Maybelline’s Colorsensational Lipstick in Smoking Red review with swatches

Posted on Thursday, at bought • 432 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
  • Description: deep cool red satin
  • 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 Colorsensational Lipstick in Smoking Red

This applies a little clearer and lighter than it looks. It’s a deep barely-berry red. If you’re looking for “blood of my enemies” depth of red, this isn’t quite that dark. However, it is a great deeper lip shade! It applies nicely, and it doesn’t have a greater-than-average tendency to feather like some deeper lipsticks might.

If you’re looking for a liner for this shade, there currently isn’t one available from Maybelline. However, NYX Cosmetics’ Cherry Skies is nearly the exact same shade, just barely (almost imperceptibly) lighter.

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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