What the brand says: Maybelline New York introduces the new Color Show Intense Crayon. Perfect lips no matter what your shade. High coverage pigment to cover dark, uneven lips. SPF 17 and honey protects from darkening and dryness.
Packaging: The lip crayons come in a retractable tube form quite similar to Lakme masaba lipstick range. The lipstick tubes are color coded and travel friendly.
Texture: The lipsticks are quite creamy and glide on the lips very smoothly. The lipsticks aren’t matte as claimed but have a satin finish.
Shade: This lipstick range has all bold festive shades, below is a summary on each-
Flaming Orange- This is a deep orange shade with no neon undertones.
Deep Coral- This is a pure deep coral shade with some red undertones to it.
Intense Red- This is a pretty deep berry red shade.
Fierce Fushcia- This is a dark fuchsia shade and my favorite from the range.
Vibrant Violet- This is a pretty deep violet shade with pink undertones.
Mystic Mauve- This is a very dark mauve shade with deep pink undertones. I was expecting this to be an everyday kind of shade but this is too bold for me!
Dark Chocolate- This is a very deep dark brown shade. I do not like this shade as I am not a person who would wear dark brown shades any day!
Passionate Plum- This is a deep plum shade, 2 shades darker than Vibrant Violet.
Bold Burgundy- This is a dark burgundy shade with brown undertones.
Note: All the shades are deep and dark so if you are comfortable with dark and bold lipsticks (irrespective of the skin tone), you can use any shade!
Fragrance: These lipsticks are sweet smelling, quite similar to candies.
How I use and staying power:
To use, simply line your lips with the tips of crayon and fill in. The tips won’t last long and get blunt with time which can make it tough to get a precise lip line.
I love matte lipsticks and I don’t quite use satin or cream lipsticks since they do not last long and transfer too! These lipsticks claim to be matte but they aren’t really matte; they have a satin finish which settles into a shiny, moisturizing and highly pigmented layer on the lips. The lip crayons are definitely ‘high-coverage’ and gives a very bold, dark and intense pigment in just one swipe. The lipstick does transfer but leave behind a pigmented stain. All the shades in this range is meant to be intense and bold and not a single shade is suitable for everyday wear (at least for me!). The shades are definitely great for festivals and occasions.
- Travel friendly
- Color coded tubes
- Keeps lips moisturized
- Very very pigmented
- Full coverage
- Easily available
- Contains SPF
- All shades are bold, not a single everyday shade!
- Not matte as per claims
PRICE: INR 450/- each