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Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor

*Est. $6
Reviewed
April 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor

Best drugstore lipstick

Pros
  • Large selection of shades
  • Creamy texture
  • Colors stay true
Cons
  • Has a tendency to feather around the lips
  • Smells bad after a few months

Reviewers are impressed with the wide range of color options and the luxurious texture of Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor. It comes in 48 shades that include pinks, plums, reds and naturals. Each group has a coordinating cap so that you can easily tell which color family it belongs to. Paula Begoun says that the lipstick feels "indulgently moist with a soft cream finish." But, like all cream lipsticks, it can easily feather into fine lines and wrinkles around the lips. The use of lip liner easily remedies this. If you prefer a lipstick that doesn't ever feather, experts say you should consider a long-lasting formula like CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color (*Est. $8).

Maybelline Color Sensational is well liked by reviewers at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com where it earns high overall ratings of 3.8 out of 5 stars and 8.8 out of 10 stars, respectively. Users say that the lipstick is highly pigmented and that colors stay true on the lips -- meaning that they look the same on the lips as they do in the tube. The color lasts for about three hours but, like all cream lipsticks, must be reapplied throughout the day. Some users also complain that the lipstick begins to smell bad after only a few months, but Begoun explains that this is typical of all castor oil-based formulas.

Paula Begoun offers the most in-depth analysis of Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor at her website Beautypedia.com, where she rates and compares thousands of beauty products based on the safety and efficacy of their ingredients. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com offer insight into ease of use, comfort level and wearability of the lipstick.

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Our Sources

1. Beautypedia.com

Paula Begoun gives Maybelline Color Sensational her highest rating. She is especially pleased with the large amount of color options and the "emollient texture" that leaves lips feeling moist and smooth. She warns that it is prone to feathering around the lips. She also says that it can start to smell bad after a few months (but is still safe to use) because of its castor oil-based formula.

Review: Color Sensational Lipcolor by Maybelline New York, Paula Begoun

2. RealBeauty.com

After testing several shades on a handful of women, editors say that Maybelline Color Sensational in Crazy for Coffee is the best brown shade for all skin tones. Testers and experts say that it is a bold color that isn't too "muddy" or orange.

Review: Real Beauty's Ultimate Lipstick Challenge, Editors of RealBeauty.com

3. TotalBeauty.com

TotalBeauty.com editors test lipstick shades on four women with different skin tones. Maybelline New York Color Sensational in Coral Lustre is said to be the best coral shade for all skin tones. It is neutral with a punch of color on light and medium skin tones and bright on dark skin tones. One tester says she would like it better if it were less shiny.

Review: 3 Lipsticks that Work on Every Woman, Editors of TotalBeauty.com

4. MakeupAlley.com

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor earns a high overall rating from more than 150 reviewers at MakeupAlley.com. Users love the large range of eye-catching colors and say that the lipstick goes on smoothly and feels moist on the lips. Some say that it goes rancid, however, after only a few months.

Review: Maybelline Color Sensational, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com

5. TotalBeauty.com

More than 80 reviewers at TotalBeauty.com give Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor a high overall rating. Most love the vast color selection and the affordable price tag but some don't like the smell of it.

Review: Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor Reviews, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com

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