6 Aug 2014

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in 103 Crushed Candy - Review

We all know that Maybelline has come up with color show lipsticks range. I saw it at a local health and glow store for the first time and obviously went on to swatch it all.

It has a decent shade selection but I personally found some of the shades to be pretty sheer. I am not so much into sheer shades as before. After some serious swatching I ended up buying just one shade and that’s what I am going to review today.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in 103 Crushed Candy

Shade Name: Crushed Candy.

Price: INR. 299/-

Packing: Maybelline color show lipsticks come in a glossy black bullet with a color-coded middle and the shade names are mentioned in the end. The packing is sturdy and travel friendly.

Texture: Though the bullet looks tough, when applied, the lipstick goes on smooth. It feels little bit buttery and clings to the dry areas and fine lines. The lipstick is not drying but it tends to emphasize the dryness and look unflattering. Hence, moisturized smooth lips are must. The lip color does not bleed. 

Color: The color is a gorgeous coral pink shade. It has micro silver shimmer that aids to the watery sheen. Honestly I am not a fan of this sheen. While swatching it looked pretty. But when I tried it on my lips (my skin tone is NC 42 in MAC) the sheen does not look flattering. If I layer the lipstick beyond a point, it starts looking bit frosty.

Fragrance: The lipstick has a wonderful bubble gum fragrance.

Pigmentation:  It is not great. It goes on sheer and upon layering gives moderate coverage. I don’t think it will do any justice to pigmented lips.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in 103 Crushed Candy

Staying Power: I am impressed by the staying power. The lipstick stays put for about 4 hours with mild fading of the sheen. It does stain but not in a bad way. The stain stays put for another 1 hour or so before vanishing completely. 

I feel that the lipstick looks more flattering once the sheen vanishes.

I have a feeling that the bullet will have hard time surviving the Chennai summer. 

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in 103 Crushed Candy

Product Highlights

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in 103 Crushed Candy


 Indian Beauty Maniac’s Rating
3.5/5

It is good for the price. Though i would have preferred the color sheen-less or with less sheen. This color is more of a personal choice. I would love to try out the n*de and orange shade from this range next. 

Have you tried any of the color show lip sticks?

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