Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss Cranberry Cocktail Review

By Guest Writer Ashwini

The Maybelline Color Sensational lipgloss range needs no introduction as every beauty addict would own one(or more than one is my guess). Let me introduce you to one of the superstars of that range: Cranberry Cocktail which for me is more than just a mere lipgloss. The Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss in Cranberry Cocktail is a  true cranberry cocktail!. It’s not an orange or brown based red(the common reds we get in lipsticks), it’s a muted berry red like cranberries…topped with silver and golden shimmers (delicious..slurp!).The shimmers are tiny as  they can be noticed only when you observe really closely. Not  the overly sparkling kind,like the gritty one you see in Maybelline watershine liquid diamonds lip gloss.

My skin tone is medium,  and it  suits me just fine and my mom is fair on whome this  colour looks much  brighter but she loves that about this . I am guessing  this is one of those universally flattering reds. Cranberry Cocktail really is  my go to red lip colour, my other red lipsticks have been stashed away as this delivers opaque pigmentation like a lipstick and still manages to be glossy and moisturizing .  For a casual look, I put tiny amount on my lips and spread it evenly…it gives that cherry lipbalm kind of  tint. For a  full effect,I swipe twice across my lips with the wand. The glossy effect lasts for 3 to 4 hours and when it fades it leaves behind that cherry lipbalm stain. For fun,i tried using it a cheek stain but on my oily skin, it was not a good idea,as it moves around and shines… major eww!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss Swatch  Cranberry Cocktail

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipgloss Cranberry Cocktail: Worn as a stain

In Summary then : 

  1. Pigmentation. It comes off opaque and covers my pigmented lips completely in two coats, which is more pigmented than other shades in this range such asMaybelline  Hooked on Pink.
  2. More staying power. The gloss leaves behind a cherry red stain unlike others in the same range.
  3. The colour bleeds so using a lipliner is a safer bet.
  4. It is non sticky and moisturizing


Rating :A

Price : 
Rs.250 for 6.8ml

Final recommendation: If you are someone who loves red glossy lips which is not OTT or want a ‘I-have-just-eaten-cranberry’ stain….then this Maybelline Color Sensational lipgloss in Cranberry Cocktail  is just for you. Brides-to-be will love this since you don’t need a red lipstick and a gloss separately, its combination of both in one at such a reasonable price.  This is actually more pigmented than the other glosses in the range, so i highly recommend it!

About the Guest writer

Ashwini is a doctor by profession and chanced upon P & B while browsing for makeup for her impending wedding. Can i just say, Ashwiwni that if you were my doctor i would just keep staring at your lips?? They are so gorgeeous!!! Okay, awkward moment aside i really enjoyed this and hope to have more from you in the future..Stunning pictures by the way!

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