Maybelline Stormy Sahara Color Sensational Lipstick is one of several new shades of lipstick that Maybelline releases for Spring 2014 entitled the Buffs.
The Maybelline the Buffs Color Sensational Lipstick Collection will be a permanent line of colors added to the Color Sensational product line this season. These colors are inspired by flesh tones and were created to flatter a variety of skin tones.
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Maybelline Stormy Sahara Color Sensational Lipstick isn’t a shade I’d typically reach for. It’s a color that “The Buffs” really brings to mind as it is truly a nude lipstick. It does have elements of rose but for the most part it is a darker beige that worries me because I fear zombie lips with it.
Perhaps there is a hint of apricot here but the lighter tan beige of the shade dominates for the most part. The color isn’t nearly as smooth and creamy as Maple Kiss which I recently reviewed. It does have a tendency to accentuate every single little natural line in my lips so imagine how it’ll look on drier or aging lips, not pretty to say the least. The color doesn’t migrate nor did it feather for me but I didn’t love how it looked uneven and patchy. I applied a touch of clear gloss and patted my pinky across my lips for a smoother more refined finish as on its own it looks very dry and yes, zombie lip-like!
Stormy Sahara is a lovely shade of color and it was workable for me but the drier consistency and the formula isn’t very forgiving so it does need a helping hand from a little gloss to look its very best.
If you fear living dead lips this is probably a shade you’ll want to skip out. Those brave enough to try I suggest clear gloss to aid you in the challenge!
Available now at drugstores.
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