The newly launched Lip Gradation range as already been introduced on IMBB! And I bring you 4 more supergorgeous shades. I loved the entire concept and I actually wanted a few matte lip colours because they stay on the lips forever! I picked up Orange 1, Red 1, Red 2 and Pink 2 from this amazing range. So let’s start with the in-depth reviews!
Price: Rs 500
Go Bold or Graded and Sexy on Your Lips with the New Color Sensational Lip Gradation
It’s time to experiment with your lip makeup. For the sexy, bold and adventurous woman, Maybelline New York brings international trends with the newest Lip Gradation. Available in 8 bright, matte shades, this double-sided lip product will inspire you to experiment with your looks and bring out your unique style and personality. The color stick at one end will give a gorgeous pop of color while the cushion blender tool at the other end will give a sexy, graded look. For a complete trend-on look, apply color on the centre of your upper lip and use the sponge smudger to extend the color to the outer edges till the contours of your lips or use it as a matte lip color or a lip liner.
Here’s why you will love it:
• 8 bright, matte shades
• Easy to apply
• Fun, flirty, versatile way to color your lips
• Innovative product with cutting edge technology
My Experience with Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Gradation Orange 1:
The Maybelline Lip Gradation lip colours are available in 8 shades and these 8 shades left me in confusion because
all of them looked equally beautiful. But I finally made my mind and picked 4 out of these.
Packaging: The Maybelline Lip Gradation comes in a long and sleek packaging with the lip colour at one end and the smudger at the other. It has the name written over it in glossy silver fonts and the shade name label is stuck at the bottom of the smudger. The crayons are colour coded which makes it easier than ever to spot the one I want to use. The twisty thing at the bottom works perfectly and the cap stays tight, so no need to worry about the lip colour chipping. They are priced at 500 which initially I thought was high but then after I tried them, I thought anyone would be ready to spend that much for a supermatte lip colour which stays more than the lip crayons of any other brand.
Shade: There were 8 shades and I got to know that a lot of people were complaining that the shades weren’t unique. But I guess the shades are perfect because as we all know Maybelline caters to masses, mostly to the younger generation and these are the regular shades that the girls use. So I am pretty much happy with all the 8 shades. The shade “Orange 1” is a beautiful tangerine shade with lots of red hints which makes it look prettier than ever. I love how those red hints subside the warm and bold orange. This is the orange for everyone as it will complement all the skintones beautifully. It instantly perks up my face and it is a perfect shade for the upcoming summer. I haven’t really been into oranges since I can’t handle bold oranges, but this is one of the best that I have tried.
Pigmentation, consistency and finish: The consistency is extremely creamy and feels more like a mousse rather than cream. It glides on supersmoothly on my lips covering my lips in the beautiful orange colour in just one go. The pigmentation is very intense and is great enough to cover the pigmented lips too. The consistency is definitely soft, so I would advise not to apply pressure while using this. The finish is supermatte which looks extremely stunning on the lips. It is matte but not drying at all. So in all, it is a great product.
Smudging: I don’t know why they created this concept because a very few women would like to carry ombre lips. And the thing that they have provided to create did not impress me! The smudger is soft and great for smudging but the lip colour smudges all unevenly creating patches on the lips. Also, the product totally clings to dry patches after smudging, so this is a big no-no; rather it works amazingly as a plain lip colour.
Staying power: The staying power is incredible! It stays for more than 7-8 hours on my lips with water, snacks and meals too. Only a little colour gets ripped off after having a meal, but the colour stays bold throughout. Even though the colour goes off after 7-8 hours, it leaves a pretty strong stain which we can easily remover with a make-up cleanser.
Pros of Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Gradation Orange 1:
• Colour coded crayons are so easy to identify.
• The packaging is sleek and long which makes it easy to fit them in vanity, clutch or a hand-bag.
• Available in 8 shades and all are equally beautiful.
• The consistency is supercreamy and glides like butter on a hot toast!
• The pigmentation is superintense.
• Will cover pigmented lips completely.
• The shade “Orange 1” is a very pretty orange with red hints which makes it look perfect for Indian skintones.
• It is apt for summers and you will grab a lot of eyeballs with this shade on.
• It instantly perks up my face.
• It stays on my lips for 7-8 hours with meals, snacks and water.
• The finish is perfectly matte which looks gorgeous.
Cons of Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Gradation Orange 1:
• The smudger doesn’t work well; it creates a very tacky look and it looks like half of my lip colour has come off after eating.
• L’Oreal tests on animals.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Gradation Orange 1?
Yes absolutely! These are amazing budget-friendly mattes and they are by far the best lip crayons when compared to Lakme and Faces. So yeah, go and pick up your favourite shades and rock the bold pout.
Leaving aside the gradation effect, these work brilliantly and I am using this every time I step out of the house.
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