One of my best friend’s little girl loves lipgloss, to the point where it became a game. “Mommy! Play yips?” It was so cute because she never said “lips” or “lipstick”, etc. So today’s topic? Yips.
I’ve always been a lipgloss girl, but let’s face it: no matter the claim, the color typically doesn’t last. If I want to put on some color once and go about the next few hours without worrying about reapplying, then lipstick it is. Of course, I had to find an inexpensive, worthy option.
Enter Maybelline’s ColorSensational Lipstick. I have been extremely pleased with the wear, the pigmentation, and the finish of this product. It gives a demi-matte, soft finish.
These are three colors I have so far, with plans to buy a couple more soon. I definitely only buy within a certain color family, so don’t be surprised if you can’t tell much of a difference between the ones shown.
Have you ever tried these? I’m not going to lie, I was initially sucked in by the packaging. Happens every time.
It’s really easy for richly-pigmented lip color to be drying, because the formula subtracts more of the moisturizing elements in order to compensate for the color. In order to keep costs low, ingredients are subtracted and substituted instead of spending time reformulating. These however, are quite moisturizing, as you can see from the shine in the swatches.
The only downside I have is that there is a smell, one that can only be described as a “cosmetic” smell. It doesn’t last long, but it is initially noticeable.
Again, I love the packaging. I think there’s something powerful about a tube of lipstick. The confidence that a great lipstick can bring out in a woman during a job interview, a first date, or any other momentous occasion is almost palpable. That, and I love shiny objects like a raccoon with piece of tinfoil.
You can buy these lipsticks at any store who sells Maybelline products, such as Target.
I hope you’re having an excellent week!