Today i am going to review Maybelline Lip Gradation lipstick which is one of a retractable lip crayon lipstick, launched from Maybelline few months back. It is a double-sided crayon lipstick which comes with a lip crayon and a smudger attached to it. The retractable lip crayon along with the sponge smudger can be used to create an ombre lip or gradient lip and hence named Lip Gradation.
So let’s start the review 🙂
Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Gradation Coral 1 Review and Swatch
Product claims: Go Bold Or Graded And Sexy On Your Lips With The New Color Sensational Lip Gradation. Here’s why you will love it:
* 8 bright, matte shades
* Easy to apply
* Fun, flirty, versatile way to color your lips
* Innovative product with cutting edge technology
Packaging: This smooth powder-matte crayon lipstick comes in a slim twist up plastic packaging which has two ends to it. It comes with a lip crayon at one end and a soft sponge smudger at the other. The smudger can be used to create a gradient or ombre look which is a korean beauty trend, and have been launched first time in India. The lip crayon is slimmer than a lipstick so is easy to apply on the lip lines and outer corners where as the smudger is perfect for blurring or blending out the color.
Texture and Pigmentation: The texture is very smooth & powdery and gives a perfect matte finish. It glides on the lips smoothly and blends even nicely on the lips. Just a dab of the lip crayon on the lips and then blending it out with the smudger gives a perfect matte look. The formula is superb and does not feel drying on the lips and is very comfortable to wear.. The pigmentation is even better and stays up for good 8 hours on the lips.
The tip of the lip crayon is so soft and smooth that it might put a lot of product on to the lips or even break off if too much pressure is applied during application so use of a light hand is important.
Review: It comes in eight different shades and has a good variety of colors from beautiful and bright Reds, Oranges and Pinks to soft earthy mauve. I have the shade Coral 1 which is a beautiful bright coral color with a neon touch to it. It is a very pretty shade for medium to fair skin tone which brightens up the face very gently yet gives a very natural and fresh look. It might look a little washed out on medium to dark skin tones. But then they have other color options to choose from.
I think it is one of the best matte lipstick i have tried on my lips so far which settles for a fabulous powdery matte finish. It is super comfortable to wear and does not feel drying on the lips. The texture and pigmentation is just amazing and provides a full coverage with just a hint of color and little bit of blending. I highly recommend if you are even a bit into powdery matte lipsticks. You are going to love it 🙂
Its going to be my most favorite lipstick for the summers.