Welcoming the new addition to Maybelline Color Sensational line..
What is it? It’s a range of lipsticks with BOLD COLOR (as in not your usual light pink/nude lippie) and STRONG OPACITY.
Like my other reviews, I’m gonna get to all the points one by one and start with the general info:
Now for the specific points.
YUP, they have BLUE, WHITE, and BLACK!! I’m ogling the audacious blue, chocoholic, and fearless purple right now ???? Not everyday a drugstore lipstick has a range of unconventional colors such as those. But other than the mentioned above shades (plus the fuchsia), the rest are pretty common colors, nothing special or surprising.
As for me, I have 3 colors with me to review, Fierce Fuchsia, Dynamite Red, and Smoking Red.
Here’s a hand swatch of the colors. I’ll get to the lip swatch in a bit when I go in-depth to each individual color.
First, I want to tell you my thoughts on the quality across the board for these lipsticks.
*Please note that this review is ONLY applicable strictly to these 3 shades that I’ve tried as lipsticks have the tendency to be different for each shade (some might be more opaque, some might be patchy, etc etc depending on the shade).
All three lipsticks are VERY OPAQUE, especially the reds (as you can see from the gif above). All three stay true to the claim that one swipe is enough. However, for the fuschia, I find that a second coat gives a smoother and more true-to-color payoff.
The formula on all three lipsticks are very creamy, smooth, and glides on easily. The finish is demi-matte. Not drying on the lips and the wear is very comfortable (it doesn’t feel “thick” on the lips). The formula is not transfer-proof per say, but even after you drink all day long, the lipstick is still there. Also something to note, the fuchsia tends to emphasize the dry skin on your lips a bit, so make sure to exfoliate before using that particular color
Now, as for the longevity, these babies can last for more than 8 hours PROVIDED you don’t eat any heavy and/or oily food. Drinks and light snacks are fine, but once you get anything slightly oily pass the lipstick, it BLEEDS like crazy. It will feather out to the outside of your lips a la Miranda Sings, but if you’re into that kind of thing, then go ahead I guess.
This is what happens after I ate fried noodles. Seriously, oily food is like a kryptonite to these lipsticks.
With all of that nitty gritty out of the way, let’s get into the LIP SWATCH!
This color is a straight up NEON fuchsia, like it’s really super duper bright and neon-ish (I know, I’m so bad at describing color). This is one of the more unique colors out of the collection. I mean, usually, the fuchsia in lipstick is like a creamy solid fuchsia, right? But this one is B.R.I.G.H.T and have that “translucent” quality of a neon color. To be honest, this color is not my cup of tea and doesn’t really suit my skin tone, so it’s not something I’ll wear again willingly, I don’t think.
This is your usual warm-toned bright orangey red, nothing particularly unique about the color itself. Perfect for CNY imo.
This is my favorite out of the bunch because I personally prefer this kind of blue-toned deep red. The same as the other red, it’s not really a unique kind of red, something you’ll probably find in the other sensational color line. Is the color bold? Yes, it is. But it’s a dime a dozen I feel like. Still a good solid lipstick though, so if you don’t already have this kind of red in your collection, you can give this a go.
Here’s a side by side swatches of the three lipstick.