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! :)
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!
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