Shine Compulsion Lipstick Makeup by Color Sensational
Shine Compulsion Lipstick Makeup by Color Sensational by Maybelline promises "loads of hydration, vibrant color, and an ultra-shiny finish"—and it delivers! The only downside is that the slick texture tends to transfer on to anything it comes in contact with, plus it's prone to feathering into the lines around the mouth.
Maybelline bills this as their "first oil-in-lipstick formula". Ironically, you won't find a single "oil" on the ingredient list; rather there are several emollient ingredients that lend a lip-softening, oil-like slip and plush shine to this lipstick's look and feel. Unfortunately, that also means that this lipstick rubs off easier too (you'll definitely notice it on your coffee mug… it even rubbed off on our teeth a couple times).
Each of the shades we tested offered super-saturated color, from vibrant hues of berry and red, down to more subtle nudes. There are enough flattering options to complement a wide range of skin tones.
The bottom line: If you want a lightweight lipstick with plenty of shine, hydration and richly pigmented color, this delivers. Just know that you'll have to deal with it transferring and feathering, too.
FYI: The formula is fragranced with a lightly detectable scent.
- Delivers high-shine and a hydrating feel as promised.
- Richly-pigmented colors, including vibrant hues of red, berry and more.
- Slick texture is prone to transferring/color-bleeding into lip lines around the mouth.
- Easily comes off on anything your lips touch.
- Lightly fragranced formula (fragrance free is preferred to minimize risk of irritation).
Maybelline New York At-A-Glance
Strengths: At least one excellent product (if not several) in almost every category; many excellent foundations; superior mascaras; inexpensive makeup brushes; some terrific concealers, powders, blush, and lip color options.
Weaknesses: Lips balms tend to be a letdown; a few of the Great Lash mascaras are surprisingly average compared to other Maybelline formulas.
Maybelline is one of the best-known and most recognized mass-market makeup lines in the worldit'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 coming together for the Maybelline brand.
Specializing in a large selection of lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras, there is a lot to love from this drugstore brand. Many of their foundations are exceptional, and their powders, several mascaras, pencils, matte-finish concealers, and Superstay Lipcolor collection impressed us by offering a high degree of quality for their inexpensive price point.
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. Smart shoppers will note the similarities of a few of Maybellines formulas to products from high-end brands that are also owned by parent company LOreal. That just goes to show conscientious shopping can really save you moneywithout sacrificing quality or performance.
For more information about Maybelline New York, call (800) 944-0730 or visit their interactive Web site at www.maybelline.com.
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