Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color Review

Remember 2 Eureka Moments for Maybelline's ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Lipcolor?  If you can't, here's a flashback.

This lipstick line from Maybelline impressed me so much I have to own a shade or orange and a shade or brown!  After using and testing on all 4 shades.  I am ready to share to you my 2 cents on these lipstick army!

Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color says ---

Active power of a lip balm provides deep moisturization for voluptuous lips drenched in color.
  • various shades to complement all skin tones
  • non-feathering and non-bleeding
  • SPF 15 protection

AMW says ---

  • has a lot of color choices, choose at least 3-4 variants for each shade (reds, oranges, pinks and browns/neutrals)
  • packaging is the same color as the lipstick which I find it easier to pick up in a lipstick case
a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color

  • non-drying
  • very pigmented, one swipe is enough
  • doesn't flake throughout the day 
  • can be applied even on bare, non moisturized lips
  • glides on easily as texture is quite creamy
  • no weird scent
  • inexpensive
  • if you're into matte lipstick, this is not the one (read on tips on how to make this lipstick matte-looking)
  • if lips are extremely dry (super dry), lines can still show so a nice lip gloss or prepping your lips is recommended.
If you want to choose between shades and doesn't want to spend too much?  This is the best Maybelline lipstick I've tried to date.  I've tried a couple of their other lines but they ended up dry and flakey on my lips!  With this ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Lipcolor, I can sometimes be lazy in lipbalm application and apply this directly on my lips without worrying about flaking!

from Maybelline
  • Apply your lipstick by starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Repeat the technique on your lower lip.
from AMW
  • if your lips are extremely dry, always prep your lips with your favorite lip balm or moisturizer before lipstick application
  • dab your lips gently after lip balm application to prevent lipstick from sliding 
  • you want a matte lipstick look?  Gently pat on loose powder onto lips dusting off excess to minimize shine
  • want a glossy finish? Apply a clear gloss or a lip gloss shade close to the lip color after lipstick application for that instant shine
  • always store your lipsticks in cool, dry place to prevent lipstick meltdown
  • if you want your lipstick to last longer: apply first layer of lipstick and blot off excess on tissue, redo the steps 2 to 3 times depending on your preference.
  • if you're using a dark lipstick shade:  put your finger in your mouth and close your lips over it. Then slowly pull it out. This will prevent lipstick from getting on your teeth.

Will I repurchase?

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Maybelline counters for Php299.00 (approx $6.50).

Here are the 4 star shades I currently own

a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color

Top to bottom: Summer Sunset, Coral Sunrise, 
Bonbon Pink and Toffee Cream

a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color swatches

Summer Sunset

a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color Summer Sunset

Deep red reminded me of a "deep red wine" lipstick!  This is not too bright but red enough to give a nice statement.  Can be worn both day and night.

a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color Summer Sunset

Coral Sunrise

a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color Coral Sunrise

Can look pretty "orange" on tube but when applied on lips, it looks quite natural.  Applied with light hand gives out a natural flush of color while applied heavily gives a nice coral peach lips!

a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color coral sunrise

BonBon Pink

a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color bonbon pink

Looks "cotton candy-ish".  A bluish toned pink that gives out a nice gloss on lips minus the brightness.

a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color Bonbon pink

Toffee Cream

a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color Toffee Cream

Warm caramel shade that gives a nice warm toffee brown shade on lips.

a photo of Maybelline ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Color Toffee Cream

Have you found yourself falling in love with Maybelline's ColorSensational Moisture Extreme Lipcolor?  *whew* though the name of the lipstick is a mouthful, forgivable!  The shades and quality rocked my "lipstick world"!


  1. They look really nice. I don't think we have these in the US. BonBon Pink and Coral Sunrise look so pretty! :)

  2. i think imma get me one summer sunset lippy! not bad for 299php!

  3. i always finish my lipstick with gloss as toppings :) i prefer gloss rather than flat color. i have to agree that they are really value for money

  4. I have these in Bonbon Pink and Blushing Berry :)

  5. Those colours look pretty! I like how you took the pic with the lipsticks with increasing height :)

  6. Thank for sharing..I love BonBon Pink shade..Gorgeous soft pink..

  7. I have one but it's the US version. I find this lippy nice and creamy and not as drying as their other lipsticks. Nice review.

  8. Maggie, thanks! I've seen the US website and you guys have way more shades than us down here :)

    Iyaiyayow, yes, not bad! go go go!!!

    Xin, me, I am too lazy to use gloss nowadays!

    Krissy, you like them too? :D

  9. I have Bonbon Pink =) Im now eyeing on Coral sunrise..

  10. Bonbon pink and Summer Sunset look so pretty!

  11. Hi. Thank you so much for reviewing these lipsticks! I think we as consumers are spoiled for choice now with the availability of Maybelline ColorSensational, Revlon Colorburst and L'oreal's upcoming color range (or is it here already?). Love the colors and the price$$. I wanna get my own sweet pink lippy too! :-D

  12. tagal ko na hindi nagshoshopping & i keep on telling myself that i should grab this one or the new lippies from revlon.. but im still undecided what i should be buying instead.

    but since this one is cheaper & you said that this is good so i'll buy this muna

    hope you'll have a great day,sis!

  13. thanks for the review, the moisture extreme leaves that milky white line at the part of my lower lip (like collected saliva and lip epithelial cells bunched up with lip product) does this newly packaged one do that to you?
    parang i prefer the packaging sold in the states, where the top cover goes over almost the entire bullet(?)


  14. i have the bonbon pink and i always get tons of compliments when i wear it!
    i'm eager to try out the coral shades so i might go out and buy myself 1 soon.

  15. i was wondering about these lipstick. there were new ones out in the US which are sheerer (more my kind of l/s than these pigmented ones). I should go swatch them but there are tons of colours!!! thinking about doing the swatches gives me the headache.

    anyway, did you delete your comment on my blog earlier? it disappeared. *_*

  16. ' * : . b | u 3 . : * , thanks

    Pammy, so true, their other lipsticks are super drying on my lips!

    Khymm, I guess Bonbon Pink is really famous! :) Coral Sunrise, you're gonna love it!

  17. Gio, thanks

    Milktea, so true, all those 3 you've mentioned, I only tried 2 the Revlon and the Maybelline one and I'm loving them all! I haven't tried the L'Oreal one! Thanks, I'll be on the lookout! Haven't seen them down here yet

    Thiamere, I know what you mean, I haven't been shopping for a long time, or shall I say, I've been telling myself I needed a hair cut and it has been more than a month now!

  18. Marge, oh no, this does not happen to me so far, haven't tried the old version! This new one rocked my world! :)

    Crystal, lol Go na pag may sale

    Bea, I'm wearing it right now!

    Jojoba, yay on swatches! You have the best swatches ever!!!! *pats your back* girl, I didn't delete any comment, blogger is having huge problems, a lot of my previous comment in this post are gone too!

  19. Wow, your review was so thorough. Thanks for sharing! I've heard that Light Summer Lips are in this season. Is that what you've found through your reviews?

  20. ey thanks for the feedback, i'll check them out they seem so pigmented more so than the beyond natural lip balm with spf15 fr revlon. i just keep using that because it doesn't give me that white line thingy on my lips even after a while or after reapplication(s).


  21. Sophia, thanks for the link

    Marge, I know what you mean about the white line thingy, but this does not happen so far :)


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