Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick

You don’t come across them often.

In fact, it’s more rare than a 99-percent off everything sale at your favorite department store. That’s right, it just doesn’t happen.

So when I came across a brand, new lipstick display at Target – untouched by dirty fingers and chapped lips – I pounced on it before the red-shirted salesperson could finish setting it up!

Yet my excitement was tempered with the fact I’ve never had much luck with discount and drug store brands. I find their formulas to be either too dry or oily, and the colors to have little or no staying power.

I should have taken the pristine display as a hint that my luck had changed, because I am loving Maybelline’s Color Sensational lip colors!

Glides on smoothly, great color payoff and a variety of gorgeous shades that will make you think you’re in a department store. I picked Broadway Bronze and Mauve-ulous. But I wish I’d also bought the colors I waffled and then passed on.

So if you’re pocketbook isn’t quite up to a M.A.C. attack, definitely give one of these color-rich lippies a try.


  1. Great, now I am eager to try one of the lip products from this line!

  2. I"m finding that I"m loving drugstore stuff more and more.

  3. I was surprised at how much I liked this one. I'll probably order a couple of more on

  4. The Mineralize makeup I bought from MAC a few months ago made me break out - and I never break out - AND I bought a new lipstick in the Meltdown shade I've been flogging all year... and the damn thing broke off the base the very first time I used it. The universe is trying to tell me something, like maybe it's time to give MAC a rest.

    This looks like a good bet, rather than the pricey Clarins I've been eying at the mall.

  5. I wear lipstick e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y.

    Red is my signature color!! I will definitely have to try these. My all time daytime lipstick (for work and sometimes at night) is drugstore MILANI. Color 23 Bonfire. I love it! I can only find it at CVS here where I live and then only at certain ones! I always "Stock up"!

    I will definitely check this brand out.