Product Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick and Shaping Lip Liner
Disclosure: I received complimentary press samples products or services for this post. As always, all opinions are my own. I only ever accept products I truly love or believe in.
While most days I like to go for a more natural look, there is something to a bold red lip that is irresistible to me. When Influenster and Maybelline sent me this their Shine Compulsion Lipstick from their Color Sensational line (complete with their matching Shaping Lip Liner, also from the same line), I was excited to try it out! Looks like a shiny pout is on its way back in! I received the lipstick shade "Pink Fetish" and lip liner shade, "Very Cherry" for reference
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What it claims to do
Shine Compulsion Lipstick is Maybelline's most brilliant lip color - get loads of hydration, vibrant color, and an ultra-shiny finish. Bring on brilliant shine that melts onto lips with Color Sensational Shine Compulsion. From nude lipstick to red lipstick and every shade in between, get beautifully hydrated and pigmented lips with Maybelline's most irresistible shine. Feel the compulsion!
Maybelline's Color Sensational Shine Compulsion Lipstick comes in a gorgeous mirrored pink case. The lid is almost as long as lipstick tube itself and it is squared which I like because it doesn't roll away. It also gives me a rather satisfying click when it's closed all the way. The Shaping Lip Liner comes in typical packaging but it's twistable so you don't have to sharpen it. The only thing I don't like about the lipliner's packaging is that the lid doesn't fit on the other side so I have to hold onto it while applying. It's not a big deal but I kind of like packagings that will ensure I'm not going to lose the lid. 4/5
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I've found the formula of the lipstick to be not as long-lasting as I hoped UNLESS I pair it with the lipliner. Then it would probably get me through an entire work day. The shine is gorgeous and I think they make my lips look a bit fuller. It's also pretty hydrating which is a big step up from the matte lipsticks I've been wearing lately. Application was really smooth - like butter - and really even too. For work one morning, I only applied a small amount and spread it out like a shiny stain on my lips and it looked gorgeous too. 5/5
The Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Compulsion lipstick sells for around $7.99 at most stores but I've seen them being sold for cheaper as well. Maybelline is a drugstore brand so this is going to be a much more affordable beauty product, obviously. If you like the look of a glossy lip, this is a great price for it. I'm personally still more of a matte lip fan so if I had to buy it myself, I'd try to find a slightly better deal. Still, for only around $8, this is not bad at all 4.5/5
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