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REVIEW: Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Gradation Pencil in Pink1 & Mauve1

REVIEW: Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Gradation Pencil in Pink1 & Mauve1

My hometown of Imphal and well the whole of the state of Manipur is obsessed with everything Korea... Korean makeup, K-Pop stars, Korean fashion, Korean sitcoms, you'd be amazed at how the Korean society is such a huge hit there... I never understood the obsession until I started looking into Korean makeup trends and well after that I was hooked...

My most favourite Korean makeup trends include the Aegyo Sal and the "bitten lip" trend also known as gradient lips in the West :) It includes a pigmented, bright Pink or Red centre of the lip and a faded effect at the outer part of the lip... It makes it look as if you have chewed your lip raw and apparently gives a more youthful appeal...

I like this trend cause it looks different and doesn't look too made up while adding a little color to your whole look...
So when I heard about the Maybelline Lip Gradation Pencils I was ecstatic... Finally there was something in the Indian market that could help me achieve this particular Korean trend easily...

The Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Gradation pencil comes in a variety of shades and today I am going to review the shades Pink 1 and Mauve 1, very unimaginative names for sure but really gorgeous shades... The pencil consists of a plastic casing, cheap plastic which has the actual pigment stick on one end that is retractable and the other end consists of a silicone sponge that can be used for blending out the color. The sponge end has a plastic cover too to keep it clean and hygienic.

Price of Maybelline Lip Gradation Pencils

They cost INR 500

Texture wise the lip color is gloriously light, so light that it actually feels like you're wearing nothing on your lips. It applies very smoothly almost like melted butter but doesn't feel heavy at all... Pigmentation wise a huge thumbs up to Maybellline and this perhaps is my favourite product from the brand. I have never worn anything so delectable on lips ever.
Continuing with my praise for the product, it is odourless and does not transfer too much, just a little.

Maybelline Lip Gradation Pencil in PINK 1 - Gradient Lips

Maybelline Lip Gradation Pencil in PINK 1 - Gradient Lips

Maybelline Lip Gradation Pencil in PINK 1 - Gradient Lips

The shade Pink 1 is delightful when worn with a gradient effect as well as without. Hence it looks beautiful anyway you prefer to wear it. Mauve 1 on the other hand isn't very visible when worn as a gradient especially on pigmented lips like mine. However, it is a beautiful shade of brown when worn like a traditional lipstick.

Maybelline Lip Gradation Pencil in PINK 1 - Fully Colored Lips

Maybelline Lip Gradation Pencil in MAUVE 1 - Fully Colored Lips

Overall Rating:

Quality and texture wise this is one product that is unbeatable or even unsurpassable. However, it isn't really something without which a gradient lip cannot be achieved. I mean you can get a gradient lip effect with any lip pencil and a sponge really. However, I give this a thumbs up only because it is superb in quality.


  1. Nice review. I love this launch from Maybelline, though the gradient effect has been a fail for me. I have Pink 2 and it is a lovely shade as well.
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    1. Really? The gradient effect didn't work on you? Why?
      And yup PINK 2 is a gorgeous gorgeous shade... I am eyeing it next ;)

  2. Even I love these. I have it in the shade Fushia but it love it as full color. Haven't touched the sponge end yet

    1. ooohhhh how come? Not a fan of gradient lips are you? Fuschia? Haven't seen the shade... am sure you must have reviewed it on your blog *heads over to S&B*

  3. I just picked up the shade Mauve. Looks beautiful.


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