December 27, 2018

Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick Review & Swatches

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5 stars out of 5

Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick ($7.49 or Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off at Ulta) is a new collection of universal lipstick shades that was created to compliment a wide array of skin tones. Available in seven shades these lipstick colors were created with specially selected pigmented and tested over 50 different skin tones to be universally flattering. I think we all sort of cringe whenever the makeup world throws “universally flattering” at us. I’m of the mentality that you should wear whatever shades you like to wear but I’m also logically when it comes to certain nude lipstick shades I can’t pull off or certain eyeshadows that are too dark and make me look tired.

I like that Maybelline created these shades but I’m unsure if they are perfect for all skin tones. I personally have a hard time figuring out what shade compliments my own skin tone and never would feel like I have enough knowledge to recommend a shade for someone with a different tone than my own. That being said, I can speak from my own experience with the shades I purchased and I have to say I was pretty pleased with them and can see myself buying more. They just worked for me and I loved that and have hopes that other skin tones can say the same thing!

I tend to have a love hate relationship with the Maybelline Color Sensation Lipstick Collection. I like the shades but some of the formulas and finishes aren’t always to my liking! That being said I can safely say I really likeed the Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick formula and finish!

These come in a square barrel featuring a I rather elegant cap that has a tiny Maybelline New York print on the side. I’ve always been a fan of the Sensational packaging but these are particularly nice! They are sort of non-descriptive and simple yet quite pretty at the same time. Each lipstick is 0.15 oz each and will set you back $5.50 to $7.50 depending where you purchase them.

I got two of the seven shades which were Pink for Me and Mauve for Me. Ironically Mauve for Me isn’t mauve but Pink for Me is…! Not sure what happened there with the shade names but yeah, that seems wrong. None the less both shades worked incredibly well for me. These seem like the perfect nudes even though they aren’t conventional nude shades. Both were my lips but better shades that looked quite great on my lips.

Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick Swatches (Mauve for Me and Pink for Me)

Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick (Pink for Me)

Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick (Mauve for Me)

Apparently Maybelline says the finishes are mattes and satins but it looks like I ended up with both satins! However, they aren’t a traditional satin as the texture had a nice creaminess and the finish had a hint of a shine to it. The creaminess of the formula made application very easy on my dry lips and the color had a smooth look with a lightly hydrating feel with a wear of about five hours without migration of feathering issues. Like all the Color Sensational Lipstick these do have a faint Play-doh like flavor that disappears quickly enough after application.

All in all, the Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick is quite delightful and I’d like to explore more of the shades as the two I did get were very flattering. I’d love to see them expand on this collection with more shade options in the future.

Anyone try these?

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Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick is a new Spring 2019 Collection of lipsticks available in seven universally flattering shade selections that were tested on over 50 different skin tones that allows them to be flattering across many different complexions. The formula was quite lovely with a creamy texture that glided across my lips easily with a solid wear time of five hours and a lightly hydrating feel. The pigment was great and allowed for opaque color on a single application and the colors were indeed flattering on my skin tone but I can’t speak for other tones but I think even if the shade range is small there should be a few shades for many tones to enjoy in this collection!


  • Creamy, lightweight texture that felt lightly hydrating.
  • Easy to apply with a smooth finish on drier lips.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Pigmented.


  • Smaller shade range.


I think if you’re a drugstore lipstick lover you should get on very well with the creamy and lightweight texture of Maybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipsticks!

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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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  • Barbara B

    They look great on you. Unfortunately the play dough flavor thing is a deal-breaker for me!

  • Carol G

    Bought Fuschia for Me yesterday. Yes, only a few are mattes, the rest are satins. The display has it labeled which are which as well as the case. The case is shiny for the satin, matte for the matte. Did a lot of research on these. Getting excellent reviews. Most said the formula is divine. I didn’t use mine yet but will try it soon.

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks for the tip on the cases, hadn’t noticed that! Really liked them overall ;-D Hope you love!

  • kjh

    I just loved the CS bold collection; gone greige started me on my greige obsession. Both of these look wonderful on you, but somehow not as expected, based on the collection description and the tube shade. Seems worth the check-out.

    • Isabella Muse

      I think Color Sensational has had some great launches! They creamy mattes were lovely ;-D I wasn’t so into the greig ones to be honest ;-D these new ones are lovely!

  • Tracy

    You look lovely in these! I found them at my local Target so that made my night.

  • Eileen

    I saw reviews on YouTube and ordered the Pink and Mauve. They should be here today, Friday. Problem is my lips are SO dry I’m always looking for the next best thing that won’t make my lips dry out and crack and peel. Hope these work okay. Have finally found lip balms but not much success with lipsticks. Suggestions are welcome!

    • Isabella Muse

      I hope that work out for you! I typically exfoliate and apply lip balm prior to applying ;D