Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss Review

I can't believe how late I am to this party. I often see these lovely Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Glosses displayed in Boots but I never bothered. To be honest, I am not really a fan of lip glosses because some of them are super sticky and shiny and I am not a fan of the look or how it feels on my lips. However, I am pleased to report that the Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Glosses are not sticky or super shiny. They are rather lovely and I had to scoop up a couple of them from Boots with my Boots Advantage Card Points.

I really like how beautiful the packaging is and it looks much better than many drug store lip glosses. I particularly like Maybelline's packaging because it appears they put in a lot of effort to develop such lovely packaging. They are really slim tubes but a little bit long which I don't quite mind because they still fit into my makeup bag. They have doe foot applicators which makes it really easy to apply and I find that sometimes I don't need a mirror to apply it. The colours on the lip gloss look slightly different on my lips than they do in the packaging but that's because my lips are quite pigmented/dark. They contain 6.8 ml of product which I guess should last a good while.

I picked up three shades which I thought I will get a lot of use from although I think I may be going back to pick up more. When I choose lip colours, my usual shades are a nudey/brown shade, pink and red or purple. I didn't pick purple this time but that is definitely the next shade on my list. (P.S. I finally got swatches although it was not in the best lighting!)

Coffee Kiss (630): It's a nudey brown beige colour with very tiny specks of glitters. It is not glittery to an annoying point but it definitely lifts the colour a bit and makes it look healthy. On my lips, it does look a little funny on its own but I always pair it with MAC Velvet Teddy or MAC Shy Girl and the combination looks lovely.

Fuchsia Flash (130): It's a light pink shade which I suspect has cool undertones but I quite like this. It is one that actually shows up on my lips. I think it may show up differently on various skin tones. I pair this with MAC Love Lorn and other light pink lipsticks in my stash.

Gleaming Grenadine (550): This is a slightly orangey red shade which I really like. It is a really safe red especially if you are not into red lipsticks or lip glosses and I can see this suiting everyone. This is the only shade that I have worn on its own a few times without pairing it with a lipstick. I love it.

I really like the formula and texture of these lip glosses as mentioned earlier. They are non-sticky and apply really well without being uncomfortable on the lips. They are moisturising on the lips and have become my current favourite lip glosses. They have a very slight fragrance which is quite pleasant and not overbearing at all. Best of all, it does not taste horrible.

I am always up for reapplying lip glosses because I don't think they should last all day. These Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Glosses may need to be reapplied during the day but I honestly don't mind and I am sure many people don't mind as well. These glosses are quite pigmented but I guess I should have stuck to the darker colours as their pigmentation is a bit limited when applied to my bare lips. If you have paler/lighter lips, you will be pleased with the pigmentation.

They retail for £6.19 and I find the 19 pence a little odd. Why isn't it just £6, £6.50 or £7? I believe they currently have a buy one get half price offer on Maybelline products in Boots and Superdrug which is very handy for these kind of purchases. I got mine with my Boots Advantage Points which felt so good.

Personal Thoughts
I absolutely love them and I am going to buy a few more colours although I will stay clear of the pale colours. I have my eyes on a few Berry/Purple shades and possibly an orange/coral shade for Spring. I think they are really great. If you can't stand sticky lip glosses and you are searching for a non-sticky amazing formula, then this is a great place to start. have you tried these babies? See you in my next post...xx


  1. Love this post! They look gorgeous! I'm not sure if the Fuchsia Flash colour would suit me because of my red hair but I love the other two colours :) xx

    Lauren |

    1. Thanks a lot Lauren!! They really are gorgeous and I can't believe I ignored them for so long...The Fuchsia may still look great on you if you keep your eyemakeup simple so it does not clash too much with your red hair...xx

  2. I'd be interested to check these out - I'm on a mission to find a lipgloss that works for me, as like you I don't like the sticky texture so many of them have! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

    1. These lip glosses are really great and are the least sticky lip glosses I have ever tried...I am on the haunt for a high end one which may be longer lasting!!...xx


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