Maybelline New York ColorShow Lipstick Crushed Candy 103 Review

by Vani Saxena
5 minutes read

Maybelline New York Colorshow range has always been a steal. Be it the lipsticks or the nail polishes, girls go awe with the beautiful shades and pigments that Maybelline has in store for us.
There’s this beautiful lip shade Maybelline New York ColorShow Lipstick  Crushed Candy 103.

Maybelline New York ColorShow Lipstick Crushed Candy 103

I’m reviewing below, so please keep reading!  🙂

Details about Maybelline New  York ColorShow Lipstick  Crushed Candy 103

What is it?
A highly pigmented lip shade which is quite shimmery and frosted. The sleek, sophisticated black body offers highly pigmented color that glides on effortlessly in one precise stroke.

Price: Rs.350

Shelf Life: 32 months

Sensitive Skin Alert: No

Natural/Vegan/Organic: No

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My Experience with Maybelline New  York ColorShow Lipstick  Crushed Candy 103

Packaging: It comes in a stylish packaging. It’s in a black body with a pink detailing at the center where you need to swirl it out and glide over your lips.

Shade, Texture, and Pigmentation: The shade as I mentioned above is a frosted shimmery pink. It’s a pretty pink skin brightening shade and complements Indian Complexions.
It has a creamy glittery texture which allows easy application. Also, it’s highly pigmented. The pigmentation I must say is Superb!!! The pink pigment is wonderful, I love the shade. The color-payoff is good too! It provides a shiny full coverage if glided 2-3 times.

Fragrance: The fragrance is a bubble-gummish and a mouth-watering one.

Staying power: However the staying power isn’t as good as the color and the pigment. It’s not transfer-proof. Like not at all! So, the girls out there, who’re looking for a transfer proof lip color, do not rely on this one! It starts melting and bleeding after a while. It starts chipping off after some time. Not proper for a day out ‘coz it won’t stay that long. In other words, it’s stay power is not for more than 3 hours.

Experience: Although I’m not really a glitter person like I said,  I like the color, texture, and everything but it lacks the main utility of a lip color i.e the staying power. It bleeds and transfers a lot! After a while, you’ll be left with no color on the lips. In fact it leaves a very ugly line on the sides with no amount of pigment on the lips.

But then again, I like the shimmery pink color, so in order to avoid the problem of bleeding, I generally apply a generous amount of a fixer gloss on the top of it and I’m good to go.

So ya suit yourself, if you can compromise for the shade, you may purchase it.

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Overall Performance of Maybelline New York ColorShow Lipstick Crushed Candy 103


  • Amazing color pay-off.
  • Highly pigmented.
  • Soft and a creamy texture.
  • Easily Available at any drugstore.
  • Has a glossy frosted finish.
  • Provides an opaque coverage in 2 glides.
  • Pocket-friendly.


  • Bleeds and chips off very soon.
  • It’s not transfer-proof.

Would I Repurchase and Recommend?

Yes! I mean, the not so long stay factor can be fixed!
So why not give it a try?


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Leave a Comment


Sreeparna Ganguly January 8, 2018 - 12:59 PM

The shade is pretty and your review is fab :love
If the shade did not have those cons I would have gone for it :bye:

Smriti January 8, 2018 - 1:44 PM

the shade suits you so well. there are way too many colors of this maybelline lipstick. yes, the cons, i have faced them too. but no match for those pretty shades. great review.

Meghal January 8, 2018 - 1:59 PM

The shade is nice the product can be given a thought :good:

Gargi Niyogi January 8, 2018 - 3:18 PM

So pretty 🙂