Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick (402) is one of the Color Show Lipsticks that had been released earlier this year. The Color Show Lipsticks seem to be only available in Asia because I couldn’t find it in Maybelline New York’s US website. The colors and texture of these Color Show lipsticks are really fabulous. Retailing at such a pretty low price, they are worth every penny.
MAYBELLINE COLOR SHOW PLUM TASTIC 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
Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick is a slightly cool-toned, bright plum that leans almost fuschia. It has silver micro shimmers that look pink, purple and blue in some lightings. In the arm swatch below, Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick is a bright fuschia and the micro shimmers give it a frost finish. With just 1 swipe of the lipstick, the finish is really sheer. You can wear it sheer and it’ll still look good on the lips. But don’t fret, because Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick is quite buildable. If you want a more opaque and full-coverage lipcolor, you may simply apply 3 or more swipes of the lipstick.
Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick looks perfect for all skintones and undertones. As the lipcolor can be built-up for a more opaque finish, those with pigmented lips will be able to wear Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick even without using a lipliner underneath. Without using a liner, I just apply a layer, blot, apply a second layer, blot and then apply a third layer. To avoid color transfers, I blot again after applying the final layer.
The texture of Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick is surprisingly very creamy and smooth. Even though it has micro shimmers, it still glides easily on the lips and there is no dragging or tugging at all. I could wear it even without a lip liner underneath and it doesn’t smear nor feather. Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick does not settle into lip lines, but it will accentuate dry flakes and patches. So it’s recommended to exfoliate the lips beforehand. Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick is not drying on my lips but is not moisturizing either.
Maybelline recommends to apply the lipcolor 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. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.
I really love how Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick looks on my lips. It is a very lovely, sort of bright magenta with a frosty shine. The color is a bit toned down once worn on the lips. It’s not as bright on the lips as it is on the arm swatch. The longevity of Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick is not so bad either. It lasts around 4 to 5 hours on my lips. But after eating and drinking, the color is almost gone, needing a fresh reapplication. There is little stain left, if at all, but the micro shimmers seem to stay on the lips. Because of the shimmers, Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick tends to be a bit drying around the 3rd hour of wear time, but still not overly so. To remedy this, I simply apply a lip balm before applying the lipstick. Problem solved! 😉
I bought my Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick for Php145 from Maybelline in Robinsons Department Store, Manila. It was on sale because the regular price is Php165. Maybelline in Robinsons Manila (and probably all Maybelline counters in Manila) is on sale until December 31, 2014. So if you are in the area and want to get something from Maybelline, you still have a few days to check out the counter nearest you.
The package looks cool enough and is very light because it’s just plastic. But still, it’s not so bad, considering that the price is fairly cheap. Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick smells sort of like candy and the taste is just okay for me. I’m not sure if I’m just getting used to it, but it will probably not be acceptable to those who are more sensitive.
Do you like plum lipsticks? Are they fun colors for you? Have you tried Maybelline Color Show Plum Tastic Lipstick or any of the Color Show lipsticks?
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“