Monday, 1 February 2010

Maybelline Color Sensational Swatches (Red)

Did swatches of the five red shades of the Maybelline Color Sensational Moisture Extreme lipsticks (S$15.90). Like the US, the lipsticks are grouped into reds, pinks, nudes/browns, and corals.

For a drugstore lipstick, these are truly outstanding in terms of how creamy, smooth and pigmented the shades are. Some do apply more sheer and glossy (like Wine) but I was impressed by shades like Summer Sunset and Passion Red, which showed up intensely with just two swipes.

Top: Loving Red
Middle (left to right): Summer Sunset, Blushing Berry
Bottom (left to right: Passion Red, Wine

6 comments:

Polly said...

I agree! These are very lovely and they are indeed moisturizing on the lips :)!

Catherine said...

OMG. Those swatches look incredible! I wonder how they wear? My lips hate any little bit of drying at all... but the colors just look amazing here!

Adrianna said...

I love the deep reds swatched.Perfect for those pin-up looks.Looks like I'll may have to wait a bit longer before it hits Malaysian shores :)

Haru said...

Hi Polly,
Good to hear that they are moisturising on the lips! For me, that's quite important as my lips tend to get dry easily.

Hi Catherine,
Although I haven't tried the lipsticks on my lips, just from swatching them, they do appear to be quite moisturising and non-drying.

Hi Adrianna,
I was quite surprised by how lovely some of the reds turned out when swatched. Usually, they tend to be more pink-toned rather than a true red.

everbluec said...

I swatched it today! And was really impress and surprised how pretty the RED turn out to be!!

I bought a pink one for my mum ^__^

alexis said...

saw ur post on it, and decided to get a coral pink one at Watsons ytd (20% off cosmetics + additional 5% members). my colleague tried the Summer Sunset on her lips and they lasted the entire day AND looked extremely moist throughout, with no bleeding and creasing. she bought the summer sunset lipstick too. i tried mine today and am equally pleased - moisturizing, rich colour, and there's no weird artificial scent/taste which is v.impt for me cos i hate them!

am tempted to get other colours now :) happy new year!