Monday, May 27, 2013

Maybelline "Make Me Pink" Color Sensational Lipstick Swatch + Review

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in "Make Me Pink"
 The day I posted my review on the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in "Hooked on Pink", I took a little time and looked back on a few of the reviews I'd posted when I'd first started this blog. The Maybelline  lipstick in "Make Me Pink" was the featured product of one of those reviews. This past Christmas I finally upgraded from my iPhone camera to a Canon Rebel T3i. In the next few months I'm planning on going back through some of the old reviews I've done (the ones with the especially bad photographs), re-shoot the swatches, and re-post the reviews. So if you read my blog way back then (thank you to the people who are still with me) and see a familiar review, don't worry. You're not going crazy but I am running out of new products to post about each week--I am a college student after all. 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in "Make Me Pink"
"Make Me Pink", like most of the lipsticks I've tried from Maybelline's Color Sensational line, is an excellent bargain at the drugstore, retailing for about $7.00 (depending on where you purchase it). The formulation of this range is very basic. It is smooth but not incredibly creamy. It has a strong generic chemical smell (but don't worry, after a few minutes you'll hardly notice). The darker colors have a very impressive lasting power but lighter shades like this one will require more touch-ups. The packaging is nice but feels inexpensive. These products don't have safety packaging in the store, meaning that anyone can tamper with the product before you purchase it. I remember spending a whole paragraph ranting about that in my last review but I'll spare you. With over 68 shades to choose from, the Maybelline lipsticks are an excellent option for people beginning to experiment with makeup. Plus, the price won't leave you with buyer's remorse. 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in "Make Me Pink"
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in "Make Me Pink"
"Make Me Pink" is a lovely, natural soft cool-toned pink color. It looks lovely on it's own or with a peach color gloss like Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in "Peaceful". It isn't the most unique color on the market but I'm almost one hundred percent certain that you won't find a similar color at a better price. 

-Smooth application
-Highly pigmented
-Price (around $7.49) 

-Generic, chemical smell
-No safety packaging for products in store

In conclusion, this product does have a couple major flaws but the price makes these flaws easier to overlook. I cannot emphasize how particular I am about where I purchase my Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks. I try to purchase them from Ulta's or Targets that don't get a lot of traffic because, quite frankly, it makes me nervous that they don't come with safety packaging. They cost a little extra at those locations but I'll just wait for them to go on sale.


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