What the brand says: Maybelline New York Color Sensational Just Bitten Lip Flush allows you to perfect the gradient lip with just one swipe. Create the most captivating gradient lips with its unique three-tone colors which are infused with natural food grade pigments. This ultra-creamy formula provides up to 12 hours moisture.
Packaging: These three toned lipsticks come in bullet form with a flat top in the usual Maybelline lipstick tubes.
Texture: The lipsticks feel like gel on the lips and are not actually creamy. They leave behind a subtle shine and keeps lips moisturized.
Shade: Here is a summary on the shades:
RD01 Raspberry Smoothie: This shade has prominent burgundy colour with baby pink in the centre and pale pink on the other end. When you apply this, it looks like you have just had a raspberry popsicle!
OR01 Sunset Sorbet: This shade has prominent deep coral colour with light orange in the centre and pale nude on the other end. When you apply this, it looks like you just had a mango or orange popsicle!
Fragrance: Raspberry Smoothie smells exactly like raspberry dolly or raspberry popsicles and the Sunset Sorbet smells citrusy and orangy.
How I use and staying power: You can either use it in such a way that the dark colour is in the centre of your lips gradating outwards or vice versa. If you have dark lip line, I suggest you do the other way. I love the dark colour in the centre and it looks like my lips got stained due to a popsicle (OK, i have said that enough! i hope you get the intensity :p) or fruit toffee or something. The lipstick is pigmented but you need to swipe it multiple times for a proper gradient look. It leaves behind a shiny finish and keeps your lips moisturized. The lipstick does transfer but the stain remains in the centre of your lips (the darker shade) which still looks gradient. If you have very oily food, the lipstick will go away completely and you need to reapply then. Overall, I really like the concept of this lipstick since you don’t have to use different colours to create a gradient look, simply swipe and you are done.