Maybelline NY Lip Gradations- review, swatches and more

Maybelline NY Lip Gradation reviewHey everyone,

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.

What Company says…

Go Bold Or Graded And Sexy On Your Lips With The New Color Sensational Lip Gradation
It’s time to experiment with your lip makeup. For the sexy, bold and adventurous woman, Maybelline New York brings international trends with the newest Lip Gradation. Available in 8 bright, matte shades, this double-sided lip product will inspire you to experiment with your looks and bring out your unique style and personality. The color stick at one end will give a gorgeous pop of color while the cushion blender tool at the other end will give a sexy, graded look. For a complete trend-on look, apply color on the centre of your upper lip and use the sponge smudger to extend the color to the outer edges till the contours of your lips or use it as a matte lip color or a lip liner.

Here’s why you will love it:
– 8 bright, matte shades
– Easy to apply
– Fun, flirty, versatile way to color your lips
– Innovative product with cutting edge technology

In the mirror of my own experience

Maybelline NY Lip Gradations review, swatchesMaybelline 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.

Maybelline NY Lip Gradations review, swatchesThe 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.

Maybelline NY Lip Gradation review, swatches

Maybelline NY Lip Gradation Red1

Wearing Maybelline Lip Gradation in Red1

Good points

Very light weight

Gorgeous matte finish

Glides smoothly on the lips

Highly pigmented

Beautiful bright color

Amazing staying power


Bad points

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.

INR 500

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Have you tried any shades from Maybelline New York Colorsensational Lip Gradations?


  1. June 13, 2017 / 12:51

    How pretty! I need to pick these up next time I’m at Target!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. June 13, 2017 / 13:38

    Nicely reviewed! Im eyeing them for quite sometime. Guess it’s high time I buy them πŸ™‚

  3. June 17, 2017 / 09:23

    So cool to have the crayon and the lipcolour in one!


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