Thursday, October 28, 2010

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Coral Crush Review & Swatches

Repurchase: Yes
Price: $8.99 (0.15 oz)
Product: 21/25
Packaging: 4/5
Value: 10/10
Overall Grade: B

Before I dyed my hair yesterday, I was really into corals and bright cherry reds. I picked up Maybelline's Color Sensational Lipstick in Coral Crush to add to my growing collection. Prior to this, I've only tried Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks in the "pearls" formula (which I hated) so I was really hoping to like this.

The Packaging: The lipstick comes in a silver, square shaped tube with a long, transparent red cap. I do like the packaging but I think it needs a little extra something for me to give it a solid "A" grade.

The Product: To me, the lipstick is almost semi-sheer but still pigmented and buildable. It tends to cling to the dryer areas of my lips which isn't a huge deal because it's not a pale or nude lipstick -from a distance, it's not noticeable at all. The formula feels moisturizing and my lips feel fairly soft with this on but after it's removed, my lips do feel slightly tighter and dryer.

The lipstick has a perfume-y rose scent. I remember hating the smell when I first tried the Color Sensational Pearls lipsticks but it doesn't seem as bad this time around. I can actually stand the smell (although it's not my favorite) and it doesn't give me a headache. Unlike with the "pearls" formula, I don't get a bad (burning) reaction from Coral Crush. It feels comfortable on my lips and lasts just under 4 hours.

The Color: Coral Crush (515) is a bright, reddish coral strawberry shade with a sheen to it. (In the tube, it looks neon strawberry red!)


Above (with flash): Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Coral Crush
Above (with flash): Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Coral Crush

Overall: I do like the lipstick but I wouldn't mind if Maybelline got rid of the gross rose scent. I also wouldn't mind if my lips didn't feel dryer after using this. Overall though, the color is nice and the lipstick applies nicely for the price. And to those with dryer lips, be sure to exfoliate and apply a good lip balm before you wear this!

Where To Buy: (cheaper here!), CVS, Rite Aid


  1. Ohh I like this color. I didnt know they had a coral color lippie. The ones I saw at Target were all different shades of Pink.

  2. ohh, such a lovely colour! thanks for reviewing :)

  3. I quite like this colour! Thanks for the swatch and review (:

  4. The color kinda looks like Milani HD Advanced Lip Color in Ignition!

  5. it's a nice color I have this lipstick in copper brown and is one of my favourite lipsticks and mine has a chocolatey scent, I love it

  6. @ Melissa.. Yea! If you go to CVS, there are red, purple (or plum), brown (with nudes), and pink sections! There are loads of choices.

    @ Melly.. You're welcome. =)

    @ Jo.. You're welcome. Glad you like the color. =)

    @ Anonymous.. It does! But on me, it's brighter and slightly more reddish.

    @ alvira.. Ooh! I'd prefer a chocolate over a perfume rose scent any day. =P

  7. color is nice, and it's a nice price, what's there not to love!? have a fab halloween weekend hun!

  8. Glad you like it! I hope you have a fabulous weekend as well. =)