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So, Maybelline has recently launched the lipsticks that I had been coveting for months. Yes, I’m talking about the Color Show lipsticks. The Color show range by Maybelline is the more edgy, trendy and affordable one as opposed to the Color Sensational range which is now a classic. So, the lipstick I am reviewing in this post is 111 Midnight Pink. Read on to find out more about it.
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 it’s highly moisturised, 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.
Best before: 36 months.
My Take on Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick in the shade 111 Midnight Pink:
Packaging: The packaging is not very attractive like that of the Colorsensational lipsticks. I was rather disappointed by the flimsy packaging. I had seen the lipsticks online before they were launched in India and was convinced beforehand that these could not be compared to other Maybelline lipsticks. It’s made of very cheap quality, lightweight plastic and the cap is proof that the plastic might crack soon if not handled with extreme care. Anyway, it’s black in color and the middle of the lipstick denotes what family of colors it belongs to which is quite smart (brown for shades of brown, purple for shades of purple and so on). The sticker at the bottom denotes the color name and number. All in all, it is easy to carry but not very sturdy.
Texture: I wouldn’t have bought these lipsticks if it weren’t for the brilliant texture. It’s super soft and creamy without being greasy or sticky. Also, it feels very light on the lips. Application is very smooth, though the lipstick settles into fine lines on lips, though I can easily ignore this as the texture is just awesome.
Shade: The shade is called “Midnight Pink” and it’s a deep magenta color with very tiny shimmer particles which are visible only under sunlight. These shimmer particles are so minute that these can easily be mistaken for glossiness, anyhow, I really like it. It gives medium coverage to lips and 3 swipes are more than enough to get the shade as appears in the bullet. The lipstick is not matte at all. All in all, I really like this color and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a staple this season.
Longevity: The brand website says that it stays on for 3-4 hours. Since this shade is on the darker side, it stays on me for a good 3 hours, but after that it starts fading. It doesn’t leave any prominent stain behind and the lips end up looking awkward, so a touch up is a must every 3-4 hours whenever I’m wearing this lipstick. But considering it’s not really glossy in texture, the staying power could have been better.
Pros of Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick in the shade 111 Midnight Pink:
- Very affordable, I mean INR 299 is a steal!
- Travel friendly, can even fit into my jeans pocket.
- Super smooth and creamy in texture.
- Wide range of colors to choose from, starting from pinks to purples to browns to reds.
- A deep magenta shade that will suit most skin tones.
- Doesn’t smudge or smear at all.
Cons of Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick in the shade 111 Midnight Pink:
- I am not a huge fan of this packaging and had it not been for the texture and quality of this lipstick, it would have turned out to be a big bummer.
- Stays on for 3 hours max, needs a touch up after that.
- Settles into fine lines on lips.
- It’s so creamy in texture and light in weight that I’ll have to keep it in the refrigerator.
- The website showed the lipstick back in June and we have had to wait for so long to get it, though this doesn’t really count as a con. But…
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Colorshow Lipstick in the shade 111 Midnight Pink?
Yes, I will definitely repurchase it, but in some other color and I do recommend everyone to check these out.
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