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Maybelline Colour Sensational is the latest addition to Maybelline's range of lip colours. This lipstick has an amazing 26 different shades ranging from pale pastel pinks to deep browns, so it's easy to find one that you love! Maybelline claim that this lipstick will 'make you fall in love with high definition colour, again and again'. I'm not usually too keen on Maybelline cosmetics, but this really stands out from the rest of their make up range, I adore it!
The lipstick comes in a rectangular container, the 'top' of the lipstick is the entire length of the tube apart from a wee silver bit at the bottom which you pull out to reveal the lipstick. The 'top' is transparent and is a similar colour to the actual lipstick. For instance, if you buy a deep red lipstick or a light red lipstick, the top will be red. The top is easy to remove and clicks back in place when you put it away, which wouldn't come off easily if it was in your bag.
The actual lipstick twists out of the silver tube and has a little pointy bit at the top which makes it easier to apply. The lipstick isn't too wide, which also makes it easier to apply.
As I said before, this lipstick comes in 26 shades. There are four different groups of shades; pinks, plums, reds and natural. You can find a complete list of shades here; http://www.maybelline.co.uk/PRODUCTS/Lips/LIPSTICK/NEW_Color_Sensational.aspx
I bought two shades from the Colour Sensational range of lipsticks; Ambre Rose and Coral Pop. The Coral Pop was a lot darker than it appears on the website, so just watch for that when choosing a shade. It's much better to go instore and see them in person.
I feel that there are a good variety of shades that will suit many skin tones.
I usually line and fill my lips in with lip liner, this stops your lip colour bleeding, makes it last longer and will stop you having that horrible look you get when you lipstick fades in the centre and you just get a ring of lipstick on the outside of your lips. Also, you can make your lips look fuller using lip liner if you put it just outside your lips.
I usually use a lip brush to put lipstick on, but I didn't really need to with this lipstick. The pointy bit lets you have a precise application and I didn't find that I went over my lip line at all. The lipstick is really soft and creamy and glides on really easily. I did find that with the darker colours, your lips didn't need to be in perfect condition whereas with a lighter shade you need to have perfectly moisturised lips as all dry bits will show up.
At first, your lips are really shiny and glistening, the lipstick has a really glossy finish. This is a bit much for a day look I think, but is perfect if you're going out. There's absolutely no need for lipgloss with this lipstick! If you want to keep up this glossiness, you'll need to top it up after about an hour. The good thing about this lipstick is that although the glossiness fades, the colour doesn't. It just looks a lot more natural after a while. The colour lasts all night without the need for reapplication which i was really impressed with. It seems to tick all the boxes!
My lips didn't dry out with this lipstick and I actually felt that the lipstick moisturised my lips. The Maybelline website says it's enriched with honey nectar which I presume conditioned my lips.
It didn't transfer onto my teeth or anything else for that matter. The last time I wore this was at New Year and it really did last all night, despite the fact that I was kissing many people.
It doesn't feel as though you're wearing any lipstick, it doesn't feel sticky or dry. It just feels smooth and creamy.
Price & Availability
So, this lipstick ticks all the boxes, but it doesn't do it at a big price. At only £6.99, it's not too bad. I've tried much more expensive lipsticks that are nowhere near as good as this.
You can get Maybelline products at health and beauty stores, such as Superdrug. I tend to go to Boots as you can get a lovely 24 points for your Boots card when you buy the lipstick.
I really, really love this lipstick. The shades are gorgeous and there are just so many of them. It leaves your lips feeling glossy and moisturised, although if you want glossiness all night then you will have to top it up. The colour last ages, which I was really impressed with as I've never really liked Maybelline products. 5 out of 5 from me! I'd definitely recommend it.