Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick in POW2: Swatches & Review
Like any other girl, I too love pink and have been craving for some gorgeous and bright pink lip colors this monsoon, and that’s the reason I picked this amazing shade from Maybelline’s Pink Alert range – POW 2.
Maybelline’s Pink Alert range contains 4 hues of Pink shades but most of the color would suit light to medium complexion, whereas this particular shade POW 2 is a berry toned fuchsia shade that brightens up your face. You can wear this directly from the tube for bright pink lips or even blot it to stain for soft pink lips.
Packaging : The Maybelline Pink alert Lipsticks comes in a pink translucent packaging with a plastic cover mentioning PINK ALERT. The shade name is mentioned at the bottom on a color coded sticker. The cap shuts tightly and would not open up in your handbag. The packaging is very girly and quite attractive. Due to its buttery, creamy texture it might melt in Indian Summers, so you need to refrigerate it!
Texture : The texture is very creamy and buttery but you need to exfoliate your lips properly or it might accentuate the dry/flaky bits of the lips. Formula wise, this does not give a complete opaque coverage to your lips, you need to build up the intensity using a lip brush. These are very mildly moisturizing and have glossy finish. These are averagely pigmented and you need 2-3 swipes for hot pink lips. They do stain your lips but comes off easily with a makeup remover.
Staying Power : Although its creamy, the color stays on my lips for good 6 hours and survives small meals easily after which it leaves a soft pink stain on lips.
- Attractive packaging
- Gorgeous hot pink shade
- Creamy, buttery texture
- Moisturizes lips, keeping them hydrated
- Nicely pigmented and gives semi-opaque coverage
- 6 hours of staying power
- Has a glossy finish
- Pigmentation is buildable
- Does not bleed/feather or smudge outside lip line
- Can be blotted down to a matte stain
- Easily available
- Reasonable price
- Being creamy, it might melt
- Accentuate dry areas of lips, if not properly exfoliated
Rating : B+
Price : Rs 375 for 3.9 gms
Recommendation : Maybelline Pink alert Lipstick POW 2 is a bright berry toned fuchsia shade which is a great shade for light and medium complexion beauties! It has amazing pigmentation, creamy texture, glossy finish, buildable shade and easy on pocket. I would recommend this to everyone who likes soft pink stain on lips! Definitely an attention grabber!
Guest Review By Kanak (Medium Skintone/Dry Skin)
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