Ok, go right ahead and correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t Maybelline already have a gloss entitled Shine Sensational? I’m no expert on the drugstore brands as you know but I was ever so tempted by the new Maybelline Shine Sensational LipGlosses I seen at Target yesterday. I mean with flavors like peach, melon, caramel, how could I pass up this display?
Turns out that “Shine Sensational” is going a wee bit far as you’re not going to end up with a crazy glossy pout using these but they are decent enough for their $6.49 price tag.
Fact is the gloss covers all the bases in regards to flavors and that in fact is the novelty of the item in my humblest opinion and a key selling point. I know myself and anything flavored or scented tends to get me to go and buy and there you go, case in point, I ended up hauling two of these little buggers…see? A key selling point!
Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Gloss has a range of around 12 shades/flavors or perhaps more. I was trying hard to run from the display before I overindulged so I didn’t count or take photos. I simply grabbed two really quick and proceeded to walk really fast away from the makeup department. The finishes seem to range from clear transparent gloss, to some shimmers, and a few slightly pigmented.
It lives up to the flavor department that’s for sure. I got Mad About Melon and Crazy for Caramel which are both very scrummy tasting glosses, likey! Aside from the flavor I’m not really doing cart wheels over the formula. It’s ok, it’s a bit tacky, a bit sticky but that’s a good thing as it makes it stick around quite a while and wear pretty long. However, I wouldn’t call it a super duper glossy finish, just a typical gloss nothing I’d call special or unique. The packaging is cute with images of sliced melon and swirls of creamy caramel mimicking the flavors inside. I do believe Maybelline did a great job marketing the product to appear visually tempting….yummy glosses…pictures of tasty food…mmmm…want, want!
$6.49 is a tad high as they aren’t large size glosses and weigh in at .38 oz. I guess it’s debatable and how you spend your money, the Muse tends to think in terms of what could I get for a few dollars more from a higher end counter. That’s nearly $7 not counting tax so honestly a few bucks more and I could grab a MAC Lipglass which is considerably more pigmented as these are quite sheer and subtle but of course not nearly as tasty.
Overall, for a drugstore find I’d say Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Gloss are worthy of a haul during a BOGO (buy one, get one) offer but otherwise at $6.49 each you could probably slide one into your cart for a little test out but don’t go crazy and snag 5 of ’em because you get tempted by the crazy cute packaging and vast flavor selection.
Very nice but doesn’t make me roll over and beg for more.
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