By Shreemoyee Biswas
Hi all the lovely members of IMBB,
Here I am, giving shot to a make up product review for the very first time. Having said that, I am extremely excited to see how I have fared in it! *Fingers crossed* Looking forward to your comments and suggestions!
I recently picked up a product which is currently under the spotlight. Yes! It is the new range of lipsticks by “Maybelline – Colorshow”. I absolutely loved their colorshow nail paints. My expectations were high with their lipstick range as well. I got introduced to this product through IMBB itself. I thought it is worth a buy! I chose to pick Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick in the shade #210 Wine Festival. The word “festival” kind of attracted me to try out this shade! Let’s see how it has fared for me.
Maybelline Color Show Lipstick is a fashionable intense lipstick, which comes in chic to vivid shades. Maybelline Color Show Lipstick is highly pigmented giving bold lips.
• It stays for up to four to five hours.
• The creamy texture is not heavy on the lips.
• It does not smear or smudge.
• It does not settle in line.
• As its highly moisturized you don’t need to wear a lip balm.
How To Use: For a perfect lip shape: start in the middle of the lips, smoothing out to the corners of the mouth.
Price: INR 299 for 3.9 gm.
Best before: 36 months
The packaging can be described as simple, sturdy and lightweight. At this cost, you don’t really expect too much and I am not complaining either! You can hear the click sound when you close the cap. The lipstick case has a black body. In the middle it has a band which denotes the color family. There are 27 shades in this range. The color family is divided into brown, red, pink and purple. The shade “Wine Festival” is of red color family. A sticker in the bottom shows the number and name of the shade.
Here comes the most important part, “the texture.” Well, I can think of only 2 words to describe the texture of this lipstick – “super soft” and “super creamy.” It glides on your lips like a dream! One of the top reasons why I went ahead to purchase this one is the application. It is smooth, soft, creamy and just wonderful. Superb pigmentation is an add on which I absolutely love. No tugging at all. The lipstick has a fruity- candy fragrance, which lingers for sometime, but vanishes soon.
I checked the staying power of this range on the brand’s website before buying it. It said it would stay on for 3-4 hours easily. I would say it did stay on my lips for a good 3.5 hours , since it is a darker shade. After that, it starts fading and leaves a stain behind. Your lips may feel a bit dry after 4 hours. I did expect a longer staying power as it is NOT a super glossy lipstick. But again, that isn’t really a con for me at this price!
The shade is called “Wine Festival”. It is a nice wine colour without any shimmer particles in it. Gives medium coverage in 2 swipes. The color is the second top reason (after the texture) for buying this lipstick. It is surely the “color of the season”. You definitely need to have at least one such shade in your make up kitty for this festival season!
Pros of Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick 210 Wine Festival:
• Budget- friendly! So much better than other brands at higher prices !
• Creamy texture and smooth application.
• A must have color in your make up vanity.
• Smudge proof, doesn’t budge off completely from your lips!
• Super pigmentation , have fallen in love with it!
• It would suit all skin tones. Specially superb for ladies who have dark skin tone like me.
Cons of Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick 210 Wine Festival:
• It dried out my lips after 4 hours. Re- application needed!
• Settles into fine lines.
• The fruity fragrance might be a con for many, but not for me as it vanishes soon after you apply it.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick in 210 Wine Festival?
I would like to try the other shades as well, highly recommend this to everyone!
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
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