Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks are one of the most popular lipsticks and today I’m reviewing a lovely soft coral red shade from this range – Glamorous Red!

Price : Rs 299 for 4.2 g

 

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

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What Maybelline says about the lipstick :

CRISPER COLOR from pure pigments 
CREAMIER FEEL from nourishing honey nectar

 

My take on the product

 

Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks come in an attractive packaging with a colored translucent cap (depending on the color family the shade belongs to) and a silver body inside. I love the packaging of these lipsticks! These are not just lovely to look at but quite sturdy as well.

The texture of the lipstick is smooth and creamy. It has wonderful pigmentation and glides smoothly on the lips to give a slightly glossy finish with opaque coverage. Single swipe gives good color which can be made more intense but adding another layer. The formula is moisturizing enough and the color does not settle into the fine lines of the lips. With this particular shade, I get about 3.5-4 hours of wear and it leaves a soft pink tint behind which stays for some more time. Formula-wise, this is a great lipstick! It is comfortable on the lips and gives a good enough wear time.

 

 

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The shade Glamorous Red :

If I had to design a shade named Glamorous Red, it would be a very full on glossy red! This shade in real is a reddened pink.. Even though the name’s slightly misleading, the shade itself is GORGEOUS! The color is glamorous in its own way while being subtle and not overly bright. In swatches, it looks more of coral-red but on my lips, its a soft reddened pink. The shade adds life to the face and its the kind of shade you can wear without foundation/eye makeup too. Depending on your skin tone, it would appear pinker or redder.

If you’re not comfortable with powerful reds, this is a great shade to start with! Highly recommended! I think it would suit a lot of skin tones.

This range from Maybelline has a great range of reds as well as nudes! Pleasure me Red, Red Peptite, Red Revival are amazing reds, to name a few! I own Hooked on Pink (which I was Hooked on to last spring!) and My Mahogany from this range -both of which are beautiful shades! While I have loved the creamy finish shades from range, I’m not a big fan of the frosty shades as I find their texture slightly grittier and not as smooth.

 

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The shade reminded me of MAC Brick-o-la lipsticl. On swatching these next to each other, they look similar in terms of undertones, the Maybelline one is deeper and is redder.

 

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The GOOD about Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red :

  1. Attractive, sturdy packaging
  2. Smooth, creamy texture
  3. Good pigmentation
  4. Gives opaque coverage
  5. Glossy, healthy finish to the lips
  6. Moisturizing (though not overly so)
  7. Decent staying power
  8. Color Does not settle in the fine lines
  9. Available in a huge shade range
  10. Reasonably priced
  11. Shade would suit many skin tones
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red :
  1. Not very moisturizing, dry lipped women might need something extra after some time of wear

 

How it looks on me :

 

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick Glamorous Red : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Overall 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 nudes and reds.  The shade Glamorous Red  is a soft coral red shade, brightening but not too bold. It might look a tad pinker on some skin tones. It livens up the face and would suit many skin tones. If you’ve wary of bolder reds, this is a lovely shade to start with!

Highly recommended!

Rating : 4.75/5

 

Have you tried Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks?

 

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29 Comments

  1. bidisha
    February 13, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    so..i find it very similar to brickola in the picture
    is it so ankita?then i will buy this shade !

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2012 / 12:52 pm

      Its similar but not a dupe, Brick-o-la is more subtle and has a brownish tinge while Glamorous red is redder!

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2012 / 12:53 pm

      🙂 Thanks Pavani!

  2. Paritashah26
    February 13, 2012 / 3:08 pm

    its more of a coral shade and not exactly red but still looks lovely on you Ankita 🙂

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2012 / 12:53 pm

      Thanks Parita 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    February 13, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    same pinch.. even i hv this one… jst love this…

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2012 / 12:53 pm

      its a lovely shade! are you wearing it in this pic?

      • Ka_s301
        February 14, 2012 / 1:25 pm

        yup m wearing it…

  4. Mahe
    February 13, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    Ankita I am planning to buy PHILIPS HAIR STRAIGHTENER, refer me some products which is to be used before HAIR STRAIGHTENING to avoid hair damages. Mahe.

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2012 / 12:57 pm

      Hi Mahe, you should use a Heat protectant spray or serum before straightening. You can find some product recommendations in this article http://www.vogue.in/content/heat-protection-your-hair#5.

      I think the Matrix one would be most easily available but if you have access to Tresemme or Kerastase, you should get those!

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2012 / 12:58 pm

      Thanks Maheshwari!

  5. Shruthi naidu
    February 13, 2012 / 9:59 pm

    loved the colour il defntly pick it….Thnx!!

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2012 / 12:58 pm

      you’re welcome! Let me know how it looks on you.

  6. Varshini
    February 14, 2012 / 12:59 am

    nice 🙂 but its not realy red na 🙂
    coz the name is misleading

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2012 / 12:59 pm

      Name is a bit misleading! But isn’t the shade really pretty esp for spring/summer? 🙂

      • Varshini
        February 14, 2012 / 7:10 pm

        yeah shade is lovely 🙂

  7. Shai
    February 14, 2012 / 10:58 am

    A lovely shade, will check it out next time!

    • Anonymous
      February 14, 2012 / 1:03 pm

      Let me know if you pick it up!

  8. February 15, 2012 / 1:06 pm

    Such a hot and Lovely shade … will definitely try this

    • corallista
      February 17, 2012 / 2:30 pm

      Thanks Kashish! Hope you like it 🙂

    • corallista
      February 17, 2012 / 2:31 pm

      Ya 🙂 Its a nice one for those starting out with reds!

  9. Ashwini
    February 16, 2012 / 8:50 am

    love maybelline cs lipsticks and gloss…have other colours in this range,since i bought the lipgloss in cranberry cocktail…i didnt search for another red but this looks beautiful on you…

    • corallista
      February 17, 2012 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks Ashwini! I love Cranberry Cocktail too, there was a phase when I used to wear it everyday 😛

  10. February 19, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    This shade is really misleading when it comes to name and it looks different on everyone, yet looks lovely! I bought this one today and found out that its not really red or even near to it but its a beautiful shade and different from the ones from I already have, so i liked this one! 🙂

  11. indrani
    May 4, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    I bought the shade today totally adore it

  12. November 5, 2016 / 11:45 am

    thanks for sharing!!!!!

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