Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick
Member Name: Diane3
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick
Advantages: brilliant colour, wide range of shades
Disadvantages: doesn't last long enough, leaves prints
In a woman's life there are different periods affecting her outlook, style and mood... A couple of years ago I couldn't imagine myself wearing pearl necklace or red lipstick. I thought they didn't fit me yet, maybe later. Now I wear both and I feel confident about them.
In the last couple of years I wore exclusively Max Factor Lipfinity lipstick as I am really satisfied with it. The other day I took the kids to the Tesco and I saw Maybelline's Color Sensational lipstick. It was love for the first sight. It looks very nice and after trying the tester I dropped one into my basket. This lipstick is available at chemists too, wherever you see Maybelline products. In Tesco it was for 6.99 pounds which I think is quite good value for it.
As this lipstick is made by Maybelline I was sure that it is of good quality. It comes in the usual lipstick format; the only difference is the stylish transparent red cap. I bought Fatal Red shade which is a brilliant red shade. It is red like fresh blood, I love it. When even my husband realised that I wear a lipstick I was sure that it is a noticeable stuff. My kids noticed too but they notice every little change I make on myself.
Even a lipstick can have some features:
crispy colour - the new pigment technology used by Maybelline makes the colour of this lipstick deep and really sensational. After applying the lipstick my lips seem optically fuller. It is just a simple lipstick, not a lip plumper.
creamy feel on lips - the manufacturer says that it is enriched with honey which is well known for its pampering effects in skincare
easy to apply
available in 37 colours - however the Tesco I was shopping had only 2-3 shades at better places you can find the whole range. The main colour categories are: pink, plum, red, nudes and pearl.
As I used Lipfinity for years I am used to it that my lipstick is kissproof and lasts and lasts... These characteristics unfortunately are not true for the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick. The colour is really sensational but you can't kiss someone without a nice lipstick print so be careful! Apart from this it stays quite long on the lips but I have to re-apply after eating or drinking hot drinks. I guess the wear off is not that harsh in case of pink, nude or pearl shades but the red lipsticks have to be perfect on lips otherwise they look really poor and cheap.
How to make your lipstick last longer? If you use a creamy lipstick like this one apply the lipstick as you usually do, then cover it with a layer of loose powder. I apply it with a soft puff. Then apply the second layer of lipstick. It lasts even longer if you apply it with a lipstick brush.
I can't give five stars for this lipstick as it is not long lasting and leaves prints on my glasses and cups. I haven't tested it under so many circumstances as the Lipfinity but I wore it several times and I think it is a really good lipstick.
In a couple of days you can get used to it that it leaves prints. The bright colour is so sensational that I can forgive the weaknesses for this lipstick. The Fatal Red (530) is such a nice shade I would have felt a fatal error not buying this.
I think that from the 37 shades Maybelline offers now you can surely find a shade that fits you most. It doesn't dry out the lips as the long lasting lipsticks do but have to be re-applied during the day. It has a very nice scent but no taste at all.
Despite the honey content I wouldn't say it is moisturizing, it left my lips about the same as they were before applying the lipstick. It is easy to remove it with any kind of makeup remover or kissing someone all over...
Summary: lovely shades