This is a long overdue post on the Maybelline Color Sensational The Jewels Collection lipsticks that I have owned for a little more than 5 months now. This collection was launched in Singapore and Malaysia some time end of last year and came in 8 vibrant colors.
To be honest, I am pretty cautious with purchasing lipsticks since I'm not a huge user of them and most of the time I would end up not liking most brands. The brands that I enjoyed the most so far is MAC and Chanel. So when I got hold of the Maybelline lipsticks, I was quite pleasantly surprised with the product as a whole and was quite impressed by how much the brand has step up on their lipsticks formulation.
The colors that I own are Red Garnet (#631) and Fuchsia Crystal (#994).
Red Garnet is a deep cherry plum color which reminded me of Revlon Black Cherry and MAC Media, albeit with a cooler/blue based undertone to it. This, in my opinion, would be the go-to color for dark, vampy look in the Fall/Winter season. Fuchsia Crystal on the other hand, is a cool tone/blue based fuchsia pink which reminded me of MAC Lickable.
|Top: #631 Red Garnet, Bottom: #994 Fuchsia Crystal|
|Left: #631 Red Garnet, Right: #994 Fuchsia Crystal|
Both lipsticks apply smoothly on my lips and the color payoff is amazing considering they are of the drugstore price tag. Wearing both out and about on different occasions, I find that they lasted me for about 4 hours before I had to reapply another layer. I also find the formula to be quite hydrating when paired with my Maybelline Baby Lips lipbalm beneath it and they didn't really settled into the fine lines on my lips. As with any other dark, bold lipsticks, I suggest the use of a lip liner to prevent feathering.
One thing to note however, is that the lipsticks are scented in a vanilla/cocoa butter like scent. If you are not a fan of scented products, its best that you swatch it in stores first before purchasing.
The Jewel Collection can be found in all major drugstores in Malaysia and is retailed at RM29.90. A great deal if you asked me for a drugstore lipstick. I am now quite curious to try out the other collections by Maybelline Color Sensational.
Have you tried any lipsticks from the Maybelline Color Sensational collection?