Until recently, I was not that big into lip liners. Lip liners add extra weight to your makeup bag, take time to apply, and overall seem excessive. Lip liners could be expensive and oftentimes I don’t want to pay $30+ for a lipstick and about the same price for the liner. When Maybelline reached out asking if I wanted to give their new Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners a go, I immediately agreed as those liners go for just $7.99. I was also excited to match the nude lipsticks I recently reviewed with the lip liners.
What if a lipliner will change my makeup application game, I was thinking. As it turned out, this prediction was right and now I can’t believe that I didn’t start using lip liners before. Yes, those took some space in your makeup bag, but I can deal with it since lip liners make lipstick application so much easier!
Claim: “Easily define your lip shape with this creamy liner. Coordinate your lip look with matching Color Sensational Lip Colors or create bold definition by lining your lips in a darker shade. The lip options are endless!”
Value: For $7.99 each, you receive 0.01 oz of product which is a typical size for a drugstore lip liner. Compared to other drugstore brands, this product goes $1-2 cheaper.
Package: The product comes in a typical plastic retractable tube. Personally, it’s my favorite type of liners as I’m incapable of finding the time to sharpen wooden lip pencils. I also prefer getting enough of a product out to ensure that the sharpness of application.
Formula: Very creamy, but not to the point that it melts. The liners feel comfortable on lips and help to keep lipstick in place throughout the day. I also tried using those liners as lipstick as they performed great. Overall, I feel that this formula allows experimenting with lip application techniques which is always a great idea.
Longevity: While the product doesn’t claim to be an all-day lasting product, I was impressed with the longevity of the product. When I used the liners in combination with a moisturizing lipstick, the liner stayed in place after I ate so I only needed to reapply the lipstick.
Pros: Convenient packaging, long-lasting formula, great color selection. I’m also happy that as of lately, Maybelline is cruelty-free!
Cons: It’s a weird “con” but I found it very difficult to remove a plastic cover from the package.
Shades: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liners come in 14 shades: 100 – Clear, 105 – Nude Whisper, 110 – Purely Nude, 115 – Totally Toffee, 120 – Rich Chocolate, 125 – Magnetic Mauve, 130 – Dusty Rose, 135 – Palest Pink, 140 – Pink Coral, 145 – Very Cherry, 150 – Brick Red, 155 – Wild Violets, 160 – Rich Wine, and 165 – Plum Passion.
The Verdict: Overall, I think that it’s a great affordable product to have in your collection. Especially if you already own a few shades of matching lipsticks (you totally should as I totally love that formula).
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own.