Maybelline’s Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner collection review with swatches

Posted on Tuesday, at bought • 950 views

  • Manufacturer: Maybelline
  • Availability: released in April 2017
  • Description: 21 lip liner
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7.99 each
  • 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 Shaping Lip Liner collection

I like that Maybelline has this alternate line of lip liners - twist-up instead of pencil. I also like that they included a clear one, for people who want to apply anti-feathering countermeasures. I do wish that they’d had more matches, and better matches, for their Loaded Bolds lip shades because for some of those, I really felt like I wanted a good thick lip liner to help with the unevenness along the edges. (The purples, in particular, which I love…but which don’t have many liner options anywhere.)

My least-favorite attribute of these twist-up lip liners is that they tend to dry out faster. I bought a few that, even though they were sealed, had dried and hardened and were near impossible to use. (I didn’t want to take the risk of nuking them because if there were any metal parts that had exposed edges, BOOM there’s at least one more household expense I have to deal with.) I think that’s an issue with these narrow-stick liners from just about anywhere: the formula needs to be firm enough to hold something resembling an edge, but soft enough to apply smoothly; and the packaging has to be sealed enough that it keeps the formula from drying out but it isn’t impossible to open.

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Four lip liners, swatched: Almond Rose, Brick Red, Clear, and Dusty Rose. Four lip liners, swatched: Gone Greige, Pink Wink, Plum Passion, and Magnetic Mauve. Four lip liners, swatched: Rich Chocolate, Rich Wine, Totally Toffee, and Wild Violets.

This collection contains:

  • Almost Rose
  • Beige Babe
  • Brick Red
  • Clear
  • Concrete Jungle
  • Divine Wine
  • Dusty Rose
  • Gone Greige
  • Magnetic Mauve
  • Nude Whisper
  • Palest Pink
  • Pink Coral
  • Pink Wink
  • Plum Passion
  • Purely Nude
  • Raw Chocolate
  • Rich Chocolate
  • Rich Wine
  • Totally Toffee
  • Very Cherry
  • Wild Violets

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