June 18, 2010

Maybelline Salsa Sun Color Sensational Lipcolor Review and Swatches

Have you experienced the joys of Maybelline Salsa Sun yet? I’m so loving on this release. Maybelline did a really nice job with the colors and it really has a great Summer-y vibe. The collection is available for a limited time and consists of a color and a lip release. My first time around with the collection I ended up having to visit a few stores to locate it as the displays were pretty picked over but I’m noticing drugstores have started restocking and putting out new displays, so if you want it, go get it now.

A few days ago I showed you a few of the Maybelline Salsa Sun Lipglosses and today I hauled out the limited edition Sensational Lipsticks released with this collection.

Check it!

A release of limited edition Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks shades in bright, Summer-y shades.

I think there are four LE shades which this collection and I must say they are truly lovely. Formula aside it’s the colors that really grabbed my attention.

Each lipstick is super pigmented and comes in incredibly bright colors that are ideal for Summer. The Maybelline Salsa Sun Collection leans towards more of an earthy eye look featuring shades of brown and green but for the lipsticks they went with brighter shades of orange and fuchsia which lend a beautiful contrast to the completed look.

I purchased three shades one of which I absolutely adore called Spicy Cinnamon which has a cream finish (normally not a lover of cream but this is lovely with clear gloss). The shade is a warm brown rose shade that’s will be ideal for Fall as well as the warmth of Summer.

I also got Southwest Sizzle which is a bright orange-y red and goes well with the Salsa Sun Lipgloss.

And finally Fiesta Flush which is a perfectly wearable shade of fuchsia.

The lipsticks are all very pigmented with a cream finish.

Sadly, these sport the typical Sensational Lipstick formula which doesn’t quite sit on my lips comfortable. I can’t really describe it but the lipstick just doesn’t feel nice on nor does it apply as nicely as other lipsticks I own as the glide isn’t as hydrating.

  • Anyone looking for some bolder shades of color for their Summer lipstick wardrobe!
  • Anyone who loves a pigmented lipstick!
  • Anyone who wants a cheap lipstick ($8.99 or less when on sale)!

  • Anyone who wants a hydrating formula that glides on and wears comfortably!

Overlooking the crummy formula, I must say the colors are thrilling and just gorgeous plus they all seem very wearable even though the shades are bolder.

I think these are well worth a look at if you’re looking to spice up your Summer lipstick routine, the shades just seem really special to me.


Just wish the formula was a bit more moisturizing and pleasant to wear…oh, and tasty, no likey the bitter taste!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Stephanie

    These look gorgeous! I might have to get all four of the LE shades. I must admit though, I am not a fan of the packaging. I wish it were brighter and more youthful.

    • the Muse

      hi stephanie I’m ok with the packaging but not loving the formula le sigh 😛 but the colors are REALLY gorg!

  • puranki

    the fiesta flush looks great but somehow I can’t believe this will be available in switzerland lol

  • Glamiva

    Guess we need lip balms before applying this lipstick or just get a hint of it.

  • anita

    I feel like kickin myself not having bought this….plzzz cud u tell me dupes for all 3 … pls pls pls

    • the Muse

      sorry anita I haven’t a clue what the dupes would be. I have so many glosses it’s difficult to remember shades and such. Def not a great person to ask about dupes 🙂 drugstores still have it in stock so you haven’t missed anything if you wanna buy!

      • DiDi

        I just bought Fiesta Flush and absolutely love it. I want to buy the other colors but am still searching. Will they keep making these. By the way, love this site. I’m a first timer and will be checking it out extensively now. Thanks

        • the Muse

          Aw thanks for the feedback didi so glad you’re enjoying Musings! 🙂 I hope you find the other shades!