A little while ago, I set a little “Mission: Impossible” task for readers who were interested in being guest reviewers for the new Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks. Happily, I got some responses else it would have fallen on my face won’t it? :P
So here we have 4 lipsticks and 4 reviews. Problem was the winner of Summer Sunset was going overseas and could not fulfill her mission and no one else picked Summer Sunset! What’s wrong girls? Don’t be afraid of red lipstick! So Summer Sunset will be reviewed by yours truly who is only too happy to slick on the red :)
You will already have seen lots of reviews on these lipsticks on the net but do take another moment to see what some non beauty bloggers have to say about these (they did an excellent job!). Reader reviews in the raw and unedited :)
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Bloom (by Kimberly)
Texture: The texture of this lipstick was very smooth. It was not drying, but because I have dry lips, I had to apply some lip balm as a base before applying Pink Bloom to make it look better.
Colour: Pink Bloom in the tube looked like quite a bright pink to me, with a smooth ‘metallic’ finish. I wouldn’t usually have chosen this colour, mainly because I didn’t think ‘metallic’ colours suit my skintone, but Pink Bloom was surprisingly lovely on me. The pink is actually nicely toned down with the metallic finish so it looked chic and sweet at the same time.
Another thing I noticed was the staying power of Pink Bloom. After many gulps of water from my bottle after I put it on in the morning, and coffee during tea time, the colour was still prominent on my lips. I only had to reapply after lunch, and the colour was actually still there at the time, only that I had to smooth it out as some of the colour had faded from parts of my lips.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Buff (By Juan)
Texture: Very creamy and glides on oh so smoothly.
Colour: Very intense
At first application, I was surprised at the intense vibrant colour. I expected it to be of a natural tone quite like a skin tone due to its name. However, the colour came across as rosy, as you can see in the picture and I am surprised that the colour actually looks wearable. The intense bright colour also made my lip looked plump and thicker and I especially liked that it has staying power despite its creamy texture.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Papaya Milk (by Calz)
When I first received the lipstick, looking at the outer shell, I was excited because it was “orangey” and for my skin tone (I am quite fair), I can use an orange-based lipstick. However, I got a bit disappointed when I saw the inside because the colour was red. So, I drew a little on my hands. It did not look too red. However, when I put it on, it was very red! I think it is because of my skin tone, the contrast was great.
As for the name, I do not think it suits the colour. Papaya Milk may give an impression of a light orange colour (as least for me).
Nevertheless, I absolutely love the texture and feel on my lips. I have dry lips and I am lazy when it comes to applying lip balm. The lipstick is moisturising. It felt like applying coloured vaseline. Ok, I am exaggerating. Perhaps it felt like body shop’s cream lipbalm with colour (the lip balm which has the fight aids packaging).
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Sunset Red (by ParisB :P )
Texture: As everyone has mentioned, it is smooth and moisturizing.
Colour: Very strong and pigmented.
Summer Sunset is a deep dark red. The color of the lipstick does not match that of the case which can be a pain if you don’t test it first. I’m not quite into deep reds as I prefer brighter reds so this one wasn’t a love for me for colour.
That said, if you are more tanned, I think it would be a lovely red on you. Because I’m fair, it comes across making me look old :P
And as a bonus, here’s the swatches of all 4 colours on my skin.
Interestingly, you might note that on my skin, Buff looks red while on Juan above, it looks a rosy neutral. If I were buying these lipsticks, I’d get Papaya Milk because I think it suits my colouring best :)
Pros: Affordable, Pigmented, Moisturizing, Smooth texture
Cons: Colours are very intense, Colours in tube are different from case and name, Better to test before buying.
I hope you have enjoyed reading other people’s points of view on one same product. I might run more of these in future – spread the love and all – do let me know if you’d like that ;)
Maybelline ColorSensational lipsticks retail at RM24.90 at all Maybelline counters.