Color Sensational High Shine Gloss

by Maybelline New York   Color Sensational
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$6.99 
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Category:
Makeup > Lip Glosses > Lip Gloss
Last Updated:
3/24/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This lightly scented lip gloss scores high for a number of reasons, including its lightweight, creamy-smooth texture that glides on with the sponge-tip applicator. The color payoff is significant for a gloss and the high-shine finish feels moisturizing, not sticky or tacky.

The shade range includes some shimmer options and a variety of enticing colors. These highly pigmented shades last longer than an average gloss and in some cases leave a stain of color behind even after the shiny finish has worn off. Well done, Maybelline!

Pros:
  • Lightweight creamy-smooth texture doesn't feel sticky.
  • Range of enticing colors with a beautiful glossy finish.
  • Lasts longer than your average lip gloss.
Cons:
  • None.

Maybelline is one of the best-known and most recognized mass-market makeup lines in the world—it's available in 90 countries. Throughout its long history, which began in 1915 when T. L. Wilson founded the company and named it after his sister, Mabel, and Vaseline (which he combined with coal dust to concoct a mascara for her), the company has prided itself on bringing innovative products to the marketplace. L'Oreal purchased the company in early 1996 and that's when things really started getting much better. Both companies specialize in offering a large selection of lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras, and many of their foundations have the same strengths and weaknesses (smooth textures and finishes plus the inclusion of sunscreens that are often without much-needed UVA-protecting ingredients).

The powders, several mascaras, pencils, matte-finish concealers, and Superstay Lipcolor are impressive and inexpensive. Although L'Oreal remains the more sophisticated and refined of the two lines (and now they have credible products, not just sleek ads, to back this assertion), Maybelline's latest urban image is a positive step, as many of their latest launches have been innovative without resorting to "been-there, done-that" gimmicks. Price-wise, Maybelline is the least expensive of the L'Oreal-owned cosmetic lines (which also includes Lancome, Biotherm, Vichy, and Kiehl’s), and smart shoppers will note the similarities among brands that, with conscientious shopping, can really save you money without sacrificing quality or performance.

For more information about Maybelline New York, owned by L'Oreal, call (800) 944-0730 or visit their interactive Web site at www.maybelline.com.

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  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

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  1. kay w.
    Reviewed on Monday, March 10, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    my favorite lip gloss ever!
    • I detest a lip gloss that's greasy or sticky. This one is neither. I have these in 4 colors and each one performs well. They're not sheer, yet not totally opaque. Coverage is in between so it lends itself to quick applications without a careful look in the mirror. Great on its own or layered over a lipstick. 4+ hours of wear. Moisturizing too. My all time favorite!

  2. LL
    Reviewed on Thursday, February 14, 2013
    • Value
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      2 / 4
    • Results
      2 / 4
    Not impressed
    • Wand tip is too long & flimsy..makes it awkward to apply. Wears like a cream lipstick, & leaves a faded stain of color. Was worth a try but I 86'd it after one use, just not worth trying to use up just because I bought it.

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