Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Review/Swatch: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Coral Crush

The Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks has been one of the most reviewed drugstore lipstick since it came out a few years ago. Obviously, I haven't really thought about purchasing one until their Bold Matte line came out. Luckily, I waited for it to go on sale before purchasing this.

Original price is P399, but I bought it on sale for 20% off.

Place bought:
SM North Edsa (Available in all their dept. stores)
packaging is quite sleek for a drugstore lipstick, although the cap is made of plastic. the ingredients are attached on the cap as seen in the picture, but it's quite hard for me to see what's written on it. 

I took a whiff of the lipstick and my brain told me, "oh no." Although the scent of the lipstick is not strong and you can't "taste" it when it's on your lips (ladies, ya know what I'm talking about), it annoys me that the scent lingers for a few minutes, making me choke cough everytime I wear this. It has this powdery, vanilla-y, perfume-y scent that I wish they did not include in the product. I wish they just stayed scentless, like the Maybelline Watershine pure or the Maybelline Bold Mattes which I enjoyed immensely. 

Out of all the pretty shades, I picked "Coral Crush". I don't know why, but I've noticed that I find myself gravitating towards peaches, corals, orange and cool toned pinks (even if it's a bad idea since I can't pull off cool toned pinks very well...but it so pretty to look at from the tube...hehehe!) from bright to pastel shades. Maybe I should find more dark colored lipstick to complete my lipstick obsessions? Maybe?

I've worn this without a lipbalm underneath and it still applied quite smoothly, given that my lips are not very dry and flaky that day. The pigmentation is good even though the color spreads out a bit patchy on my lips. It applies to a satin finish, but the color wears off like a stain on my lips after 3-4 hours (with or without eating or drinking).

depending on the lighting, the color (on me) changes from dark orange-y coral (indoor lighting) to a bright coral like the one in the picture above (outdoor/natural lighting).

- affordable and easily accessible (on sale most of the time)
- wide range of colors to choose from
- great pigmentation

- I don't like the scent.
- color spreads out a bit patchy

Will I repurchase?
Maybe not.

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