Maybelline’s Color Sensational lipstick in Pearly Pink (720) review

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  • 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: soft buff-pink pearl
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9.99 for .09 ounces / 2.55 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes - but only from etailers, because the tubes aren't sealed
Maybelline’s Color Sensational lipstick in Pearly Pink (720)

Very soft, not necessarily sheer…but it's such a soft pink, I have a difficult time telling if it's semisheer or not. The finish looks to be halfway between a pearl and a frost (smooth reflective versus slightly roughened reflective). When I tried adding multiple layers, it seemed to really highlight any wrinkles in my lips. If you want definite color, then this pink may be too soft for you. But if you're looking for a roughened pearl with a pale pink tint, and you only intend to use one coat…then this would probably work well.

Or it would, if it hadn't been discontinued.

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.

I bought a few of the Colorsensational Pearls lip colors, and I noticed that they all tended to apply lighter than I thought they might. I don't know if that was partially due to the pearl finish, or if it was an overall formula trait. The entire Pearls line has been discontinued, though.

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