This is how it all started.
Excuse me! Excuse me! Do you have the new Maybelline Liquid Lip Balm?
Sales rep: With a confused expression. 😐 Sorry, but I don’t have any product with that name.
Me: Its a new launch, combination of lip gloss + lip balm.
Sales rep: I guess you are referring to Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Polish. And she points me to the display in the corner.
Me: Thank God, I found it (in my head)
If you are confused too let me clear that. Its the new Maybelline Colour Elixir Liquid Lip balms which is launched in India with the name Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Polish.
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
It actually does not matter what you call a product provided you find it.
A TRIO of CONCENTRATES:
1. Potent Color Extracts: Pure saturated color pigments that provide deep intense color like a lipstick.
2. Concentrated Liquid Balm: Moisturizing Liquid Conditioning Balm gets the lips ready for Intensely Rich color. Gives a soft Cushiony feel & care to the lips.
3. Glossy Shine Serum: Built-in glossy top-coat, that makes lips look fuller & more luscious.Specially designed Leaf-shaped applicator which makes application quick & precise.
My take on the product:
Maybelline lip polish comes in a beautiful clear plastic tube with teardrop shaped doefoot applicator which gives perfect control during application.
I love all the colors I picked. There are multiple options to select from, bright and bold, sheer and lightly shimmed. As the name suggests the texture is like butter which glides on the lips. Pigmentation is quite good and build-able.
Lip products don’t stay on my lips for very long. And Maybelline lip butter is no different than any other products that I have used before with respect to wear time. It stays on my lips for approximately 3-4 hours (without eating). The darker shade (GLAM 6) has the same wear time and post which it stains my lips into a deep plum shade.
In winter I use lip balm followed by lipstick or a lipgloss. But with this product I don’t find the need to wear lip balm underneath. This is one product which brings together the best of both the worlds. So I had to get my hands on it.
Price: INR 450 for 5ml
- Pigmentation: 4.8/5
- Packaging: 5/5
- Lasting ability: 4/5
- Availability: 5/5
- Value for money: 5/5
Overall rating: 4.76/5
Highly recommended! Its a unique product with goodness of both lip gloss and lip balm. The only reason why it missed on 5 was the wear time. There is no downside to the product.
PS: There are 2 more shades in this range which are in my wishlist.