Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick : 'Hooked on Pink' swatch, review and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in shade “Hooked on Pink”.

Price: Rs 299

Quantity : 4.2 g

Maybelline color sensational lipsticks are one of the best lipsticks among the drugstore brands available today. Ever since they launched, they’ve been a popular pick for young girls and women alike because of their wide variety of shades and decent quality and an affordable price.

maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink"

The shade I have is #65 Hooked on Pink which is a warm fuchsia shade definitely on the brighter side but a more wearable fuchsia for Indian skin tones because of a warm undertone. It is one the shades that I reach out for the most these days. It brightens up my face and I can wear it without foundation and eye makeup too. One of my must-have shades for the summer!

maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink"

maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink"

Maybelline colorsensational Hooked on Pink

maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink" swatch ( L-R : Swiped once, swiped 3-4 times)

The GOOD about Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks –

1. Sturdy and chic packaging- I like carrying it with me and doing touch ups cos of this reason πŸ˜› Easy to spot the shade due to colored sticker at the end of the lipstick.

2. Decent moisturization though not as much as Chambor lipsticks.

3. Reasonable staying power of 2-3 hours . Leaves behind tint on fading. Lasts longer if no meals taken in that time.

4. Very affordable pricing and 4.2 g product at Rs 299 . This is one of the biggest pro of this lipstick and one of the reasons why it is so popular especially among young girls.

5. Wide variety of 48 shades to choose from (especially nude shades)

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks-

1. Some of the frosty shades are drying and the shimmer settles in the fine lines and is difficult to take off.

2. Darker shades of wine, plum, brown etc not available in this range as in the Moisture extreme range.

3. Not suitable for dry lips.

Would I repurchase : Β Yes! Though I won’t need to. Would definitely try out more shades especially nudes since there are lots of them in this range.

Final Verdict : One of the best drugstore brand lipsticks available, it offers smooth texture, decent moisturization and staying power, packaged in a chic and attractive packaging – all for Rs 299 and comes in 45 shades. A must range to explore if you like nude shades. Β The shade reviewed is a must-have bright pink for me and a must-try for those looking for a wearable bright pink shade but do not buy without trying it on as its not a universal shade and may not be your kind of fuchsia.

Rating : Β 4/5

Hooked on Pink FOTD

Hooked on Pink FOTD

Hooked on Pink FOTD

Have you tried Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks? Which is your favorite shade? Let me know your comments by replying below.


  1. Ik
    March 13, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    <3<3 cutenesssss!!!:*
    looks very nice and toned down on you infact, the colour in the tube also looks very toned down in the tube in the pictures!!! :X
    I got stuff todayyyy!!:D:D yayyyeeeeyyyyyy

    • March 13, 2011 / 9:56 pm

      Thank you Ik πŸ™‚ The camera isn’t picking the color 100% but yeah it just looks bright pink on me..nothing too attention catching. I find it so wearable! What did you get ??

      • Ik
        March 13, 2011 / 10:01 pm

        I got bronze orange and coral pink and a reddddddd jhataaakkk gloss!:D:D dunno name!:D and gel eyeliner backup cause it is on discount!:P and lakme makeup remover!:D:D yipppiiieeee oh and 3 nail polishes. coral chic reddddd and orange!:D freee freee freee and one mug which i got in a supercute box!”:D”D

        • March 14, 2011 / 3:22 am

          fab haul ikku !!!
          i have bronzy orange n loveeee it..ya similar to peach creme…i want revlon CB peach now…
          n i want coral pink frm a longgg tym…
          wat discount on gel liner ??
          3 nail paints free is fab n mug too :/

        • Ik
          March 16, 2011 / 11:15 pm

          Bhumikaaaa!!!no no 1 got 1 nail paint free with the other 2 and mug cause i am regularly bugging them:P and the mug ka dabba is damnnn cute!:P:P and the lippes are sooo nice ! I want the lotus ones cause they are matte! and I am in the bright stained lips phase now.. plus thats long lasting!:P

      • March 13, 2011 / 10:03 pm

        Awesome shopping! You got nail paints free?! Are there any offers going on at Maybelline? You got all nice summery shades..coral pink and orange πŸ™‚ Hows bronze orange ? I’ve never swatched it.

        • Ik
          March 13, 2011 / 10:07 pm

          Is good only its a slightly glossy version of peach creme! which I intended to get initially, but that was reaching expiration date! so I was pissed and left!:X πŸ˜›

      • March 13, 2011 / 10:11 pm

        Glossy version of Peach creme sounds good! *thumbs up*

        • Ik
          March 13, 2011 / 10:18 pm

          I wanted peach creme only but cause its longer lasting..but its okayy..:)will get that sometime.. πŸ™‚

  2. Natasha
    March 13, 2011 / 9:55 pm

    hi ankita. nice review ! even though i already have this shade but lately i find myself using loreal fuchia a lot πŸ™‚ it just dos NOT fade after hours and tons of eating :p u wearing candy drop on nails hai na? πŸ˜›

    • March 13, 2011 / 9:58 pm

      Thanks Natasha! I’m going to check out the L’oreal one soon. Yes I’m wearing Candy drop..remember I asked you on your Grapeseed Serum review if you were wearing it too πŸ˜€ :P. Give me some reccos for coral and peach shades please.

  3. March 13, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    its a gorgeous shade na Ankita..try warm me up and make me pink too..and epic My mahogany!!

    • March 13, 2011 / 10:00 pm

      Thanks Zeeba. I did swatch Warm me up but I thought its too light for my skin tone. I’ll check out Make me Pink and My mahogany for sure!

  4. March 13, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    and whats on ur eyes? siahi..or drama gel../ in one photo it looks black in one blue…. πŸ˜›

    • March 13, 2011 / 10:00 pm

      Its siahi πŸ™‚ Ya the lighting is not super in that its appearing darker.

      • Ik
        March 13, 2011 / 10:20 pm

        hey Zeeeee!!!!!:P you dont have My Mahogany, Ankita?? gettt it!!!!!!!!:P its brilliant!!!!

        • March 14, 2011 / 12:57 am

          helllo ikku….u did major haul na.. πŸ™‚ i am soo waiting to see a swatch of that glossy peach creme. πŸ˜›

        • Ik
          March 16, 2011 / 11:16 pm

          realllyy??? me do post soon then!!:*:*

      • March 13, 2011 / 10:31 pm

        Na I don’t have My Mahogany. Again find it too light for me..isn’t it? Not a big fan of nude lipsticks..but will check it out for sure. I think toffee cream or something like that is more pigmented than My Mahogany?

        • March 14, 2011 / 12:58 am

          yes right…i guess Noopur bought it recently.havent seen theswatch yet

        • March 14, 2011 / 3:19 am

          its totally toffee ankita,,,,n my mahagony is my love !!! its MLBB for me..perfectly..i want to get warm me up or totally toffee next..colrsensational has awesum nudes…

        • March 14, 2011 / 8:33 pm

          Thanks ppl. I’ll check out all these shades soon!

  5. March 14, 2011 / 3:20 am

    dis color looks nice on u..m into lighter lippies more..
    m so searching dat lotus candy drop frm a long tym…:/
    I love dat color..

    • March 14, 2011 / 8:36 pm

      Thanks Bhumika πŸ™‚ I tend to stay away from nude lipsticks for some reason :\ I’ve heard a lot about My Mahogany though..will check it out soon. Thanks for the recco. Candy Drop is lovely..I’ve been searching for Cozy Mulberry and I never find it. Candy Drop is available at Big Bazaar at R-city is you want to get it. I’ve seen it there in stock everytime I’ve been there.

      • Ik
        March 16, 2011 / 11:17 pm

        My Mahogany is not nude Ankita!! its a very very pretty colour.. πŸ™‚ I think warm me up and the toffee wala will wash us out but not my Mahogany.. I have that and super LOUUUUUU it!!

        • March 19, 2011 / 12:21 am

          I did swatch it Ik but couldn’t get myself to buy it. I’m more into peach and pink shades right now πŸ˜›

  6. March 14, 2011 / 3:04 pm

    Candy drop nails..beautiful ankita!!I was at the maybelline counter 2 days back, i saw this shade but felt too bright for me..badly wanted to buy a lipstick and i went to almost all counters..finally picked up Chambor silk pop..luving it!!i thought this wud be simialr to Revlon CB peach but quite diff, i Love both actually!!!If you are looking for a nice real peach shade i would recommend CB peach..perfect for daily use!

    • March 14, 2011 / 8:26 pm

      Very true Shyna, Hooked on Pink isn’t a universally flattering shade but Chambor Silk touch lipsticks are a class apart ! I only have Silk woods and that’s the only nude shade in my collection. Silk Pop is a coral pinkish shade right? I’ll check it out soon..If its more coral based, I’ll definitely pick it up. It’ll look great in the summers. Revlon CB Peach is such a popular shade..I’ve only seen it on other blogs and it seems a little light for me πŸ™ What’s your skin tone Shyna? I’m NC40..would Revlon peach suit me?

    • March 14, 2011 / 8:27 pm

      And thank you for the compliment on the nails..Candy drop is one of my fav shades and I think yours too πŸ™‚

  7. March 14, 2011 / 7:35 pm

    I have autumn rush. For some reason, I didn’t get any other lippies from this range. I must explore the other shades.

    • March 14, 2011 / 8:21 pm

      What is Autumn rush like Poohkie? Is it a brown based shade?

      • March 17, 2011 / 4:57 pm

        On me it looks like a soft, natural pink. But I’ve seen swatches where it looks brown & other blogger said it looked like a nude on her.
        I really wanted my mahogany, but it looked completely nude on me, not MLBB. I was so disappointed after others have raved about it.

        • March 19, 2011 / 12:19 am

          I couldn’t find it Poohkie. I’ll try some other counters of Maybelline to get hold of it. I’m not that fond of completely nude shades, I like natural pinkish looking shades more.

  8. March 15, 2011 / 10:08 am

    I like My mahogany from COlorsensational..its not a nude its a brown MLBB…this one looks nice too..i have the lipgloss version of this…will check out lipstick too

    • March 15, 2011 / 1:34 pm

      Everyone’s raving about My Mahogany! I’ll check it out soon Mehak. Thanks fr the recco.

  9. March 15, 2011 / 10:48 am

    Yes Candy drop is one of my repeted buys from lotus, i got their new brownie glaze too..Ankita, we dont get MAC here so no clue how to tell you about my skin tone, medium fair complexion. Silk Pop is a tad too bright but not OTT, however CB peach seems to be the right peach shade for me.better you try it on lips n then buy!I feel CB and chambor silk touch are exclellent quality wise and ev’one needs to have min one from these!

    • March 15, 2011 / 1:40 pm

      I agree Shyna. I have 3 shades from CB. Will explore Silk touch more. Silk Pop is quite popular..will have a look. thanks!

  10. March 15, 2011 / 12:10 pm

    It looks bright without being over the top…. me likes πŸ™‚

  11. March 16, 2011 / 9:20 pm

    I really enjoyed this. What a good article!!!
    I’m following your blog. Do follow mine.

  12. March 17, 2011 / 6:56 pm

    Which nail colour are you wearing in these pics? It’s really nice.

    • March 19, 2011 / 2:01 am

      Its Lotus color dew nail enamel ‘Candy Drop’ Poohkie. Its one of my fav shades πŸ™‚ Also try ‘Cozy Mulberry’ from this range.

      • March 19, 2011 / 9:24 pm

        will check it out. don’t have many from the lotus range yet.

        • March 19, 2011 / 9:56 pm

          I only have ‘Candy drop’ Poohkie but I’m hoping to pick up more shades from the new shades that have been added this collection.

  13. March 18, 2011 / 9:50 am

    Im loving ths colour.. dono how well it’ll suit me.. but ill try this for sure πŸ™‚

    • March 18, 2011 / 10:19 pm

      Its a very wearable fuchsia shade Aarthi, but do try it on lips before purchasing as its not a very universal shade.

  14. jomol
    March 18, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    Ankita…sorry, I meant …it looks great on your lips…..though I dont think it would suit me but after 4 swipes….it looks really gorgeous….you have lovvvvvvvvvvely eyes πŸ™‚ )

    • March 18, 2011 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you so much Jomol πŸ™‚ It looks quite bright after 4 swipes but even when worn sheerly, it looks really pretty on the lips.

  15. Farha
    March 23, 2011 / 11:06 am

    Luks gaawjus Ankita…btw u do try silk pop…i cudnt keep my hands off it in all the wedding functions….:)

    • March 23, 2011 / 11:52 am

      Thanks Farha! Will try Silk many people have recommended it to me. Waiting for your wedding snaps on IMBB πŸ™‚

  16. Teesta
    March 30, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    You look gorgeous Ankita! But i tried this shade and it didn’t suit my dusky complexion. Could you suggest some pinks for me? I use lakme face products in ‘marble’ shade.

    • April 22, 2011 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks Teesta! Since you have dusky complexion ,I suggest you try earthy toned down pink of my favs is Revlon Colorburst ‘Rosy Nude’. You can also try Bourjois Sweet kiss Naturel no. #8 and Lotus pure color ‘Pink Blush’. In general, look out for brownish pink shades instead of popping pink..they wud look gorgeous on your complexion πŸ™‚

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