I’ve been a big fan of Mabelline Color Sensational Lipsticks for quite some time. I have seriously flaky, dry lips and I love a moisturizing lipstick. I also love bold colors that aren’t boring. These are not always easy to find in the drug store! Maybelline has really been stepping up in that department in recent years. I recently picked up 2 of the lipsticks in the spring line, Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom. (Rebel! I like it already…) I chose Power Peony, a milky pink pastel (yet not the lightest in the bunch) and Lilac Flush, a milky lavender. Lilac Flush is not your typical drugstore color and was sold out when I first tried to get it, so imagine my surprise when my boyfriend walked in the front door with it about 2 weeks later. REALLY?! How did he remember I was looking for that?! Awesome boyfriend, 5 stars, would date again!
Power Peony and Lilac Flush:
Also shown: Earth Essence Lavender Moisturizing Body Candle, Chanel No 19 mini, Guerlain L’Interdit mini, Balmain Ivoire mini
What Maybelline has to say:
“Super-saturated pigments take fresh picked pastels to a new bright
Never dull, washed out or shy
Honey nectar adds a sumptuous feel
Why You’ll Love It
Maybelline Color Sensational® Rebel Bloom lipstick. Now pastels rebel in 10 vivacious shades. A kicky boquet of lip colors in pinks, reds and mauves. Honey nectar adds a sumptuous feel
For Best Results
Apply lipcolor 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.”
Well, thanks for the lipstick application tips, Maybelline. But I’ve been doing that since I was five. As to when I started getting decent at it is anyone’s guess! 🙂
The formula: The Rebel Bloom lipsticks are a little bit different than the other Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks. They have a bit more of balm texture, so to me they are more moisturizing. Fabulous! They are a tad more sheer, as well, letting a hint of your natural lip color show through, unless you really layer them on. I think this lends to the white based pastel shades being a million times more wearable than most of the white based, opaque pastel lipsticks out there. You know the ones I’m talking about…the kind that nobody can pull off. Still, I went a step further and added a gloss on top to add just a hint of dimension.
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom lipstick in Power Peony with a hint of clear gloss on top
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick in Lilac Flush topped with a bit of L’Oreal Extraordinaire by Color Riche lip color in Purple Prelude. I find this shade is so light and milky that deepening it a hint flattered my skin tone much better.
Wrap up: All in all, these feel good on the lips, do not dry them out (even without a gloss on top or a balm under), and do not settle in fine lines and cracks. I get a good 4 hours’ wear out of them before I need to reapply. I like the pastel lavender tube, as well. I paid about $5.50 each for these at Target. I hope these go BOGO somewhere before they’re gone; Blushing Bud and Orchid Ecstasy are now on my wish list!