Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick ($7.99) is a new hydrating, shiny finish lipstick collection that launched with the Maybelline Summer 2018 Collection in 10 shades.
I am beyond excited that Maybelline decided to do a shiny lipstick for Summer. I really miss lipsticks like the Color Whisper Lipstick that were discontinued and it feels way too long since Maybelline introduced anything glossy or shiny anything so I was all about trying these new Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipsticks.
L’Oreal also introduced Colour Riche Shine Lipstick prior to this launch and I’m hopeful this means that maybe matte everything is coming to an end!
Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick arrives in pink metallic barrel that holds 0.1 oz of lipstick. In comparison, the L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick is $9.99 and the same size. Of course, prices will vary from place to place and in my experience I was able to locate either one of these for around $6-$7 each at stores like Target or Harmons but full retail price is $7.99 and $9.99.
If I had to choose between the two I’d like go for Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick since the finish seems a bit shiny and the formula more hydrating. But both are perform very well, with great pigment, a smooth, easy glide on lips, and plenty of shine. No matter which formula you go with you’re bound to enjoy them if you like lighter, shinier lipsticks.
Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick’s texture is a light, melty formula that applied very smoothly on my drier lips. The glide was like melted butter and the shine was fairly obvious after application but wore away about three hours in but color remained for about an hour more after that. I thought the formula was pleasantly lightweight and barely there with a nice shot of hydration. I experience no migration or feathering and color stayed on my lips without moving around. The color pay off was opaque on a single application but got deeper and richer the more I built. It feels like a very traditional shiny Japanese lipstick formula that most brands like KATE, Visee, etc favor in Japan. It’s quite a buttery lipstick formula that feels very nice on my parched lips. I didn’t detect any fragrance nor flavor in this formula.
All in all, Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick is one of those formula I just want to own all the shades of. This is lightweight, hydrating, pigmented, and most important NOT MATTE! The shine factor is quite lovely and gives the appearance of a light layer of gloss on my lips.
Truly a great lipstick formula well worth picking up if you’re exhausted of all the mattes lately!
Where to buy
Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick is a new shiny lipstick available in 10 shade selections for $7.99 each that’s 0.1 oz in size. All in all, I was quite happy with this buttery texture that glided on lips very easily and smoothly. It provided excellent color pay off, a nice hydrating feel, and plenty of shine in a comfortable to wear formula that felt very lightweight.
- Anyone tired of the endless round of matte lipsticks.
- Anyone seeing a shiny, lightweight, and hydrating lip color.
- Anyone with drier lips.
- Anyone seeking a lightweight, barely there lip color for Summer looks!
- Anyone who doesn’t enjoy shine or glossiness and prefers a more matte look.
Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick should be an appealing pick for those who are exhausted of mattes or anyone with drier lips who wants shiny, hydrating, lightweight lip color option. As we approach the warmer days of Summer this little formula will be a perfect way to get nice lightweight color on lips without forsaking pigment!