I’ve been using the Maybelline New York Colorsensational Lip Gradations for quite some time now. Somehow hadn’t got a chance to review them yet but finally, the post is here. I have tried 3 shades out of 8 which are Red1, Orange1 & Fuchsia1. Maybelline launched these lip colors sometime in early 2015 I guess and these did make quite a buzz in the market. Well, Maybelline products usually do, don’t they? So, these were no exception. These lip colours have been designed to create ombre lips as the name Lip Gradation suggests. Let’s see if they are worth a buy.
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In the mirror of my own experience
Maybelline New York Colorsensational Lip Gradations come in pen shaped style. These pens are dual-ended with one end are the lip crayons and the other end are sponge smudgers. The pen has pull up two caps that protect both ends properly. You can see the shade name at the bottom of the pen.
The packaging is elegant and light weight. The best part of the packaging is the sponge smudger which can be used to blend and blur the shade and you can create a gradient on your lips. It’s a Korean beauty trend that I have always found interesting. The pens represent the actual shades of the lip crayons that makes it so easy to identify the shade in a hurry. The lipstick tips make the application so easy. No need to apply a lip liner, because the tip works like a liner too.
Overall I’m totally impressed with the packaging.
The texture is very creamy and smooth. The glide on the lips like a dream. They are extremely pigmented so you need to apply them in very light hand while applying. These are completely matte and gives a powdery finish so you need to blend them quickly. The great part of these lip crayons are that they are non drying and feel very light and comfortable on the lips.
The all three shades I have are deep and bright. Though I’m not a fan of bright lip colors but some times I need these bright shades for a change in my whole look. Red1 is deep red, Orange1 is bright orange while the third one Fuchsia1 is bright fuchsia with a tinge of mauve.
The staying power of these crayons are really amazing. They comfortably last for 7-8 hours with eating and drinking on my lips. After that they fade but leave a lovely stain behind that I love. The lip crayons can be removed easily with cleanser.
Very light weight
Gorgeous matte finish
Glides smoothly on the lips
Beautiful bright color
Amazing staying power
The shades are just the usual ones, nothing unique.
Overall these are the best lip crayons I have ever used especially at this price. There are no cons in these beauties except the shades selection. I only wish they came in lighter and pastel shades too. However, I will highly recommend these pens to those who love bright and deep shades.
Have you tried any shades from Maybelline New York Colorsensational Lip Gradations?