Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Lipstick Cosmopolitan Red Review
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About Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Cosmopolitan Red:
Maybelline New York introduces Big Apple Reds a lipstick range of 5 lip colors inspired by the Big Apple City – New York.
With versatile shades to suit every skin tone, Big Apple Reds will match your every mood and occasion to give you that extra edge and style to boost your style quotient. With just one swipe on your lips, you can change your look and stand out in the crowd.
Here's why you will love it:
• The saturated red pigments give full color with just one swipe,
• 5 vibrant moisture-rich shades
• Full-on matte red, even on dark lips
325 INR for 3.9 g
Directions For Use:
Apply lip color 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.
My Experience With Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Cosmopolitan Red:
Packaging: Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte lipstick comes in a sleek matte black packaging with a reddish band wrapped around its body. The lipstick has the same old twist function and the cap shuts with a click. The name of the lipstick is written on the bottom and the twist up function works properly. The packaging is something very extravagant but I loved the simple matte black touch to it. Also, it is light weight and you can slip it in anywhere for traveling.
Shade: The shade is a cherry red color with neutral undertones. The color is a very close match to MAC Ruby Woo (when you dab a powder on top) with a slight deep layer to it and thus it looks more bold than bright. Among all the four, this cherry red color is surely one of my favorite picks. It will be flattering on every skin tone.
Pigmentation: The color has stunning pigmentation. With a single swipe, it deposits almost full saturation of the color and second stroke is enough to make it look neat and proper. Also, you do not need lip liner underneath but if you want that fuller look, you can try wearing this with a lip liner. Rest assured, the color won't bleed at all.
Texture: The texture is what the brand describes 'creamy matte' and thus it glides on the lips like a dream. Though it won't bother much if you have dry lips, still I would recommend exfoliating and also prep the lips well because the color isn't very forgiving. The color doesn't bleed or feather at all and as a texture, it is really good. It will not accentuate on the fine lines or give an uneven texture for a red lipstick. It will never dry out the lips over time.
Finish & Formula: The finish of the lipstick is satin or moist matte, but not entirely matte. I have used the original Color Show ones and compared to it, you can call it matte. It still retains a sheen on the lips but you can surely fix that with a dab of powder to bring on the dry matte look. The formula is good, without bleeding, but it does transfer a lot if you don't set it with a powder.
Staying Power: The lipstick has a very good staying power of around 5 hours on my lips without primer or lip liner. It has the habit of staining the lips and thus, even if it budges or fades after heavy meals, the red tint remains throughout the day unless you use an oil based remover.
Pros Of Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Cosmopolitan Red:
- Sleek matte black packaging.
- The shade is a cherry red with color with neutral undertones.
- Suitable for Indian skin tones.
- Creamy soft texture.
- Doesn't bleed or feathers without lip liner.
- Finish is satin or moist matte.
- It will never dry out the lips over time.
- Staying power is around 5 hours.
- Well priced.
Cons Of Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Cosmopolitan Red:
- Transfers a lot.
Diva Likes Rating:
I love the shade. I have been eyeing for the MAC Ruby Woo for a long time but I don't think I will be buying that anytime soon because these four reds are enough to slay the red lips like a diva! If you love reds, you just can't deny having this little beauty in your kitty.