Skin Tone: Medium Tanned
Maybelline recently launched the ‘Color Show Big Apple Red Lipstick’ range in India. This range has 5 different shades of red. But the shades in this range are quite similar, so the overall shade selection is not great. I have already reviewed the shade ‘Red Liberation’ and today’s review is going to be on the shade ‘Pink My Red’. Let’s get into the details.
INR 325 for 3.9g
• Now paint the town red with the new Color Show Big Apple Reds
• Red is a color that’s perfect for every occasion!
• Maybelline New York introduces Big Apple Reds a lipstick range of 5 lip colors inspired by the Big Apple City – New York.
• With versatile shades to suit every skin tone, Big Apple Reds will match your every mood and occasion to give you that extra edge and style to boost your style quotient. With just one swipe on your lips, you can change your look and stand out in the crowd.
My Experience with Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Lipstick Pink My Red:
The packaging is same as the previous Color Show range of lipsticks. This ‘Big Apple Red’ range comes in a matte black plastic packaging with a red ring around the middle, which indicates the shade range. But, again, the details are printed on a plastic cover and you lose them once you lose the cover. On the bottom of this product, the shade is indicated with a color coded red sticker. Overall, this packaging is totally easy to carry, but I wish the packaging were different and new.
Shade & Pigmentation:
The Big Apple Red range has five beautiful red shades. All the shades are definitely good, but I don’t find a huge variety of reds here. The shades are quite similar. This ‘Pink Me Red’ or #208 is a pretty pinky red shade, just like its name. It has a cool undertone but sometimes it looks neutral also. It is a little dark red shade with a rosy pink tone which suits Indian skin tone amazingly.
It gives a bright look instantly. If you do not prefer bold red colors then this is a nice wearable red for you. It looks flawless on my skin. Again, this is a super pigmented shade which needs one swipe to provide proper red lips. For the true color, I need only two to three swipes. There is no shimmer in this shade. It looks so pretty on lips!
Texture & Quality:
Its soft texture glides smoothly on the lips. It has a nice creamy formula which keeps my lips moisturized. It blends evenly on the lips. Also the layering doesn’t make the application patchy. I absolutely love the way it looks on my lips. It also has a nice fruity scent which is not overpowering at all.
The lipstick has a nice non-drying matte finish. It gives a soft creamy matte texture to my lips and it also doesn’t transfer that much. I feel that the texture is better than their usual creamy matte range. This range never highlights dry lips, but my already dry lips feel a little dry after a meal. Also, super dry lips need a lip balm underneath.
The staying power is really impressive of this shade. It stays for around 6 hours nicely. It can survive a meal and it doesn’t transfer that much during the meal. A little bit of transfer is there and it is OK with me. But, as usual, a bit of color fades after a meal. The color doesn’t settle into the fine lines. After a meal it turns into a very nice red stain on the lips and the stain stays until you remove it. But, after 5 hours, my lips look dry and a reapplication is required for the smooth texture. It is really hard to remove the stain from the lips and a good remover is required.
It is a perfect party shade. I love this different pinky red. It actually looks good when you want something new but pretty. Its smooth, non-drying and matte texture is superb. I am not super happy with the shade range, but I like this pink red and it goes with any outfit.
Pros of Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Lipstick Pink My Red:
• Affordable and easily available
• Comes in a travel-friendly packaging
• Gorgeous red shade with a rosy pink tone
• Complements Indian skin tones well
• Very well pigmented
• Nice, non-drying and matte finish
• Glides evenly on the lips
• Keeps lips moisturized
• Doesn’t transfer much
• Makes lips appear soft
• Stays for more than 6 hours
• Survives meals
• Leaves a beautiful, long-lasting dark pink stain
• Doesn’t settle into the fine lines
Cons of Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Lipstick Pink My Red:
• Same old packaging
• Limited shade range
• Lips feel dry after a meal or 4 hours
• Dry lips need a balm underneath
• Hard to remove
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Lipstick Pink My Red?
I already have two reds from this range and I might buy another red. I love the texture and the staying power, so I highly recommend this range. Choose the best red for yourself!
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