Late last year I was sent a lovely surprise pack from Maybelline for Christmas, which included all of the colours in this collection, and of course I couldn't not show them on the blog.
There are 10 colours in the Maybelline Color Sensational The Shine Lip Color range which are all swatched below.
|L/R: Rosy Dream, Beige Rose, Iced Tea, Juicy Pink, Juicy Bubblegum|
Beige Rose - sheer pinked beige
Iced Tea - a frostier version of Beige Rose
Juicy Pink - frosty light raspberry pink
Juicy Bubblegum - creamy blue based pink (my favourite... in case you can't guess!)
|L/R - Mango Diamonds, Cherry Candy, Sugar Plum, Mauve Diamonds, Luminous Cocoa|
Mango Diamonds - sheer creamy coral
Cherry Candy - sheer cherry red
Sugar Plum - slightly frosted light plummy colour
Mauve Diamonds - frosted blue toned mauve
Luminous Cocoa - frosted bronze colour
- They glide on very smoothly and feel silky and moisturising on the lips.
- They have a barely noticeable fruity smell, although according to Maybelline they are honey infused. I can't really smell the honey, more a fresh berry like smell.
- Not heavily pigmented, so they're great if you want to experiment with bolder brighter shades but want to start slowly.
- Because they are sheer and lightweight they last on the lips about 2 - 3 hours if you don't eat or drink but will disappear at the first bite of your breakfast bagel (ok, maybe I'm talking about me here, I'm clearly going through a bagel phase).
As I mentioned earlier, these are the purse friendly alternatives to the likes of Chanel Rouge Coco Shines and Dior Addict High Shine lip colours. I never jumped on the Rouge Coco Shine bandwagon because no matter how I tried I could not justify the exorbitant price tag however a cheaper alternative is always welcome!
Available - January 2012 for $16.95 aud each wherever Maybelline is sold
What do you think of sheer lipsticks? Love them or leave them?
Disclaimer: Sent by Maybelline as per my Disclosure Policy. I was not paid nor was I obligated to post about these, but these are fab so I had to share them on the blog!