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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review: NEW Maybelline Shinesational Lipsticks

Confession time: I HATE the regular Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks that everyone seems to love. I hate them due to the rancid smell and the fact that they seem to accentuate EVERY dry flake I have. 

However I've bought several Shinesational lipsticks and I love them. They smell great, feel moisturizing, and look fantastic. So, it's no surprise that when I came across the new Maybelline Shinesational lipsticks at Rite Aid a week ago (I was trying to find the new Wet n' Wild trios and yep, I found them.), I had to buy them. 

These are different from the original Shinesational lipsticks due to the fact that they are actually more of a jelly consistency. They look transparent with a bright tint if that makes sense. I think the pictures will speak for themselves.

The Packaging:

They are very attention grabbing with the cute little bright coral-pink tubes. In fact, that's what made me distracted in the first place (I swear I was VERY focused on my wnw hunt). 

The Scent
They smell sooo good. Very fruity and sweet, but no cloying. The scent lingers for about 15 minutes, which makes me sad because I love it so much.

The Colors

I got (from L-R) Fruit Punch, Citrus Slice, Raspberry Ice, and Pink Lollipop. As you can see, they are very transparently colored (?). They are also the PERFECT example of summery colors.

The Pigmentation


 Now this is what I'm sorely disappointed with. I know they are supposed to be sheer, but I honestly couldn't tell them apart when swatching. They have absolutely NO pigmentation (well, I lied, maybe a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bit, if you look closely).

I've noticed that they get a LITTLE bit more pigmented after being on my skin for about 10 minutes or so.



Now I'm not gonna lie: they will feel AMAZING on your lips. Very moisturizing but not oily. Its texture has some substance to it, not just a thin greasy feel. But still, at $6-7 a pop, I expected a little bit more.

Overall I would give these a rating of 3 out of 5 stars. They are great for people who are looking for a LIGHTLY tinted lip conditioner (yes, they are that moisturizing), but the search continues on for someone like me who wants best of both worlds in terms of pigmentation and comfort.

Hope that helped!

<3

Tao

11 comments:

Natalie said...

Wow, they look so pretty in the tube. Who would of thought they'd be so sheer? Even the red ones!

You're making me want to try one anyway because of the moisturizing factor and that they smell good. haha If I see them on sale, maybe I'll pick one up!

StealMyHeartLove said...

Great review. I like the appearance of them, I highly doubt I'll pick any up.

Anonymous said...

thank u 4 the review. that's one less on my list. like a bit more of color and texture.

Tara said...

thank you for the swatches! I really wanted to pick some up but was unsure.

bonom said...

they look like candy!

Jenny Thay @ JennyThay.blogspot.com said...

oh man they are super sheer!! maybelline is one of my favorite probablly only favorite drugstore line...but i'll definitely pass these up!

JennyThay.blogspot.com

cotton2 said...

oh these look interesting. cant wait for them to be launched here in the UK now
:) xo

Askmewhats said...

I love their Sensational line, but this one? I thin I can only try just 1 tube as they are too sheer :)

J said...

Thanks for posting about these, I haven't seen many pictures/reviews of them yet. Which is your favorite color, and would you ever do lip swatches or a FOTD including one of these? I'm curious about just how subtle the color comes off on the lips.. is it basically like Chapstick or is there any color deposited at all? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

its cool!! i just luf them..its quiet expensive..but worth it! i purchAse fruit puch !! totally obsess with it...lo

miemiemie said...

i saw those at CVS but seriously was grossed out because all of the stocks became testers...!!! who would buy them??

i think i read somewhere that they appear sheer when swatched on the skin but they're more pigmented on the lips?