Maybelline Colorsensational Jewels Lipstick in Berry Brilliant is the product to be reviewed in this post today.
These are the latest offerings from Maybelline India in some 7 great shades as follows:
- Amethyst Ablaze – 591
- Berry Brilliant – 996
- Refined Wine – 82
- Rubylicious – 630
- Pink Tourmaline – 1433
- Fuchsia Crystal – 994
- Red Garnet – 631
All these lipsticks are specially made for Indian skin tones – Maybelline claims.
I picked 3 of these lipsticks – Fuchsia Crystal (already reviewed HERE), Berry Brilliant & Rubylicious.
INR 350 for 3.9 g
All the lipsticks in this range come in a pink transparent plastic cap with a spiral, multi-reflect shine and the usual silver lipstick holder.
The cap fits snugly to the holder – so no mess while carrying around.
What the product claims:
Illuminated color comes from deep jewelucent pigments and comes in 8 different shades.
Though only 7 shades are available in the market presently.
The way I see it:
If you had read my review on Fuchsia Crystal, you will already know what my review is going to be.
The lipstick looks a little dry in the holder, but glides easily on the lips and can cover up pigmentation in just one swipe.
Berry Brilliant is a deep-berry to plum shade with blue undertones. It gives a mild glossy finish to the lips and has no shimmer.
In fact – none of the lipsticks in this range contain shimmer! (Love!!)
This shade has good depth of color I feel – it looks more plum on me, whereas looks berry on my friend.
Basically it looks like berry on fair-skinned & plummish on wheatish to dusky skin tones. Thus, it is a great shade for all skin tones and a beautiful shade to own.
With 2-3 swipes one can build to the desired color & cover pigmentation as well.
See swatches below of this lipstick on me:
|Under natural light – 1 swipe & 3 swipes|
I think this would be a budget dupe of similar shades from high-end brands like MAC, Chanel or Illamasqua.
This would be a great lipstick for monsoon or winter by the way, but might look a little OTT in summers – though one can always wear it like a lip stain.
It is creamy & moisturising, does not bleed or settle into lines also.
This shade stayed a little more on me than Fuchsia Crystal for about 4 hrs., without any intake in between.
|Under flash – 4 swipes & 1 swipe|
When it fades, it leaves a nice plum tint on my lips.
Overall, yet another great buy and a versatile & deep shade that suits most Indian skin tones that is moisturising as well.
Here is how it looks on my lips:
The ‘Yes’ factors:
- Sturdy & attractive packaging
- Creamy & moisturising
- Will suit most skin tones
- Looks berry on fair-skinned
- Looks plum on medium-dusky toned
- Superbly pigmented
- Good staying power
- Makes lips appear fuller
The ‘Nay factors:
Very tough to get one.. It has everything one looks for in a lipstick! 🙂
HnB rating: 5/5
Recommend? – You are still reading this post? You should have by now gone to the stores to pick one for you! 🙂