A few weeks ago, I did a haul video with my sister, and showed some items I picked up from Ulta while I was with her. One of those Items was this lipstick from Maybelline that I decided to get simply because I thought it was kinda neat that a lipstick was translucent! After I posted the video, I got a HUUUUGE response over this lipstick- where to buy it, how I got it because it was a limited edition collection from the summer, even requests for me to go out and buy the lipstick myself and send it to people who couldn’t find it. I was really surprised! So, here are some photos and swatches of this particular “gem” to show you what you are (or rather, aren’t) missing.
As you can see, I wouldn’t really call this lipstick anything special, other than the fact that it looks like play-makeup you might find with a Barbie kit. it’s a cool concept, but the result is so sheer that no one would ever ask you what you are wearing or be intrigued unless you were putting the lipstick on right in front of them. The ad for this claims you get “popsicle shine”, but I’m pretty sure a real popsicle would give you more of a color tint than this. I have also heard that these have a similar effect as products like Smashbox O-Glow, in the sense that they are supposed to tint based on your skin, but I really didn’t notice that, but that may be because I got a pretty light shade.
I will say that these are super slick and leave your lips feeling hydrated, but I would honestly rather use something I know will actually heal my lips and provide SPF (i.e., my love- Jack Black Lip Balm) than have it just FEEL like it helps (kinda like vaseline). Overall opinion- Cool concept, but you like the look, go for a lip balm with SPF.