Saturday, 19 September 2015

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in 530- Fatal Red.: Review, Swatches and FOTD -- Best true red lipstick on a budget!

Hi everyone :)
Today I'll be reviewing my very first, and perhaps one of my most loved lipsticks ever: Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in 530- Fatal Red.

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in 630- Fatal Red: Exterior Packaging
What Maybelline says about the product:


Get the perfect pout with Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lip Color.

  • With crisper color and a creamier feel, this lip color looks rich and stunning. Available in 20 different shades, you’ll surely find a lip color to suit every outfit, occasion and look.
  • Here’s why you’ll love it:
  • • Has pure pigments for crisp, rich color
  • • Enriched with honey nectar for a creamier feel
  • • Available in 20 elegant shades

This will be less a review and more of a ode to it, you've been warned!
The lipstick is housed in a metallic case with an outer covering of a color similar to the lipstick. It is pretty helpful to pick one out just seeing the cover.
The lipstick is superbly creamy, smells strongly of coconut and vanilla. It might bother some sensitive sniffers but thankfully the smell goes away in a minute of application. It is very pigmented and goes opaque in one swipe, covering all pigmentation. The creamy texture is very emollient and almost soothes dry lips. However it is VERY transferable. It can stain anything your lips touch. And it also bleeds and feathers, so a lip liner is must. If you don't have a lip liner, one can prep moisturised lips with foundation, let set and then apply the lipstick. It helps against the feathering and bleeding to some extent.
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in 630- Fatal Red Swatches: Left - swiped once, Right: swiped 3 times

Using a lip brush to apply the color over well filled and lined lips gives the best finish and you can also have a choice that way, to whether keep it glossy or apply a bit of powder on top to give a matte look.
The colour: Now this property of the lipstick made me fall head over heels for it. It is the truest red ever, no blue or orange undertones, flattering every skin tone. I have an orange undertone yet orangey reds weren't flattering on me. Pink based reds ended up being too pink and less red and then I stumbled along this one.

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in 630- Fatal Red: Lip Swatch
The colour is very bold and face brightening, and people searching for their first red lipstick, irrespective of skin undertones can definitely try this one out. It is also a very appropriate shade for brides on a budget!
And here's my FOTD using the lipstick, a base ( Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation) and Chambor Dazzle Eye Pencil in Brown
Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in 630- Fatal Red: FOTD

Price: INR 375
Verdict: Go for it girls, you wont regret it!)