Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe : Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing a pretty nude shade from Maybelline Color Sensational range of lipsticks ~ Shade no. 355 Tinted Taupe. Unlike shades like My Mahogany and Autumn Rush, Tinted Taupe is one of the lesser known shades of this but equally beautiful.

Price : Rs 350 for 4.2 g

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe - Review, Swatch, FOTD

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe – Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

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Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe - Review, Swatch, FOTD

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe – Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

 

My take on the Product

 

The packaging is the regular Color Sensational packaging with a silver tube, colored label at the base and colored plastic cover that runs the entire length of the lipstick. This shade comes under the brown family and thus has a brown cap. I like the packaging of these lipsticks, it doesn’t look cheap or tacky and is quite sturdy. I’ve never faced problems with the swivel mechanism and colored labels help in locating these quickly if you store them upside down.

The texture is soft and smooth, it glides on the lips easily. Single swipe gives medium coverage while another swipe gives true color. It has a slightly glossy finish which adds a smooth appearance to the lips. It is not very moisturizing but not drying either. It is not as unforgiving as a matte/satin lipstick but doesn’t soften or moisturize lips either. The staying power is average – about 3 hours with light snacks in between but it might not survive a full meal. The formula isn’t the best, it could certainly do with at least more hydration if not better staying power. I find the texture/hydration of the The Jewels range better than the regular range.

These lipsticks have a mild fragrance which I cannot recognize, its neither fruit, nor vanilla or caramel, it seems to be something else but it is mild and vanishes some time after application.

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe - Review, Swatch, FOTD

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe – Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe - Review, Swatch, FOTD

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe – Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe - Review, Swatch, FOTD

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe – Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe - Review, Swatch, FOTD

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe – Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

The shade Tinted Taupe is dusty peachy rose shade with soft shimmer. The shimmer is more like a frost pearl but thankfully, it is subtle. This shade is less ‘nude’ and has little more color than My Mahogany. I really like the slight rosy-ness in this shade and love the fact that it does not wash me out. For fair/medium complexions, this is great pick! Duskier beauties might find it a little pale. The only thing I do not like about the shade is the finish, I wish the pearl was not there as on dry lips, it tends to enhance the lines/flakes. It would have been a stunner if it were in a creamy glossy finish!

 

The formula of the Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks isn’t great but they have a wide shade selection and are not heavy on the pocket. If you don’t mind touching up after a few hours of wear, these are great! I would recommend Tinted Taupe to those looking for their perfect nude lipstick but find My Mahogany a little light for their complexion.

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe - Review, Swatch, FOTD

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe – Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

How Tinted Taupe looks on me :

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe - Review, Swatch, FOTD

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe – Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

The GOOD about Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe :

  1. Sturdy, attractive packaging
  2. Soft and creamy, smooth texture
  3. Doesn’t feather/bleed
  4. Doesn’t settle into fine lines
  5. Moderate staying power/Hydration
  6. Great Nude for fair/medium skin tones
  7. Reasonably priced

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe :

  1. Hydration/Staying power could be better
  2. The pearl finish of the shade may enhance dryness/fine lines

 

Overall Verdict

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe is a lovely dusty rose shade with an undercurrent of peachy warmth that makes it a lovely nude for medium skin tones. The texture is soft and smooth, it stays on for about 3 hours with light snacks though doesn’t survive a meal. The hydration could be better and I would recommend using this on moisturized lips as the shade has a pearl finish which can be unforgiving on parched lips. Overall, not a great formula but a lovely shade! Recommended to those looking for a nude lipstick.

Rating : 3.5/5

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″] Have you tried Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks? Which is your favorite nude lipstick? Share your comments below! [/note]

 

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15 Comments

  1. Preethi
    September 7, 2012 / 2:09 pm

    Nice shade and You look pretty Ankita…. Your lips look very smooth and hydrated. What’s the secret?

  2. September 7, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    nice shade

  3. September 7, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    My fav is Hooked on Pink. This looks really pretty

  4. Ish
    September 7, 2012 / 2:21 pm

    nice shade.. what r u wearing on eyes? is it inglot AMC shine 21?

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 7, 2012 / 2:22 pm

      L’Oreal Infallible Endless Chocolate 🙂

  5. September 7, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    looks pretty on you, will wash me out for sure!!
    i had one lippie from this range, and it developed mould/ fungus…yikes! so staying away from these!

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 7, 2012 / 2:46 pm

      I had the problem of fungus with the Moisture extreme lipsticks!

  6. shivangi
    September 7, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    Looks good but I am scared of the fungus :(!

  7. prerna
    September 7, 2012 / 10:05 pm

    U r surely gona make Taupe’s the rage this season…luks fab on u:)…u shud try maybelline high shine Coral Lustre shade…Ms corallista:)

  8. Sophia
    September 7, 2012 / 11:29 pm

    this was my first colorsensational lippie n although the shade is pretty i never liked the finish n i was quite hesitant to try other shades from the range….nonetheless i went ahead n tried my mahogany wich in fact is one of my fav nudes…….

    • Sophia
      September 7, 2012 / 11:34 pm

      oh 4got to mention dat the color looks pretty on u 🙂 one of the few nudes that u can rock i guess…..n i never had a fungal prob with ne of my maybelline lippies n ive had them for sometime…mayb im plain lucky…he he

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 10, 2012 / 7:07 pm

      The finish bothers me too. The only way I can wear shimmer if its glossy as well otherwise it just emphasizes the fine lines!

  9. Manisha
    September 10, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    Not the kind of shade that would illuminate the face instantly. I think it should be Ok for office wear though. It kinda makes you look dull too.

  10. apeksha
    September 25, 2014 / 9:18 am

    Not a fan of nude brown shade!

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