Hello My Lovelies
I have never been able to get over my fascination for orange…my orange crush was inspired from Kate Winslet’s tangerine colored hair in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and it somehow stuck with me. During the last many years…I have experimented with orange dresses, orange (well almost orange) blush and orange lipstick (quite a few of them ;)). One lippy which won me over is the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lip Gradation Orange 1. Incidentally, this also happens to be the most underappreciated shade amongst all 12 members of the lip gradation family.
Basic Info of Maybelline Colour Sensational Lip Gradation Orange 1
Go sexy with the fresh new series of Maybelline color sensational gradation series. The color stick will deliver a vibrant pop of color while the smudger creates a graded look.
FYI the graded or ombre lip trend is Korean in origin…it’s like the Popsicle effect….don’t you love how pretty your lips look after sucking on a Popsicle!!
My Experience with Maybelline Colour Sensational Lip Gradation Orange 1
For those of you who have tried any of the Lip Gradation lipsticks before, you would know…the packaging is a sure winner. The lipstick actually looks like a slimmer version of a crayon with a rather nice looking black cap. The other side of the lipstick has a smudger…and that has a semi-transparent lid. Both sides of the lipstick are retractable and both the smudger and the color stick moves up and down smoothly. The smudger concept was new at that point and I immediately fell for it.
The texture of the lipstick when you apply it on your lips is super smooth…it reminded me of the white butter…though the consistency was far lighter. The pigmentation is great…the color is rich and intense and one application was all I needed. Now about the smudger…as you would notice the shade looks different when smudged in. I quite liked the difference though I didn’t try out the famed ombre lips concept.
What the Orange 1 shade is (not sure about the logic of assigning 1 to this shade…there is no 2!!!) a color between orange and red. It’s not coral…it’s not tangerine…it’s not pure orange …and in fact, this could be your introductory lipstick to the exciting world of orange. The color is vibrant, different and yet safe (you won’t look OTT in this shade)
It’s great for women who have yellow undertones in their skin which made it great for me 🙂 If you are very fair with blue undertones…you might have to swatch it to know it…personally, I feel darker olive skinned women would carry this shade off beautifully too.
The only drawback I could think of is that there is no fragrance and for me…well this isn’t a drawback in a lipstick!!
Overall Performance of Maybelline Colour Sensational Lip Gradation Orange 1
The USP of the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lip Gradation series has been touted to be its smudger and while the smudger is great…I would say the texture and the intense pigmentation are what makes this lipstick great. Also, the shade while smudged in looks deliciously natural…. if you want to try the ombre lip look…the lip gradation series is really your best choice.
I would give this lipstick a 4.5 out of 5. Love how it makes me look more vibrant when applied normally and also love the smudged texture where it almost blends in with my original lip color leaving an alluring stain.
This lipstick lasts great…I put a swatch on my hand before writing this review and the color lasted until about 6 hours. If you need to smudge…you need to do it ASAP otherwise the color sets in.
Would I recommend?
I have repurchased it in the past and definitely will again in the near future. A must buy for those of you who haven’t dared to go Orange yet. Perfect for these sultry summer days…