Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs – Stormy Sahara Review

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs – Stormy Sahara Review

Hello beautiful ladies!

I am back with another review of the products that I got recently. I was crawling the blogosphere recently when I came across the launch of “Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs,” which is a collection of nude shades of lipsticks, starting from very pale, to rich dark burgundy shades. I wanted one immediately, since I have always liked the Maybelline Color Sensational range, and I don’t have many nude shades. I was very happy that Maybelline introduced shades for all skin tones since nudes for pale skin completely wash out darker skin tones. I got the shade “945-Stormy Sahara.”

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs

Product Description:

Now, nude lipstick color comes alive with Color Sensational The Buffs Lip Color. True nude lip color pigments for honest flesh tone color. Uniquely sensuous feel from precious oils.

How To Use:

Apply your nude lip color lipstick by starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.


$7.49 for 4.2 gm.  Love the price for the quantity. It’s also frequently on sale!


Lanolin Liquida / Lanolin Oil, Sesamum Indicum Oil / Sesame Seed Oil, Oleyl Erucate, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Ppg-5 Lanolin Wax, Acetylated Lanolin, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Alumina, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Parfum / Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylic Acid/Isobutyl Acrylate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Benzyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Mel / Honey / Miel, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone.


The packaging is similar to the Color Sensational range, but the plastic cover is of a nude shade, instead of the red/pink covers they had for the Color Sensational range. The lipstick casing is silver as before, and the good part is that the bullet does not protrude out of the silver casing – which it did in case of my Color Sensational lipsticks. The bottom has a color-coded sticker with the name and shade number written.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs

My Take on Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs – Stormy Sahara:

Firstly, I am very happy with the shade range they have introduced. Everyone can find their preferred nude shade with this range, and the darker shades will look good on anyone. As for Stormy Sahara, I love how it looks in the bullet. It is a very beautiful peachy nude shade, which is sure to be flattering to a lot of skin tones, because of the hint of pink in it. When applied, it looks almost exactly like it does in the bullet, so it is pretty much true to color, which is great. It is very pigmented and two swipes are all you need.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs

The texture is nice, smooth, creamy and applies evenly and easily across lips, and lip balm is not necessary for this one. It is fairly hydrating. The wear time is good, about 3 hours without meals, but it gets transferred easily. It smells somewhat similar to the original Color Sensational line, but a little different – but it’s not bad. I generally don’t like lipsticks with weird smells and I don’t mind this one. It doesn’t accentuate fine lines at all, and doesn’t bleed or feather.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs

All in all, there are only good things to say about this lipstick. I am NC42 in MAC, depending on the season, and I really like how Stormy Sahara looks on me! It’s the perfect nude which doesn’t wash me out at all, and gets me compliments from people. I would love to buy 950 (Untainted Spice) because it looks like a very wearable brown nude. You can probably guess what shade to buy by looking at swatches, you will find your perfect one!

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs

Pros of Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs – Stormy Sahara:

  • Great selection of nude shades, something for every skin tone!
  • Creamy, smooth, moisturizing texture, applies smoothly and evenly.
  • Pigmentation is great.
  • True to the color in the bullet.
  • Wear time is sufficiently good.
  • Quantity is great for price.
  • This particular shade is a very pretty peachy nude shade.

Cons of Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs – Stormy Sahara:

  • Smell may be off-putting to some people.
  • Gets transferred easily.

IMBB Rating:


This is a very good product, and I will definitely buy 950-Untainted Spice if I get the chance. I hope it will launch in India soon!!

Take care until next time!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks Photos and Swatches
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Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick – Summer Pink
Maybelline Colorsensational High Shine Lip Gloss – Mocha-Mazing
Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss – Buff
Clinique Color Surge Lipstick – Buff
Beauty UK Lipstick – In the Buff
Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil # Stormy Grey
NYX Pearl Eyeshadow in Sahara Pearl
NYX Trio in Sahara/ Suede/ Chocolate


23 thoughts on “Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs – Stormy Sahara Review

      1. I checked it. loved maple kiss and touchable tuape. maple kiss looks like darker version of this shade. Thank you so much for introducing these beauties *thankyou*

    1. Maybe it’s a fault of my camera Lisha, because it really does look nice in the bullet ! 😀

      And *thankyou* so much!

  1. When I saw the lipstick in the tube I thought it ws a dark brown but on your lips its a very nice colour….. *clap*

    1. It’s a fault of my camera for not capturing the right color *scared* *scared*

      It actually looks like a peachy nude in the bullet! *haan ji*

  2. awesome gal.. *clap* u rockd it totally.. *clap* I shud check them nw as they will make refreshing change fm my usual deep shades *drool*

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