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Today’s review will be on Maybelline’s Colorshow lipstick in the shade “Hot Chilli.” I have never owned any Colorshow lipstick before this and it was about time I bought one for myself because of the amazing reviews here on IMBB. I picked up 5 of them blindly seeing the swatch on some lady’s hand. Let’s get started with the review!
My Experience with Maybelline M203 Hot Chilli Creamy Matte Lip Color Review:
Packaging: These lipsticks come in the same packaging as the normal Colorshow ones, but it’s matte black to indicate that the product is matte. The plastic it comes in has all the information about the product which isn’t much except the pricing and ingredients. The red band indicates that the lipstick inside is some shade of red. I like how classy it looks but I would have preferred if there was at least a Maybelline logo on it, but never mind. The packaging is nice, sturdy and travel friendly.
Color/Pigmentation: What do you think when you hear the word ‘Hot Chilli’? Something that’s dark red and spicy, right? You never associate chilli with pink, isn’t it? Then why Maybelline? This is a dark pink shade! It’s not at all red or spicy looking! 🙁 I’m so upset that it turned out to be such a bummer shade! There, I was at the Beauty Center thinking I’d have a nice red lipstick collection, and now, sitting here swiping it on my wrist, I feel cheated! I like the pigmentation but not the shade. You cannot tell between the shades “Bold Crimson” and this one!
Texture: I really love matte lipsticks that are creamy and glide on easily. This one falls in that category. It’s smooth, glides on easily, does not highlight dry patches and moisturizes the lips slightly. I really love the texture.
Staying Power: It stayed on for a good 5 hours or so on me. You do have to re-apply it after 3 hours or so. It fades slightly with meals in between but that’s okay. Thankfully, it doesn’t leave a stain behind.
Smell/Taste: It has a pleasant and very mild fragrance to it which is barely noticeable. And once you put on the lipstick, you cannot even smell it. It has no taste whatsoever.
Summing up the pros and cons:
Pros of Maybelline M203 Hot Chilli Creamy Matte Lip Color:
- Decently pigmented.
- Love the matte black packaging.
- Nicely pigmented.
- Moisturizes the lips.
- Smooth and creamy, love the texture.
- Decent staying power.
Cons of Maybelline M203 Hot Chilli Creamy Matte Lip Color:
- Staying power could have been better.
- Misleading name.
- This one looks exactly the same as “Bold Crimson.”
Choose any one between the two – Bold Crimson or Hot Chilli! :/ No need to buy both of them!
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