Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick Bitter Plum Review, Swatches

by Fly Girl on May 12, 2011 · 36 comments

Maybelline New York moisture extreme c435 bitten plum review and swatches:

Selecting the right lipstick is not just about shade selection. Lipstick shade is important, but there are other factors to consider. Certain colours should be left behind when women reach a certain age. Frosts and shimmers don’t look terrific on all skin types. Matte lipstick is best on certain age groups and so are glossy, high sheen lipstick styles.

Some information from ehow.com which I came across while my research:

Instructions

Look at the colour of your lips without any makeup on at all. Are they reddish, dark or light pink, beige or deep beige to brown. Your natural lip colour provides a great direction in your choice of colours. Start by choosing lip colours that are in the same colour family, but a few shades darker or lighter. This would mean that light pink would look good in very light to medium pinks and reddish lips can go darker and lighter shades of red.
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Match the colour of your skin. If your skin is really pale, you will look best in pale to medium shades of lipstick. If you put a bright deep red on very pale skin, everything about your face will disappear except your lips. Needless to say, this isn’t a great look for anyone. Deeper skin tones can carry darker shades but not very pale ones as their lips will disappear. If you have a great deal of natural colour in your skin–rosy cheeks, for example–you can choose a brighter lip colour. The trick is not to let lips disappear completely or overpower the rest of your face.
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Coordinate lips with dark to darkest skin tones by looking for browns and purples and very deep reds and crimsons. Chocolate is a wonderful choice. Try a caramel or medium brown like a walnut for the daytime and a deeper plum or wine berry colour at night.
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Match up medium skin tones with roses, berry shades and mauves. Medium skin tones aren’t really flattered by red, but they can usually wear a medium to deeper burgundy colour well. Colours that are too light will make their lips look too prominent in their faces and make their other features “disappear.”
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Consider your hair. If your hair is pale and your skin is pale, use your lip colour to bring out a little rosiness with a nice frosty pink or rose with a blue undertone. If you have black hair and dark skin, you can try reds that don’t have any trace of blue undertone, wines and deep hot pink tones. African Americans with very dark hair and skin tones can wear reds with a blue tone or plums, deep wines and blue toned oranges. Olive skin with dark hair can carry off warm beige colours, plums and more orange-reds.

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Think about your teeth, too. If your teeth have a slightly yellowish cast, you should avoid any kind of orange as it accentuates the yellow. You should wear lipsticks with blue undertones which will include pink, plum and wine colours. If you have nice white teeth, you can wear anything that is OK for your skin and hair type.
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Choose a lighter shade by day and a deeper shade by night. If you have heavy eye colour, you want a lighter to medium shade of lipstick. Deeper colours look better with lighter eye makeup. You can only have one outstanding feature. If you draw attention to more than one at a time, you can come off looking garish or gaudy.
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Keep your age in mind as well. Older lips tend to have feathery lines around them and dark and bold colours will collect there and make a shabby looking lip line. A lip pencil in a neutral shade will help this, but you should avoid colours that are very dark or bright. Frosty and shimmery high gloss lipsticks look best on the young because these draw a great deal of attention to lips. If your lips are narrow rather than full, choose lighter shades, as lips tend to appear smaller with darker lipstick colours. Light tones make the lips look fuller.
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Go to a few large department stores and check out the lipsticks with the salespeople at each one. Listen to their recommendations and get their input. Remember never to buy anything that you don’t feel comfortable with. Even if it looks terrific on you, if you hate it, you won’t wear it. Everyone has a few lip colours that are fantastic for their colouring, age and preferences. Make it a treasure hunt where you go searching for the perfect lip colour and don’t stop until you feel terrific with your choice

MY TAKE:
Maybelline moisture extreme lipsticks are a hot favourite of all of us on imbb because it’s cheap, available at all Maybelline counters and is oh so moisturising.

Unlike other lipsticks this feels the lightest on lips and stays for a good duration of time

I can say I hardly have any complaints about this lipstick but the fact that MAYBELLINE TESTS ON ANIMALS AND IS NOT CRUELTY FREE.

You all must be thinking why I am so hell bent on the fact about animal testing

If you have read the peta articles or other articles on the internet about this phenomenon you would know why I like to mention this every now and then.

Am sorry if I bug some readers by mentioning this fact again and again and you must be wondering how buying a single product can affect the whole ‘animal testing THING’ going on.

But yes it does. In small ways but it does.

When any one of us goes and buys any of the products from the brands which are not cruelty free, it not only increases their brand value but it also obviously adds to their profits.

When I like a product I like to talk about it and rave to my friends and recommend it to friends. And write reviews about it.

If any of you goes out and purchases more products from this brand it enhances the chain and hence the company gets stronger and would not accept anything against their set policies, which also includes animal testing.

By not buying brands which test on animals you and me not only take one step forward towards humanity but also help hundreds and thousands of those pretty animals who are caged somewhere in the laboratories all over the word and are been injected and tried and tested on. They can’t speak for themselves but they do cry for the plight, the sufferings we as human beings make them go through.

Makeup and skin care is such a thing, the best out of which can be extracted even though you stop things like animal testing.

It is no prerequisite for a company to test on animals but yes it always gives them an easier way out by reducing their expenditure on other testing method

I brought all my stuff from the associated brands a year ago and earlier.

Now that am educated I do not go out and even look at their counters.

So what if you and me would be devoid of that one shade of the ‘oh so lovely lipstick’ (we can always find it elsewhere).right???

So enough rambling about my thoughts on animal testing. I got swept in a giant emotional tide here.
Lol
So Maybelline is a hot favourite and here are few links to previously reviewed Maybelline lipsticks on imbb: HERE

Maybelline website for more on shades and other information: HERE

  • Active power of a lip balm provides deep moisturisation for voluptuous lips drenched in colour.
  • Use helps protect against sunburn and chapped lips.
  • Sunburn Protect ants
  • Sunscreen Agents
  • SPF 15 Sunscreen to protect lips.

But nevertheless let me tell you about the good thing about this lipstick and specifically the colour bitten plum:


• It is a gorgeous colour. There are days when you overdo your eyes with the blue eye liners or too much mascara or eye shadow and you want to keep your lips very understated and you do not want to wear the regular pink boring lipstick, I suggest you try a plum and this plum. This is so soft and so understated and just gives your face and lips enough colour without attracting any attention towards the lips.

• You can see in the swatch as well as on my lips how understated and beautiful the plum looks
• The lipsticks consistency is such that I use it way too much. It is lighter than any other lipstick and full of moisture.
• I almost finished this tube of mine as seen in the picture
• I used it, infact abused it. :lol:
• Available in India on all Maybelline counters
• It reduces the appearance of fine lines and gives a very even application
• The texture is creamy and the finish is smooth.
• A little goes a long way. I used this so much and still it lasted me over 2 months.
• Me and mother together love this colour as this is a colour for all ages and all skin types
• Being a plum it, makes my teeth look slightly more whiter and my smile more vibrant than the orange toned lipsticks.
• I purchased it for 5 dollars and I read it’s available for even cheaper now Rs 220 in India.
• It contains spf .  When you apply this satin soft lipstick you just don’t feel anything has been applied
• It has got a very mild pleasant scent to it.

Cons of Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipsticks:

• I brought this a year ago when I did not know much about lip colours and just picked it up because I had nothing plum. It can easily turn into someone’s HG plum colour being nothing over the top and great finish and in the price range,

The one and only complaint I have from a lovely brand like Maybelline which also turns out to be their biggest shortfall is that they test on animals.

I request Maybelline to stop this cruelty so that more of us can take advantage of such beautiful brand and colour range and make this earth a better place to live in.

I will NOT buy Maybelline in near future

Rating:
Colour 5 on 5
Texture 5 on 5
Price 5 on 5
Brand negative on 5!

Hope we all make more sensible and educated purchases in the future
Love all
Fly girl

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

rids May 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm

wow thats a nice color :)

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shivani May 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm

OMG OMG OMG !!!me want now…..!!!! :woot: :woot: !and inspite pf your lecture /talk on anti animal testing…me like it :| :| :| :| :| :| :|

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calicoaster May 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm

This lipstick is looking sooo beautifulllllllll!! :D :D :D :D :D

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For the love of life May 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

You have a pretty pout! Shade looks really nice on you! :) :disdain:

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neha May 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm

i appreciate your take against animal testing :waytogo: …we all need to be more aware of whats happening around us.. small efforts give big results.. those poor animals deserve more than this.
and by the way, this lipstick looks great on you. i hope u wont re purchase though.

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neha May 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm

two two neha?

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neha May 12, 2011 at 10:55 pm

hey neha… i always meet someone of the same name as mine everywhere.. its so common, isn’t it? anyway, its good to see you on IMBB. :)

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Ida May 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm

It looks absolutely gorgeous with your skin, fly girl. :heart: Great info from ehow too!

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preeti May 12, 2011 at 8:59 pm

:waytogo: :waytogo: FG..n its so good to spread awareness abt animal testing..i sumhw cant use revlon nwrdays as got to knw its animal testing method recently only.. :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/

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neha May 12, 2011 at 10:04 pm

loveed the color n looks amazing on u
btw its been ages my lipstick got reduced to that size :-/ :-? :X-P: :((
rati i need to blog sell my lipsticks plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :pray:

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Rati May 12, 2011 at 10:19 pm

will let you know within a day or two. :))

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Rati May 12, 2011 at 10:24 pm

you know FG I am not against what you are saying but you know essentially we’d be left with almost no budget brands in that case. Lakme -tests, maybelline -tests, l’oreal- tests, revlon-tests, colorbar- no idea ?:) … I mean in that case we’d only be left with MAC- the next best or Inglot- which is available only in bombay or delhi.

I mean it’s a sad state but really do we really have too many options. the only one one left is lotus , which I feel has a long way to go as far as makeup is concerned. :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

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Rati May 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I loved the shade btw and I love those lipsticks. :)

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shivani May 12, 2011 at 10:37 pm

i agree…waise bhi pardon my indifference……i really do not let it affect me.. :| :| :|
@rati…..me hauled ..a lot…..hheheh…

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Rati May 12, 2011 at 10:59 pm

OMGG!!! what did you buy :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Bee May 12, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I liked the way you’ve written this article FG!!! :D

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flygirl May 12, 2011 at 11:19 pm

ha ha
@ all the lovelies who are with me on animal testing :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
all those who think we cannot really take care of this,i agree with you too as staying here we have a very limited brand selection.
let me conclude by saying that even if we DO HAVE TO buy these brands.lets try and post letters and bring these to notice so that the company stops it for consumer benefit
like loreal has promised to abolish all animal testing methods max by 2013
:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
lets keep the efforts coming in small measures.
and yes rati mac does not and i dnt think even bobbi brown does.
to all the colour was lovely gone now :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: a ha ha
loveeeeeeee :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Rati May 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm

yeah I am really hoping that loreal lives up to its claim of stopping animal testing. It would be a great deed. and we can keep posting. :puchhi:

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flygirl May 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm

thanku bee….;)
i like ur name here he he

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flygirl May 12, 2011 at 11:38 pm

also rati i know my rants would continue and i know due to the selection constraint we cant do much.but spreading awarness is my job.maybe someone reads imbb and really acts on it.
u knw like that little maybe.
never giving up on a good cause yeah :toothygrin:

and thankyou for publishing :monkey: :monkey: :monkey:
this is me monkey thanks he he :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Ankita May 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm

The shade is gorgeous and your lips look beautiful Fly girl!

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Noopur May 13, 2011 at 1:05 am

rauni , i have only 1 lip pip from maybelline :D
baaki i have from NYX, n thy dont test on animals… :) :)

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flygirl May 13, 2011 at 1:08 am

nu app to sayaneee ho na firrrrrr ;))))
mwah

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Noopur May 13, 2011 at 1:34 am

:D :D :D
sooo jaaa…
aaj bhi light nhi hai kyaaa?????

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flygirl May 13, 2011 at 7:26 am

light thi nah aur ab uth bhi gaye
guuu girl hu meinnn
he he he
goood morninnggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
such a bright shunny dayyyy
:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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bulbul May 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

i am so gonna buy this one. :woot: this wud look great on me. :P :P

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ramya May 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

thats so well written… maybe even if we cannot stop buying these products we can limit our purchase of these brands…. btw very pretty color…. it looks dashing on u :D

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flygirl May 22, 2011 at 7:35 pm

awwww ramyaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i love that support!
thanku much itd look equally pretty on u m sure :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

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