Brand Claims: Maybelline New York introduces the new Color Sensational Powder Matte lipsticks. Now powder your pout sensational with 2X Matte intensity and silkier powder finish. Get a dramatic effect with 4X saturated powder pigments + honey nectar.
- Ultra powdery smooth matte finish lipsticks.
- Intense color pay off.
- Does not smudge
- Keeps lips hydrated
Maybelline Color Sensational The Powder Mattes Lipsticks are packaged in signature “Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick” lipstick case where the retractable lipstick bullet is housed in metallic silver case with colored lid indicating the shade of the lipstick inside. I store all my Color Sensation Lipsticks upside down as ‘ named’ color coded stickers on the base of the lipsticks act as quick guide to find the shade of your mood .All Color Sensational lipsticks look similar albeit matte formulas have frosted lids which is definitely a good indicator of formula inside.
Maybelline The Powder Mattes are launched in 9 shades in India although the range is available in 15 shades internationally. Maybelline has carefully launched these shades to suit the requirements of Indian skin tones. On the paler side , I found shade “ Make me Blush” pretty peach color which is just right for my medium skin tone ( NC 41 complexion) . A smidgen paler than this peach could have washed me out. On my medium tone , I love to pair it up with kohl eyes and touch of peach blush on my cheeks. It is a gorgeous apricot – peach shade that will look pretty on fair to medium skin tones. For medium skin tones deeper than MAC NC 41 , I will suggest wearing bold eyeliner or smudged kohl eyes to wear this shade without looking sick. If you have darkness around mouth do consider proper concealing as the lighter peach and pink shades can accentuate darkness in this area.
Here is little shade guide
Fair Complexions: Touch me Nude,Make me Blush,Technically Pink
Medium Complexions: Fuschia Flash,Pink Shot,Up to Date
Olive Complexions: Plum perfection,Get Red-dy,Cherry Chic
This shade guide will give you rough idea to choose shades as per your skin tone but you can move across the spectrums to pick shades of your choice.
Maybelline The Powder Mattes , unlike their name has super creamy texture and lipstick swipe on lips hassle free without a drag. It feels quite light weight on lips and does not dry out my lips where this formula scores over other drugstore powder-matte lip formulas. Make Me Blush has intense pigmentation and I get complete opacity in single swipe on my slightly pigmented lips.
Lipstick has beautiful velvety matte finish and it applies even without settling in fine lip lines. It stays on my lips for 4-5 hours without smudging and bleeding ( perks of matte lipstick!!) However it transfers even after hours of application. I loose it completely with meals and it disappears unevenly, making lips look patchy .Considering it is a matte formula, do consider overnight moisturization and morning exfoliation of lips both before and after using this lipstick. Although powdery lipstick formula does not settle down in fine lip lines but can cling to dry patches which gives patchy application and looks unsightly. It easily comes out with my L’oreal Dermo Expertise Eye and Lip makeup remover.
VANILLA RATINGS 9/10
I loved this lovely apricot peach lipstick “ Make Me Blush” among Maybelline Powder Matte collection launched in India. It will suit fair to medium skin tones and a pretty pale peach shade for summers.I rarely wear my lipsticks on my cheeks but powder formula of this lipstick tempted me. I tried wearing it blush and loved the peach,matte , non patchy finish of this shade. Texture is very comfortable, non drying and formula gives bouncy , velvety finish . Shade range is worth checking and these are quite affordable also.
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