Maybelline Colorsensational High Shine Lipgloss Review: Mirrored Mauve

by Sub Editor Akanksha on November 2, 2013

in Grade A, Lip Products, lipgloss, Maybelline, Reviews

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Guest Review By Marianne

Maybelline has been rolling out new products faster than the number of sixes hit in todays match (What was up with Rohit Sharma!!!) . It seems like anything with the  Color Sensational tag in it, seems to be the magic mantra to success and the Color Sensational High Shine lipglosses have already become a huge hit! Mirrored Mauve is one of the more subtle and everyday wear shades from this range.

What the Maybelline India website says: Why You’ll Love It : •Sophisticated color and shine •Lips feel luxuriously soft and supple with nourishing honey nectar . Expert Tip : Use the wand to apply lip gloss starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Follow the same technique for your bottom lip.

The packaging of these glosses is an upgrade of that of the Color sensational glosses…same rectangular packaging but bulkier, same sponge tip applicator but longer and more slanted, and yes, same plain tube with no details on it once the plastic wrapper is peeled off! The shade name is written in minuscule lettering at the bottom of the tube, but it otherwise could easily be mistaken for one of those no-brand low quality lipglosses that you find in local markets. But once you apply it, there’s no chance of mistaking it for a low quality product…Maybelline has come out with a solid winner.

The gloss is very thick, almost like a liquid lipstick. It has a citrusy fragrance that reminds me strongly of the orange-flavoured chews we used to get as kids! The scent is not exactly subtle so you might want to check if you are comfortable with it. It is very pigmented for a lipgloss and goes on semi-opaque in a single swipe. You can layer it on for more coverage, but with more than one layer you get that ‘something on my lips’ feeling. With one layer though, it is absolutely lightweight. And oh, it is completely non-sticky! They weren’t kidding when they named it ‘high-shine’ either…it gives a super-glossy look and actually makes your lips look a tiny bit plumper. It is quite moisturising as well…it softens dry skin on the lips almost like a lip balm. The lasting power, however, is not too great…on me the colour lasts only about two hours max. The glossy feel remains for another hour or two provided I don’t eat or drink anything. It vanishes very easily with meals. The bolder colours might last a bit longer.

Mirrored Mauve is a beautiful dusty pink with a hint of mauve. It would work great for all skintones. I initially thought this colour would wash me out (I have medium to dusky skin), but when I tried it on, I loved how pretty it looked. I am more of a fan of long lasting lipsticks and stains and have somewhat outgrown glossy finishes, but I find myself using this gloss almost every time I go out these days. It looks so good with simple black lined eyes and a hint of pink blush!

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Pros of Maybelline Colorsensational High Shine Lipgloss

  • Lightweight
  • Non-sticky
  • Very pigmented
  • Makes lips look plumper
  • Pretty shade that would suit everyone


  • The packaging could have been a bit less plain
  • Lasting power is low

Rating: A

Price: INR 350

Recommendation: If you wear glosses often, you definitely must check these out. Your collection would be incomplete without a shade or two from this range of Colorsensational High Shine Lipglosses from Maybelline. If you are more of a lipstick person, you can still try these out if you are ok with the highly glossy look and the low staying power. They do not disappoint!

Do check out other glosses in this category here: Maybelline Colorsensational High Shine Lipgloss Captivating Coral is a personal favourite !

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Swati November 3, 2013 at 12:16 am

Love this one as well ! It is a great colour :)


M November 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

It’s a lovely colour, it’s looking a bit off in the lip swatch though! Don’t know if it’s just my computer screen but it looks much more mauve in the swatch than it actually is. Just to clarify…it’s much closer to the colour in the tube!


Ankita Singh November 3, 2013 at 1:21 am

I have gleaming grenadine in this series, am loving it!


M November 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

That’s another great shade!


Krithi November 3, 2013 at 10:24 am



M November 4, 2013 at 10:13 am



Supria November 4, 2013 at 9:51 pm

This seems like a popular shade out there!


M November 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm

And for good reason! :)


Sangeeta November 5, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Truly a wonderful nude shade


M November 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Yes, it’s a great nude pink . :)


Heena June 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm

nice review…but the shade is too sheer


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