Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss Cranberry Cocktail

by mehak on February 17, 2012

in Lip Products, lipgloss, Maybelline, Reviews

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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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Allaboutladies February 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm

this is a lovely shade…..will get it


Shivangi February 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Great shade! Would love to have it :)


ashwini February 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

yeah,most of the shades in this range are good,if dont own any,check thi and hooked on pink too.


Manu February 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Love this one…just wore it today :) It doesn’t really stain on its own on me though.. only when worn with a lip liner underneath.


ashwini February 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm

i too love this…i guess your lips are not dry as mine or i use too much :) yes,lip liner is a must or else it bleeds na…


Sharon February 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Erm…. You’re not alone, Mehak. Thats the first thought I had too – those lips are stunning!


philamazan February 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

oooo i love this one…. though i l wear it on parties, weddings etc… not fr daily wear…


Keerthi February 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Beautiful pictures Ashwini!! The colour does look great on you, plus you’ve made me order it already!! :)) Thank youu :) :)


ashwini February 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm

im glad you liked and helped you in ordering it…..i hope you enjoy using it too…thank you.:)


ashwini February 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm

to our beautiful editor-mehak….thank you dear. aww…thats really and your blog has made my day:)


Rima February 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm

actually i was looking for a good review of this product for quite sumtym…so thankyou!!i have the hooked on pink gloss but i am looking forward to buy this…this maybelline range has nice pigmentation and are indeed moisturising.:)


ashwini February 18, 2012 at 2:31 am

its a versatile red,you will love it.yes,this is the most pigmented of all cs glosses.


prerna February 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

nice color!.n gr8 review!.i have sugared honey in this one..pretty natural n wearable one though..


ashwini February 18, 2012 at 2:33 am

thank you :) i wanted sugared honey but in the shop they told me that it has been discontinued :(


corallista February 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I have this and love it! Must say you have a gorgeous pout!


ashwini February 18, 2012 at 2:34 am

thank you ankita :) yes,i have seen your review,good one.


Daisy February 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Maybelline has the best lip glosses around and this color is nothing short of stunning. And at that price I would buy 2. Gorgeous!


Manya February 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Lovely shade, I have hooked on pink from it!


ashwini February 18, 2012 at 6:34 am

ya,i didint buy the pink one as i wanna fifnish my other pink glosses first but its on my list now :)


Lancy February 18, 2012 at 4:29 am

Red.. Red… Super glossy shade :) Love it


kanika justa February 18, 2012 at 4:35 am

awesome shade..!! i need to buy it asap.. :) btw u hv b’ful lips


ashwini February 18, 2012 at 6:38 am

aww…thank you,but my lips are quite pigmented and i need to use some colour to make them look better. i hope you enjoy using it :)


Nivedita February 18, 2012 at 5:48 am

I have this one. Got it when these were first launched and still now I cannot live without it!!!

Your lips are so plump!!!


ashwini February 18, 2012 at 6:32 am

thank you,its the gloss effect :) even i got this long back and the quantity is so much,i have doubts if will be able to finish it before the expiry date!


varshini February 18, 2012 at 6:33 am

Wowwwww…this shade is gawjus…awesome ashwini :)
i have hooked on pink from this range..its very good too…i am gonna look out for this now


ashwini February 18, 2012 at 6:39 am

any form of red calls instant attraction,right? but this red is wearable and check this at store next time :)


Alice February 18, 2012 at 6:39 am

wow!!!..luscious..lovee the pout!


jyoti February 18, 2012 at 10:51 am

what pout!!!! and what pictures!!!
luved it on u Ashwini and i agree with Mehak. ;)


shalini February 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I simply loved this shade.. Now I really want to try a Red lippie… But I knw it would be a tough decision for me … so this gloss will be a good start :p


Bhumika February 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

super hot lips !! :)


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