I am back with another lipstick review – Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice. I love to wear matte lipsticks and can hardly resist the urge to buy some more. I decided to try this shade which looks very “Marsala” in the bullet and reads “Masala” (Spice) on the sticker 😛 Read on to find out how this Marsala Masala fared 🙂
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Only from Maybelline: The Creamy Mattes by Color Sensational deliver a burst of bold lip color and a surge of creamy texture in 10 make-a-statement shades, for mattes your lips will love to wear! For Best Results: Apply in the center of your upper lip to the outer edges, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip. Can be worn under lip color.
My Experience with Maybelline Touch of Spice Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick:
Packaging: This lipstick comes in a sleek packaging with a translucent cap. The cap has a mauve-y brown color and has a matte finish. It is quite similar in packaging to the other older Color Sensational lipsticks and honestly, I failed to notice this line because I never realized that this is a new matte line from Maybelline. The sticker at the bottom of the tube is color coded to help identify the lipstick if you have multiple of these lipsticks. Even though the packaging is very simple, it looks classy and doesn’t feel flimsy at all.
Shade: Touch of Spice – Aah that name itself conjures up images of warm spices like cinnamon, cardamom and cloves 🙂 And I was very curious to see how this lipstick translates on the lips. It looks very “Marsala-ish” in the bullet as well as when I swiped it on my hand, but on my lips, the shade is a deep terracotta with slight plum undertones. The beauty is that it doesn’t look too brown to be nineties or too purple to be vampy on the lips. I feel that this is a universally flattering shade and just perfect for the fall season. Of course, I am not going to wait until fall to use it 🙂
Texture, Finish, Pigmentation: The texture of the lipstick is unlike any other traditional matte lipstick. Maybelline calls it “creamy matte” and that’s exactly what it is. It has a creamy, buttery texture and it glides easily on the lips. There is no tugging at all. Having said that, I would still recommend you to exfoliate your lips before you use this lipstick as over time, it tends to accentuate the lines on the lips.
While it feels creamy, the finish of the lipstick is a beautiful matte. Sometimes, matte lipsticks appear very flat and dry on the lips as if someone has sucked all moisture from the lips. Thankfully, this lipstick does not appear drying on the lips.
The shade “Touch of Spice” is superbly pigmented and one swipe is enough to take care of even pigmented lips. The matte formula makes the lipstick stay long – it stays on for around 5-6 hours with light snacking. It doesn’t leave any stain behind.
To summarize, the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice is a beautiful Marsala shade with finish of Matte and feel of Creamy at a very affordable price. What more do you want?
Pros of Maybelline Touch of Spice Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick:
• Beautiful shade, almost Marsala
• Strong pigmentation
• Lovely matte finish
• Creamy formula, not drying at all
• Decent staying power – around 5-6 hrs
• Classy packaging.
• Very affordable.
Cons of Maybelline Touch of Spice Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick:
- Over time, the lipstick accentuates lines on the lips.
- Exfoliation is recommended for very dry and chapped lips.
Oh yes, if you are on the lookout for a lipstick which comes close to Marsala, has quality of a high-end lipstick, but at a drugstore price, look no further!! I am already thinking of buying some other shade from this range.
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