I think I’ve been reviewing a lot of Maybelline products these days :p So by now you must have understood that I am a big fan of Maybelline New York cosmetics. They have never disappointed me with their new launches. They have launched their Fit Me range of cosmetics as well and Maybelline Fit Me foundation is one the most loved foundations available in the market right now. Today i am going to review one of their new launches “Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation” in the shade “Mauve 1 & Pink 1”
“Lip Gradation ” is a unique concept that Maybelline has come up with. It is to create Ombre lips. Though Ombre Lips concept is not so common in India but I’ve seen people going crazy about the new Maybelline lip gradation pencils. So, I went ahead and grabbed two of them.
Price : INR 500
You Can Buy Here
Shades Available :
Red 1 , Red 2, Pink 1 , Pink 2 , Mauve 1 , Fuchsia 1 , Orange 1 , Coral 1
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Review
It’s time to experiment with your lip makeup. Available in 8 bright, matte shades, this double-sided lip product will inspire you to experiment with your looks.The color stick at one end will give a gorgeous pop of color while the cushion blender tool at the other end will give a sexy, graded look. For a complete trend-on look, apply color on the center of your upper lip and use the sponge smudger to extend the color to the outer edges till the contours of your lips or use it as a matte lip color or a lip liner.
The packaging is sleek and looks similar to a pen. The color of the tube represents the actual color of the lip crayon making it easy to pick up a particular shade.One side of it has the lip crayon and the other side has a sponge sumdger. Both the ends are secured with a pull-up cap.. The shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the tube. We need to twist the bottom sponge part to get the crayon outside and should be twisted back to let it sit back inside the pen.
The texture is very very creamy and glides on the lips like a dream. It is non-sticky and has a very light weight formula. It doesn’t even feel like we applied something on the lips.As it is a matte lip crayon, it gives a powder finish with no shine. Few shades are a bit drying while few are like super creamy. Pink 1 has a drying texture while Mauve one does not dry out your lips at all. Because of its creaminess, it tends to break. The texture is created in such a way that the color smudges and gives a graded look.
It is highly pigmented. One swipe is enough to get the full color on your lips. Completely opaque!
Shade : Mauve 1 & Pink 1
Mauve 1 : This shade is certainly not the mauve shade but it is a beautiful brown shade. On my lips it looks like a nude lip color. This shade is same as my lips but better. So i found my perferct MLBB shade .It is an everyday color and can be carried very comfortably
Pink 1 : This is a little on neon side. It is a bright pink shade and compliments fair-medium skin tones.Perfect for summers!
It sets into a powder matte finish. Glides on lips like butter. But the drawback is it accentuates your flakiness (if any). So you need to exfoliate your lips really really well and people with dry lips may need lip balm before your apply this lipstick as its matte.Even those who do not have dry lips may need to use lip balm beneath
Staying Power :
The staying power is good. Lasts for 5 good hours and it leaves a beautiful tint behind. It can be removed easily with cotton.
My Experience :
I was so excited to get my hands on these. As soon as Maybelline launched these in the Indian Market, I went ahead and got these two shades from this range. On the very instance i opened the pink 1 i was super excited as i lovee pinkss not matter how many i own i would still be excited for a new pink lipstick 😀 But, this particular shade from this range made my lips look flaky and extremelyyy dry. Then i had to exfoliate my lips really well to make it look nice. Once it is set,It looks Awestruck!!And the Mauve shade, It is my perfect MLBB shade and i had no issues with it. Looks so even. It neither gets settled into fine lines nor accentuates the flakiness.But as these are super matter they tend to dry out your lips like all the mattes does. So a lip balm underneath is a must.I apply the Biotique Aloe vera lip-balm and it is one of the promising lip balms i found that actually works. Over all, I quite like these but the quantity is less for the price. You can give it a try and you wont regret!
- Easy Application
- Shades specially Mauve
- Glides on really really well
- I didnt find any use with the smudger behind the crayon
My Rating : 4/5