Don’t you love sales? 30 percent off from the yet very affordable Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor line is a steal! Coral Crush was my summer go-to lippie. I swatched all the violets among the pretty reds, pinks, oranges and nudes, and singled out Magnificent Mauve. When applied, the pearlescent bluish toned lilac comes out differently. It’s not an icy nor severe kind of violet. The warm pink undertone comes through, enhancing the natural lipcolor, more like an everyday magenta. It applies very smoothly, but doesn’t last which is a drawback. It fades nicely though, and with its honey nectar formulation, the lips don’t dry out, outweighing the hitch.
Maybelline came out with bold matte lipcolors, which I have yet to test. Their Lasting Drama Gel Liner is a nice eyeliner for that retro winged eye. I have yet to find a good way to use the applicator that is super stiff and rather risky to work with around the peepers.