Let me say from the jump, I am a BE girl through and through but every now and then I like to try something new. Furthermore, I’m usually just a gloss and go kinda girl but on the rare occasions that I do wear lipstick, it’s usually something neutral or dark brown (yeah, I said dark brown). But the Maybelline Colorsensation display caught my eye. And I have to say the “Buy One, Get One Free” ad at Rite Aid sealed the deal (offer expires 30 October). The lipstick costs $7.49 per tube.
The ad dares you to “Fall in Love with Color…All Over Again.” I did! I did! There are 48 shades that fall into one of four categories: Pinks, Reds, Plums and Naturals. The colors are intense, rich and lustrous. And they smell pretty good too! (There is nothing worse than putting on some tacky-to-the-touch-petroleum-smelling lipstick – one of the reasons I gave up wearing lipstick a long time ago!)
I’ve been dying to try a pinky color since I saw Mrs. Obama rocking the shade during the campaign season (yeah, I’m “tardy for the party” but at least I showed up, right?). So I decided to pick up two shades: “Pink Me Up” and “Plum Perfect.”
“Pink Me Up” is a dusky mauvy pink color. Putting it on made me feel sorta playful. However, the shade is probably not the best shade for me. I have a sorta golden undertone and this shade of pink clashed and made my lips look a little matte and muddy. Maybe topping it off with a lipgloss would help but I was more interested in out of the tube coloring. Now had I gone to the shade selector on the Maybelline website before I went to the store, I would have purchased the perfect shade. (Yay for shade selectors! ‘Cause sometimes picking the right shade is hard).
The “Plum Perfect” is a deep berry color with a nice little shine to it. I have to say, this is a pretty sexy color and I can definitely see me wearing it on date night. I used a light hand (it is day time and I didn’t want to vamp it up too much), but with a heavy hand? Va-va-voom!
While I probably won’t rush out and buy more, I’m pretty happy with the two lipsticks that I did pick up (I used the “Pink Me Up” as a highlighter – dab in the center of the lips- with the “Plum Perfect” and let’s just say I got a pouty look that I love). If it’s been awhile since you’ve tried lipstick and you’re looking for something with intense color, I’d recommend Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick.