Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick Review

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Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick

Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick (101) is one of the Color Show Lipsticks that had been released last year. These Color Show Lipsticks seem to be only available in Asia because I couldn’t find it in Maybelline New York’s US website. Considering that these are sold at such a very affordable price, they are awesome additions to any lipstick addict’s collection. The colors and texture of these Color Show lipsticks are really fabulous.

Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick


From hot color to brilliant season it-pieces, Color Show offers only the hottest fashion colors & all the most convenient and advanced formula. The Color Show line contains 4 categories of just the right mix of shades to complement anyone’s skin tone, being: Reds, Pinks, Plums or Nudes.

Intense Color – highest concentration of stain pigments
Hot, Rainy, Humid Proof – Most stable color from 20-45°C
Fragranced Lip Color


♡ Classic RedsDowntown Red, Red My Lips, Cherry on Top, Red Siren and Red Diva
♡ Perfect Pinks – Pink Avenue, Crushed Candy, Party Pink, Pinkalicious, Pink Please, Pink Punch and Pink Paradise
♡ Noble Nudes – Chic Peach, Coral Culture, Nude Mocha, True Toffee and Disco Coral
♡ Proactive Plums – Sweet Orchid, Plum Perfect and Plum-tastic


Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick

Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick is a bright, cool-toned medium pink with a frost finish. It has silver micro shimmers that are noticeable in the bullet. It has a fruity candy scent and taste, which is just okay for me. I didn’t like its smell and taste before, but I’ve gotten used to it. However, for those who are more sensitive to fragrances, this will probably be a negative factor for them.

In the swatches below, the silver micro shimmers are evident.They give Pink Avenue a frosty and shimmery look. With just 1 swipe of the lipstick, I get a semi-opaque color. I can wear it sheerly with 1 swipe and just blend out the edges. But the lip color is buildable. Applying at least 3 or more swipes gives a more even and opaque coverage.

Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick Swatches

Maybelline Color Show lipstick in Pink Avenue is a very wearable lip color. However, because it has a shimmery and frosty finish, I feel like this is more appropriate for an evening makeup look. But if I feel like wearing a shimmery lipstick during the day, who’s going to stop me, right? 😉

Those with pigmented lips will be able to wear Pink Avenue lipstick even without a lip concealer underneath since the lip color can be built-up for a more opaque finish. Without using a lip liner nor a lip eraser, I just apply a layer, blot, apply a second layer, blot and then apply a third layer. To avoid color transfers especially on the teeth, I blot again after applying the final layer.

Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick

Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick has a smooth and creamy texture. Even with the micro shimmers in it, application is still very easy. It glides easily across the lips without any tugging nor dragging. It also doesn’t bleed nor feather on my lips.

Maybelline Pink Avenue lipstick doesn’t settle into lip lines, but it is unforgiving on dry lips. It does accentuate dry flakes and patches. So it’s recommended to exfoliate the lips really well before application. It would also be advisable to apply a good lip balm beforehand for extra hydration. Although it is not moisturizing on my lips, Pink Avenue is not drying either. Even with its frosty finish, it doesn’t look dry on my lips.

Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick Lip Swatches

I love how Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick looks on my lips. It’s better than how Crushed Candy looked on me. It is a very pretty frosty, medium pink. The lip color really sets on my lips, so I’m not worried about it sliding around. It is a bit long lasting on me as it wears for well over 6 hours on my lips.

There is still some lip color left after eating and drinking. The micro shimmers also stays well on the lips. At this stage, Maybelline Pink Avenue Color Show still isn’t drying on me. I’m really glad that it doesn’t suck the moisture from my lips.

Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick Swatches

Color and texture comparison swatches (photo above)
A – Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue lipstick
B – Maybelline Color Show Crushed Candy lipstick
C – MAC Chatterbox lipstick
D – NYX Stella lipstick

Maybelline recommends to apply the lipcolor by starting in the center of the upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of the lip, following the contours of the mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip. Pretty much how we directly apply our lipsticks. 🙂

Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick

The package looks sturdy enough and is very light because it’s just plastic. It’s just a plain, shiny black plastic casing with a transparent, colored band around the middle which indicates the color group it belongs to. This one has a pink band because it is a pink shade.

I bought my Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick for Php165 from Maybelline in Robinsons Manila. Considering that I only paid that amount, it is a great lipstick. Love the pink color, the shimmers, and the formula.

Are shimmery lipsticks drying on your lips? Do you like wearing lipsticks with a frosty finish? Have you tried Maybelline Color Show Pink Avenue Lipstick?

Alyssa Melanie



  1. The shade looks great on you Ms. Alyssa. I didnt know about this lippie before. The price is so affordable. I will definitely buy this . Thanks for sharing.. 🙂

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