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
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.
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.
How Tinted Taupe looks on me :
The GOOD about Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe :
- Sturdy, attractive packaging
- Soft and creamy, smooth texture
- Doesn’t feather/bleed
- Doesn’t settle into fine lines
- Moderate staying power/Hydration
- Great Nude for fair/medium skin tones
- Reasonably priced
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Tinted Taupe :
- Hydration/Staying power could be better
- The pearl finish of the shade may enhance dryness/fine lines
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
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