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Monday, 13 May 2013

Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Popsticks

Ahh my first review after a whole month! And it's not going to be pretty. I'll be honest straight away and say that these products are the worst that I've ever tried from Maybelline which is usually a brand that I rely on for high quality drugstore makeup. Luckily I bought these Color Sensational Popsticks from Wilkinsons where they were only £3 each in a little bargain box. I'd be a lot more upset if I'd paid the usual £7.99 for them. I imagined that these were going to be something akin to a more waxy version of the Clinique Chubby Sticks. In theory this is great, a little sturdier and less prone to melting but still imparting sheer, shiny colour with a moisturising balm texture. Sadly these actually do nothing. I feel like Maybelline were relying on the gimmick of the translucent bullets to sell these and forgot to make them do anything.


One of the few praises I have for these products is the cute neon pink packaging. It's similar to what Maybelline uses for their other lipsticks but really fits in well with the bright translucent theme of the product. It also has a slight fruity scent which I personally don't like - it's very acrid and fake smelling. The colours themselves seem very vibrant and I loved the idea of a solid lip balm for Summer. However, if I'd wanted a clear lip balm, I would have bought one.


I don't even know if this is Citrus Slice or Crystal Pink as they are literally identical. There was really no point putting more than one swatch up. I wouldn't have been quite so heartbroken if it wasn't for the fact that these aren't even that moisturising! The only thing I can liken them to is very cheap children's lip balms. Waxy, thin and short-wearing. Just disappointing all round.

Final Verdict: It's pretty clear, I am very unhappy with these. If you're looking for moisturising colour I'd definitely recommend the Revlon Balm Stains or Lip Butters or even better, the Clinique Chubby Sticks. If it's just lip care you're after, save your pennies and get a Nivea lip butter - they're awesome!

Lauren

P.S. Thank you so much for all your kind and supportive words on my last post. I really appreciate your patience and understanding and am very happy to be back! I hope you liked this (particularly scathing) review!

26 comments:

  1. Aw no these sound awful! I was eyeing them up the other day ( love the packaging) so glad I didn't buy them now xx

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  2. Meh, and I was considering getting one of these. Thanks, better save my hard earned money))

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  3. Wait, WHAT????? That's a swatch of one of these on your lips????? Oh my gosh what a horrendous let-down... like you said, thank goodness you didn't shell out full price for these but still I'd be so disappointed :( They really do look so pretty in the bullet!!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT! Cheated much. Such a shame x

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  4. I always wondered abouf these. I saw the bullet and figured they would do nothing. Seems like i was right!

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  5. Woah this is a pretty pathetic product! I thought they looked quite interesting aswell, glad I didn't pick them up. Sooo glad to have you back!

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    1. thank you angel! :) me too :) x

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  6. Such a cute site - glad I found you! :) I saw these the other day too and I almost bought them! Glad I did not.

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  7. wow they look very disappointing. how can maybelline possibly be charging £8 for them?

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  8. How disappointing! It's crazy that they look the same when applied!

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com

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  9. That's disappointing! Thanks for being honest. I'll be avoiding them!

    Amy xxx

    www.amodernminute.co.uk

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  10. Yeah I heard these were a bit rubbish! Such a rip off because they look like they're gonna look amazing on the lips but they don't even show up!

    dippywrites.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Oh dear how disappointing! Think I will avoid xx

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  12. these apealed to me soo much when they came out but I've read so many bad reviews on these that I have to force myself to look past the translucent lipstick and pretty packaging! xxx

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  13. Hi! You've got a great blog here and I'm your follower. I'd love it so much if you could follow me back via GFC and Bloglovin :) it'd be great to keep in touch!
    <3

    http://tanyasoyer.blogspot.com/

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  14. Such a shame you didn't like these, I hate being disappointed with products! :( x

    underbluelights.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know me too :( especially with the price of them. I expected a lot more from Maybelline x

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  15. I got one of these last summer and was equally disappointed. I got a n orange/coral shade and could get a bit of colour on my bottom lip but nothing on the top. Really disappointing because Maybelline is one of my favourite brands.

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  16. these sound absolutely terrible, i really expected them to be good, wont be purchasing these again xxxx

    holly x

    http://hollysbeautyobsessions.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. These sound a bit disappointing, I haven't been buying any lipsticks lately except from the £1 shop, they've got a lot of Rimmel in lately which are great.

    Laura
    http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.com

    P.S. I nominated you to take part in a new competition by Money Supermarket, you can find out what I'm on about over on my blog :)

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    1. I love the pound shop for unexpected finds! Had some really nice things in there before :) Thank you! x

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  18. I'm so glad you've done this I was looking at these the other day to buy! Good job I didn't x

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    1. good job indeed! Glad I've saved you some pennies :) x

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