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I have gone through lipsticks after lipsticks in search for the right one at the right price. I have lips that tend to dry out and crack if I don't put either lipstick or lip gloss on it: the worse case scenario is that my lips start to bleed. Therefore, lipsticks or lip glosses are a must for me where ever I go. Maybelline moisture extreme lipstick is one of my top favourites for several reasons.
The one I have is actually a present from my aunt. I don't usually go for Maybelline products, there isn't a specific reason for it. However, I'm glad that I got a chance to use this for it has become my favourite lipstick for daily use. Appearance wise, it comes in maroon coloured tubes (it's different from the picture shown as I think the tubes have different colours for different shades). It's is easy to open and apply. Also the cap stays on, which is good because otherwise the lipstick gets on the inside of my purse and ruins everything.
It comes a variety of colours but the one I have is 'Magic Mauve' no. 943; simply put, it looks dark pink. I love this lipstick because it delivers what it says: it really is moisture extreme. Usually I use both lipstick and lip gloss on top so that the colour stays on for longer. However, with Maybelline moisture extreme, I don't have to. I only need one lipstick. It feels like a lip balm and very smooth to apply on my lips. It moisturises my lips for around 3 hours. However, it should be noted that since it's full of moistures, it is easily rubbed off as well. So I have to reapply the lipstick regularly. I rarely get cracked lips these days because of the moisturisation.
Another thing to love about this product is the price tag. With most lipsticks being sold for around £8-9, it helps me a lot that Maybelline moisture extreme lipsticks are only price-tagged around £5.00 or cheaper if they're on offer. As for the durability, a tube lasts me around 3 months, bearing in mind that I use the lipstick regularly throughout the day (about 5 application per day on average). Considering the price, it is very cheap and does the job I want it to do.
Moreover, I believe it also has SPF 15 for added protection. I don't really go out in the sun so I can't comment on whether it's a useful protection or not. Nevertheless, it doesn't hurt so it's not a problem for me.
Overall, I believe I found the lipstick for me. Since I need to keep moisturising my lips, Maybelline moisture extreme seems like the best option at a great price. I haven't had any problems or allergic reactions to the product either. I would recommend this product to anyone. It's should be called 2 in 1 lipstick, in my opinion.
Up until the past two years, I've been very much a lipgloss girl. I would always associate lipstick with my Grandma and could never see myself wearing it. Well, all has changed and now I wear lipstick every day, it's just a matter of choosing the right formula and colour for your skin tone, lips and personality. On a bid to save money on lipstick (£12.50 for a MAC lipstick every few days was adding up to a hefty price tag), I purchased the product I'll be reviewing today - Maybelline Moisture Extreme lipstick.
This lipstick comes in an average sized lipstick tube and is orangey bronze in colour. There is a barcode on the lid, a batch number printed on the actual tube and the colour/number of the lipstick is printed on a label on the bottom. I bought Luminous Beige 742.
I won't lie, the only reason I chose the Maybelline Moisture Extreme is because of the 'moisture' in the title. I refuse to use lipsticks that could potentially dry my lips out, and this gave me the impression that it would do exactly the opposite.
The lipstick itself can be revealed after removing the lid and twisting the tube up just like the average lipstick. There seems to be a good amount of product there (especially for the price), and it looks very glossy. Luminous Beige seems to be a shade or two darker than the lipstick tube, and is a nude brown with orange undertones. I very rarely buy lipsticks with orange undertones as they tend to make the teeth appear yellow (blue undertones will make your teeth appear whiter), but I decided to give it a shot anyway.
Like most lipsticks, this is very easy to apply and doesn't feather off of your lips. It lives up to it's name of Moisture Extreme and is very smooth and moisturising so there is no need for lip conditioner underneath and you could even get away with not applying lipgloss on top as it already has a very glossy look to it. It is semi-sheer and is a very buildable lipstick, so you can definitely choose how sheer or opaque you wear this lipstick. The colour is the only downfall, I'm a naturally pale person, and this brown is a little too dark for me, it probably ages me around 15 years!
The orange undertones make my teeth look a little yellow too, not something that I like in a lipstick!
The Moisture Extreme lipstick comes in 25 different shades, but it's probably a hit or a miss if your local Maybelline stockist will have every shade. Most Boots stores will carry around 15 shades of this lipstick and you can expect to pay £4.99 for it.
- glossy and moisturising
- doesn't feather
- readily available in Boots, Superdrug and most supermarkets
- contains SPF 15
- I happened to buy the wrong shade for my skintone, but this doesn't affect you
I'd happily repurchase this product in another shade, but I won't be repurchasing Luminous Beige. I've removed one star for the orange undertones, but that is more so for this shade of lipstick instead of the whole collection.
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This is my favourite lipstick and I have it in the shade Passion Red 535.
The packaging is a standard lipstick tube slightly rounded at the top with a flat end at the other, a glossy red tube with a silver band in the centre where the casing separates. I believe that the nude colours which you can buy have the same casing but with a light pink shade instead of the red.
It clicks shut neatly and is a strong outer case, which unlike other lipsticks I have brought in the past, have broken in my handbag or cracked.
The reason why I like this lipstick so much is because it's really moisturising and it feels really light and like a lip balm rather than a red lipstick. It smells really nice too and people have often asked me what perfume I am wearing when it is actually the smell of the lipstick.
According to the Maybelline New York website there are 25 shades. It shows the passion red colour to be a bright pinky purple colour, it is not at all it is a very red lipstick.
The lipstick is SPF15 so you not only get the moisturiser of the lipstick but also protection there too. Since using the product I have noticed my lips to become noticably more healthier and supple. It is constantly moisturised and it never dries. Unlike gloopy lipglosses it doesnt leave a big horrible gleam just a subtle healthy shine. However, being such a wet lipstick it does tend to rub off easily.
The lipstick leaves no residue on my lips after taking it off,
for a less bold effect in the day i sometimes dab a bit on round my lips and smudge it in.
Maybelline claim to have used a 'moisture lock system' with the lipstick
It is also enriched with jojoba butter and shea to give it it's distinctive smell.
It is quite cheap and I would definetely reccomend this product.
I own an awful lot of lipsticks and lipglosses but there are some in my collection that I come back to time and time again and Maybelline'e Moisture Extreme is one of them. I look for three things in a lipstick, texture, nice colours and a reasonable price and this ticks all three boxes.
Some say the packaging looks cheap but to me it looks fine and I think how it works it more important anyway. The casing is a simple shiny red colour with silver band round the middle and the shade name on the end of the tube.
The colour range is extensive with this. There are currently 39 colours so it would be hard not to be able to find a shade that you like. Colours range from the new beige collection to pinks, browns and reds. I think this range has one of the best colour collections that I have seen in drugstore makeup ranges.
I currently own three colours. Autumn Rose which is a pretty mauve and my favourite, Silver Rose that looks the most beautiful pink in the tube but looks wrong on me when applied sadly and Precious Ruby which is a bright sparkly red which is quite full-on and not something I'd wear on a normal daily basis.
What I love about these is that they are so rich and creamy. They are not at all scratchy like some of the lipsticks I have tried at twice the price. They go on so smoothly and it feels just like you're applying a lip balm and if using these lipsticks then I don't feel the need to put my Vaseline on first. This is probably because this lipstick contains shea butter which is great for moisturising. It also contains SPF 15 which provides protection against the sun. You can hardly feel that this is on your lips because it is so soft. The lasting power is quite good but slips when your mouth comes into contact with food or drink and so I find you need to reapply after lunch then again if you were going out in the evening.
Would I buy these again? Certainly. They aren't too costly at £4.88 and often they are on offer with £1 off or on a 3 for 2, they are pleasant to use and have a wide range of shades to pick from.