Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick + Outfit

Happy Wednesday! (I'm still in Tuesday mode however).
I had the day off yesterday due to Yom Kippur Jewish holiday, my school is mainly Jewish and Korean so the majority wins and we had a day off :)

I'm going to be reviewing the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick today. It's been popular in the blog world lately because it's a new release and it's also a new favorite!

Here is the lipstick on my lips - the shade is Pink Me Up.

Close Up (Flash)

I forgot to do a swatch so I'll save that for later but one thing that I'd like to say is that this lipstick is pretty pigmented!!

Here are my thoughts in condensed form so it is easier for all of you to understand.

- Easily available in most drugstores
- Affordable price (around $7-8)
- Not too creamy, buildable pigmentation (vary from light to heavy application)
- Smell is not offending like European brands (Chanel, Dior, Bourjois, etc.)
- Can achieve watery look if desired
- Variety of colors available (4 categories: Nude, Pinks, Reds, Purples)

- Some batches of these were bad (smelled bad and tasted bad) Be careful! Sniff before buying.
- Packaging is a little annoying to remove entire plastic cap (but not that big of a deal)

What I think:
This is my first drugstore lipstick purchase in a LONG LONG time. I was hesitant to buy any lipstick from the drugstore after I experienced bad smelling, bad tasting stuff. This lipstick totally changed my perception of Maybelline lip products because it wasn't as nasty smelling as some other stuff in drugstores. I personally don't like lipsticks or any lip product that smell like roses or the "old lady smell." I am very sensitive to scents and I get nauseous if something too fragrant is on me for too long. This lipstick smells a bit like coconut or some buttery smell. It's not too bad but if you apply a lot it might be a tad strong. And as I stated above, BE CAREFUL, some batches were not good and the smell was terrible (like chemical).

I like this lipstick a lot, the color is buildable and I personally like a light hand for my lips. Usually I apply a lipbalm beforehand and then use this lipstick. Or if I want more shine, apply lipbalm, lipstick, then lipgloss.

If you have pigmented lips, I believe this lipstick can cover the color of your natural lips if applied with a heavy hand. Try it out! :)

Outfit/Clothes Update

I was fortunate to be able to order some articles of clothing from Zipia.net in a joint order with one person who I've been emailing back and forth (Thanks Davlyn!!) It came out successfully and this is one of the plaid shirts that I ordered that I love! It's very light and soft, perfect for those fall days that seem to be imitating summer.

I will post an outfit/lookbook post soon on some of the things I got from Zipia!

Outfit Info
Plaid shirt: Zipia
Tank top: Aerie by A&E
Jeans: Zara (3 yrs old skinny jeans.. love them!)
Camera: Olympus E500 DSLR hehe

Sleepy... Still in love with that shirt :) Also wearing the lippie!
Sidenote: Hating the red tint in my hair... Experimenting with purple Kool-Aid to get rid of brassy tones. Will update on how that works out!

Nails of last week:
Zoya - Flora


Shopn'Chomp said...

Love the pink lippie on you, hun! :) Thx for the heads up to sniff before buying. Great to hear you got your Zipia haul! The plaid shirt is super kawaii, and your NOTD rocks! Happy Wednesday...

Sassy J'adore said...

That Noya nailcolor is very pretty. Cute casual plaid outfit. =)

Catherine said...

Oooh, this is such a CUTE lipcolor! And the texture looks really great on you too! I'm gonna have to check out the line a bit more now haha. =)

Yay for lookbook! I love seeing outfits hehe. And cute Zoya polish! I keep wanting to buy more pinks even though I have quite a bit already lol.

adin_22 said...

I think I got the same color...which I got for $2 at walgreens I don't know why they sell it so cheap....bit I never tried it yet..and that top is so adorable.....can't wait for your zipia post

Yumeko said...

yah for dayoff!
love the coordinate@

Blair said...

Pigmented lippie? Ahhh, I've got to try this out :)

freshelle said...

that flora nailpolish is soo cute!! gotta get my hands on them!! heheeh

amynaree said...

i love the pink color! i'm going to have to grab one next time maybelline is having a bogo

Stephanie said...

If only the lipstick was readily available, my walmart was sold out! I never thought I'd see drugstore lipstick sold out!

Gaby said...

I have to get my hands on this lipstick! I love the color! Thanks for sharing ^^

IchigoBunnie said...

pretty pink lips!

oo zipia!! everybody has been getting stuff from there. i wanna buy but im running so dangerously low on money :( bah...one day...one day ill get to buy those goodies...

Blovet Beauty said...

I love ur plaid shirt! It looks very cool on U!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review on the Maybelline lipstick! I've been seeing these all over the place, seems like people really like this new product! I'm gonna go pick one up to and see what the rave is about.

Beauty Snap said...

Stephanie: WOW a drugstore lippie sold out? Crazy... Hope you can find it soon and try it!

Gaby: Thanks :D

Blovet Beauty: Thank you! You are cool too~~

Staciee: Yeah I asked my friend to get it for my belated bday.. since she didn't know what to buy. LOL It's worth the hype I think, but sometimes it settles into fine lines.

Anonymous said...

Hm, I've passed by the stand that held these lipsticks before. Looks gorgeous on you! And I'm totally envious of your camera there ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey Mika!
The shirt looks cute on you.
Looking forward to future Zipia hauls together. Take care~

Angela said...

the lipstick is really popular recently
ive read at least a dozen good reviews on it
i think im gonna give it a try


Shop N' Chomp said...

P.S Just gave you a few awards :)

The Bargainista said...

thank you for the review! I have been wanting to try these colors! :)

M said...

i like your sniff before you buy comment. so cute hahaha.

loving the pink nails on you

tris1978ton said...

OOOOOH, I just bought the Maybelline lipstick myself today, in red. Will also be reviewing that soon.

You should blog about "watery look" because I have no idea what it is - HEHE.

izumi said...

woohoo :) i unfortunately managed to get all 3 of my maybelline lippies play-dough smelling.. darn. wish i smelled them first in store, but i was more concerned with color. i'll be sure to check for next time though! xD

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