Anyone try out the new Maybelline Color Sensational The Pearls Lipstick Collection yet? I was fiddling about with these several days ago at my local drugstore. I thank the makeup gods daily that Maybelline gifts us with Color Sensational Lipstick packaging that isn’t SEALED. I hate a sealed lipstick…OMG annoying. How am I supposed to know what it looks like if I can’t twist it up and have a little peeky?
Maybelline Color Sensational The Pearls Collection is basically the newest extension to the Sensational Lipstick line which sports a pearl finish. Now….I dunno if these are LE. I’m going to say no but I’m not really sure in all honesty.
After twisting up every single tube (there was a girl stocking in the aisle as I twisted, she must have thought I was loco) I came to the conclusion that these so reminded me of the MAC N Collection.
I HATED the N Collection. Way too modd-y nude for me. Well…moral of the story is The Pearls have some mod nude shades I so couldn’t pull off even if I wanted to.
However, I did strike gold with one shade which was Coral Gleam.
A shimmering shade of coral lipstick with a pearl finish.
I’ve played around with Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick prior to this but never reviewed. They are decent drugstore fair in all honesty and the plus side is the range of color that they cover. You pretty much can find at the VERY least one shade that’s suitable for your skin tone.
Formula is pigmented, color glides on very nicely, and I actually really dig hard on The Pearls packaging as it’s a translucent attractive peach cap. Quite nice.
If you missed out MAC Pret a Papier or you loved it and want more like it I think you’ll be quite delighted with Coral Gleam as it’s a nude coral with a slightly shimmery pearl finish. The color is one of the main reasons I indulged as it instantly got my attention. Although they deem it coral I think it leans more towards being a melon peach.
I’ve always felt Maybelline has priced Color Sensational at too high a cost. Regular retail (without sales) is around $8.99. Honestly, I’d rather indulge in MAC for $5 more at that cost because hey, it is, after all, a drugstore lipstick.
I wish the formula was a little more hydrating as I always feel like Color Sensational doesn’t quite sit comfortably on my lips. I can’t quite explain what I mean but the quality goes off a tad bit when the product is actually on your lips.
I hate the taste. I THINK they are going for Vanilla but it ends up tasting like a chemically perfume that’s really bitter!
- Anyone in the market for beauty budget lipstick with decent quality (Not at retail price but during a sale or a BOGO offer these are really worth the price).
- Anyone looking to recapture the MAC Pret a Papier feel!
- Anyone who missed out on MAC Pret a Papier.
- Anyone who loves coral, melon, or peach colors in lipstick!
- Anyone who wants color to glide on and sit comfortable on lips (something about these doesn’t quite feel right on my lips).
- Anyone unwilling to dish out near $9 for drugstore lipstick (without a sale, the price is simply to high).
Reading back I think I sounded a little ranty about this lipstick. Sorry! Ha! I do like it, particularly the color, but it does have a few faults that deserved mentioning. One thing I will say it is worth the haul when it’s on sale as they have a really vast variety of colors (aside from The Pearls) and finishes to choose from which is always a joy, variety is, after all the spice of life right? Coral Gleam is worth picking up since it’s such a universally flattering shade of melon that should be suitable for most skin times particularly medium fair types like myself. The color is beautiful wear for Summer in my opinion. I’m honestly unsure if other shades in The Pearls Collection will work well for anyone as they seemed so unflattering but curious what you guys think…..
Anyone tried Maybelline Color Sensational The Pearls Lipstick yet?
Any particular shades that stood out?
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