Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:Review and Swatches
It’s been raining new launches at Maybelline in India.First they launched the Fit Me Range and now they have come up with their Lip Gradation Range.The Lip Gradation concept is quite an interesting concept.Ombre lips is a new trend to hit the Indian Market and is probably the first product that claims to such effect.Maybelline India recently launched the Color Blur Pencils as Lip Gradation in India and they are available in 8 different shades.
Price of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:Rs.500
You can buy them online from Nykaa.com
Shelf Life of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:36 months.
Ingredients of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
Company Description of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
Go bold or graded and sexy on your lips with the New Color Sensation Lip Gradation.It’s time to experiment with your lip makeup.For the sexy,bold and adventurous woman,Maybelline New York brings International trends with the newest Lip Gradation.Available in 8 bright,matte shades,this double-sided lip product will inspire you to experiment with your looks and bring out your unique style and personality.The color stick at one end will give a gorgeous pop color while the cushion blender tool at the other end will give a sexy,graded look.
How to Use the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
For a complete trend-on look,apply color on the center of your upper lip and use the sponge smudger to extend the color to the outer edges till the contours of your lips or use it as a matte lip color or a lip liner.
Here’s why you will love it:
– 8 bright matte shades.
– Easy to apply.
– Fun,flirty,versatile way to color your lips.
– Innovative product with cutting edge technology.
For Best Results:Apply Lip Gradation in the center of your lips and blend outwards using the cushion blender.
Packaging of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
The pencil comes in a plastic packaging.The pencil has a retractable dual ended pen sort of packaging with the lip crayon on one side and the sponge smudger on the other end.Both the lip crayon and the smudger have a pull up tight cap.The smudger has a see through cap.The name of the shade is mentioned at the bottom.The color of the pencil depicts the shade of the lip color so it is very easy to pick it up from your stash of lip colors.All the information about the product is mentioned on the sheet in which the product comes and once you tear out the sheet all the information is lost.I tore away the sheet the moment I received the Lip Gradation in my mail and threw it off and now I will have to search for the ingredients list on the net.
Texture of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
I love the texture of this lip color.The texture of the lip crayon is really smooth and creamy.It is not at all drying on the lips as all the other matte lip pencils are.It is super pigmented and it glides easily on your lips without any tugging or pulling.The lip color is totally matte with no shine at all.It does not accentuate the lines on your lips.The color goes opaque in maximum 2 swipes.Whereas the ombre or the blending part comes in I do not find that it creates any ombre effects or so.I have the Lip Gradation in the shade Mauve 1 and after using the cushion blender I do not find any ombre effect on my lips as such.
Fragrance of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:The Lipstick does not have fragrance at all so that is a plus for me as I do not like heavily scented lipsticks.
Swatch of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
Shade of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:I bought the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation in the shade Mauve 1.I bought it online and I was so mislead by the shade name,the shade color swatch available online also showed a bit of light mauve colour but this shade is not even close to a mauve shade.I did not have a single mauve shade in my stash so I ordered it but I was highly disappointed with the shade.It is a pure brown,nude kinda shade with a little,very little bit of mauve undertones to it.They should have rather named it Brown 1 or so.It is a perfect nude brown shade but I was so mislead by the shade name.I am not a fan of browns,I personally like bright pinks,reds and corals but I guess this is the major con of buying stuff online,you actually do not get to see the actual shade and you often end up ordering the wrong shade.
I would say that this shade is very close to the Kylie Jenner shade.A great shade for everyday use.I personally do not like browns so I would definitely try out the fuchsia,orange or the coral from the range next time.Anyone who loves their browns,go ahead and buy it.
Ombre Effect of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
As per the instructions you are supposed to apply lip color in the center of your lips and blend outwards using the cushion blender.Personally I did not get any ombre effect with this shade but maybe you can get that effect with the other bright colors in this range.I apply the stick to my entire lips and blur it out with the blender to tone down the color a bit.I would love to buy a bright shade like coral or fuchsia and try the ombre effect with those shades.The gradation effect looks like a normal lipstick that has been rubbed off from the corners of the lips.The smudger is not that great and I would rather use it as a normal lipstick.
Staying Power of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
The staying power of this lipstick is amazing.It stays in place all day without bleeding or smudging.It stays on for a good 5-6 hours.But if you eat or drink something it does transfer quite a lot and you definitely need to re-apply it.Even after eating something it leaves a slight stain on the lip.
My Take on the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
Like I had mentioned it earlier I was mislead by the shade name and I bought a shade that’s not my shade.As far the pigmentation is concerned it is super pigmented.The texture is really smooth and creamy.It is not at all drying on the lips.It does not bleed or smudge and has an amazing staying power.It glides on easily on the lips.The color pay-off is really nice.The color also does not settle into the fine lines.The shade mauve is not mauve,it is sort of a muddy brown with a hint of mauve.I really like the pigmentation,the texture and the staying power of the this lipstick so probably I will try out a different shade from the Lip Gradation range as I have no issues with it apart from the shade.
Pros of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
2.Feels light on the lips.
3.Glides on easily on the lip without any tugging or pulling.
4.Good staying power.
5.Perfect matte finish.
6.Really creamy,does not dry out the lips.
Cons of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:
1.Misleading shade name.
2.Gradation or ombre look doe snot show up.
3.A little expensive.
4.Transfers a lot.
5.Dearth of colors,no unique or new shade available in this range.
6.Very less quantity for Rs.500.
One thing I do not like about this range is the price band.Maybelline is known for its affordable range.It is drugstore brand and Rs.500 for 1.13 grams of product is way too high and is almost equal to any high end brand lipstick like MAC or so.
Rating of the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1:I would give it a 3/5,-2 for the misleading shade name.
Would I repurchase the Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gradation Mauve 1?
I would definitely pick up another shade and will share the review with you guys very soon.