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.
- 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.
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.
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.