Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick in Plum Paradise review with swatches

Posted on Thursday, at bought • 188 views

  • Manufacturer: Maybelline (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: part of the Color Sensational collection; available at drugstores, all-in-one stores (Fred Meyer, Kohl's, Target, et cetera), etailers
  • Color Range: sheer plum-red shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9.99 for .09 ounces / 2.55 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
All of the entries for the year 2020 were completed before March 2020. Most items were bought in, or before, 2019. And so, despite the pandemic where buying makeup is definitely a lower priority, I'm still publishing these posts.
Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick in Plum Paradise

This is one of my least favorite of the Color Sensational lip colors that I’ve tried. The color is very sheer - it’s more like a balm than a lip stick. I don’t know if that was intentional or if the formula of the stick I got was just bad. It acts more like the Cover Girl lipsticks that I’ve tried: slippery consistency, sheer or semi-sheer coverage.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the lip color in the tube; top right, the color applied over bare skin, to better show the shade; and below, the color applied to the lips.

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