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Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick + Shaping Lip Liner Review & Swatches

Maybelline Shaping Lip Liner

 

Why hello there! Maybelline Cosmetics recently launched what they considered to be their most brilliant lipstick yet – the Shine Compulsion Lipstick which retails for $7.99. It’s basically an oil-in-stick lip product that boasts extreme hydration along with a vibrant color. At first glance, it looks like any other Maybelline lipsticks, but it actually has an ultra-shiny finish with a lightweight comfortable feel. There are about 15 wearable shades available from this line, all having a slight buttery vanilla scent. The Maybelline Shine Compulsion lipstick is pretty much easy to find as it’s in most drugstores and grocery stores everywhere, and it comes at a very affordable price tag. The formula kinda reminds me of the YSL Oil-in-Stick (reviewed HERE) and slightly of the Tom Ford Ultra Shine Lip Color (seen HERE), as well as the Dior Addict Lacquer Stick (swatched HERE) – all of which are a lot more long-wearing than this Maybelline Shine Compulsion Lipstick, but of course, they’re also pricier.

 

On the other hand, Maybelline also added some new shades to their popular Shaping Lip Liner ($7.99) which has a creamy and waxy feel that sets well on the lips and doesn’t budge. I love how well this particular lip liner lines the lips and there’s no need to sharpen it. For the price and availability, this is such a good deal.

 

Shine Compulsion Lipstick

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick

 

Has a non-sticky buttery feel that melts into the lips easily. It’s so hydrating and richly pigmented with true vivid colors. The dark shades are very staining and very long-wearing, however, the lighter shades may need to be reapplied after 3 to 3.5 hours. This lipstick transfers a lot but the color will still remain on the lips after drinking, but the lighter shades will probably require complete reapplication after eating.

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick

Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick swatches

 

075 Undressed Pink – light cool pink

065 Spicy Mauve – mauve rose

060 Chocolate Lust – caramel chocolate

120 Berry Blackmail – violet berry

130 Spicy Sangria – wine-red

090 Scarlet Flame – red-coral

 

Shaping Lip Liner

 

Maybelline Shaping Lip Liner review

 

This defines the lips well and goes on smoothly. It tends to set fast and it’s long-wearing, but it’s also easy to correct. The new shades of this lip liner can be tricky to match with some of the shades of the Color Sensational Lipsticks since this tends to pull off slightly darker than it looks once it sets. I find that this matches well with a lipstick that is one or two shades darker.

 

Here are three of the new shades.

 

Maybelline Shaping Lip Liner

 

132 Almond Rose – muted rose

134 Pink Wink – metallic medium rosy pink

153 Divine Wine – brick red

 

The Maybelline Shine Compulsion lipstick, as well as the Shaping Lip Liner, are definitely one of the best drugstore lip products I’ve tried. They’re great as everyday affordable and easy to find lip favorites with pretty good pigment and texture, not to mention the hydration and comfort that they offer.

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick review

 

The Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick and the Shaping Lip Liner are currently available at Target, Walgreens, Ulta, and in most drugstores and grocery stores everywhere.

 

 

Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick & Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick Review + Swatches

Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick 69 matte beauty, 74 matte darling, 77 matte tender, 80 matte dreamy swatch

 

Aloha guys! I’m dreaming of sun and warmth in this gloomy and chilly Fall. The leaves are in such beautiful transition now, but I got that summertime sadness. It’s so uninspiring out here, hmmm… let’s see what Sephora or Ulta have? lots of new stuff! (Drool) Anyways, as I do my wishful thinking here, let’s get distracted for a while and let’s talk about this another long overdue review. Yep, we have another lipsticks galore review today.  I’ve been hoarding these lippies for quite a while now, and OMG! they’re SO good! and OMFG they’re SO cheap and OMFFG! they’re drugstore lipsticks. SUREprise much? I know I am, but even before checking these lipsticks out in my local CVS, I already kinda knew that these are gonna be good. I’ve heard good things about these lipsticks from my friends and also from Insta’s party people about how good the Milani Color Statement Matte Lipsticks were, and that they’re pretty much neck-in-neck with Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks.

Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick review swatchSure enough, those claims are true. These lipsticks are some of the most amazing lipstick shade and formulation I’ve ever tried, and with their affordable price plus the fact that they’re easy to find, you know you’re getting a good deal. In my experience, they’re like non-drugstore quality lipsticks, which I’ll tell you in a while, and guess what, they’re very moisturizing for being mattes.

 

Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick review swatches

Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($6) – These have a mild vanilla scent and they have the perfect matte formula for a lipstick. They almost kinda remind me of MAC Matte Lipsticks. That’s because they’re not so creamy and they’re not so drying. Just something in between. Their pigments are amazingly long-lasting. I could go on for hours and hours with these lipsticks and I still have some shade on my lips. Not to mention the fact that almost all the shades in these line up are so beautiful and so wearable. It’s hard not to just get two or three. You really need to stock up.

Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick 69 matte beauty, 74 matte darling, 77 matte tender, 80 matte dreamy

69 Matte Beauty – Warm Midtone Brown

74 Matte Darling – Muted Barbie Pink

77 Matte Tender – Muted Coral Red

80 Matte Dreamy – Terra Cotta Berry Mauve

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick review

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick ($7.49) – These are very similar to Milani’s but they’re creamier. Which is nice for anybody who likes matte lipsticks but didn’t wanna suffer the dryness. It’s amazing how these can be creamy mattes and long lasting at the same time. Such very good pigments too. They glide so well on the lips and mine never felt dry throughout the hours of wearing it. I actually think that these can be ideal matte lipsticks in the coming winter. That is if, you still wanna wear mattes around those times. I prefer to wear creamy lipsticks or balms during the winter because my lips tend to get really dry. Anyway, I have one caveat with these, and it’s the scent. I think these have really strong buttery vanilla-ish cocoa scent, which kinda annoys me from time to time. But other than that, the shades of these lipsticks are also TDF.

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick swatch

 

657 Nude Nuance – Deep Brown, half a shade darker than Milani 69 Matte Beauty

660 Touch of Spice – Similar to Milani 80 Matte Dreamy, but slightly more mauve.

 

I love love love these drugstore matte lipsticks. From their formulation down to their shades and lasting power, I think they’re worth giving a try and worth hoarding for. Plus, they won’t break the bank, and I love the fact that you can find them almost anywhere. I think any of Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick or Maybelline’s Color Sensational Matte Lipstick will really impress you, and it’s just a matter of finding the right shade for your skin tone. For me, I think I love all the shades that I just reviewed here. So I suggest giving these beauties a closer look the next time you pop into your local grocery or drugstore.

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick reviewHere’s one more look.

 

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick

 

You can also find the Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick online at Amazon, Target, and Walgreens.

 

and the Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick at Ulta, Target, and Walgreens

 

Ciao now… gotta go in line to stalk the iPhone X. LOL. Wish me luck.

 

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