|Liquid color balm by Color Sensational
The secret? A trio of concentrates
Maybelline recently launched Lip Polishes in Indian market adding yet another in the list of fabulous launches this year. I have all good things to say about this fantastic formula, so lets jump onto review straightway…
Maybelline Lip Polish comes in a chubby transparent tube which holds a lipstick bullet shaped tube inside with silver twist up lid. The packaging looks very interesting and in the first look gives you an illusion of lipstick where I tried to pull it out like a regular lipstick. The inside lipstick bullet shaped tube replicates the colour of the actual shade making the shade identification easy if you own few of them. The applicator is also somewhat different from regular doe foot ones. It’s a spiked sponge tip applicator which is slightly curved towards one side. The curved side fits nicely onto my lower lips to cover it up in a single go with nice contouring while the other flat side covers the upper lips perfectly. The tiny spongy spikes never interferes with otherwise smooth & even application of the gloss.
Formula wise they are everything that my dry lips crave for….. a superior hybrid of cross between a creamy lipstick & lip balm with light weight buttery soft texture and super hydrating formulation giving a healthy glossy sheen to lips. Though they look richly pigmented in tube, comes out sheerer & might need few swipes to pack the color opaque. But the pigmentation is good enough to blanket my moderately pigmented lips well & can be built up by layering without making lips heavier or greasy. These are slightly* sticky though not to an extent to make your lips uncomfortable but do attracts food bits & hair strands. The formula cushions the lips well without settling into fine lines or lip cracks or staining the lips badly which is very common with long wearing formulas. As for the balmy properties of the formula, it intensely hydrates the lips & keeps them soft & supple till the wear time or say for quiet some more time even after fading off. My extremely dry lips never crave for moisturization wearing this. In a nut shell: Nicely pigmented, potential coverage, super comfortable cushiony &light weight formula which blankets & nourishes lips giving them a fuller and healthier look.
GLAM 13 is a beautiful dusky Mauvish Pink shade with tiny golden shimmers. The shimmers are quiet subdued & does not stand out in any way post application or feel chunky interrupting the under creamy moisturizing texture of the gloss. When I first looked at the tube color which almost borders brown giving an illusion of a deep plummy brown shade, I was hesitant to try out! But when I actually weared, the shade is much subtle and easily wearable without compromising on the pigmentation. It goes opaque with two swipes on my moderately pigmented lips & wears for good 3.5-4 hours with light snacking & drinking. The wear time is commendable looking at the uber creamy texture & moisturizing formula. The shade fades off evenly without any noticeable stain on lips though the balmy sheen remains for quiet sometime post fading keeping the lips super comfortable. See more pics & swatches…
- Sturdy, easy to locate & chic packaging.
- Soft, creamy & light weight texture.
- Highly moisturizing. (A cross between lipstick & balm!)
- Keeps lips cushioned & hydrated without settling into fine lines or cracks.
- Nicely pigmented. Can be built for complete opacity on lips.
- Good wear power.
- They come out sheerer than how shade appears in tube holding slight translucency. So if you looking for deeply pigmented shades might be slightly disappointed.
- Slightly sticky (not anything majorly uncomfortable) which attracts food bits & hair strands.
A fabulous formula with light weight buttery soft texture which is super hydrating having good buildable pigmentation and wear power. The formula is a cross between lipstick & lipbalm added with fun and interesting packaging. They wear for long & comfortably. Highly Recommended!