice but the packaging looks so boring and not creative

    • January 27, 2018 / 12:03 am

      I feel the opposite, I love the packaging! It’s one of the prettiest lipsticks I own. I wish the formula was better though, it’s so drying šŸ˜“

      • January 27, 2018 / 4:35 am

        Oh! Maybe its because i love girly stuffs, I expected glitters or shimmers or pink stuffs but anyways..

        • January 27, 2018 / 5:54 pm

          Haha that’s fair, everyone likes different styles!

  5. January 26, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    Such a beautiful look, the color really makes your eyes pop!

  6. January 26, 2018 / 9:49 am

    That is a really fancy-looking lipstick! I love the octagonal tube.
    Ugh, it’s too bad this was drying. I feel like we have been in the matte lip trend for so long now that there’s no excuse for a matte formula to be drying – there’s been plenty of time for companies to perfect their formula! The colour is stunning on you, though.

    • January 26, 2018 / 4:04 pm

      I wish the formula was just as good as the packaging. I’ve heard from another blogger that some of the lighter shades are more comfortable to wear but I haven’t been able to test any other shades besides this one. Thanks for reading!

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