Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss (Fall 2013 Shades) Review & Swatches

Maybelline Fall 2013 High Shine Lip Glosses
Maybelline Fall 2013 High Shine Lip Glosses

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Glosses are my favorite drugstore lip glosses that I have tried so far. They have a wax-free formula and offer vibrant color payoff. I am excited to see these new limited edition berry themed shades that are out for fall.

Colors/Finishes

  • Berry Brilliance – Hot pink with a slight purple pull and no shimmer.
  • Raspberry Ablaze – Deep berry with no shimmer. My favorite shade of the bunch, reminds me of mixed berry smoothies.
  • Purple Royale – Cool-toned dark purple with no shimmer.

Performance/Experience

These have a thin gel-like, non-sticky consistency with high color payoff. Berry Brilliance and Raspberry Ablaze were easily built up without getting goopy. Purple Royale only looked good if I applied a single thin layer. When I went back to add another layer it started gathering where my lips come together which was not attractive. These lasted about 2 hours on me, going from a high gloss shine to a balmy finish during that time. They appear to leave a stain on the lips – Raspberry Brilliance stained the most. The packaging is sleek and simple but the clear plastic does scratch easily. The doefoot applicator is slanted and does a decent job of picking up enough gloss for one layer of color. They have a citrusy scent but do not taste like anything.

Overall Opinion

[rating=5]

This formula is excellent. I just wish that the limited edition colors were available for a longer period of time and available to purchase online as well. Sometimes it can be so hard to find limited edition drugstore products because there are usually only a few available on the endcaps in the beauty aisles. If you miss these, their permanent shades are really pretty too.

Maybelline Fall 2013 High Shine Lip Gloss Swatches
Maybelline Fall 2013 High Shine Lip Gloss Swatches
Maybelline Berry Brilliance High Shine Lip Gloss Lip Swatch
Maybelline Berry Brilliance High Shine Lip Gloss Lip Swatch
Wearing Maybelline Berry Brilliance High Shine Lip Gloss
Wearing Maybelline Berry Brilliance High Shine Lip Gloss
Maybelline Raspberry Ablaze High Shine Lip Gloss Lip Swatch
Maybelline Raspberry Ablaze High Shine Lip Gloss Lip Swatch
Wearing Maybelline Raspberry Ablaze High Shine Lip Gloss
Wearing Maybelline Raspberry Ablaze High Shine Lip Gloss
Maybelline Purple Royale High Shine Lip Gloss Lip Swatch
Maybelline Purple Royale High Shine Lip Gloss Lip Swatch
Wearing Maybelline Purple Royale High Shine Lip Gloss
Wearing Maybelline Purple Royale High Shine Lip Gloss

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