By Sadhna Agarwal
As many of you may know, Maybelline has released their Spring 2015 collection called ‘Rebel Bouquet’ aka ‘Rebel Bloom’ in the US. They have come up with some new kohls and Color Sensational lipsticks. I wasn’t expecting them to hit the stores just yet, but when I paid a visit to my nearest beauty store, I saw the entire collection and got myself some of these newly launched products. One of them is this lipstick in the shade number REB04. Let’s see how it fared.
Color Sensational presents the NEW Rebel Bouquet collection. A burst of rebellious colour!
Why You’ll Love It
Super-saturated pigments give fresh-picked pastels a bright kick. Sumptuous feel and enriched with honey nectar. 6 vivacious shades.
My Experience with Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet REB04 Lipstick:
The packaging is just like the usual colorsensational lipsticks. The cap covers the entire body with only the bottom part of the silver tube being visible and is an orangey red in colour. The cap shuts with a click and is travel friendly. I had this lipstick lying around at the bottom of my bag for three days and it was still safe, so you can easily carry this in your makeup bag. The bottom of the lipstick has a sticker which mentions the shade number and manufacturing date.
Colour, Texture, Pigmentation:
The colour “REB04” is a bright coral lipstick which is a perfect mixture of pink, orange and red, it almost borders on neon, but trust me, it’s not crazy neon. If you are someone just starting out with orange or red this is the most comfortable shade to choose. It instantly brightens up the face and I guess it will suit almost all skin tones. I’m medium skin toned and I love how it looks on my lips, my best friend is dusky toned and it suits her amazingly well too.
Texture wise, it’s not a pretty true matte; rather it’s a creamy matte. It glides on the lips smoothly without tugging and also, it does not bleed. It doesn’t pull or tug and initially, it may feel too creamy for matte lovers, but eventually it settles to a semi matte finish.
The pigmentation is amazing. One swipe gives great colour payoff, but you would need two or more swipes for even application. It has no scent or taste whatsoever which is great since I hate any kind of smell on my lipsticks.
As I said earlier, it’s a creamy matte which is why the finish, once it settles, is semi matte. The only downfall to it is that it accentuates the dry parts. One cannot skip a lip balm or exfoliation prior to applying this or after a few minutes it will settle on the flaky areas of your lips. It also doesn’t moisturize your lips, so one may need to apply a lip balm after 3-4 hours since I’m obsessed with applying a lip balm I don’t mind it.
I have applied it in different ways and I got different staying powers. I dab a little bit, then blot it with a tissue paper for 3-4 times and it lasts for almost 5 hours after which it starts fading from the middle (Somehow that happens with all my lipsticks and gloss, I have no idea why!). When I apply it with a lip liner it stays for 6 hours or so and if I apply it just like that then it stays for 4-5 hours. It does not leave any stain on me. Because it is a creamy matte, it transfers just a little. But once it settles into it’s semi matte finish, it doesn’t leave an obvious mark on cups or glasses or spoons.
Pros of Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet REB04 Lipstick:
• Amazing colour that suits almost every skin tone.
• Creamy matte texture for those who do not like a super matte lipsticks.
• Great pigmentation.
• No smell or taste.
• Does not bleed.
• Travel friendly packaging.
Cons of Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet REB04 Lipstick:
• May dry out the lips if a lip balm is not used prior to application.
• Accentuates the flaky parts.
• Transfers just a little.
• Needs reapplication of lip balm after 3-4 hours.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bouquet REB04 Lipstick?
I would purchase the other shades from this range, but not this one as I rarely use bright lipsticks. And yes, I would recommend it to everyone especially those who want to try out brighter colours like orange, reds etc.
Hope you guys like my first review on IMBB. It was a fun experience for me. 🙂
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