Friday, August 6, 2010

Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain

I finally have a new-ish product to show you guys from the drugstore for review! Maybelline lippies are on sale this week 2 for $10 and then $3 back in Extrabucks making it almost silly not to pick something up (I don't think this is supposed to be part of the sale, but it range up as $5 and I see it in my "amount towards this reward" on the bottom of my receipt)! Also a general PSA, the Pearl collection, though in the regular display at my CVS was ringing up $3.75 and wasn't counting towards the $10 which means I need to go back to hit the right amount (no complaints here)!

The Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain comes in felt tip pen housing .1 oz of product and retails for $6.99 - not too shabby since the long wear lipcolors come in at $9.99 (prices obviously vary a bit by location). I picked up the color Blushing which looks very similar to my natural lip color, a bit "my lips but better". One of my problems I have is that my upper lip is slightly lighter than my lower one so getting a little help is always appreciated. One of the things I like is that there is a whole range of colors, most brands usually put out a limited amount of lipstain shades or as I've heard with the Revlon ones, they all look the same once applied anyway! Maybelline has 8 including a nude color.

The tip disperses just the right amount of product, I was able to easily blend the color on my lips so there wasn't any patchiness, but be careful, this does dry down fairly quickly. I also found that it wore down evenly, though it doesn't have the best lasting power (it didn't survive dinner), but no outer ring of product after eating, a definite plus! Obviously, since it's a lipstain, it's a bit drying, but adding a bit of gloss or balm on top solves that and I didn't experience any flakiness after wearing the stain. It also smells like raspberry jolly ranchers, yum!
Blushing applied full on (left) and blended (right)

All in all, I was really impressed with this lipstain, especially for the price. I hope it doesn't dry out quickly like many tip pens do. I think I may even pick up another color to try. I'm eying Wink of Pink next!

Have you tried the Maybelline Color Sensational lipstains or are you going to be trying them before the sale ends tomorrow?


~Lisa said...

*gasp* Maybelline has a lip stain now?? Must check it out! IDK why but I always get excited when Maybelline has new products! ^^

Jeweled Thumb said...

@Lisa: Indeed. I'm not sure if it's in Canada yet though. =)

Flora D. said...

I wanna try lip stains. They don't sell lip stains in Asia, especially South East Asia..I think..

Sami Salo :) said...

Thanks for the review; it was really helpful! How does it show up on your lips, though? The colour you chose was great, but I'm pondering if I should get this lipstain, and I really want to make sure it doesn't come out weird on my lips rather than on my arm :0

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