Why Maybelline lipstick- Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick Review
I have been wearing lipstick for as long as I can remember. I have many childhood pictures of mine where I will be donning a red lip with whatever outfit I might be wearing. I have yet to see a picture of mine without a lipstick. Such is the love I have for this piece of makeup. No matter what the day or what my mood is, a lipstick just instantly makes me feel the reassurance and confidence that I need for myself.
It’s just not a makeup product, but for many women and men, it has become a way of life to wear it on their lips every day. I wear lipstick no matter what the occasion. Sometimes even when I am sitting at home like right now in this quarantine situation, I still wear lipstick everyday just as a pick me up. So if you are a lipstick lover like me or just want to invest in only the essentials of makeup or a beginner, then Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick should be on your shopping list. Here are my most loved and used shades from this collection from basic to bold. I hope you enjoy the review.
What is the cost and shelf life?
When I bought, the cost of Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick was around Rs 299. Check here for the latest price. The shelf life is two years.
What are the Company Claims?
WHAT IT IS
Color Sensational® Creamy Matte Lip Color. Creamy matte-finish lip makeup available in gorgeous hues. Achieve beautiful-looking lips in just moments.
Achieve statement-making color with our supremely sensational matte lipstick. Precious oils leave a sensuous finish. Available in a collection of eye-catching shades.
HOW TO USE/APPLY
Step 1. Apply lipstick in the center of your upper lip and follow the contours of your mouth.
Step 2. Glide the lipstick across the entire bottom lip.
How is the Packaging?
The packaging is the standard of Maybelline lipstick cases. There is a brown translucent cap over a silver tube. The lid fits snugly so that it doesn’t open easily, even if you carry it around in your bag or pockets. The shade name and number are written on a sticker at the bottom of the tube. The sticker corresponds to the actual color of the lipstick; hence it’s easy to find a particular shade if you own multiple Maybelline lipsticks from this range. The packaging is not flimsy and very sturdy; therefore, the chances of breakage are minimum.
What are the Texture and Fragrance?
I am not a fan of matte formulas in lipsticks. I understand they are more long-lasting and transfer-proof, but they always dry my lips like a desert. The removal of this Maybelline lipstick is a tedious job. I only opt for them on special occasions; otherwise, I often wear the traditional bullet lipsticks on a day to day basis.
This is a creamy matte formula, which means it is not as satin as ordinary lipsticks, but it’s not as dry as the pure matte lipsticks as well. I find matte lipsticks might look relatively flat on the lips and give it no dimension, but this provides a comfortable feel and specific cushiony texture to the lips.
This Maybelline lipstick has a balmy feel that glides on smoothly. On the first swipe, it might look matte, but after two-three layers, it gives a very slight sheen. It doesn’t accentuate dry patches on the lips either does it dry out them. There is a mild vanilla smell to it but nothing major. It vanishes almost immediately.
What is the pigmentation of this Maybelline lipstick?
Siren in Scarlet- It’s a blue-based red color which will suit almost all skin tones. This is one of those true red shades that everyone should have in their beauty bags. It’s often compared with Mac Ruby Woo lipstick, which is a cult favorite. But that formula is very matte and drying on the lips, whereas this lipstick is very moisturizing. It gives opacity in one swipe.
Touch of Spice- As the name suggests, it has warm spicy, earthy undertones to it. The color can be described as a rosy- nude shade, but it has more brown in it than pink. It doesn’t read too purple on the lips and is perfect for everyday wear or some 90’s glam. It will suit every skin tone and a must for people who wear subtle nude shades every day. It will pair up beautifully with a Smokey eye makeup as well.
Vibrant Violet- This shade is one of the so-called “unconventional” shades. It’s not for the faint-hearted and will instantly grab attention. The purple shade is slightly darker, so it makes it wearable. It won’t come as neon on any skin tones but n darker skin tones it might come across as a rich plum- fuchsia shade. I love this shade with a fresh face as it just draws attention on its own. Use it whenever you need to amp up your attire for the day.
What is the Shade range of this Maybelline lipstick?
There are 20 super-saturated shades in this range, which include everyday nudes, reds, pinks, plums, and some really fun colors as well.
How is the Application?
You can use lip liners if you want to but I have had no issues with any of the colors bleeding. These are very comfortable formulas that don’t smear but transfer a bit. They glide on comfortably and can be used as just a stain or a full-blown lip color. You can easily mix two or more shads as the standard formula will don’t make them look patchy when mixed.
What is Longevity?
As this Maybelline lipstick is a creamy matte formula, the lipstick transfers a bit when you eat or drink. But the best part is it fades naturally. The color payoff is on point and hence never fades off in patches. Some of the darker shades leave a subtle stain behind, which can easily be removed with some micellar water. On my lips, it stays for a good 6-7 hours with light meals and drinks. It layers beautifully as well so you can touch up whenever you want.
Pros of Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick Review
- This Maybelline lipstick shade range is fantastic
- Pigmentation is strong
- Comfortable matte finish
- Decent staying power
- Doesn’t bleed or feather
- Sturdy and beautiful packaging
- Affordable and easily available
Cons of Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick Review
- Exfoliation is recommended for very dry or damaged lips
- Can settle into fine lines over time
It’s a great affordable Maybelline lipstick with a brilliant shade range to suit every mood and occasion. The formula is comfortable, and the lasting power is excellent at this price point. So I would highly suggest you pick at least one shade when you get a chance.