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Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Red 1 Review, Swatches

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Heya lovelies, how are you doing? So it’s been a while since I did a review on a lipstick. So today I will be reviewing a lipstick for you all which is from everyone’s all time favourite brand Maybelline. Now I have already reviewed one shade from this collection which is known as maybelline lipgradiation in shade pink 2. I absolutely loved that shade. So if you want to know whether I love Red 1 shade and the entire collection, then please keep on reading.

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I want to take a minute and really thank maybelline for launching so many good quality products at an affordable price. Maybelline is really working very hard and coming up with new products every now and then which excites me so much. Hats off to Maybelline. (love you so much). I wish now maybelline launches some other products apart from the lipsticks like primer, highliter, bronzing powder, coloured gel liner etc etc. Really looking forward maybelline with a wide big open eyes for these products.

Claims for Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation

So these lipstick comes in a 8 bright matte shades.

This double-sided lip colour will inspire you to experiment with your looks and bring out your unique style and personality. The colour stick at one end will give a gorgeous pop of colour while the cushion blender tool at the another end will give a sexy graded look.

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How to Use Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation

For a complete trend on look apply colour to the outer edges till the contours of your lips or use it as a matte lip colour or lipliner.


INR 500.00 for 1.13 grams of product ( I feel the quantity provided for the price is too less.)

In Detail Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Red 1 Review, Swatches and My Experience

The maybelline lip gradiation comes in a very nice and sleek packaging. The packaging almost looks like a pen. It’s that sleek. Hence its very easy to carry. One can put the product in their purse and they are good to go. The maybelline lip gradiation has a lipstick on a one end and it has a smudger on the another end. The best thing about this lipstick is that it’s a twist up lipstick. Hence no need of sharpening and hence no product wastage. The lipstick has caps on both the ends so it’s very safe and hygienic to use the product. The cap is tight and it shuts with a click (yay 🙂 ). So you need not worry about the product getting messed up in your purse.

Maybelline Lip Gradation Red 1 Review Swatches

Coming on to the shades. Maybelline has eight shades to offer in this collection wish that they would have had some more shades.

The shades are named as follows. I feel maybelline could have named these lipstick much better rather then naming in such a manner.

All Maybelline Lip Gradation Shades available

Red 1 – A beautiful berry red colour
Red 2 – A red colour which has a hint of maroon in it.
Pink 1 – A light pink shade
Pink 2 – a bright hot pink shade
Coral 1 – A floral colour which has a bit of orange in it .
Fuchsia – A bright fuchsia colour with a hint of purple in it.
Orange 1 – a ver wearable orange shade for everyday.
Mauve 1 – sadly only one nude lipstick in this collection. It is basically a brown colour which has a bit of peach in it.

So coming on to the maybelline lip gradiation in shade red 1, it’s a beautiful bright red colour which has a bit of berry undertones to it. Now I am a huge red lipstick junkie. I fall in love with red colour easily rather than any other colour.

The texture of the lipstick is extremely smooth and buttery. I don’t feel any tugging or pulling on my lips when I apply this lipstick. It’s one of the most comfortable matte lipstick that maybelline has come up with.

I absolutely love this shade. Maybe because I have a deep love connection with red lipsticks from a long time. I have so many reds in my makeup vanity. But then every time I visit any makeup counter or any makeup store I just fall in love with new red lipsticks even though I promised myself that I won’t be buying any more reds. (feeling helpless 😀 ). So the colour is a bold red colour which has a bit of berry undertones to it. The lipstick is so pigmented that one swipe and you get a fully opaque coverage on your lips. The colour instantly brightens up my complexion as soon as I apply it. This colour is mostly suitable for party wear or at evening. I don’t feel comfortable carrying out this colour on an every day basis.

The best thing I love about this lipstick is that it will suit beauties with all skin tones be it a fair, medium or deeper skin tones. It’s a universal flattering shade.

There is a smudger on the other end of this lipstick. I don’t really find the smudger useful for me. I am not a big fan of creating ombré lips. It’s just not my cup of tea. I also find the smudger bit hard to clean as the it is attached with the lipstick on the other end. And using the same smudger again and again is really not hygienic. It wish maybelline would have increased the quantity of the lipstick rather than coming up with the smudger aka cushion blender thing. So over all I would like to say that I absolutely love this lipstick specially shade (yay).

Now Coming on to the final part of the review that is the staying power of the maybelline lip gradiation in shade red 1. The lipstick stayed on my lips for good 6-7 hours. However I noticed lipstick getting slightly patchy from the outer corners of my lips after 4- 5 hours. The lipstick transfers a bit when you freshly apply it but after a while it sets into a completely matte finish. The lipstick also leaves a strong stain behind after 6-7 hours which I like.

More Photos and Swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Red 1 Review Swatch

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Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Red 1 Review Swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Red 1 Review Swatches Pooja MBF

Pros of Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Red 1

1) Nice packaging.
2) beautiful bold red colour.
3) good staying power.
4) wide availability.
5) completely matte.
6) lives up to its claims.
7) affordable.

Cons of Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Red 1

1) lips feels bit drying after 4-5 hours.
2) less quantity provided for the price.

Do I Recommend Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Red 1

Yes, yes and yes. I am in love with this shade and definitely Recommend it to you guys to try this shade if you are looking for a bold red matte lipstick.

MBF Advises

1) I would recommend applying a lip balm underneath your lips if you have dry lips since this is a matte lipstick and applying a lip balm makes it look even and smooth.
2) The lipstick on its own is a long lasting lipstick in case if you need to increase the staying power further more apply a lipliner on your lips completely and then apply this lipstick.
3) further if you want to make it a glossy lipstick you can apply a transparent gloss to achieve a glossy look.
4 ) if you find that the lipstick is looking a bit bright or dark on the lips take a tissue and dab on your lips. It will definitely lighten up your lipstick.

MBF Rating


(-0.5 for feeling bit drying on the lips,and -0.5 for providing less quantity for the price.)

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • swathi July 18, 2016, 12:48 pm

    I need this in my life. Love the texture of this range

    • Pooja July 18, 2016, 8:48 pm

      Yes dear.i am totally in love with this range.its a very longlasting and a matte range.i wish thag they add some more colours in this range especially the nudes. 😊 💄

  • Astha July 18, 2016, 4:04 pm

    This shade is so super hot! You look gorgeous Pooja 🙂 Love the pictures and the review 🙂

    • Pooja July 18, 2016, 8:49 pm

      Hehe😊😀 thanks astha for the compliment.i too love this shade 😊👄💄

  • Anubhuti July 19, 2016, 11:27 pm

    In love with this range…I have 2 shades and I guess I would buy this one as well 🙂 looks amazing on you..

    • Pooja July 21, 2016, 10:56 pm

      Tysm sweetheart.😊 yes dear its a pretty shade.

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