Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review: Maybelline Color Show Lipstick (Red My Lips #202)

Assalaamu'alaykum,

How's your fasting, dear Muslim friends? For me, until this post was published, I haven't done any of my fasting yet since I'm in my period. Hiks... too bad. Usually if have my period at the beginning of Ramadhan like this, I won't be able to do my Ied prayer. My last one was in 2008 and haven't done any Ied prayer since then. I never get the chance. Hopefully this year will be different. Aamiin.

On fasting, I usually got my face pale and wearing a chilie red lipstick will be a great compliment to cover that dull look. Since I lost my old Wardah red lipstick, I decided to buy a new one. This is what I could find when searching through the drugstore.


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PACKAGING

This Maybelline Color Show Lipstick has a similar packaging with that legendary Watershine series, only the color is a dark silver with red lining in the middle. It's wrapped in plastic for security.


Anyway, if you tear that plastic, this is all you'll get. A plain tube. Which I really don't mind. I like this kind of classic lipstick packaging, easy to be opened and closed, with a slim tube.


This is my shade. 202 or Red My Lips. Kinda gambling with the color since I picked it without swatching. But judging from the sticker color, the shade was a true red, I hoped.


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SWATCHES & PERFORMANCE


Just like the tube, the bullet shape is a classic pointed shape which is an advantage for drawing more detailed line, especially on the cupid's bow. But it was a bit discouraging when I saw the bullet inside. Turned out the shade was not a pure red just like I expected. Or at least, that was what I thought.


When I swatched this once, I thought yeah just I pressumed, I picked the wrong color, but when I swiped it gradually, the color changed into a pretty chili red color, just like I wanted.


My bare lips, and my applied lips in both lighting, indoor and outdoor. I don't know why the color looked so dull in outdoor picture, but believe me, that indoor picture was the actual color of this lipstick. The texture is creamy and a bit glossy... just a bit. 

Warning ya, ini lipstik menor warnanya. At least, itu menurutku.

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Here are some pictures of my half face. Somehow I just can't stop myself from posting these.


The delinquent lips. LOLs.


Conclusion:
I'm not a great fan of Maybelline lipstick since the texture is a bit drying on my lips. Overtime, I'll usually get that chapped look on the inside of my inner lips when using all of Maybelline lipsticks so I prefer Revlon. But I don't know why I kept on buying these. Maybe because Maybelline is easier to be found, both in offline and online stores. While, Revlon is more exclusive I think.

The intensity was a great one. I don't know is it because of the bold color I chose, or that all of Color Show series are this intense. 

The staying power is actually medium. The product faded after I took a meal and this one stains your coffee cup since it's creamy textured. And just like any other bold lipstick, this one stains your lips, so I guess it'd still be okay if you don't do the retouch once the product was faded.

Verdicts:
  • Bold chili shade
  • Creamy texture
  • Glossy look but not to much
  • Medium staying power and highly pigmented
  • A bit drying, at least on my lips
  • Price: IDR 35K to 40K (USD 3-4)



And this is how the color works on my face:

I barely post my whole face when reviewing a product, but I just wanna show you how I do my home makeup. Seriously, I also do my makeup even when I don't have to go out. 
Kalo ada yang bilang aku kecentilan, plis deh... masa iya ke mall dandan tapi di rumah kucel. Kasian dong suami. Dandanlah biar pun tipis-tipis ^_^

Abused tools that day:
  • Viva Compact Powder (natural)
  • Viva Eyebrow Pencil (brown)
  • Maybelline Color Show Lipstick (202) err... this one was applied for review purposes only. I don't adore red lipticks as home makeup. LOLs.


See you again and happy fasting!